This is all pictures and quotations and things I like and want to share; it will mainly be about Dr. Who and Harry Potter... - and pictures of cats.

 

prettygirlfood:

Pork Spring Rolls
1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons Asian chili-garlic sauce (or to taste; optional) 1/4 cup water 1 (16oz) bag coleslaw mix 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 6 scallions/green onions, white parts minced; green parts sliced thin 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound ground pork 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 12 (9 inch) rice paper wrappers
Combine the hoisin, soy, and chili garlic sauces and water in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine the coleslaw, cilantro and scallion greens; set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. Add pork and 1/3 cup of the hoisin sauce mixture. (The remaining hoisin sauce will be used as a condiment for dipping.) Cook the pork until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger and scallion whites and cook until fragrant. Place this pork mixture into the bowl with the coleslaw, cilantro and scallion greens. Toss to combine.
Spread a clean, damp kitchen towel on the counter. Soak a rice paper wrapper in a shallow bowl of warm water, about 10 seconds, and spread out on towel. Arrange 1/2 cup of filling on each wrapper, leaving a 2 inch border on the bottom. Fold in sides and roll up tightly like a burrito. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Serve with the remaining hoisin sauce mixture for dipping.

prettygirlfood:

Pork Spring Rolls

1/4 cup hoisin sauce 
1/4 cup soy sauce 
2 tablespoons Asian chili-garlic sauce (or to taste; optional) 
1/4 cup water 
1 (16oz) bag coleslaw mix 
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 
6 scallions/green onions, white parts minced; green parts sliced thin 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 pound ground pork 
3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 
12 (9 inch) rice paper wrappers

Combine the hoisin, soy, and chili garlic sauces and water in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine the coleslaw, cilantro and scallion greens; set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. Add pork and 1/3 cup of the hoisin sauce mixture. (The remaining hoisin sauce will be used as a condiment for dipping.) Cook the pork until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger and scallion whites and cook until fragrant. Place this pork mixture into the bowl with the coleslaw, cilantro and scallion greens. Toss to combine.

Spread a clean, damp kitchen towel on the counter. Soak a rice paper wrapper in a shallow bowl of warm water, about 10 seconds, and spread out on towel. Arrange 1/2 cup of filling on each wrapper, leaving a 2 inch border on the bottom. Fold in sides and roll up tightly like a burrito. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Serve with the remaining hoisin sauce mixture for dipping.

So I’m gonna do this Lifescouts thing, and the swimming badge is my first. 

I learnt to swim in a mummy-daughter class when I was really young in a pool that has since been condemned due to rats (not good) and therefore bulldozed and the land now boasts an ASDA, which makes me really sad whenever I go past it.

Swimming was my favourite sport at school, probably because it was the only one I was ever any good at: I got put in an advanced class and was allowed to swim at the big kid’s school - at the age of 8 I didn’t think any other achievement would ever compare. A few years after I also got to help the really young kids with their swimming lessons, making my swimming ego grow and grow. 

But, as good as I got with swimming I have never been able to, and probably will never be able to, climb out of the pool. Technically I was perfect, I was faster than most, and I was good at distance swimming, but could I climb out at the end? No. Not even close.

Now in my twenties I only ever swim when I’m on holiday, and I always come back thinking about how much I miss swimming and that I must get back into it, but I don’t. Maybe this badge will spur me on… And I definitely still need to learn how to climb out! 

So I’m gonna do this Lifescouts thing, and the swimming badge is my first. 

I learnt to swim in a mummy-daughter class when I was really young in a pool that has since been condemned due to rats (not good) and therefore bulldozed and the land now boasts an ASDA, which makes me really sad whenever I go past it.

Swimming was my favourite sport at school, probably because it was the only one I was ever any good at: I got put in an advanced class and was allowed to swim at the big kid’s school - at the age of 8 I didn’t think any other achievement would ever compare. A few years after I also got to help the really young kids with their swimming lessons, making my swimming ego grow and grow. 

But, as good as I got with swimming I have never been able to, and probably will never be able to, climb out of the pool. Technically I was perfect, I was faster than most, and I was good at distance swimming, but could I climb out at the end? No. Not even close.

Now in my twenties I only ever swim when I’m on holiday, and I always come back thinking about how much I miss swimming and that I must get back into it, but I don’t. Maybe this badge will spur me on… And I definitely still need to learn how to climb out! 

But this is the truth Doctor, you take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons.

(Source: cniehauses)