Sunday, November 11, 2007
i finished the red light special hat from brooklyntweed last night. i had dropped some stitches the first time i finished it up, so i had to go back. i took noe knit's great class, although i missed the last class, which explains the messiness on top.
just like the pattern promised, blocking made my messy stitches look much better. not as good as most on the flickr group, but better than it did originally.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Great Cooking Class in Chiang Mai, Thailand
I was in Chiang Mai last week visiting my parents, and took a great cooking class. This one seems to be less well-known than some of the others, and the class was great. They're led by a woman named Yui (her husband manages the business, classes at their home) and we learned a ton just in the half day class....
Here's what we made on a Friday (Sabaidee)
Fried Brown Rice with Thai Herbs - a really simple and great fried rice with meat, pumpkin, simple herbs. Made it the second night I was home.
Stuffed Cucumber Soup - a soup rarely eaten in restaurants, more of a homemade thing. Sounds a bit unlikely but is fabulous.
Panaeng Curry - we made panaeng curry paste and chicken curry. Also tried a curry with pork. Yui gives fabulous tips about getting your curry flavor just right - and all my curries, not just panaeng, have improved.
The classes on Friday are the lightest, the Wednesday classes are the heaviest (guay-teaw-rad-na, satay, etc.), other days the classes are "popular dishes" - another student said that that class was great.
A lot of Thai | 165 Soi 9 Lampoon Rd. T.Nonghoi
Muang Chiangmai 50000 THAILAND
Tel.(66) 053-800724 Mobile.(66) 09-8539680, (66) 09-9544930
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 22, 2007
the cleaning involves all the elephants heading down to a nearby river and they sit, lay down, roll over, etc. so that their mahout can clean there every part. they get a good scrubbing. and all that scrubbing makes for a perfect time for making elephant doots. so they sit and get cleaned and poop into the water. ladies, who i hope get paid very well, stand downstream with huge buckets and catch the poop as it floats downstream. i think i'd rather be a mahout.