Foodreference trivia for 25 May back in 1986: Six million Americans participate in ‘Hand Across America’ by holding hands and singing across 4,150 miles of road in support of the hungry and homeless.
Well, I don’t know that the hand-holding and singing filled anyone’s belly. It strikes me they could all have made big pots of soup to hand out instead. Nice ham & pea soup to hand out. They could have had a field day promoting it in the media. I can just hear the jingle … Give Peas a Chance … would’ve become a hit song.

Anyhow, we have warnings on our own shores that a severe cold front is approaching, so I am grateful that I am not homeless and have the privilege of warm, hearty dishes like the fiery Nua Pad Prik I made yesterday. When I put this dish up as my Facebook status, many friends though I was cursing, but it is – in fact – nothing more than Thai Chili Beef.
I made this from notes I took when I ate this at my favourite restaurant and am so pleased that my husband pronounced it 100% spot-on.
In other local news, 80 silly twits trekked from all over the country and checked in to an expensive Johannesburg hotel this past weekend to await the predicted Rapture. I’ve no idea why, it’s a tall hotel and they’d probably have been better off waiting it out in their homes. Really very silly.
Next thing they’ll be predicting wine from the heavens, now that would be something to look forward to …


59 Comments Add yours

  1. bluebee says:

    All those puns 😀 and love the cartoon. ‘Fiery Nua Pad Prik’ is just the trick for this cold weather – is ‘Cranks Restaurant’ still operating in Rosebank? They used to make the best Thai food

    1. theonlycin says:

      The restaurant I refer to is Cranks and – yes – it’s still going with the original owner, Eric 🙂

  2. janice is running around her garden putting out buckets to capture the wine! xxxx

    1. Chantelle (JustMe) says:

      I’m busy emptying my pool so long, Pai!!!!!

    2. theonlycin says:

      Buckets, baby baths, swimming pool empty …

  3. leigh says:

    Red wine reigns 😉

  4. Tandy says:

    I love your sense of humour! Thank you for brightening my COLD day 🙂

      1. theonlycin says:

        *grins at Doc *

    1. theonlycin says:

      You are most welcome 🙂

  5. Love “Give Peas a Chance” – John Lennon would be proud.
    Is that Tastic rice I spot? don’t get that here.
    Here’s hoping they do predict the wine rain – I have a rain tank installed at home so I am ready!
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yep, good old Tastic 🙂

  6. earlybird says:

    Looks delicious! (where’s the recipe?!)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Beef fillet, scallions, red bell pepper, red chilli, curry powder, basil, coriander, lemon grass, bean sprouts, ginger and vegetable stock. 🙂

      1. nursemyra says:

        I love ginger, lemongrass and coriander

      2. theonlycin says:

        Yes, they are such clean flavours 🙂

      3. earlybird says:

        perfect! thanks!

  7. Leeswammes says:

    I love Thai food – hope to make some myself this week.

    1. theonlycin says:

      If my husband had his way we’d only eat Thai food 🙂

  8. Tilly Bud says:

    If that title doesn’t increase your visitors, nothing will 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh no, Tilly, I battle to keep up as it is :O

  9. libraryscene says:

    Most logical, soup instead of hand holding, I hope we at least amassed a small fortune to make soup! …Give peas a chance, bawahwah! (oh, and what Tilly said, too!)

    1. theonlycin says:

      I will have to Google the results and find out if they raised a lot of loot.

  10. Liane says:

    I agree: holding hands doesn’t fill anyone’s tummy, but did they maybe raise money somehow with which to help change people’s lives? That would make some sense to me… The stew looks yummy, and when the real deal happens, no one will have time for booking into a hotel… What would it have mattered anyway?

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ve no idea what the hotel idea was all about, very silly 😦

  11. I think they were all dissapointed that they had steep bills to pay after their “holiday”. I am sure they were convinced that they cold go wild. Imagine- I would have taken it to Mt Grace, and spent Saturday in the Spa…… need to look beautiful for heaven.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I read that they can’t pay the bill?

  12. suzicate says:

    Hmmmm…wine from the heavens….hope they announce it so I don’t sleep through it!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I be sure to let you know 🙂

      1. Me too., remember to let me know Cindy, couldn’t cope with wine from heavens & me not knowing about it either 😉

      2. theonlycin says:

        Of course I’ll let you know 🙂

  13. adeeyoyo says:

    Curry weather, the hotter the better! Doubt we’ll get any here though…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Aren’t you convalescing at home, adee? Can’t someone bring you some curry?

      1. adeeyoyo says:

        I wish… I’m in a ‘care centre’ until further notice, Cin, and it’s not too bad at all – except for the food!

      2. theonlycin says:

        Wish I could bring you something yummy 😦

  14. granny1947 says:

    Come on…fess up…you were at that hotel…just for the party!

    1. theonlycin says:

      You’re not supposed to tell everyone!

  15. Eric the half-a-bee who is really Eric-the-half-Thai

    1. theonlycin says:

      The very one 🙂

  16. nrhatch says:

    Loved this post . . . I’ve never much been a fan of the Walks for this or the Hold Hands for that type of activism.

    Want clean beaches . . . pick up trash.
    Want to feed the homeless . . . make them a pot of soup.

    Glad you and OS enjoyed your peas and priks. 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hig 5, Nancy 🙂

  17. Jamie Dedes says:

    Your food is rapture, Cindy. As for the rest of it: NOT! 🙂

    Camping’s lives in Alameda, just across the SF Bay from us. Now he says he calculated wrong. I think I may throw a Rapture Not party. Wonder what kind of interesting menu I could build around that.

    Ditto: Hands Across America.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Jamie, I just hates the way he shrugs off the people who lost so much because they believed in him 😦

      1. Jamie Dedes says:

        Yes! It’s a travesty and not like we don’t have areas of the country right not that are suffering huge losses for other reasons. Sad.

      2. theonlycin says:

        I thought about that when I heard the news of Joplin, Missouri 😦

  18. souldipper says:

    Everyone has said all, Cin – so I’ll just add that I’m with your husband. Thai food is high on my list, too.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Good on you, Amy 🙂

  19. slpmartin says:

    Had to do quick conversion of temps…does sound like it is going to be rather chilly there…warming up here…mid 80s F. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Today is really cold, my husband thinks we may get snow.

  20. Mary says:

    I’m always struck by how seemingly functioning individuals can be taken in by such nonsense. That they’re going through this yet another time tells me we have a great need for more mental health experts. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    1. theonlycin says:

      You’re right, Mary. xxx

  21. Wonderful warning food, Cindy….hope the cold stays manageable…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Today is desperate, Kate, real stay under the duvet cold.

  22. Oh rats, propping eyes open with matchsticks tonight, I meant WARMING….sorry…

    1. theonlycin says:

      My eyes need testing, I didn’t spot that 😉

  23. Tokeloshe says:

    Looks delicious!

    It’s probably just as cold here and it’s supposed to be Spring, so I think soup is a great idea.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m sure this is our coldest winter ever 😦

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