Monday, May 25, 2009

It's Been Too Long and I'm Lost Without You~

You may have noticed, that this blog does not really live by its name. But I am currently going through a cooker's slump and do not feel inspired to so much as to dice a carrot let alone cook a dish =(.

If I do try to cook it will only result in me burning down the kitchen in a fit of anger.

Hopefully, I'll get over this hump of annoyance and go back to cooking but till then~ lalalalalalalala

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Curry Me, Love~

That is what happens when there are no cliche quotes about curry or any popular references it to it. I have to make up my own! Curry me, carry me, (comma) love but it can also be like means curry, me love! Yea...I'll stop that now.

Lamb curry, I love this picture! I think mutton works better on account of being more flavorful and better for slow cooking involved in curry but lamb is good too. I brown the lamb than sweat the onions with star anise.

Added the curry powder and stock.

And then I forgot to photograph the rest of the steps so here's another bowl of curry I made, this time it's chicken and carrots. The carrots make it a lot sweet, kinda like Japanese style curry.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What's Up Doc?

I hate your snotty little ass, that's what =.=! And nothing illustrates my hatred of that pesky rabbit more than me eating it.

But animation is not that delicious so I had real rabbit instead. Very classic preparation, rabbit stew in stock, white win, shallots, garlic, green onions, carrots, and celery.



I hate the phrase "tastes like chicken" because they say that for everything and everything can't possibly "taste like chicken" but in this case, it quite tastes like chicken. Except gamier, more flavorful than most chicken I've ate but also more dry. I will try this again when I go to the farmer's market where it should be cheaper than No Frill =.=!

And this is a bunny that I will LOVE to eat:
Roar~ ;D (yea, I know he bats for the other team...)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Crepe Expectations

I love crepe, but mainly, the IDEA of crepe. A flat sheet of pastry (I guess you can call a crepe a pastry...right?), filled with all kind of wonderful flavors? But for some reason, it's one of the hardest things to get right! Usually, they overfill it, use out of season fruits (Are you sure this is a strawberry? Are you sure it's not A LEMON?!?!), and ladle it with too much sauce so it becomes all drippy. So I kept ordering crepes because they LOOK and sound so enticing but always ended up disappointed. UNTIL one day, I went to Japan (sounds like I just decided to take a plane there but no, I'm sure my parents did some planning) and had the most delightful crepe! It was bananas and cream. And then the second time of my crepe epiphany was when I was in downtown and ate at this really popular crepe place and I loved it! Downside was that it's far from my house (Scarborough, BOOOOO!!!!), shit overpriced, and they did not put enough fillings!

So I decided to make my own a year later. Yea, that chronology makes sense.

I had my Nutella and bananas and went wild~

A crepe, Alton Brown's recipe, I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!

Generous amount of Nutella.

Bananas! (Do not quote Doctor Who again! Do not quote Doctor Who again!)

Yea, it kinda looks like a burrito...


Thursday, May 14, 2009

A HK Cafe Staple

And a Chinese classic. I remembered wanting to make it since I saw this old HK show with Bobby Au Yeung called Happy Ever After. It's set in like the olden times and Bobby is like a talented chef and eventually becomes the royal chef (I never got why people actually wanted to be that, if the Emporor so much as coughed, your whole family is dead), and like all good TVB series there is backstabbing and conspiracies!! Anyways, the dish I remembered the most is Ma Po Tofu, because that's the dish he remembered when he was a kid before someone (father?) died while making them, and he was trying to recreate it but failed several times. Finally, the secret was coating tofu with egg whites and using meat juices to flavor the sauce rather than actual ground beef. I never even heard of that dish before I watched the show but it made me REALLLLLY wanted to try it. I didn't do any of that shit of course but I make Ma Po tofu!



It was both a successful and an unsuccessful dish, it was good failed in the sense it did not taste like Ma Po Tofu...hmm...=/. Still good though!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I've Got Crabs!!!

Stop it you perverts.

I meant:

I steamed it in white wine =D!


I love crab, I think they are sweeter than lobsters and they have more of that yellow stuff and crab roe is sooooooooooo good!

More pictures and how to disassemble it:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Pie for a Fun-Gi!

I love mushrooms, I love pie, so of course the obvious equation to that is a mushroom pie! And I am loving the taste of white wine with everything so I made a mushroom cream pie (or I'm going to be fancy here and call it a galette, which is french for free form pie crust or something like that) with a white wine crust.



Try it! Recipe and instructions here:

Kermit Bale approves =D!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Pie Hole: As in Shut Your-or in This Case Open Yours

Cause this pie is so damn good!


An American classic (what does that have to do with me when I am a Canadian? Nothing...I was born in America though..) but it tastes fantastic, good pie should not be so nationalistic!

Anyways, it's apple pie with cheddar baked in and on the crust, and underneath the filling. Yes, I do watch and love Pushing Daisies.

Anyways, follow my journey here!

And may I just say, how can ABC cancel this lovely, LOVELY show?! Where else can I see my favorite pie maker and dead girl?! And Itty Bitty! And knitting detective (he doesn't really had a nickname...) And where else can we see something like this?!

Ugh, television viewers.
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Monday, May 4, 2009

I Like Bananas, Bananas are Good


Ah! Look at that, look at that. Best banana muffins ever and courtesy of Alton Brown. His recipes are seriously, THE BEST! The muffins had a lot of banana flavor, they were moist, and soft, and ADDICTING.

But of course, you can't get great results without great effort and this had a whole lot of effort!

I took pictures of the step to step process here:

And remember:
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Bananas: Great for fighting EVIL!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Blogging: Redux

Okay, originally concept not working out, I really don't need a normal blog if I have a livejournal (which you should all read!!) so it's going to focus the thing I love most (not me, besides me...) FOOD! So I will TRY MY BEST to live up to the name of this blog! I'm thinking of posting one food picture a day? Maybe even more than one! And a story or two...and by story I meant actual story, I like writing stories, about food. I will make it into like a comic or something (have been reading Kitchen Princess <3!) but I can't draw so it'll just be words. I wish Blogger have cuts. and that is my main blog, where I just ramble...on and on...about food as well as everything else...(no filter).