Books, Challenges, Food

Green alien

Today I was introduced to broccoli in food making for the first time. It was bizarre. It was like this funny looking green alien. And I had to cut into it! I was at a total loss at first, I have to admit. Do you know the feeling when you’re not sure which parts of the ingredient are actually edible? I had one of those moments. I wasn’t sure at all what it’s going to be like. It was as if I was setting out on a great expedition to excavate some deep culinary secrets. What did I discover on my great journey today? Apparently you just cut off the cute little bunches of curly bubbles. Two escaped. Anyway, then came the hard part. Actually preparing it. As I couldn’t be bothered getting another saucepan out I thought I’ll just fry it. So I heated some oil, tossed in onion and garlic followed by the broccoli. It turned such bright green! Oh my goodness! I’ve never seen any food item being so vivid green! I was so amazed! Clearly still am! All the exclamation marks! In the end it was one super yummy pot of pasta. With broccoli. And mushrooms, mince, tomatoes etc. Oh, and mozzarella. Oh yeah I did!

I finished reading.. What was it called again? Ah, yes, Prada and Prejudice. It was, hmm, different? I really thought it was like a bag of crisps. It’s a nice and easy snack/book. It doesn’t really give you anything – there’s no nutrients/meaning. Most of the bag/book is air/pointless. You get through it quickly. And you have to keep going. Can’t just have/read one crisp/chapter. I’d recommend it if you were in a serious need of some brain downtime. I’m not saying it was a bad book. Just the plots, character development, events, writing style etc were… hmm. Rushed maybe? In one chapter (they were quite small chapters, by the way) a character would meet someone for the second time, ask them to move in and have a snogging session. And everyone always misunderstands everything. It’s all rather dramatic. Quite a lot of it didn’t make much sense from an actual human point of view. But I’m now on 11/30 books of my this year’s reading challenge. I best get reading, eh?

As I’m in starting to see the end to this super long work week I’m thinking I’ll be writing more soon. Maybe. Will see.

G.

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