OK what is a gerund....It is a verb acting as a noun. IE Run is a verb but Running can be a noun for example Running is fun. Running is the Noun and is fun is the verb phrase....So there you have it ...gerunds
So I took another cooking course today but more importantly I went to the local food market before my cooking class. What a cool experience. They had about 25 different types of rice. They had sticky rice...just what you think it is sticky....Then of course jasmine rice and black rice in all different grades and quality to suit your cooking needs. They also had lots of different kinds of chilies from mild to super hot...Size does not matter the smallest pepper they sell is the hottest pepper around.
Then I went to my cooking class where today I made the following
Yellow Curry the secret ingredient that makes it yellow are turmeric and curry powder
Thai vegetable soup the tofu, coconut milk and kaffir lime are what makes it special
Fried Chicken with cashew nuts...hmm delicious one cashews, carrots, chicken, oyster mushrooms
Spring rolls...yep I know how to make them now...they were great
Stir Fried Big noodles...really wide rice noodles like 2 inches wide...flavored with dark sweet soy sauce...this was yummy
Mango with sticky rice...wonderful dessert, I brought this one home for dessert later tonight
Pad Thai...easier than I thought it was going to be..
The class was on a farm about 20 miles outside of Chiang Mai and we picked some of the vegetables that we cooked with so that added a special twist to it.
I have to say cooking and eating all day is exhausting and tiring...I am thinking a nice massage so I will be heading downtown and go to my massage place.
I have also included some pictures of the market which was really great. You will see baskets of rice, bags of chilies, all kinds of bottled sauces and garlic and greens, a real festival for your eyes.
The you will see a picture of me in my Thai cook's hat getting ready for my day of cooking.