No tuna sandwiches for me to take to work today. Not because I have gotten tired of them but because I have some tomato sauce (not ketchup!) in the fridge and some chicken meatballs which I had previously made, stashed away in the freezer.
I am not a fan of shellfish not because I am too lazy to remove the shells but it's because I just don't like it. I guess I haven't had the liking for shellfish, be they cockles, mussels or even clams, ever since I was a kid. I guess the real reason why I have a dislike for them is due to an unpleasant childhood experience.
Okay, I know this is not the newest recipe in the world, but it has taken me many cooking programs to finally want to give this simple pastry a try. I know it's simple but some things just need confidence, and I have never been confident with puff pastry, even the store-bought ones!
There is something about fermented durian flesh (tempoyak) that really makes me enjoy eating it. Some people find it strange that I don't eat the fresh durian flesh, but instead go for the fermented one, which wreaks a lot more odor, with gusto!
This is indeed a slow month for me, where cooking and making entries regarding them are concerned. Again, as mentioned before, this new school year has got me bogged down with tonnes of work; those that are already specified in my list of duties and the ad hoc ones that seem to appear out of nowhere, all of a sudden.
It's been a busy first week of school this new year and it's not surprising that this is only my second entry for January 2013. Too much focus on work (which is not a bad thing, I guess) has taken up most of my time. Even when I am at home, I am already too tired to do anything else, but to lie down and relax my aching muscles and mind!
It is really amusing to me when once in a while I find something different in the nearby supermarket. You know the feeling of excitement when a small kid gets a new toy! That's how I felt when I noticed the supermarket selling Ricotta! Those of you fortunate enough to get a variety of cheeses in your local supermarket would probably laugh at me for being happy at the sight of a mere Ricotta!