Monday, 21 June 2010

Walking two dogs

So far, I have not tried walking two dogs all by myself. They take turns in the mornings, with Rusty going out first. I wasn't planning on walking Cookie today but he started howling when we returned, so I took him out for a short one.

It's actually much easier to walk Cookie. Unlike Rusty, he isn't very curious and will not insist on snooping around. He's quite happy to return home after emptying his bladder.

Last night, CH and I brought both dogs out. Cookie likes to trail behind Rusty and keeps getting in our way. While we were busy untangling them, a young lady sashayed by with 3 large dogs trotting obediently beside her. She must be sniggering at us.

Seconds later, Rusty slipped out of his harness and sprinted towards the road. The more I pursued, the faster he ran. Finally, CH caught up with him. When he grabbed Rusty, I gave the doggie a spank on his bottom. I can't imagine going out alone with two dogs in tow!

Ugh! Let's talk about something yummy, like sweet and sticky chicken. My kids like eating seafood and vegetables. They shun the meat of large animals and when it comes to chicken, they will only eat if it doesn't taste too 'chickeny'.

I found this chicken recipe online and it was a hit when I made it. The sauce is an interesting combination of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, sliced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, honey and salt. After simmering for an hour or so, the chicken becomes tender and coated with a sweet and sticky sauce. There is no chickeny smell at all.

I was running out of ideas of what to cook for lunch today, then I remembered Huier's suggestion. Curry yong tauhu! I know curry is such a sinful dish, so this will be the last one I'm making this month. Today's curry is packed with lots of beancurd, lady's fingers, eggplant, cabbage, french beans and glass noodles.

I'm hoping this pot will last till dinner as I'll be attending a concert by the Irish Chamber Orchestra tonight (tickets courtesy of Amy). It's best if I don't have to deal with dinner for the dogs and kids before I leave. But I know it's not going to happen that way of course.

12 comments:

Open Kitchen Concept said...

The chicken looks good! Do you add any water to it at all? Or just the ingredients mentioned? I'm going to try it!

JY said...

That does look good!

Blur Ting said...

Here's how I roughly do it. I don't have the recipe with me.

Mix 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar + 1/4 light soy sauce + 1/3 cup honey + 5 cloves sliced garlic + 1 tbsp grated ginger together.

Brown the chicken pieces in olive oil. Once the skin is nice and brown, pour in sauce and simmer for for about 45 minutes to an hour.

If the sauce becomes too thick, you can add in small amount of water.

petunialee said...

I love your recipes. Nothing elaborate but yummy nonetheless!! You're amazing woman.

Blur Ting said...

Haha, I am attracted to easy recipes. I was thinking of making an apple tart to a friend's BBQ party on Sunday. When I saw the recipe, I changed my mind and made a salad instead. It's something I could assemble quickly.

Amel said...

The food look WONDERFUL!!! :-D

WaterLearner said...

How's the concert??

Nick Phillips said...

At least you can take your dogs for walks. Mine refuses to budge the moment I put a leash on her!

Blur Ting said...

Amel - Thank you!

Blur Ting said...

Water - It was very enjoyable!

Blur Ting said...

Nick - The vet told me that Cookie refused to budge the for the first 2 days. He had never been walked before you see. Now he loves his walks!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Ting.. I made this last night - http://openkitchenconcept.blogspot.com/2010/06/sticky-balsamic-chicken.html. Is a good recipe. Thanks!