Thursday, December 11, 2014

Recipe: Garlic Steak and Mushroom Stew

For those who are interested. I try to cook from fresh whenever possible. It's cheaper, and the food tastes better.

  1. In a pan, place two tablespoons of olive oil, a teaspoon of ground black pepper, and a teaspoon or two of garlic granules, or two cloves of finely chopped fresh garlic. Heat on medium until oil is hot.
  2. Take your steak and cut it into small pieces; alternatively, take a cup of steak pieces. Add to oil and  allow to brown.
  3. Add 4-6 thinly sliced mushrooms.
  4. Stir them through the steak.
  5. Add a small zucchini quartered and sliced.
  6. Stir through the steak and mushrooms.
  7. Add thinly sliced broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and stir through after adding each one.
  8. Add 1 1/2  cups of water.
  9. Cover pot, turn heat to halfway between low and medium. Allow to simmer for half an hour to an hour.
  10. Serve with bread.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Australian Insects: White Moth at Dusk

I still have to get the knack of taking photographs in low light. This s the only semi-decent shot of a little white moth I saw at dusk one evening in late November.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Gardening: Fitting in the Fitness

The gardening continues, but I was forced to take a slower pace. It seems that even limiting the amount I did was not enough to avoid back strain.

Day 7:

I weeded

and pruned and the muscles gave notice they were too sore to continue.

Fortunately, nothing tore. I lost the rest of the day to lying flat on my back and sleeping. Not what I had planned. It was a loss of valuable writing time as I couldn't sit at the desk

Day 8:

Enforced day of rest. No gardening.