Friday, 12 June 2015

Steamed sea bass with ginger, chilli and pak choi

I have rarely done video posts on this blog because I think my actual presence probably spoils whatever voice you have for me in your head. Historically I have posted videos and everyone has gone "Oh my god you're so posh fnar fnar!" which I have found embarrassing. 

But in these last days, I feel I have less to lose, maybe it's time to throw a video into the mix just for a laugh. 

So the way I did this was just to write a normal post in a document and read it out - recipe and all - sitting at my desk in my "study" (our junk room). 

Here it is. This is what I really sound like, I'm afraid. Thank you in advance for not being mean. 






16 comments:

  1. Well that was delightful and you have a LOVELY voice.

    I have just emerged from my former good sleeper's room after a discussion (rant) about him hiding his phone, lying about it and watching boob videos. I draw no philosophical conclusion from this other than it all goes to shit at some point.

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  2. Could the new blog be a vlog? That was fun.

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  3. You're not posh! Not by north London standards. I think you sound positively normal compared to some of the people who live around there. Or maybe I'm getting mixed up with Notting Hill. Anyway, excellent vloggy thing. Liked it very much. Can you carry on with this frequency of posting recipes until The End please? You are making a very stressful month in which I am moving house much better. Oh and by the way your mate Becky used to be a client of mine. So really we're practically best friends.

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  4. The video is not showing up on my iPad.

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  5. Your voice is completely normal. And you're so thin!!!

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  6. Oh dear, I am not a doctor but it does sound like sleep apnoea. I have three kids, two awful and one fab sleeper. My middle son is 5 and has had the sleep apnoea thing resolved only lately - by adenoidectomy at 3 and THEN just recently with an adenoidectomy revision (they grew back a bit!!) and full tonsillectomy. If you want to grill me about it, it's been a real focus for us the last three years. He had all those symptoms you describe but it is not that straightforward. We have a bunch of friends in common, I'll pm you on facebook if you like. xx

    Ps my new discovery high-smoke point oils are rice bran oil (ocado) and grapeseed (ditto). x

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    1. oh my god yes we must speak!!!! I'm easy to find on Facebook

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    2. Done. Check your "other messages" box on Fbk.
      xx

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    3. Oh god, please also tell me about tonsillectomy, my 6yo is booked in for one in a couple of weeks. Do they really take two weeks to recover?!

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    4. Not for kids, they're generally up and about within a couple of days. Adults on the other hand.. it's like the devil walks by your side for 2 weeks...

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  7. The older they are, the more painful it is as adults have very vascularized tonsils apparently. I have to say that the first 2-3 days were the worst, but not terrible. Mainly recovery room shakes and bad mood, but drinking sips within minutes of us seeing him down there. Then 2-3 hours in bed before being discharged home so a day procedure. Then just make sure you keep on top of the meds as you don't want to have to get back on top of the pain management. They seem fine at first if you forget one dose but then they get all morose and moody and tearful. But mine was on half the recommended doses by day 4 and off almost all pain relief within a week. the blurb said a week to 10 days off school but really it is not a big deal at all, they say this to avoid infection risk during the worst of the healing process. You guys will be fine!! xx Good luck!

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  8. oh yes, and I forgot to mention that my son had a weird nasal voice for about a month after, but it does go back to normal. This is typical. xx

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  9. I like the cheeky wink at the end

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  10. Podcast podcast podcast!!

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  11. 1. That was great!
    2. You must be brilliant at reading bedtime stories - your voice is really expressive.
    3. You're really thin!
    4. Where's your wedding ring?

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    1. I am VERY good at bedtime stories, that's true, always better at things I know well. Sight-reading is not my strong point.

      My wedding ring is there somewhere! But not my engagement ring, which I don't wear because it catches on things and is very annoying

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