Weird sex dreams, Sesame beef, Mango stuff
Just got back from telling my analyst about these exhausting dreams – half awake all night. Drowning in a shallow ice flow while I was trying to tell someone who’d left or painted the footprints by her bed, someone who was standing on the beach. Then sex in a doctor’s examination room with Barack Obama who couldn’t get it up and was looking over my shoulder at a nurse he found sexier than me. Then going into my dad’s basement flat to stay the night. He was there and wasn’t that interested in chatting to me even though we hadn’t seen each other for 25 year (he died in 1989). It was dark and there was a big sofa and his back, dark blue shirt, jeans, trainers, standing at the sink was very real. Shattering. Worse than being awake, except not, because if I’d been awake I’d have had to read this book my sister lent me about gender identity and lesbian rage and anal sex and stuff. That might actually have been even more gruelling.
Well, it’s a beautiful post-Brexit day and my patient this morning was a joy – talking about her family in Baku and looking satisfyingly cured(ish). Hey, it’s all relative. Took the dogs to the woods and am now going to advise you to make this supper I invented yesterday. Can’t guarantee it won’t give you really weird dreams though…
Lev wanted steak but I didn’t fancy a heavy French deal. Also, the mangoes were getting over-ripe.
Sesame Beef –
Sesame and olive oil
Ginger, Garlic, Sesame seeds
Peas, asparagus, sugar snap peas, mange-touts, anything green, spinach leaves, watercress, anything salady.
Boil the noodles and asparagus very briefly. Then make a salad with them (spinach? sugar snap peas? whatever) and dress it with lime juice, fish sauce and soy sauce, salt and pepper. Chopped chilli if you want. Fry a steak with chopped ginger and garlic and a bit of sesame oil in the olive oil. Slice the steak and put it on the salad. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. So good.
Pomegranate seeds (or whatever)-
Mix mango, pomegranate seeds, chilli, mint, parsley, salt, pepper, lime juice. You could do the same with oranges, or anything really. You could put olive oil in it. And garlic.
That’s it. Quick. So delicious.
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