finally recently came out to Europe to visit me. I have already posted the Paris bit (which was the first part of their visit after I met up with them; they spent some time in London before that), so now here’s some of the in-between stuff (before Rome).
Rome shall hopefully come later, yet somewhat soon…
My dad got an absolutely awesome shot of Little Venice (I blame the fact that his camera has a cheating lens and keeps all the info for the shot imbedded in the picture; something my way-more-expensive camera doesn’t seem to do).
And as always, you can click to see the bigger picture.
It’s late. I’m tired. And I’m just going to upload these with clever mouse-over options unless explanation is needed.
This guy was amazing. He was doing all sorts of cool tricks with the ball, and then he climbed this pole while it was balanced on his head the whole time. Then once at the top, he held on and started kicking the ball around and doing more tricks with his feet.
Every time I open my web browser, the WP link glares at me.
And I ignored it. Because… after all… I’ve been home for the past four weeks or so with the bum foot, instead of out and about in the totally gorgeous weather that’s been gracing us. And my parents shall be visiting soon, and that will supply me with ample pictures to amaze you all with.
So to hold you over, here’s a forbidden picture.
Saturday I “ran” in a 5k “fun run”. Turns out, I actually hobbled for the last 2k because I jacked up my foot. So now I’m cursed to be on crutches for *at least* a week, though I’m to stay off of the foot for two weeks.
Anyway, so I’ve been doing some cooking, but nothing impressive… UNTIL NOW! Well, it’s sorta impressive. I made some pesto and it didn’t come out quite like it normally does. I think it’s lacking in Parmesan cheese, but oh well.
I was perusing allrecipe’s website and since I had a lot of mushrooms (over a pound), I thought I’d check out some pesto ideas. I decided to try this recipe, and then just take the extra mushrooms and make some mushroomy pesto pasta.
Then, since I lack “Thai seasoning”, I just made one up. I think it might be a little scary though… I quartered the mushrooms, added about 2TBSP pesto, about 1/4tsp fish sauce, sprinkled “Thai curry” (German) all over it, then touched it up with a splash of lime juice and pepper oil.
The idea actually frightened me a little… but now that I’ve tasted them, I’ll definitely be gobbling them all down.
Do note: if you’re not going to use the prepackaged “Thai seasoning”, and want to try this recipe, I’d omit the pesto or cut the fish sauce to about 1/8tsp. The fish sauce overpowered the pesto, which you could catch hints of, but definitely not worth spending pesto on. I’d also up the lime juice, and/or use lime zest.
So my friend highly recommended this gluten-free pizza dough thing. Basically, it’s a bag of flour (gluten free!) with a package of yeast. You just put the yeast in a specified amount of warm water for a while, add some eggs and oil, then fold in the flour.
The result looked way too sticky for my abilities. The package said to wet your hands (which didn’t work) to make it into the right shapes, so I tried oil. Still didn’t work. I finally just gave up and tried to get it as “flat” as possible.
I should have gone with my better judgment and added some garlic salt; the dough is pretty decent (considering its shape and texture), but not at all tasty. Still, it wasn’t that bad of a
yeast beast pizza.