I know a woman, a public figure, who has people in her employ dedicated solely to making this woman’s profile more visible. Some time ago, these people devised a plan so heinous that I never spoke to any of them again. They created a fictitious crime; a brutal rape, and planted it in the press. They then had Ms. Powerhouse swoop in and play fairy godmother to the ‘victim’. So great was the praise for her generosity and kindness, she eventually believed the story herself.

The way I see it, random acts of kindness are often the kindest when the beneficiary doesn’t know the identity of the originator, and so need not feel beholden.


Saute onion and sliced sweet potatoes; adding cardamom pods, cumin seeds, turmeric, garlic, chillies, ground coriander and ginger. Add rice and a bottle of white wine, and bay leaves. Stir, stir, stir. (You can sip wine while you do this, good background music is a big help). Once all the wine has reduced in the pot, add prawns and coconut milk and allow to cook through until the coconut milk is thoroughly absorbed. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped fresh coriander.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Supa says:

    Sound delicious.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Twas yummy Supa.

  2. Colleen says:

    WOW!! I do feel like this risotto…so early in the day hehe. Do you use the whole bottle and do you add it ladle by ladle or just all in one go?

    I cannot imagine being like that woman and her cohorts…Have a lovely Sunday Cin xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      I just used the whole bottle that time, but would do it differently next time, Coll.

  3. adeeyoyo says:

    I agree with you. Remember people collecting with their tins on the corners and the tickets they pinned on you in thanks for your contribution? I could never accept the ticket because I felt as if, not only was I being paid for my donation, but also that I was wearing the ticket to show everyone what a good person I was! Just like those attending church on Sundays in order to be SEEN.

    Curry sounds quite divine!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Interesting comment adee, I never thought of it like that. I wear the sticker so the lot at the next corner see it and don’t try to hit on me again.

    1. theonlycin says:

      The leftovers were even better for breakfast the next day 🙂

  4. lyndatjie says:

    I find your opening story disgusting! What type of person would do that and all in the name of currying public favour? Not happy at all right now…
    (PS: Can this vegetarian substitute the dead fishy with some vegan strips??)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Of course you can just leave out the fish 🙂

  5. izziedarling says:

    The food looks delicious. The story on the front end is DEPLORABLE.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, it’s really disgusting.

  6. nrhatch says:

    Aah, the Zen of Cooking . . . a little wine, a little music.

    For vegetarians, this would be wonderful with broccoli and red peppers in lieu of the shrimp.

    And, you did it again, I planned to post a curry recipe today.

    We think in sync!

    As for the folks topside . . . who are promoting Ego at the expense of Spirit. One day, they are apt to be disappointed with their misplaced priorities.

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