Shrimp and Snow Peas

Here in California I’m beginning to miss Asian food. Instead of taking my parents to a Chinese restaurant, I decided to make Chinese food at their house. 


I bought more than a pound of Mexican white shrimp at Frazier Farms, a nearby organic supermarket with an awesome fish counter. Above was the final product.


It’s nice when there’s more seafood than rice. 


Here’s the recipe. 


Here are the snow peas, chopped ginger and scallions. In the bowl was sherry, sugar and soy sauce. Corn starch is or was in there too. 


I rinsed and drained the meaty shrimp. 


After cooking the ginger and garlic first, I added the shrimp.


It was very good. 

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Spindrift Cucumber Seltzer

Rogue, the brewery, not the X Men character, makes a lime-cucumber soda I saw at Target a few weeks ago. I didn’t buy it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’ve been to Target a few times since then and that mysterious soda was nowhere to be found. 


So I got this at Trader Joe’s. It’s only $3.99 for a four-pack plus whatever taxes California levies on such beverages. 

It tasted like…cucumbers. I don’t dislike it but I’m not sure if I like it either. I have three more cans to help me reach my decision. 

The addition of lime would have improved the experience.