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The reflections and comments of a resident in Southsea, Portsmouth, England.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

When in doubt have noodles!

That I'm obsessed with noodles, it's true. I love noodles and have done so since a tiny tot. So I have noodles at least once a week and sometimes I get away with more!

My noodles obsession has also inspired other people such as John the papercut artist and Matt the radio man. So I thought I'd share with you my simple, fail-safe recipe.

Ingredients:
A round of dried noodles, about 75 grams,
softened in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp malt vinegar

Heat the oil in a frying pan or a wok and fry the onions for 10 minutes on medium heat until slightly browned and caramelised. Add the soften noodles and the rest of the ingredients, fry for another 5 minutes. As I like mine rather crispy, let it cook on high heat until you get some of the noodles crisp.

I usually add in any vegetables I might have in the fridge; pieces of broccoli, carrots or spinach. Add this with the onions half way through its caramelising.

And almost always I like my noodles with a fried egg, which I add when the noodles are crisping. You may need to add more oil to the pan to help the noodles crisp and the egg frying.

Enjoy!

Noodles with spinach and bacon





Happy New Year

I hope this year is full of possibilities for you!

We have started the year well with some amazing Stargazing events at the Spinnaker Tower. Cosmologists from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation were showing sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy, alongside members of the Hampshire Astronomical Group, the British Science Association and Astrium.

Next month we will host the biggest Dickens birthday celebration, marking the bicentenary of his birth. All eyes will be on his birth place Portsmouth. I will be telling you more about what will be happening for this Dickens year.

As on Monday 23 January we are also going to celebrate Chinese New Year, I wish you all double happiness.

Here are some photos from the Spinnaker Stargazing event on 17 January.

Building a planisphere

A telescope waiting for the stars

Simon and the comet he created
Getting excited about astronomy!