Isn’t that weird when a song comes on the radio and you are thinking of a film the song was in? Or maybe it’s just me.
Recently a song made me think of ‘Something Wild’.
And I had to watch it again for the zillionth time.
What’s not to like, it’s a great film. If you have a boring life and boring job you would probably love to meet Lulu, have a school reunion similar to hers and a crazy afternoon of drink driving, stealing and motel delights…
It’s one of the best for Ray Liotta and Jeff Daniels. And for me it carries this amazing vibe, it always makes me long for summer and adventure, makes me want to pack my bags and find my way across the country. Also fills me with nostalgia. It is really weird, but films like that make me feel like I miss my childhood, which I don’t, as mine was more like ‘Mommy Dearest’ than ‘The Wonder Years’. But that’s the magic of cinema…
You wouldn’t expect what I felt like eating with it…Nothing soaked with whiskey or topped with ice cream. Noodles! I know, random, but that’s one of the bloggers Paul S. fault – he was questioning me why I didn’t pick noodles for ‘Blade Runner’ and since then I couldn’t stop thinking of chow mein. This is a healthier version than your usual takeaway….
Soba ‘Chow Mein’:
2 carrots, grated
2 cups chopped Chinese leaf cabbage
1-2 cm ginger, grated
spring onions, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 small chilli chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
For the sauce:
1 tsp honey or agave syrup
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp teriyaki
1. Heat sesame oil in a pan. Add ginger and chilli. Stir and fry for 4-5 minutes. Add carrots, cabbage and half of the spring onions (whiter bits). Fry on a medium heat till tender.
2. In the meantime cook soba noodles and make the sauce. Add noodles and sauce to your vegetables, mix well, fry for another 2 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of the remaining spring onions.