antique brass

egg drop soup is delicious. i've always wondered "how do they make that".  i mean, is the yellow stuff watered down egg yolk (yes, i actually used to think that)? so, i was really excited when i saw on my relish menu for this week was an asian noolde bowl with egg drop soup! i lost the recipe. i forget to save them to my favorites and then *poof* just like that they are gone! i do remember most of the ingredients so here is a recollective run down

asian noodle bowl with shrimp and scallops
-rice noodles about 8 oz for 2 people boil and remove set aside
-shiitake mushrooms 1/4 cup i used dried
-asparagus 1 lb snapped into 2 inch pieces
-2 carrots diced combine these and saute in about 1 tblspn olive oil for 2 mins
-shrimp about 4-5 oz and scallops about 2-3 oz add these
now the hard part to remember...the sauce. goes something like this
-brown sugar 2 or 3 tblspn
-soy sauce 1/4 cup
-sriracha 1 or 2 tblspns
-minced garlic 1 tblspn
if you are daring use my measurements or mix to taste. for those who prefer to stay safe go buy stir-fry sauce. add this to the mix cook through
serve over rice noodles top with fresh cilantro

egg drop soup
- 2 cans of chicken broth or one box boil this
-cornstarch 1tblspn (i found i needed more) and 1 tblspn water to mix add this
- soy sauce 1 tblspn add this
-1 tsp minced ginger add this
-1 or 2 eggs scrambled NOT COOKED reduce heat stir soup add eggs while stirring this will make eggs feather
- green onions put in after cooking while still hot



i love quirky jewelry. i love organic jewelry as well. i've never been much of a platinum and diamonds kind of girl. my latest purchase from ruche is the "spoonful of sugar" necklace. i LOVE this necklace.  well, to start with the name is just too adorable and the piece itself begs for a few squints and double takes. i like to think of my jewelry as a conversation piece. an understated conversation piece. not some huge flashy piece of plastic or diamond encrusted platinum. i prefer to keep it simple.


a word about my post titles

i am horrible at titling things. my creative outlet ends there. it begins long before though. somewhere at the very beginning of main street and all the way over to 1st and 3rd. it looms at 7th avenue and takes a sharp left before coming to a screeching halt at...title. oh, the dreaded title. it is what grabs, you, my audiences' attention. captivates you and makes you want to read further. so here i am sitting on some little back alley. pondering. crayola! yes. i will title my blog post with crayola crayon names. in alphabetical order of course. this will save me much headache and with over 100 colors can go on for quite some time. so when you read my post and wonder why the title is "aquamarine", "lapis lazuli" or "fuzzy wuzzy" you will know why.