Our weekly market is on a Tuesday morning, so Monday can be grim in the fresh food department; especially at the beginning and end of the season when supplies are limited. Today I can't even throw together my standard tomato, carrot and greens combo. We're certainly not faced with makan kosong (lit: eating nothing, usually rice with a tiny bit of fish or some chilli) like many of the locals, or about to resort to Bintang and dried octopus, but I have to admit I'm looking forward to a different ingredient selection when we return to Australia. Diced carrot, grated carrot, julienne carrot, sliced carrot...how about a bit of beetroot?.
Old Mother Midge went to the fridge...
1/3 bag Angus Park prunes (hand delivered special import)
1 handful bayam (amaranth leaves)
2 T Japanese sesame dressing (hand-me-down from neighbour)
2 knubs ginger
1/2 bottle Kikoman soya sauce (another hand-me-down)
1 T organic strawberry jam (more donations)
1 T miso paste
1 t seeded mustard
1/2 C peanut sprouts
In the cupboard there is 1 cup of brown lentils, 1 cup of alfalfa seeds, 1 cup of rice and the usual beveage selection. Thankfully there are three papaya and five bananas in the fruit safe that we'll tuck into for dinner.
If you want more eye candy or an excuse to avoid work, there is a new review over at Crema and Crumbs, and photos from our trip to Georgetown here.