Truth be told, I was going through a rough patch, both family wise and health wise. I won’t go into too much detail, but I will say that thankfully, things have levelled off and I thank God for that.
I will confess, though… I thought of letting my little blog go. But I had an intervention from one of our country’s foremost food bloggers… if you’ve ever visited Simply Trini Cooking for a quick recipe for one of our local dishes, then you know who I am talking about. Mr. Felix Padilla himself.
It was truly an honour to chat with him, and when I tell you that we talked about food for more than 4 hours straight, you must know. In that time, he reminded me why we food bloggers need to keep doing what we are doing, and that real food love never dies. We Trinis are an inventive people, and the very meals we prepare are a testimony to that. It’s necessary to see how others do things, so we can always learn and also compare.
“Please don’t stop blogging,” he had told me. “You have to continue.”
I gave him my word.
Now I had no idea at all what my new subject was going to be, but then it hit me when I was trying to figure out a simple side to go with some oven barbecued chicken I was making, and knowing the vegetarian child I have, it had to be something that could also stand on its own. And then I saw the leftover cooked white rice I had in the fridge and realised that I had a good bit of fresh vegetables to play with, the results of which you are seeing here today with my entry for June 2013, my version of egg fried rice, which went a little something like this…
Next, I diced up some ginger to make about 3 tablespoons or so, plus 3 large cloves of fresh garlic.
I opened up a can of baby corn and cut them into chunks.
Next came the cold cooked white rice; it was stirred in carefully so everything was evenly blended. (You can imagine the lovely scent coming through the kitchen…)
And next thing you know, POT DONE. All it needed was the remainder of chives to be placed in the middle.
I enjoyed this delicious and fragrant rice with two pieces of the oven barbecued chicken, a little cooked barbecue sauce and a quick salad of romaine lettuce and tomatoes.
I must say that it felt really good to do this blog entry. As always, my family enjoyed this meal with gusto and I felt even happier seeing them take leftovers with them to work as well. That egg fried rice was truly delicious! (And yes, it does feel good to blog again, hahaaa!)
Huge thanks goes to Felix for getting me back into the swing of things, and it hope that this will be the first of more to come for 2013. Thank you so much for viewing my new entry and take care, my friends.
And like I always say, don’t forget to mind the pot!