Summer is well underway and nearly every day here has been 90 or above and this week is more of the same. Except for one rain shower the other day, it has also been dry. Too hot to go outside and do yard work so I spend my time inside stitching. I have completed the Oahu Sampler and am starting another (which one to do next- Big Island, Maui or Kauai?). I am also stitching some small silhouettes of Hawaiian landmarks. Working on some more Postcards and maybe another book of quilt patterns. Please let me know what you would like to see.
One of the things I miss most about living in Hawaii is the food. So many cuisines: Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and so many more! This recipe for Chicken Namasu is a refreshing warm weather dish:
2 lb chicken
5 cucumbers (preferably seedless), peeled and sliced thin
1/4 cup Japanese rice vinegar
1 green onion, minced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shoyu (soy sauce)
1/4 cup sesame seed oil
3 TBSPs Hon-Dashi (bonito soup base, optional)
Add chicken to pot of boiling water and simmer until done. Debone and shred chicken into small pieces. Combine chicken and cucumber in glass serving bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chicken-cucumber mixture. Refrigerate before serving. If preparing ahead of serving time, chill all ingredients and add sauce to chicken-cucumber mixture shortly before serving. Enjoy!
And finally, another free chart for your stitching enjoyment. I've seen a few rainbows this summer and it made me think of this Rainbow Aloha which I featured in News That Counts way back in 1989!