I had the opportunity to go to Arches Thai (the new Thai restaurant in Moab) twice in the last week. My first Arches Thai experience was lunch with Jen. I ordered the Prik Khing (a dish I was hesitant to try to pronounce). Its menu description is: Prik Khing – Stir-fried green bean, bell pepper, carrot, onion, kaffir lime leaf with red curry paste, and your choice of meat. I had it with chicken. As always, I ordered it hot and spicy, and Arches Thai did not disappoint. This dish was delicious!
Jen ordered the Green Curry with tofu, and it was really good, too.
The second time I went, I had dinner there with Lynn. This time, we shared Gyoza as an appetizer (which I neglected to take a picture of). My entree was Curry Noodle (in the menu: Steamed Noodle in Thai curry sauce, with your choice of meat, and topped with crispy noodle, red onion, scallion, cilantro and lime). I ordered it with beef, but on reflection, chicken would probably have been better, but the dish was phenomenal! Here it is, before I dug in.
Lynn ordered the Lo Mein with tofu, and it was good, but not quite AS good. However, it did have lots of veggies, which I love!
We had the Sticky Rice with Mango for dessert, and that was delicious, too.
I ordered Shrimp in Blankets to go, to bring home to Rich. He liked them. They were shrimp wrapped in wonton skins, and fried.
Super good food! I am really looking forward to trying more of the items on the menu. Menu below – just click the thumbnails.
On May second of this year, I went to the annual plant sale at The Youth Garden Project here in Moab. I went there specifically to buy a peach tree for our yard. I had done my research, and decided I wanted one of the Fay Elberta trees. I wandered around the plant sale, picked out the exact tree I wanted, and hauled it up to the table to pay for it. Some Youth Garden employee told me I’d have to go put it back where it was, but I still had to pay for it that day. She told me it needed to ‘root out’, and that would happen within about 3 weeks. So, I paid for it ($50), and left. Keep in mind that was May 2nd.
On June 10th (more than 5 weeks later), I called the YGP, and asked if the trees were ready to be planted yet. I wanted to get it into the ground and rooting before the REAL heat of the summer hit. I was told they weren’t ready yet, and they would call me when I could pick it up. So, I waited. And waited. And waited.
Finally, on July 20th (2 and a half months later), I got a call from the YGP saying I could pick up my tree. I immediately went there, and got my tree. Rich dug a hole for it the next day, and into the ground it went. Such a cute little tree! The next four pictures are from the day we planted it. The fence is to keep the deer from munching on it too much.
Here is my adorable tree 3 weeks later, looking happy (August 12th):
End of the season peach tree, leaves getting colorful (November 24th):
The little peach tree is done for the year now, and is fast asleep. This picture is from December 1st. I’m hoping for great things from this little tree next year!
Thanks for checking out my new tree!