A small triumph

It’s fascinating the things you discover during exercises like these ones.  After assuming I was going to take photos of some of the large trees around our house as large, heroic subjects that have triumphed over time and all it has to offer, what do I actually submit?  A plate of food.  I suppose I gravitate to the domestic.

I have to explain though, that this afternoon I managed to make the perfect stir fried veggie noodles.  This was a great victory for me as I never seem to get my noodles or rice to finish at the right time for the veggies which tend to be overcooked and a rather dismal khaki.  Or I burn my onions (fortunately the one vegetable you can burn without too many issues) which paints everything brown and adds ashen flecks.  Anyways, although always tasty, I have never made a pretty stir fry.  Today however, I nailed it.  The broccoli was the perfect colour, the purple cabbage stayed crunchy and didn’t turn everything else red and the onions did not in any way burn or overcook.  Add to it that the sauce did not overpower the rest, either visually or taste wise and it was perfect.

As the plate provided a fairly reasonable white balance, even under artificial light, it didn’t need much in the way of tweaking, just upping the brightness and saturation a smidge.  So here is my triumph, a pretty udon noodle dish right out of a cook book.

a perfect stir fried noodle at last - karen from earth harvest cafe, Meaford
A pretty dish of noodles makes for a tasty triumph.