Half awake, I sip my warm cup of tea to wake myself up, when my attention is drawn towards my little nook as it is glistening. Next thing I see is pixie dust all over my laptop.
Hi Malou! I'm the Fairy Hobmother, spreading light and joy across the blogosphere with the help of talented bloggers like you, the note said.
I take a few more sips to wake me up further but the note continued: I tracked down your blog from a comment you left on another blog and was pleased to find your impressive selection of delicious recipes, some of which I would never have thought of in a million years. Your creamy potato salad with orange zest is genius!
I'm delighted to say that I think you deserve a little something from the Fairy Hobmother to brighten your day, so I'd like to send you a gift in the form of a $50 voucher for Amazon to do with as you please.
Before I could even open my mouth to say thank you, I hear wings flapping, as he leaves a trail of twinkling pixie dust.
Now, if you believe in fairy tales, leave a comment and you might get a visit from him. Did I say "him?" Yes it's a "him" because apparently the Hobmother is a guy named Matthew Mitchell . You could find him on Twitter @Fairyhobmother or you could visit him too at Appliance Online and find out how he could help you with your kitchen appliances. He offers a wide array of gas cookers that will be right for your personal specifications. He is not only your "appliance specialist" but he is definitely good in the business of spreading joy and light! Thank you my Fairy Hobmother.
Now, if you want some magic in your kitchen, get ready for this easy chicken recipe that I'm going to share with you. Get your "wands" ready as I share with you:
Lemon Wasabi Chicken
4 pcs chicken breast skin on, cut into strips
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 c almonds
1/2 c soup stock
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp white sugar (optional)
2 thinly sliced ginger
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon
3 beads of wasabi paste (you could add more if you want if you like the heat)
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, thoroughly mix chicken with soy sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, wasabi paste. Toss cornstarch to coat chicken. Set aside.
*Note: If you are not in a rush, you can refrigerate the chicken to allow the marinade to soak in.
In a skillet, heat cooking oil. Add chicken, do not stir immediately. Allow one side to caramelize then flip it to caramelize the other side as well. Add the nuts, stir fry until cooked. Drizzle some sesame oil to enhance the flavor. Season with salt and pepper.
And voilà like magic, dinner is ready... Yes, believe... Happy Monday!