Monthly Archives: January 2011
Red Curry Thai – ChickenFor 4 persons – I make the whole recipe and have a little leftover1.25 lbs chicken fillet7 oz cherry tomatoes1 or 2 fresh mangos or canned pineapple (approx .6 – 7 oz)2 strings of lemongrass (I found lemongrass in a jar and use about a half teaspoon)oil for the pan1 tablespoon red curry paste (mild spicy – use less or more depending on how spicy you like your curry)1 can (approx. 13 oz) coconut milk1 tablespoon brown sugar3 tablespoons of fish sauce2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice2 tablespoons cilantro leaves choppedbasmati or jasmine rice – plain white rice is also ok1) cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces (bite sized), squeeze lime for juice, wash the tomatoes, drain pineapple juice or cut mangoes, if using fresh lemongrass cut off upper and lower tips2) heat the oil in wok or large frying pan, add the curry paste and roast it, about 3 minutesadd the coconut milk and bring to a full boiladd the lemongrass, sugar, fish sauce and lime juiceadd chicken and mango (or pineapple) and bring to a gentle boil for about 5 minutes3) add the tomatoes and coriander – the curry sauce is complete once the tomatoes start to split4) place rice in a bowl and pour curry sauce over – Enjoy!
A light snow has started to come down in Bethesda. The good news is very little is sticking so far, temperatures are forecast to be above 32 degrees until 5pm and the great folks at Washington Post WeatherGang expect this little system to clear through quite quickly.
The not so good news is that it looks like temperatures may dip with the wind chill to below freezing for rush hour. Wrap up warm, keep an eye out for ICE! and take it slow if you are commuting tonight!
Just to follow-up on Raj’s post from this morning, I grabbed a few pics of the snow while out and about around downtown Bethesda today. It’s incredible to think that with all the chaos caused yesterday, the roads would be open again today with very little disruption caused to work schedules. Though the roads were relatively quiet, it was a far cry from less than 24 hours ago when friends took upto six hours to travel a few miles home from work. And just when people thought there might be a nice snow day to compensate!
Despite vast improvements in today’s weather, power problems abounded across Bethesda and passengers were faced with a steep climb after all three escalators shut-down for a period this afternoon. To show some solidarity with those slowly but steadily making their way up, I too climbed the entire set of steps, and was struggling considerably by the time I reached the top. Time to hit the gym I think! At least two of them were back in service later in the day, and admittedly I didn’t stop to see whether the elevator was working…
We have a few more pictures from some readers. These ones are from a garden where clumps of snow look like giant white cotton balls. We love it. Please keep sharing.
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We are hearing of more than a few traffic messes from last night. One reader and her husband took 6 hours to get from Dulles Airport home to Bethesda. Another reader gave up the commute and left his car on Jones Bridge Rd to be rescued this morning. And then we got this picture…
Apparently the car had NY plates. A long way to go to end up like this! Thankfully it looks like no one was hurt!
Well here in Bethesda we woke to the sound of dripping snow and one look outside told us that the chances of a snow day had already melted away. There was enough snow left to mean some work digging out the car, the sidewalks and the driveway but much of the snow on the trees had fallen and melted.
I’ve heard a few tales this morning but before I share those I’ve got to say that I was relieved that I both live and work in Bethesda. I had postponed some home showings in the lead up to the storm and consequently only had to navigate the walk to and from my Weichert Realtors office on Wisconsin Ave. As I was walking home at about 5.45pm, the wind was whipping up and it occurred to me that I was fortunate in not having to travel far to get home. I must say that if ever there was an advert for downtown condo living it was the storm yesterday!
A couple of stories from readers yesterday illustrate the difficult commuter conditions — one of our readers left Bethesda at 7pm yesterday and got back home to Great Falls (VA side) at 1am! Another reader was doing a pick up at Dulles airport at 4pm and got back to Bethesda at 10pm. We also heard from other folks who had to abandon their cars on the side of the road.
Things are slowly returning to normal today but conditions on the roads and sidewalks aren’t super so you should take care out there and, if you get the chance share your pictures and stories via our email!