But this time, over these first few months, ANY SECOND I’m either throwing up or wanting to throw up, the only exception is when I’m asleep. Once I wake up, I want to puke. Anything I eat has some annoying smell and strange taste. Even that glass of water I sip is the most distasteful liquid in the universe.
When my craving hits me, I feel like my saviour has arrived, I want an enormous portion. And I just eat and eat, that couple minutes when I gobble up that bowl of pho, I want to strip naked and jump into the bowl and swim with the noodle. After that, what I mean “after that” is around 10 minutes later, the after-taste starts to attack me, so bad that I don’t wants to eat for the rest of my life.
My best friend is lemon. 2000 packs of super lemon candy in my purse, 4000 cans of lemonade soda in my pantry, 7000 fresh lemon in my fridge. I cook with lemon ALL THE TIME……until the day my husband decides to divorce me.
Ingredients (serves 2-4):
8 – 10 large chicken drumsticks
salt and freshly ground pepper to season
3 tablespoon olive oil
4-5 slices of ginger
1 head of garlic, all cloves peeled and lightly crushed
few thyme sprigs
2 tablespoon white wine
2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
3 tablespoon honey
1 cup hot water or chicken stock
1 lemon, finely sliced
Season the drumsticks with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan. Brown the chicken pieces on each side over high heat for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan.
Add ginger, garlic and thyme to the pan. Stir fry lightly.
Add white wine to deglaze the pan. Drizzle over the soy sauce and honey.
Pour in hot water, add the lemon slices and drumsticks. Lower heat to medium high, let the liquid bubble until it becomes thick, about 10 minutes or until the drumsticks cook through. Add spoonful water at a time if the sauce becomes dry.
Transfer the chicken to a plate and serve immediately with steamed rice.