August 9th, 2008

Lexi in the woods

In brief...

...maybe not quite the soul of wit, but in the neighborhood:
  • 08:08 Waiting for the bus. Scooted 8.75 miles yesterday & boy are my ankles tired. #
  • 15:04 Work pc running excruciatingly slowly. Argh. #
  • 17:33 I love cormorants. They're like miniature sea monsters, surfacing out of nowhere & then submerging again. #
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food, Bascove peaches

convenient, sure - and now even tastier

Pirate picked up a carton of sweet potato bisque for me the last time he was at TJ's. It's okay, but a little bland. It responded nicely to being jazzed up a bit with some spicing, though: take a teaspoon or so of oil on medium-high heat and add 1/2 tsp black mustard seed. When done popping, add 1/2 tsp urad dal, 1/4 tsp cumin, and 1/8 tsp hing. Cook until dal and cumin darken a few shades. Add 1 cup sweet potato bisque and reduce heat to low. Simmer a few minutes to blend the flavors, then add the juice of 1/2 lime. Serve with plenty of freshly-ground black pepper.

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