Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
A new cookbook! When I first came to the states years back I used to attend this private school in Santa monica and lived with a bunch of kids in a house from the same school. My piano teacher was a member of the school and I would go to her house for dinner every monday evening and have piano lesson afterwards and then stay over at one of their daughter's room, which was left vacant since they were older at the time and already moved out. She was an excellent cook and for a kid who was so used to eating only Chinese food, all these scallops and artichoke and pasta and her special salads were so amazing that I immediately fell head over heel with her cooking. I remember she had A LOT of cook books in her kitchen and countless spice jars and this book get used so frequently that the cover made an impression on me even though at the time I read very little English.
I can't wait to make some delicious dishes out of this book. Come to think of it, besides playing the piano, this was the teacher that inspired the love of cooking in me, otherwise I'd never pick up a spoon or turn on any stove!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
my attempts of BBQ have always been disasters, though I am getting the hang of it. Tonight's BBQ chicken was pretty decent, I need to control the timing better with charcoal but otherwise the chicken tasted great. The key is to marinade them for a few hours before they go on the grill, I only used dried rosemary, salt and pepper. Guess I will do even better next time, practice, practice!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I have a cook book by Julia Child and since I bought it it's been on my book shelf collecting dust, today in honor of the movie I saw over the weekend I made filets de poisson poches au vin blanc, a recipe from the Julia Child cook book. It turned out quite good, especially the mixture of onion, green onion and white wine, hmmm, yum!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I had so much fun today at the flea market! After that I couldn't figure out why anyone would want to buy anything from a shopping mall again. There were countless junks and treasures, I bought two necklaces and earrings from a lady who makes these herself, summer dresses and a vintage purse. What is a better way to spend sunday morning than picking out summer dresses? Honestly I don't think anything tops that. Over the weekend I saw two movies, In The Loop and Julie AND Julia, they were both excellenct movies, and so much humor in it. I was instantly inspired to cook again after watching all these yummy food in Julie and Julia, honestly, these days, all I eat are either fast microwaved foods or take out.