When a task has once begun
mardi, septembre 29, 2009
When a task has once begun
lundi, septembre 28, 2009
Our house seen from afar
The vineyard along the way
The grounds of the Villa
Homemade Soybean Milk
Basically you need to boil (e.g. 1 litre) soy milk and then let it cool down to between 75°C and 85°C. Dissolve 2 Tsp of the Nigari in 200ml of warm water and pour it in a big bowl. In one go, and at about 30cm above the bowl, pour the soybean milk in the bowl and let the mixture set for 5-10 minutes.
Drainage in the mould
Meanwhile I have just finished a 20-chapter Hong Kong TV series (War of the In-Laws 2) starring Liza Wang. I must say that nothing is better than watching a show in Cantonese. And I still prefer the veteran actors as the new generation of HK actors look weird and can't act as well. 4 more days to go be fore the Hub comes home. Just 4 more days of playing the zombie in front of the computer.
PS : If you're very hardworking you can also make your own soybean sheet...It's just the layer that forms on the top of the soybean milk as you are heating it.
vendredi, septembre 25, 2009
mardi, septembre 22, 2009
This recipe is adapted from Ken Hom's Wok & Co cookbook. Makes about 6-8 small pancakes.
Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
Duck and Cucumber Salad
dimanche, septembre 20, 2009
First the Babies are working on family trees or something like that at school and needed pictures of my parents, siblings etc. Then the parents received a letter addressed to me by Mr Lee of Portrait Master Studio in Singapore, informing us that he has since become an artist and had stopped operating his photo studio. Out of goodwill, he would sell us the negatives from our (long-ago) convocation photo sessions - would I be interested?
Anyway, all the best to that Mr Lee. It mustn't be easy converting from taking photos and touching them up manually to actually drawing and painting. Or maybe it is - what do I know?
vendredi, septembre 18, 2009
Was supposed to stay away from puff pastry, bacon and crème fraiche, but when I saw those chanterelles the other day in the supermarket, I had to buy them and forget the diet. Of course I could do just the simple sautée with olive oil, parsley and garlic (which I actually did - for the tart), but with the quantity of chanterelles I have, I could do a few different dishes with them and Tarte aux Girolles oblige! Hub prepared his famous French vinaigrette to dress his frisée salad to accompany the tart.
This evening, we'll have the classic Poulet aux Girolles (Chicken in Cream and Chanterelles).
mardi, septembre 15, 2009
I suspect that my cleaning lady thinks I'm a cheapskate. She cleans my furniture and she thinks to herself, "They only have Ikea..." Just last Monday she told me that they have bought a new mattress - and it costs 2000 euros (!). That's almost 10 times what I paid for mine.
lundi, septembre 14, 2009
Pass it on.
Talk on Singapore's Food Heritage
New wing of National Museum
Satay stall from the past
Tasting portion of Katong Laksa
samedi, septembre 12, 2009
The turbot is a flatfish that has a firm tasty flesh that I buy occasionally as it is quite costly and weighs quite alot (minimum 1 kg) which is too much when only Hub and myself will be eating it. Otherwise it is easy to prepare and always makes a lovely meal.
vendredi, septembre 11, 2009
A place at the table
Qui est Qui?
458 Italia on display
Gene, Badoer, Schumacher, Felisa, Montezemolo (President), Raikkonen, Fisichella, Fedeli
Massa said Hi from Brazil
Schumi tells you what it was like driving this car
458 Italia - The main features
dimanche, septembre 06, 2009
The private beach at Club Med Bintan
Why don't you check!
Late lunch with seaview
A chacun son cocktail
Ria Bintan Golf
My bull's eye