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PostHeaderIcon This Week’s Tweets for 2009-11-08

  • Tofuudi loafing on the couch http://twitpic.com/okoi2 #
  • Like WSJ article – listening to what your body is trying to tell you, e.g., uneven shoulder height could be scoliosis or spinal degeneration #
  • …Good judgment and common sense are essential." J. Wooden on self-control. #
  • J. Wooden – The Pyramid of Success: " Self-Control: practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control…. #
  • UCLA Coach John Wooden "Enthusiasm: Brushes off upon those with whom you come in contact. You must truly enjoy what you are doing." #
  • http://tinyurl.com/ykgs2zf — was revisiting and thot this was fun — humor centered around light verse on longevity #
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PostHeaderIcon This Week’s Tweets for 2009-11-01

  • J. Wooden on cooperation: "Listen if you want to be heard." "Be interested in finding the bet way, not in having your own way." #
  • J.Wooden's goal for cooperation is followed by some guidelines: "Cooperation — With all levels of your coworkers" is the goal… #
  • good readRT@GPSstuff General GPS (google): GPS: How the world found itself-New Zealand Herald http://bit.ly/40KGC6 Full http://bit.ly/3udvaq #
  • @MelodyLeaLamb good Gandhi reminder — thnx in reply to MelodyLeaLamb #
  • #CreditCardRates — hey folks, anybody out there know how to handle the rate increases and new fees? #
  • @arcadia1 http://twitpic.com/n0xl7 – Inspiring — just picked up some new varieties — love the idea of making living, green gifts. #
  • "Loyalty: To yourself and to all those depending upon you. Keep your self-respect" John Wooden; I especially like this one… #
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PostHeaderIcon Stir-Fried Watercress Topped with Bacon

DoT’s Thot: I realized a little while ago that mothers typically pass on family recipes through the learn-as-you-grow and in-my-mother’s-kitchen methods.  Unfortunately for my sons, I did not make the transition to teaching my sons that way.  They have had occasional cooking lessons and they are handy at Boy Scout campout cooking — basic fried rice, pasta, eggs and bacon, hamburgers, etc.

The calls to Mom about cooking have occurred and I now have the time to record some recipes.  I have decided to amp up this blog’s section on the home cook  front — not the culinary-schooled finesse stuff, but the nitty-gritty, got to feed the family cooking.  This section is dedicated to recording requests from my sons and preserving family favorites as well as revisiting some childhood and adult favorites from Hawaii.  In addition, I will add in some of my Indian flavored dishes (some are fairly authentic and some are modified to my taste.  I am happy to report that this is because of requests from both sons — they happily want to learn to cook more.

Mom's Stir-fried Watercress Topped With Bacon

Mom's Stir-fried Watercress Topped With Bacon

Family Favorite:  Stir-Fried Watercress Topped with Bacon

One of the absolutely favorite family side dishes is stir-fried watercress topped with flavorful bacon pieces.  Watercress is one of the very dark greens that cooks up quickly into a brightly colored, appealing vegetable and very easy to make. Watercress is in that class of deep-colored, healthful veggies, but we just like to eat this stuff.

Ingredients for Stir-fried Watercress Topped with Bacon

    • 1 large Hawaiian bunch of watercress OR
    • 2 or 3 small bunches of mainland (e.g., California) watercress
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon Asian  sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 slices of bacon

Steps to Cooking Stir-fried Watercress Topped with Bacon

  • Clean Watercress and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • Cook bacon
    • (I microwave mine)
    • wrap in paper towels
    • squeeze as much grease as you can out of the bacon
    • chop into small pieces
    • set aside
  • Peel garlic cloves, cut and discard hard ends, slice thinly
  • Put a wok on medium high and when heated add sesame and olive oils along with garlic
  • When garlic sizzles and is translucent (30 seconds to a minute), add watercress
  • Turn heat to high and add bouillon cube, smashing it on the bottom of the wok
  • Stir fry on high until watercress is limp and very bright green (only takes a few minutes)
  • Turn off the heat, transfer watercress, lifting it out of the water that comes out of the veggies
  • Top with the chopped bacon and serve as a side dish or “okazu”

Cook’s Comments on Sitr-fried Watercress Topped with Bacon

If you are vegetarian, skip the bacon and chicken bouillon.  Flavor with garlic adding salt and pepper.  It is still a very nice veggie to eat as stir fry.  Don’t overcook, because the watercress becomes dull in color and it does not improve anything.

Hope you enjoy the recipe.  Aloha, DoT

Related Posts:

Long Bunches of Hawaiian Watercress and Short Bunches of California Watercress

Vegetarian Recipes:  Star Anise Flavored Boiled Peanuts

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PostHeaderIcon This Week’s Tweets for 2009-10-25

  • experimenting with store-bought tomatoes and Indian pickles to make side salad dish — if it works, will blog it #
  • @PeterLiu47 Maui no ka 'oe to you and glad you made it back there — keep the pics coming — i miss home… from here in CA in reply to PeterLiu47 #
  • nice one — RT KekonaGirl RT @Newsage: “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” –Albert Einstein #
  • 2 cute 2B scarey? check out the tails..@mochimomo_HI Don't forget to get an Obakeneko shirt for Halloween! – http://bit.ly/ObakeNkoDkSht #
  • J.Wooden: Friendship- Comes from mutual esteem,respect & devotion. Like marriage it must not be taken 4 granted but requires a joint effort. #
  • Quality I want: "Industriousness – There is no substitution for work. Worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning" J.Wooden #
  • went back to John Wooden, UCLA basketball coach great for more good stuff: about qualities I wish to possess from his pyramid of success… #
  • must be time for the southern migration of monarchs from northern California back to Mexico…. #
  • they're baaack!! found 2 Monarch Butterfly caterpillars on my asclepsis plants… had seen butterfies a couple of weeks ago– back in OC,CA #
  • Been under the weather lately folks, so was off-air for a while, weather warmed up again and feeling a bit better, so getting back in groove #
  • many thanks for the #FF and mentions to @808Buu,@HawaiianKiko, @mochimomo_HI,@2BitViews (love the name),FunkyMunkey_SH,@LagoonBand #
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