Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Isn't everyone a bit like this?

Bok Choy Chilli Eggs

Bok Choy Chilli Eggs by Carole's Chatter

I had a lot of Bok Choy so I invented these Bok Choy Chilli Eggs.
I prepared the bok choy by cutting up the stalks into small slices while leaving the leaves in larger pieces.
First I heated a mix of garlic infused olive oil, canola oil and sesame oil (not much of that) in a pan and then added the sliced stalks and chopped chilli.  After 3 or 4 minutes I added the bok choy leaves.
Then I poured whisked eggs (with a teaspoon of water and lashings of white pepper) over the chilli and bok choy.
It is important not to overcook the eggs.  You need to serve them immediately they start to set.  I find it is better to cook the eggs as slowly as you can by taking them off the heat for a minute before putting them back on again.  
Right at the moment you need to serve add your salt to taste.  We had this for lunch but it would equally make a good breakfast. 
This is a low FODMAP dish.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Capital City of the Week - Pretoria


This week's Capital City is a bit unusual.  Pretoria is one of three capital cities of this country – how odd is that?

Pretoria was named after a Dutch settler. 
This is the Palace of Justice
So where in the world is Pretoria?

Pretoria is the capital of:

PS  The other capitals of South Africa are Cape Town and Bloemfontain

Is this just a food myth?

The theory:  Don't mix the grape and the grain when you are having drinks.
For many years I have told myself that to avoid hangovers you should stick to the grain or the grape but not mix them.  So a mix of champagne, cognac and wine is ok because they are all grape based but adding vodka would be a big mistake. 
Apprently there is no scientific basis for this theory!  Who knew?