Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Day 2: Stir-fry with noodles and plenty of veg .

 Our ingredients, shop-bought & homegrown:

Your reading my (Alíona) thoughts about our feastival meal for today, which was a great success with very few hiccups along the way. WARNING there may be some very cringy jokes. Today's dinner was a veg stir-fry using a few special ingredients including beansprouts which we sprouted following instructions from the excellent book " Grow your own Vegetables" by Joy Larckom.
Our delicious beansprouts
And green hazlenuts which we collected like this: Hazlenut heaven . . . .today!! Now is the perfect time of year to try this.

Growing the beansprouts was a new and fun experience for us, it was quite interesting  to see how the beansprouts could grow so strong that they could lift a bowl.
It was quite literally uplifting 

Ha Ha! Get it?

Please excuse the bad joke I couldn't help it. The hazel nuts were as always delicious but before eating there was the laborious and tedious job of cracking open the shells of Nuts.

I think we did a cracking job.
Along with these magical ingredients we used our fair share of veg to make this colorful and delicious meal.

This is how it looked:

This is how we looked:

This is what we said:

Alíona: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars "I thought it was delicious but would have preferred more spice".

Brianán: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars "If I were making this again I would use soy sauce instead of sweet chilli- then it would be 5 stars.

Andy: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars "I really liked the textures especially the beansprouts, but would have liked it a bit more spicy- Boom shake the room " .

Claudia: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars   "It was a bit hot, but very nice, that's all i can say .

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