.: Oh mama, ooh la, ooh la, ooh la

Sometimes mum is perfectly tuned on your thoughts, feelings and desires…

with a very similar process to the one I described in the previous post, you can make a great sauce for spaghetti

and help you in showinng love to someone you care

Everything I thought I knew about me’s upside down
Everything is changing, but I think I love it now

.: I guess I just feel like

… eating fish and crustaceans. I gamberi sono i miei preferiti, ma questa volta ho comprato un po’ di mix…. to make a fish&peas soup

First you put some oil and some onion in a pan

keep the shrimps separated from the rest: you will add them in the end

then add the rest of the fish with some parsley in the pan and start to cook them

then add the tomato sauce and go on cooking

add the peas and the shrimps in the end

some crispy bread will make it perfect

.: Deviation by design

Can you cook perfect Cantonese rice ? I can’t. So I did my own rendition… deviating from design.

onion – cipolla
evo oil – olio evo
basmati rice – riso basmati
baked ham – prosciutto cotto
peas – piselli
shrimps – gamberetti
1 egg – 1 uovo
salt – sale

Everything starts with onion and oil. It always does.

then you add ham – poi aggiungete i dadini di prosciutto

then peas – poi i piselli

i gamberetti – the shrimps

and the (scrambled) egg – e l’uovo strapazzato

you must have cooked the rice in salted water before… and you add it in the end. All fine mettete il riso che avrete cotto in acqua salata

All I want is Deviation By Design
Out of all the past confusion, out of all the common spite
Just tell me I am yours cuz you are mine

If You Cried Out For More… If You Reached Out For Me
I Would Run Into The Storm Just To Keep You Here With Me
I Have Gone Beyond My Years- I’ve Wasted Half My Life
But I Found It All In You-
Did I Save You, Cuz I Know You Saved Me Too

.: Asia Occidente

I really love prawns, so when I want to cuddle myself, they’re one of my favorite food… legendary, so to say…

you can find my recipe here.

The legend of The Red Prawns Of Vatulele

Long ago on the island of Vatulele there lived a very beautiful chief’s daughter called “Yalewa-ni-Cagi-Bula” or Maiden-of-the-Fair-Wind. So beautiful was she that every eligible chief who visited Vatulele sought to take her as his bride. Yalewa-ni-Cagi-Bula however, was hard to please and on every occasion she scornfully refused to accept their approaches.

Not far away on the mainland of Viti Levu lived a very handsome and dashing chief’s son who was heir to the throne of mainland tribes. He had heard of the beautiful daughter of the chief of Vatulele and decided that she was worthy to be his wife. Finally, after much preparation, our bold young chief set off, laden with gifts, to seek the favors of Yalewa-ni-Cagi-Bula. He was well received by the chiefs of Vatulele, and confidently, he produced the special gift which he had personally carried from his mainland.

This gift consisted of the greatest delicacy known to Fiji Islands, a bundle of giant prawns from the coastal streams of Viti Levu, cooked to a tasty turn in coconut milk. Such a delicacy could be expected to melt the heart of any Fijian maiden – but not so on this occasion.

Her face clouded in anger and with flashing eyes she commanded ladies in waiting to seize him and take him to the highest cliff on the island above the “Caves of the Eagles” (known in Fiji as Ganilau) and cast him out into the sea. As he tumbled down the cliff to the sea his gift of bright red prawns fell from his hands into a rocky pool at the base of the cliff, and the leaves in which they were wrapped fell among the rocks around the pool. Our bold young chief survived the fall and returned sadly home to end his days pining for his lost love. Everyday he would go down to the sea and look towards the south where on a clear day, he could just make out on the horizon a dark line which was Vatulele.

Legends tells us that on one occasion he even began to build a bridge of stone to span the the sea between Vatulele and Viti Levu and the remains of this bridge can still be seen jutting out to sea near the village of Votualailai.

The end of the story is as interesting as the beginning for where the red prawns fell into the rocky pool they came to life and to this day the pools under the cliffs on Vatulele are filled with bright scarlet prawns and in the crevices of the rocks grow the leaves in which they were wrapped. To the Fijians of Vatulele these bright scarlet prawns known as “URA-BUTA” or “cooked Prawns” are sacred and may not be harmed in any way. They firmly believe that any who dare defy the TABU will surely be shipwrecked

.: No Angels

No there ain’t no angels around here……

probably they’d look like ghost creatures while swimming in the ocean… but we catch them and…. taste their sweet flesh… for our pleasure….

sweet prawn please forgive us… but with oil, parsley, tomato and nutmeg… you really taste so good… and we want to celebrate New Year’s even hoping that there will always be a lot of you in the ocean…

For a perfect New Year’s Eve dinner…. don’t say you love me…