dad’s stir fry a la lynley

i took dad’s stir fry recipe and put my own spin on it.  instead of chicken there is tofu and i added small corn cobs and broccoli.  the recipe calls for pecans but i swear i think dad also makes it with water chestnuts but he is notorious for adding water chestnuts to recipes including chilli once.


Some of the things we ate in England…

London Brewed Young’s Gold Beer — I drank this twice. Not in the same meal, but I could have. Cheers!

Vegetarian Fish (very deep-fried cheese that really looked like fish) and Chips and Mushy Peas!

I love me some mushy peas! No peas for J.Y. Note the candle in his tarter sauce — to be explained later


A huge meringue treat at the Globe– yeah, I ate this twice too.

It was really messy. This picture doesn’t do the mess justice at all. Even if you are at Hamlet in Shakespeare’s Globe, wearing black and eating  isn’t a meringue  good idea. Ladies in the Gentry boxes got a good laugh at my mess.

John’s birthday dinner. Simple tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pasta and a fantastic view of the Thames. I stuck birthday candles in all his food that day, granola bar included. This was the only meal we actually had fire at!

I didn’t record the “pancake” with cheese I ate outside of Westminster or the smoked salmon and eggs I had for breakfast, or  the fact that the Jack the Ripper Tour ended at my long coveted Montezuma Chocolate Shop (Fate is kind) or the endless things I ate on the plane, but it was all good. And yes, my fridge is full of posh chocolates.

Sunday Night Dinner: May 8, 2011- British Home Cookin’!

After taking a very strange and amusing Jack the Ripper Tour of old London, we ended up eating Sunday night dinner at S&M.

The S&M stands for “sausage and mash”  (potatoes that is). This turned out to be the best meal we had in London– who knew it would happen the first night!!

It was late, so the kitchen kept running out of things, but our waitress was Scottish and very sweet. Despite the limited menu she wanted to make sure we all got what we really wanted.

Both Kendra and I ended up with veg. spinach and cheese sausages. They were so good! I had ordered butternut squash and cheese, but like I mentioned before, they sold out.  I will just have to make them myself!

John had waffles. When they ran out of blueberries and she wanted to know if he would like chocolate or banana’s instead. I told her bananas and no chocolate would be great, but she wouldn’t believe me until I finally said, “I’m his wife, trust me. He loves bananas and he won’t want the chocolate.” It was cute and funny and I was right.

For dessert Kendra and I had the rhubarb crumble. I should have ordered it with custard — very British– like Kendra  did, but I went for the ice cream. It was unbelievably good!! Maybe it was the jet lag, but it honestly felt like a home cooked meal even though we were across the pond!