Thursday, July 06, 2006

it was a night full of socializing

Today was a busy but very nice day. I was able to meet up with different friends and run into old ones for a change. After the interview at a community developing company (if I get the job; I'll explain later), I went out to have coffee with one of my favorites. Then I came home and made gherkin dish for the husband and his coworker. His coworker, is living a bachelor's life because the wife is visiting India for 3 months. Poor guy, I am sure he's living on bread and butter. The cooking had to be rushed because I was meeting BP & her sister for drinks. That was fun and consisted of lots of venting. I complained about my previous employer and their acts of discrimination against me. I can't prove it but it's probable. I had a small cup of chicken chili at Mulligan's and was overstuffed. I ran into some of the husband's coworkers at the bar and spoke to them about life. Thereafter I came home to watch Big Brother (bad bad reality tv, I know) Kaysar was voted back in the house for Big Brother all stars. I am glad they have Janelle & Howie back also. I received a text from my bestest friend in the whole world, TB in DC, "Go Kaysar" Thanks! :)

After overeating at Mulligan's, I even had dinner at home. I always do that. eat more than I should but it's so tempting. For those of you that are wondering, gherkin is part of the cucumber family. we don't pickle them.

Gherkin, Indian way

Vegetable oil
1 lb Gherkins, thinly sliced
1 small potato, thinly sliced (optional)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder

In a large pan, add vegetable oil, and heat mustard seeds. When they start popping, add gherkins (if using, potatoes, add those first). Then add turmeric, chili powder and salt. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Serve with Roti.

A friend and I were talking online about new blogs. We're planning a new project in which we'd co-create and co author a new blog full of recipes and foods. Since we both have a passion for food, we agreed this would be a good start to our career in the food business. This would also involve taking wonderful photographs of our food and posting it for the world to appreciate. We'll see where that takes us....

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