Toronto, Canada, taken on September 11, 2009
For a friend’s birthday many years back, I decided to try to make a cheesecake. Of course I was no cake-making expert and didn’t know much about the technicalities of making such a cake, so I called it a “quest”. And was it a success? At least it looked good, I think? After all, kiwis and strawberries are forever the unbeatable colour combo. In terms of taste, let’s just say…it could be improved, that’s all I remember! 😛
Bordeaux, France, taken on February 9, 2013
When thinking of food items that are enveloped, many classic Chinese dishes come to mind – zongzi (stuffed sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leafs), spring rolls, baozi (stuffed buns), and of course the ever so famous dumplings, or jiaozi. These are a must-eat during Chinese new year. Juicy, savoury fillings wrapped in a skin made of dough, ready to be devoured…yum!
Nintendo has Cooking Mama, but we have the sister who’s cookin’ up a meal…sort of. She seems to be confident in her skills – wonder how it will taste? (I love the shirt, by the way 😉 )
I’ve been indulging myself with salmon for the past month, and realizing how good baked salmon tastes, I made it again for dinner. Yum!
Ever since I saw Stephane’s post about the most perfect rack of lamb he made, I’ve been itching to try it on my own. Then a few days ago Florence showed me a mouthwatering photo of a rack of lamb that she made. That was it. I was going to make it. Tonight. With a huge kitchen and a lovely oven at my disposal, there was almost no reason NOT to give it a try. And it worked magically. Stephane’s suggestion was so simple yet so perfect. I had doubts when I was cooking but when I bit into the juicy, tender meat, I felt like my life has been completed. Thanks Stephane and Florence for the inspiration!