Thursday, 4 October 2012

The One Where I Eat So Much I Get A Food Hangover

Hello Chinas!

Last night I went to Chop Chop in Edinburgh's Haymarket - if you haven't been, stop what you're doing immediately and go. It is the BAWS. I was going to take some pictures but then I didn't, because I really didn't want to be the weirdo who takes pictures in a restaurant. So, you'll just have to use your imagination! It's traditional Chinease food, so none of yer deep fried chicken junk that we are so familiar with. No! It's all hand-prepared noodles and homemade dumplings and crispy shredded potato and fluffy rice AND I ate so much that I had to lean against a pole at the train station to try and pull myself together. Total dumpling overdose, fellas, leading to what can only be described as a 'food hangover' upon waking this morning. I'm not sorry though, I would do it again right now.

I love food.

And because of that. I have been GORGING on the new Nigella series. I'm only just at the stage where I can watch Nigella and not yell I LOVE HER I LOVE HER I LOVE HER every time she appears on screen. I love her because she is SAUCY and I think we'd be really good friends. HOW CAN I MAKE THIS HAPPEN? I love the way she's all 'Ooooooh, just reaching up hear for this NAUGHTY SAFFRON!" - sometime I do this for Husband, until he grows weary and asks me to stop. Also, it's not the same when I lick my fingers, rake around in the cupboard, use saucy innuendo like 'oh, this pan is FILTHY *wink*' and then serve up toast. It's not the same at all.


In making news, Chinas, last week I decided to start on my 40's style dress that I talked about in this one. Total nightmare fellas, and I know exactly why. It's a combintation of 1) not knowing how to do it 2) not being patient enough to learn 3) not reading things properly AND 4) wine. So I (sort of) had the bodice finished and was cracking in to the sleeves when I realised I had sewn the sides inside out and the sleeve on the wrong side. So I gave up on that. Also, it doesn't fit me - it's too big around the bust (tee hee), arms, butt and shoulders, and too tight around the waist. Story of my LIFE chaps! And now I not only have to learn how to make it, but also how to adjust it. I might give up on it as an idea.

And to finish, here's a video of the unfriendly cat doing 'Paw and Other Paw'. I think we can agree that the quality is INCREDIBLE. Sorry that it's sideways, I'm not sure why that is the case or what I can do to fix it.  S'laters!



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6 comments:

  1. Mmmmm Nigella... just makes me think of that croissants and cream version of bread and butter pud she did...
    Dont give up on the top, slow down! You'll get it.

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    1. Thank you, I might finish it. But, I might not. Croissants and cream bread and butter pudding sounds literally the best ever thing I could ever imagine ever in a million years. I MUST HAVE IT.

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  2. Ooooh, you're making me hungry - all that talk about noodles and dumplings. Yum. Yeh, I expect wine and dressmaking is not a good combo. Actually, dress making is very hard. Very hard indeed. Hope you get to grips with it. xx

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    1. It IS hard. It's too hard. I might just give it up as a bad job and focus on my other talents. Such as...em....eating xx

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  3. I am mildly, no make that excessively, jealous! When I go to visit my oldest-bestest friend we go to a fab Chinese and eat until I can't breathe. She is coming to me this time and we shall be having pub grub. Not fair!

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  4. Well, any time you fancy coming to Edinburgh just let me know! I warn you though, I'm rubbish company because I don't like to talk and eat at the same time, and obviously eating is what I'll mainly be focussing on. But we could play that game where you have to eat a full plate of noodles without licking your lips...could still be fun?xx

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