Grind in the snow – Winter has arrived! (And Thai curry)

Thai Curry

Thai Curry

Slept at Mum’s last night, it was quite comfortable on the couch. Went down to Lonsdale Quay with Mum and we got breafast and some ingredients for dinner. I decided it had been far too long since I’d done any excercise so I decided to do the Grind. It started snowing between the 1/2 and 3/4 mark. It was very exciting to walk to the clearing by the gully just before the 3/4 mark and see the snow slowly falling down. It gave me a bit of a boost going up, although the trail was rather slippery, especially in an old pair of running shoes. The chalet was closed for a function, so I came down for coffee at Starbucks. I can’t say I’m a fan of the Christmas blend, but it was nice seeing my former co-workers.

I made Thai curry for dinner for the first time. Flavouring ingredients consisted of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, cordiander, cumin, ginger, garlic, coconut milk, shallots, lime rind and fresh red chilis. Bulk ingredients consisted of chicken, eggplant, mushrooms, red peppers, and snap peas. Garnish was a sprinkling of fresh coriander and basil (not shown in picture). It was pretty good, I was glad to have had the chance to make Thai curry at last. Next time I’d use snow peas instead of snap, I’d put more salt in and try to get rock or sea salt if available, use more eggplant, and more chilis (I only used 2).

Didn’t go hiking with Tyler today because lack of car, but we plan on snowshoeing up at Elfin Lakes tomorrow. I can’t wait!

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