Friday, March 20, 2020

Cramps, Shopping, Medical,

Sadly I paid for my cooking enthusiasm yesterday, I should have sat down more to do my chopping prep work etc. I ended up with cramping thighs at about 5 this morning. However, having leftovers from the beef last night means I don't have to cook today although I am itching to do so.

It seems my grocery store have re-stocked and I should be able to get some of the things they didn't have earlier in the week although Becel still seems to be in doubt so I have asked ladydog if she can pick some up for me just in case. Costco has plenty of toilet paper apparently even if not the paper I prefer to buy, but I am fine for the moment and assume the hoarders will be stocked up enough by the time I want more.

I finally managed to get hold of my friend who has COPD and she is doing fine. Well, no special fear of Covid 19 at the moment. I was nervous because I couldn't get hold of her. Also, my cleaner is still coming in, I was concerned she might not.

Pity I can't walk in the park outside our windows, but walking far is not on my list of things to do any more unless they manage to fix my problems. I have an ultrasound on my heart on April 2, I wonder if that will be a go or not. I know major ops are being performed, but not sure about minor. It isn't at the hospital which is one good thing, I think.

I just ordered some Tilapia, this looked so good. Bit previous with his asparagus though, doesn't come out til end of April and I certainly wouldn't buy it before then.

Tilapia Baked in Thai Green Curry

Tilapia baked in tasty Thai green curried coconut milk

1 Tbs oil
1 Tbs green curry paste
1 14 oz can coconut milk
2 Tbs fish sauce
2 tsp sugar
1 lime, juice and zest
2 kaffir lime leaves, sliced
2 tilapia fillets
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1 red chili, sliced

1. Heat the oil in the a pan.

2. Add the curry paste and saute until fragrant, about a minute.

3. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and zest and lime leaves and bring to a boil.

4. Pour the curried coconut milk over the tilapia fillets in a baking dish.

5. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until cooked, about 15-20 minutes. The fish will be cooked when it flakes easily and it is no longer translucent.

6. Serve garnished with cilantro and red chillies

Servings: 2

Author: Kevin Lynch
Source: Closet Cooking

Have a great day



  1. Waking up to cramp is truly nasty isn't it? Sometimes mine are so vicious it feels as if the muscle is bruised.
    Hooray for the cleaning lady continuing to work her magic.
    My partner went to our Costco yesterday and said it had less on its shelves than the supermarkets.
    I do hope they are able to restock soon.

    1. Yes it is Sue, something I have suffered with in one degree or another for years.
      Yes, I was pleased she was coming.
      Saw a pic of our Costco showing dozens of toilet rolls. They should be able to restock, I am assuming the panic buying is all done by now.

  2. Elective surgery has all been cancelled, Jo. Makes sense when they may need all the equipment for patients with life or death conditions.

    1. Certainly David. This ultrasound is at the Boardwalk though so may still take place. We'll see. Mind you I hate that treck. Has bad memories as I blew a tire on the way back earlier this year.

  3. Let's keep our fingers crossed that we're able to flatten out the curves quickly and can get our lives back to normal.

    I made soup last night. I even used the instapot. I only mention that to impress you.

    1. Fingers certainly crossed Liz.

      And I am impressed.

  4. That looked delicious! So much going on these days! I know things will return to a new normal but just wonder when! Take care of yourself!


    1. Upi are right Betty. Hope your family, in particular your grandchild, will get through these days. Take care of yourselves too.