Sunday, 1 March 2009

Creamy Mushrom Stroganoff

I've seen lot's of people doing recipe blogs recently, so I decided to do my own. Tonight I made Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff for me and Tene. The recipe is supposed to feed 4, but I think you'd need a lot of rice for that!

3 garlic cloves
8 spring onions
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
250g shittake mushrooms
125g button mushrooms
125g chestnut mushrooms
Large handful of chives
Tarragon (I used dried stuff!)
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp smoked paprika
150ml stock made with chicken Bovril
Salt and Pepper
200g very low-fat natural fromage frais
Boiled rice

1) Peel and crush/chop the garlic cloves.

2) Chop the spring onions into 2.5cm pieces.

3) Deseed and cut the peppers into bite-sized pieces.

4) Chop the mushrooms (Halve the button ones and quarter the others).

5) Finely chop the chives (and tarragon is using fresh stuff).

6) Heat a large pan or pot and add the garlic, spring onions, peppers, mushrooms, herbs, tomatoes, paprika and stock.

7) Season well and bring to the boil.

8) Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

9) Make rice as instructed.

10) Remove the stroganoff from the heat and stir in the fromage frais.

11) Serve with the boiled rice and garnish as desired.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

The Lovers

You are The Lovers

Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.

Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that's actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can't understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.

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