Monday, June 29, 2009

The World Is My Scallop! I Will Eat Congee! A Double Whammy!

I finally made scallops! Simply fried in clarified butter. Really simple and they tasted great. They are best made simply, and you MUST use naturally dry scallops (or diver scallops they are also called) because the other stuff don't give you a nice crust. Fresh scallops just taste sweet and like the sea but in a good way~


And since I haven't updated in a while, there's more! I didn't take picture cause I was pissed off half way through I made chicken congee, much better than the ones in restaurant in my opinion.

Recipe and instructions:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'll Have My Cup and Eat It Too!!!!

Now I'm actually not a big fan of cup cakes's essentially small cakes why have it in a cup? And with the whole trendy and Sex and the City and Magnolia's....yea...(though I do love that show!). But I'm experimenting and...I'm not making a big ass cake just to experiment on it and have it fail! So yea I made small cupcakes with it.


For more pictures and my wit and sass *bats eyelashes*

Sunday, June 21, 2009

When All Else Fails

I love cookies! They are so easy to make! And they are in abundance =D!

Simple Chocolate Cookies, they are also break up cookies!

Instructions and stuff:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Sand Witch~

Mob: Burn her! Burn her!

Uh...sandwich! SANDWICH!

As in:

Toast, guacamole with tomatoes and topped with steak. Mmmm sandwich *drools*, it's very simple but so good!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

5 Minute Meal

Suck on that Rachel Ray!


I was lazy and wanted some good and fast. Had ground chicken, basic aromatic vegetables, and noodles from yesterday that were superfluous and needed using up. I browned the ground chicken, add salt, add in the onions to sweat, add pepper, add butter and a little bit of flour, added some stock, then noodles, and topped it off with cilantro. It reminds me of being a child and my grandmother will just mix everything together for dinner =.=. Very...nostalgic, except of course mines taste better o.o.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

This is Madness.


Yea I made pasta with a mushroom cream sauce.


It doesn't look the dish I just said but it is. Perhaps I should have added more cream though~

recipe and instructions:

Monday, June 8, 2009

Nothing Is Real and Nothing to Get Hung About

Strawberry pie forever?

The first time I remember eating strawberries was when my cousins came from HK and we went to pick them in bushes. It was hot and full of bugs (the fields not the strawberries) but the strawberries were absolutely DELICIOUS! And that's when I start liking strawberries.

Unfortunately not all strawberries are created equal and Canada is stuck in an ice age 75% of the time. Out of season strawberries are sour, bland, and just never taste like what they could taste like. Makes me wonder why so many people like strawberries, I think they just like the idea of them, and they're pretty.

But I was in St. Lawrence Market a while back and the strawberries looked really nice so I picked up a basket anyways. It was five dollars! But tasted sweeter and better than the ones at the grocery stores. And after a marathon of Pushing Daisies I was in pie mode again.

It all starts here:
The strawberries of course, they were quite inspiring.

And ends like this:



For recipe and instructions:

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Bitch is Back!

Cause it felt so empty ~without me~!

After a week of emancipation from the kitchen and outside food I had to cook again to appease my queasy stomach (too much junk food =(). I did not hate it, I think I am starting to like gastronomical activities again!

To celebrate, I popped some popovers (champagne is overrated) with some homemade chocolate ice cream. Popovers are sort of like cream puffs, they have one big hole in the middle amongst several tinier holes. Usually there's a depression from the top when the steam eventually escape and cannot support it anymore but I sorta broke the bottom so it's not enclosed (._.').




Popover from the culinary genius, Alton Brown! Ice cream recipe from David Lebovitz =D!