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[Jan. 30th, 2006|11:38 pm]

^-^ It's always lovely to see a post from the Love conductor (aka sedefendendo) - Mucho hugs & love..
Her post had me thinking of crimson_fantasy & the 'Time is Money' pic always makes me think of him because he is the one who posted it.

I sat down to type the recipe out- because one more food splatter on my Veg Times issue that this came in - it would soon be unreadable ^.~

Firecracker Bean Curd

1/3 cup vegetable broth
3 Tablespoons soy sauce , OR 2 Tbs regular soy sauce + 1 Tbs Dark Soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger
2 teaspoons Chopper Water Chestnuts or Szechuan Preserved Vegetables
8 Whole Dried Red Chili Peppers (Also called Thai Peppers)
1 ½ teaspoon Chili Sauce
1 pound Medium Tofu pressed & cut into ¼ inch cubes
1 teaspoon Cornstarch dissolved in 2 tsp water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 Green onions

Combine broth & soy sauce in a small bowl;set aside.

Heat oil in wok or large deep skillet over high heat. Add garlic, ginger, water chestnuts or Szechuan vegetables, and chili peppers; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add chili sauce; cook 10 seconds. Add vegetable broth mixture & tofu; simmer 2 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring until sauce boils and thickens, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle with sesame oil & garnish with green onions Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.

^0^ Thanks to the uber talented tmsj for this cool shot:

Thanks to Vivid board **chu**

When I look back over the past year, it seems like a time that seemed like an eternity in some ways, and a quick zip in others.. I spent a good deal of the time in some state of pain - and upon reflection I sometimes wonder how I survived it... and yet I wonder if my state of mind made things worse.
An unexpected source of motivation for me was the older woman who was my roommate in the hospital this past December. I pray she is feeling better now, but at the time - she cried and moaned all the time- She would often cry that she was going to die, or that she was a bother and wished she was dead. I felt really awful for her, but it would drive me crazy if I had to hear it all the time.. then I realized Oh!! That put me in the position to appreciate Leigh's perspective-- What if I start sounding like that? Perhaps she was put in my room for a reason ~


[User Picture]From: peace2you
2006-01-31 02:41 pm (UTC)
That's how life is, something like that happens, and you look back on it and think hmmmm I learned something from that. It happens to me all the time.
The reciped looks good, I might give it a try!
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[User Picture]From: doap
2006-01-31 03:03 pm (UTC)
your depressed / grumpy state of mind was probably normal, you suffered so bad
"Perhaps she was put in my room for a reason ~" haha*

that PV in Morocco is so beautiful! never paid attention to Hyde's drawing, thank you for sharing the caps!

+ about the recipe, what does Tbs means pls? sorry, my english skills are getting poorer & poorer >_<

C Céline**
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2006-01-31 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for asking - I forget everyone may not be familiar:

Tbs = Tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon

The Morocco PV is my favorite!
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[User Picture]From: miya_fangirl
2006-02-01 01:07 am (UTC)

*is from Morocco*

Which one is that? *is unsure*

This is making me all happy lol XD
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2006-02-01 04:17 pm (UTC)

kaze no yukue PV

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[User Picture]From: miya_fangirl
2006-02-01 04:26 pm (UTC)

Re: kaze no yukue PV

Thank you so MUCH!!!

I feel... special, lol ^_^ I mean, Laruku made a clip in my country, u know? Not that I've ever been in that specific part of it but...

<3<3<3 ^-^ *hugs you*
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2006-02-01 04:36 pm (UTC)

Re: kaze no yukue PV

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[User Picture]From: miya_fangirl
2006-02-01 05:09 pm (UTC)

Re: kaze no yukue PV

OMG, Helayne o.o I am speechless.

I am heading to my room right now to dowload these!! *is currently in the lab*

They went to Casablanca and Marrakesh too!! *heart flutter*

I'm really, really touched by this... *HUG* Arigato gosai masu! I will cherish this article ^-^

*hugs again*
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[User Picture]From: miya_fangirl
2006-02-01 01:10 am (UTC)
Ther best thing about having been sick is that you realize how thankful you should be for being healthy. I'm always thankful for that, and I hope you continue feeling well <3

And Im gonna say this again: I had NO IDEA that PV was made in my country!!!!

Can you please upload it for me because I don't think I even have it (I cant even recall which one it is - how strange is that?). Sankyuuuu!
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2006-02-01 02:00 pm (UTC)

I'm going to try and find the file & upload it to YSI (I have it as part of a large concert file)_
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