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Thai Food

Few things hit the spot like a great Thai dish. Toby suggested a mix of Thai green curry and some Pad Thai for our next dinner party. Being a lover of spicy food I jumped at the chance and last night we had a Thai food festival!

Ingredients are the most important part of authentic Thai cooking. What really helps when it comes to sourcing genuine Thai ingredients is actually living in Thailand, when you live in Canada it’s a little harder. The best thing to do is get well acquainted with the ingredients, find the nearest Asian food store and get what you need.

How you prepare Thai food is very important, you are probably thinking “Well that goes for all food dummy” and you’d be right, but when it comes to getting that authentic Thai taste you have cook authentically. Proof of this is the fact that you will often spend 2 hours preparing Thai food and only 1 hour  cooking it; preparation is key!

Thai food is always a joy to cook, especially if you are sipping authentic Singha Thai beer in-between chopping onions and whisking coconut milk. Another joy that comes witch cooking Thai food is the vibrant colors that are a delight to dish up. 7

Toby was the first to arrive, I was surprised as he is often late, but realized he was just as over-excited as I was to tuck into the Thai feast I had laid out. As usual I probably over cooked, and when my friends Jessica, Angela and David arrived they expected at least 10 more people to join us if we were to finish the feast.

Luckily we did (Toby took a bunch of leftovers home) and we all had a blast! I really recommend Thai food for both spicy and mild lovers. It hit’s all the right spots!


The Hot Wings That Were Too Hot

OK, so this was totally my fault. My buddies, Sam, Jack and Tim wanted to watch the game. It was my brilliant idea to have a dinner-hockey watching-party. I thought id just cook my (self-proclaimed) world famous hot wings some fries, have a ton of beer and a ton of fun it would be great!

When I look back it was technically my fault but it was mostly Sam’s fault too. I was on the phone with him while I was  making my (self-proclaimed) world famous marinade. I can’t tell you exactly what I put in it, because you may sell it to a food corporation and become a billionaire, which wouldn’t be fair. What I will tell you is they pack a punch.

I love spicy food so I have quite a high tolerance to spicy dishes. I tend to use Scotch Bonnet peppers and I am always very vigilant when putting them into my food because it’s a spicy pepper. However on this occasion Sam was telling me about his latest date, and to put it lightly he went into various details that have the power to distract a man.

Basically I forgot how many peppers I put in the marinade and added another one just to be sure and in my confusion I forgot to give it a taste and put it in the fridge without a second thought. Funnily enough the night of our dinner party/hockey fest I noticed that the wings were had a lot more color than usual, specifically red.

Just so you know that the best method of treating a spicy tongue is milk. Milk stops the spice in it’s tracks and instantly soothes you. People tend to go with water which actually makes spicy dishes more spicy. You should also know at this point I did not have a drop of milk in my house.

To cut a long story short, myself and the guys tucked into my wings and then proceeded to use every curse word we knew existed, along with some I’m sure we made up in our state of pain.
Some might see this as a disaster but I’ve got to say the fries and Hot Pockets I made were unquestionably awesome, so I’m calling it a win.