Monday, January 28, 2013

Lunch Box #3 - Spaghetti and Meatballs

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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.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mussels a la Paprik

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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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sausages in a Blanket

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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!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sambal Tempoyak Ikan Patin

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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!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Carrot Pilaf

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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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Steamed Red Snapper with Kalamansi

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Really!  I was too lazy to prepare anything elaborate for dinner, but I was in the mood for steamed fish.  I remembered my sister preparing one of her elaborate steamed fish.   I decided not to try hers!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Turmeric Flower Kerabu/Kerabu Bunga Kunyit

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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!

Rapid Ricotta Cake

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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!