So, breakfast at work is 7am till 9:15am. You are allowed 1 rasher of bacon, 1sausage and either 1 fried egg or portion of scrambled egg. Yeah, people swap the sausage for bacon or vice versa. Basically, you’re allowed any three items. Then there’s as much beans, tomatoes, hash browns, fried bread, cereal, fresh fruit, danish pastries, toast and drinks as you want.
Now, 7:20am comes along. There’s about two people eating, and two other staff.
A middle-aged lady in expensive shit comes.
Me: “Morning! How’re you doing. Early, isn’t it haha?”
Lady: “Yeah. Hunh.”
M: *blinks* “What can I get for you today?”
L: “Scrambled egg. Bacon. Sausage.”
M: *puts bacon on first, then sausage and then S.E* “Is that enought for you?”
L: *silent glare*
M: “Alright, well help yourself to everything on the next servery, there’s also toast, fruit and cereal to your right and the beverage station is on the far wall. The cutlery is just over on the trolley with all the pots.” *tries to hand plate over*
L: “I want another one. I said scrambled, bacon, sausage.”
M: *checks plate* Yes, that what you have.“
L: “No, you put it on in the wrong order. Do another one and get it right, you stupid girl. Do you not have an education to get a real job?”
M: “Actually, Madam, I have a BTEC diploma in Health and Social care with focus on caring for the elderly, but I like to work here and meet new people every day.”
L: “Are you calling me old? I want to see your manager!”
M: “Of course.” *calls over co-worker*
CW (P) “What’s wrong?”
L: “She called me old and refused to serve me.”
M: P, she asked for scrambled, bacon and sausage. I put the meat on first, then the egg. She then belittled me for apparently not putting it on in the right order.“
P: *sorts situation, tells me to have a drink.*
So that’s how I got yelled at for not putting breakfast on in the order they said.
Experimenting using Jack fruit as a meat replacement (as advised by vegan work mum).
It… Is actually pretty good. When fried the jack fruits fibrous nature give a pretty ‘meaty’ texture. It takes the taste of the sauce and has no fruity taste to it at all.
Truthfully, I wouldn’t know it was a fruit replacement - and I could probably be convinced it was a slightly tough meat (but it’s my first go, without cooking tips - I can probably do better with some trial and error)
Their first date wasn’t planned. Two weeks after getting together, Nico randomly said “let’s go somewhere” and led Percy out of the apartment to get some dinner at a local diner. Percy got a cheeseburger and fries with a milkshake and Nico ordered fried chicken and a fruit cup.
They had lighthearted conversations to laugh at and picked at each other’s food. When they left, Percy gave Nico the rest of his milkshake then took him to see a highly anticipated movie. They shared a big tub of popcorn, and after the credits rolled they kissed each other’s buttered salty lips.
It was romantic and cheesy, which was fine with them due to the sloppy, awkward confession they had while covered in mud two weeks before.
Fresh jumbo scallops are quite easy to find around supermarkets in Vancouver. I have fell in love with scallops since a few years back when I first started cooking. There is so much you can do with scallops, from eating them completely raw to completely cooked and they’re complimenting to a variety of flavors.
8-10 jumbo scallops
¼ cup strawberries
1 parsnip or yam
salt & pepper
2 tsp white pepper powder
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp corn starch
1. Pat the scallops dry. Then sprinkle on some white pepper powder then cover all the scallops and both sides with corn starch. Set aside.
2. For the mashed parsnip or yam, cut them into smaller 1 inch chunks, then boil in minimally salted water until soft. Drain the water, then place into a large bowl and mash with a masher.
3. Then prepare the strawberry vinaigrette. First mash up the strawberries well. Then add in the white vinegar, sugar and olive oil, mix well.
4. To cook the scallops, simply heat up a frying pan then add in a small amount of olive oil. Then sauté the scallops until they’re golden brown, each side for about 1.5 minutes.
5. Assemble the prepared parsnips, strawberry vinaigrette, spring greens and cooked scallops before serving.