Friday, April 27, 2012

See you in 9 days!!


We are leaving Saturday for Phuket for 3 nights and then off to Krabi!!  We will run around to islands around there and be back on May 7th!!




Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poo part 2

Please take them time if you can to read the about us section on Khun Poo's website.  This is an amazing story!!!



100,000 people live in the Klong Toey Slum which is 2km in size.
Poo's story is amazing and I get teary just thinking about it.
Anji has done amazing things for this community and we were very very lucky to meet her and hear her talk about Poo and all the work they are doing in Bangkok!  AMAZING!


 arriving at cooking class...


 Sarah Jane and I
The aprons are for sale and we all bought one 
"I cooked with POO and I liked it"

Tammy and I

Tom Kah Gai soup!

The key ingredients!!  Lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal.

Half cook... half watch and then take turns eating... it worked great!






Spices etc. for the beef tenderloin with cashew nuts...
oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, oil, and Thai chili paste!

 Beginning ingredients of beef tenderloin dish, you can use chicken too...




Some folks are already full (not me :)) so Poo is teaching us the Thai baggy trick!!!




Pad Thai ingredients, we could pick prawn (shrimp) or chicken...

seasoning for pad thai

You have to soak the noodles in warm water, not cold not hot... warm!!!





 OK now I am full... say Hi to John's dinner!!

Poo taught us about different fruits.  this one was good but I broke it too hard and it looks like snot, tastes really good though!!


YAY I have been wondering what these look like inside!! and they have a little seed too...

Don't think I have a picture of this fruit~ santol but if you get too close to the edge its very sour...

This one tasted like plastic and Poo said 80% of Thai's don't like it.


This is Anji!!  She was very amazing!!  She is doing so much for the slums in Thailand!!

Mango and sticky rice, y'all need to try to make this at home and pout coconut milk on it YUM!!!

 kinda blurry :(  she signed my book!!  YAY!!!


Ride back... I was lucky we were picked up at the Emporium where I live!!!


Cooking with POO~ market

Wednesday I went with the Australian/ New Zealand women's group to Cook with POO!!

Tammy is back from Australia YAY!!!

Sarah Jane is back too yay!!!  That is Poo on the right!

 We ended up at the market that Tammy and I had wandered around lost in about a month ago...


This picture was an accident but I feel like it shows possibly how stinky it is...  so stinky!!

uhhh interesting..  Poo said we shouldn't cook with these...

poor little frogs waiting for execution...

I guess people eat snakes...

These little skinned frogs were so sad, the one in the middle on the bottom was still BREATHING!!
TRAUMATIZING!!!

crickets I think...

Beetles...

Poo showing us roaches...ewww



ant eggs



ants


Buffalo skin Thai's like to eat!!

fish, and one jumped 

spices...


rice.. sticky and otherwise

Thai's love clear bags!!




All these watermelon are for today only!!!  crazy!!

I think this might be some of the dried PEEP PEEP that we got in the side of the road on the way to Hua Hin!!


Poo uses these knives!  I bought one!!  very exciting huh........



this juice was warm and not my cup of tea...


uh no thank you!!!




chicken feet...









The barracudas on the bottom are what we saw in Turks and Caicos up close and personal!!


A rolling rack of meat!!!

I think today is a 3 shower day...

  

curry!!!  red and green I guess..

 They love plastic sacks!!



stinky...



Off to the cooking kitchen!!!  So many pictures I thought I should break up the post into 2!!!