Monday, July 23, 2012

Concert, curry and customer service.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

On Saturday David played his show in Columbus with his band "The Stars Collapse" and it was awesome to see him play. I have never been to one of his concerts before so this was a premiere and I was more than excited. They played at the Volatility Festival in Ohio. 
I took a couple of pictures but I am really sorry about the quality. I wasn't able to charge my camera because I just didn't find the charger. Well, that's me. So I had to take the pictures with my iPhone. Not the best quality ever.

That's the band. David is the great bass player on the left. I can't wait to see them play again in August!

I think I took 50 pictures during the concert and David never looked into the camera. He always looked at his bass or the ground. 
He is such a great musician and I am so proud of him! 
Schatz, you're my one and only rock star!

So yesterday I wanted to cook an Indian curry, I love the Indian cuisine so much and I wanted to see if David likes it too.
I already had lots of vegetables but I needed to go to the store to get some coconut milk and curry pasta. I thought this wouldn't be a big problem and I knew that the store has coconut milk because I bought it there before. So I looked for the curry paste....everywhere....first I looked in the aisle with the foreign specialties. Nothing. I looked at the aisle where they have ketchup, mustard etc. Nothing. I looked at every other aisle. Still no curry paste. Then I had the idea to just ask somebody. The customer service in America is excellent so I  was sure that this person could help me. 
I had this dialog with the person who works at the store:

Me: Excuse me, I am searching for curry paste. Can you tell me where I could find it?

Person: I don't even know what that is.

Me: It is Indian and it is a paste made of spices, you can get red or green curry paste. It is usually in a little glass container.

Person: I have no idea.

Me: (Speechless). Well, thanks for your help.

What a nice person. I at least expected her to come with me and look around. But nothing happened. What a great experience.
I ended up going to another store. I found it there and I was able to cook my Indian curry.

Sorry the quality of this picture is really terrible.

Here is what you need:

2 cups of brown rice. I don't exactly know how many grams that it but I say maybe 300g.
1 green pepper
250 g mushrooms
200 g chick peas
1 can of coconut milk
5 teaspoons curry paste
other spices (I used more curry, garlic, pepper and salt)

Boil the rice. In the meantime cut the pepper and the mushrooms and roast them in a pan. Add the chick peas and use lots of spices (I love spices and everything I cook is very spicy). Add the rice and then the coconut milk. Let it cook for a couple of minutes and then add the curry paste. And then more spices. 

Easy recipe but also very delicious. 

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!


  1. that looks amazing! will definitely have to save this recipe to try it one day.

    1. Thanks, Jes! I hope you like it too!

  2. I love curry, I think I lived on thai green curry for a while :)

    Did David like it too?

    1. Curry is my favorite! :) And David liked it too! Unfortunately he added some chicken to his curry. :(

  3. Hmmmmm...never had curry! I lived in a house one time where they cooked with it ALL THE it took us FOREVER to get it out! lol!

  4. Congrats to David for the concert! :D And I LOVE curry! I've never cooked with curry paste, though, I'll have to try it ;).

    Have a fun week, sweet Katrin!

    1. Thanks, Miki!
      You should really try it, it's delicious!
      Have a fabulous week, my dear Miki!

  5. I'm so happy for you you had a great time at your first concert with David's band. How exciting! Wish I could hear them play too :)

    This woman at the store probably never cooked anything foreign I guess...glad you found the curry paste in another store at least.
    That curry sounds delicious!

    Have a great day, sweet Katrin. Sending you lots of hugs :)

    1. They are really great! I am excited to see them next month again! I am sure they will be really famous soon and go on a world tour. :)

      Yeah, that woman was really stupid. I am glad I found it at the other store!
      Have a lovely day! Hugs!

  6. It`s ute how supportive you are of David! How often do they have public appearances? How often do they practise?

    That curry looks sooooo good! I love Indian food, but don`t cook it often enough!

    Too bad though that the sales person wasn`t too helpfull :( I think its good you went somewhere else!

    Miss Sugar Shack

    1. They practice once a week. They don't have that many concerts. But hopefully they will play some more shows. There's one next month in Columbus.

      I love Indian food. It's one of my favorites.

      Yeah, that person was so stupid. Stupid store.

  7. Mmmmmm indian curry is my favourite! Looks good!

    1. :)) It also tastes really good. I love Indian curry. :)

  8. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I love everything containing curry paste and coconut milk! Will have to test this one out for sure, never used chick peas in it before, sounds yummy!

    1. You're welcome! I hope you will like it too. I use chick peas for everything, they are one of my favorite vegetables!

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