Sunday, June 23, 2013
You and I have memories
However, we did spend an afternoon exploring one new area of the city. It is a neighborhood mostly perched up hill from all the normal routes of life. I'd been to see Craigdarroch Castle in Rockland before, but I never knew that Rockland was also the location of the Victoria Art Gallery (mark that in my to-do list).
Our main goal for that excursion was the gardens around Government House. Government House is a huge mansion where the Lieutenant Governor of BC lives. (For those not in the know, the Lieutenant Governor is a non-elected substitute for the Queen. Totally without "real" power, but wielding a lot of colonial "figurative" power.)
Sesame Seaweed Salad
Garden Fresh Potstickers
Finely chop: 1/4 cup red pepper, 1/4 cup mushroom, 1/2 cup cabbage (or broccoli stems), 2 spring onions, 1 tsp finely grated ginger and 2 garlic cloves. Combine with tofu mixture, 3 tbsp edible flowers and 1 egg. (Our calendula is already flowering nicely).
To cook heat cooking oil in the bottom of a frying pan and arrange the dumplings in a single layer along the bottom of the frying pan. Cook until the bottoms are just starting to brown. Pour in 1/2 cup of water over the potstickers, put a lid on and continue to cook for 8 minutes. Remove the lid and allow all the water to evaporate, then serve. Serve with the dipping sauce.