|It’s the October school break, also known as the potato week.
In the old days, children were given a week off school at this time of the year so that they can help harvest their potato crop.
The only potatoes Elsa will be harvesting will be at my FarmVille as I have sub-contracted her to do the deed.
Come noon, we were quite bored being at the apartment all day that we decided to head for the city centre for a bout of retail therapy. At the end of the day, Elsa got a pair of sneakers and I got to tell off a waitress for being rude. Thus ends a rather eventful day for the both of us.
Beef with Black Pepper and Raisins
300 g sirloin steak, cut into cubes
1/2 cup fried shallots
3 tbsp thick sweet soy sauce
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
1 tbsp crushed black peppercorn
1 tsp ground coriander
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp finely minced ginger
2 tbsp tamarind paste, or vinegar
sugar and salt, to taste
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Marinade the beef in above the ingredients; except tamarind paste, salt and sugar, for 2 hours or more.
In a pan, heat oil and fry the marinated beef over medium heat.
Add tamarind paste and season well. Serve hot.
The countdown has begun....... 12 days 'til the move to the country