Ok ... the best way to get yourself out of a rut is to find an activity that you both enjoy doing, sadly in our case its not the beast with 2 humps, so the next best alternative is something that can both excite and feed the soul ... food.
So we decided to try our hand at making a laksa paste ... not any old laksa paste, but the Sarawak variety.
Suitably inspired by the Three Hungry Tummies (and if you've never heard of this blog, crawl out from under your rock, prostrate before the Asian food gods and recite 10 Nasi Lemaks and 5 Beef Rendangs as penance!), we decided to spend an afternoon developing early onset RSI and heat induced vertigo by standing over a wok for the better part of an hour constantly stirring Laksa Paste.
I have to say that it was well worth the effort as the resultant jar of yummy goodness has already served us well several times over.
Try it! Go on!