Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The After Party!


Now that was an excellent FITH.  Thanks to all who came to the party.  I love waking up to find it going on, like Donkey Kong. I was transported to England and Massachusetts before I had my first sip of espresso.

And this morning I awoke to find the party had continued while I was sleeping. New York and New Mexico both represented. Maybe next time you guys can turn the music down a little bit?

Just in case you think we're only about flowers and kittens and Labs these days you would be so wrong.

We're still eating.


A bowlful of quickly pickled vegetables.



Some skinless, boneless chicken thighs quickly marinated in 6 cloves of mince garlic, 4 Tbsp. grated onion, 4 Tbsp. of fish sauce, 2 Tbsp. of sugar and S&P , left to rest for at least 30 minutes then grilled stovetop.

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Wrapped up in lettuce leaves, strewn with garden herbs and dripping with a Vietnamese fish sauce.


I was inspired (as always) by the Goddess of field and stream ,Marie.

I read her post, and did what she did: used what I had in the house and fudged the rest.

I don't think you can go wrong with this meal.

Or with a gratuitous kitten picture.


Or two:-)

 
Good God I am now officially a crazy cat woman.


 xo jane





24 comments:

  1. It looks like I left too early. I missed the food and it ain't really a party until New Mexico shows up.

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  2. Welcome to the world of Crazy Cat Ladies. It's the best world to be in. You are just a beginner though. Soon it will be time to find more kittens. And more.......

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    1. I hear you and heed your warning.

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    2. My name is Jane and it has been 3 weeks since my last kitten :-)

      I SO want a kitten. Thank you for yours.

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  3. Some of your nicest readers are Crazy Cat Ladies.

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  4. For me the best, and most unexpected, pleasure of blogging, is the regular visitor friends from around the world.

    Kitty pictures are now a must in your posts. You will hear loud protests if you forget.

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  5. The food looks awesome! I will be trying that soon. Started to post a FITH post but my pictures were too fuzzy (AGAIN!) I did enjoy the everyone else's pics though! Kitten pics are awesome as well.

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  6. Keep the kitty pictures coming. Just had breakfast but your dinner pictures are making hungry again...looks yummy!

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  7. Call me crazy, but I want a few of your wraps for breakfast. They look delicious! Why haven't I eaten yet? Not even any coffee. Maybe you have some leftovers. I hope technology allows you to send me such things in the near future...

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    1. Undoubtedly Apple is working on that very thing at this very moment.

      Then the food will be yours for the asking.

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  8. Love the sound of that chicken. Will get some fish sauce and come back. The kitties are darling. How is Nikki handling them? xoxo

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    1. Webb, with her usual dignity and grace and the occasional "woof".

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  9. Oh how I am know craving a good lettuce wrapped chicken thigh. Thanks for the sweet pics of the babies. Are you wearing an unusually amount of purple? Don't most cat ladies wear a lot of purple:0 Have a wonderful week. Bonnie

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    1. Well we can rest in peace that I am not wearing a red hat. But I did just buy a lavender tshirt...

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  10. I had this dish made by Marie's very own hands at her apartment in Brooklyn, when I first cat-sat Estorbo. Except we had it with roast pork belly and with an assortment of homemade sauces. Preceded by carrot and ginger soup, and followed with a tart livened up with gin-steeped cherries. You know Marie. And prosecco. Followed by some prosecco. And then some more prosecco. Drowning in bubbles. It was divine! Make this recipe!

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    1. Oh God, pork belly? And prepared by her v. own hands? Yum does not do this justice. Divine does. You lucky, lucky man.

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    2. Oh, I know that! I should have also mentioned what great company we had at that dinner, not just Vince and Estorbo but Deb and Jim. It was a grand welcome to NYC!

      Now, when are GG and you next on vacation, now that you have a pack that needs sitting?

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  11. Ahem.

    I think I like being the Goddess of Field and Stream. I need you on my team :-)How much do you cost?

    Funny, before I got to that part I was admiring your radish matchsticks and then the chicken, thinking, I wonder how she did that chicken...

    John - you have a formidable memory :-)

    Thank you.

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  12. Oh my, I've got to stop reading the blogs before breakfast....Jane's succulent chicken, Marie's pork belly....yum!..the prosecco will have to wait x

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  13. You went to Australia too! :)

    That meal looks delicious!

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    1. You're so i\'[g]ht ( kitten walking across keyboard) right, I went there first. And there was a lovely place to be:-)

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