Archive for August, 2009
The red thread this weekend was Thai in the whole fabric of food that was M’s visit. My friend, M. My darling friend who says ‘Food is a form of expression’ – so you can guess what the rest of the weekend involved!
Flickr…Thank you. Through Flickr, I got one of my photos of St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna published in the 8th edition of the Schmap! I got an email one day asking if I’d like to submit my photo for the guide. If it got accepted they would let me know. I had nothing to lose so […]
Upside down cakes….I love ’em. The first one I ever had was a pineapple upside-down cake. That was long before I became allergic to some varieties of pineapple. Yes, allergic.
It all started when I opened the door…and stepped outside this morning To behold the beauty and colour that a rainbow brings Hope and courage were built up in my heart as the rainbow I saw arched over skies the grey and the blue, side by side, as clouds must be for a rainbow to form […]
Show me a man who doesn’t like sizzling steak, and I’ll tell him who he is….he may be vegetarian and not know it. No offense. I like the idea of steak – a smoking hunk of beef on a warm plate – tasty, rested – heaven! I wasn’t raised on steak, a natural born steak […]
Talk about melangés…talk about Indonesia and its delicious patchwork of influences from all over Asia – peanut sauces and hot chilies from Thailand, Vietnamese nam pla (fish sauce) and terasi (shrimp paste), Indian spices, Chinese stirfries… a conglomerate of tastes and techniques all rolled up. More often than not, a typical Indonesian meal combines sweet, sour, […]
Cupboard love – you have to have it. Those days when nothing will do but something simple. Guaranteed, full-proof. We all have some of those – the sandwich that quenches all hunger, the drinks that cool all thirsts and the chicken….. that satisfies the desire for creamy, succulent, fragrant and all with something straight from […]
I have a recipe book, a recipe address book where I write down my recipes. The recipes that go in there are those that make the cut and hit the mark. Those recipes are forever immortalized in my food hall of fame. You’ll be glad to know that this salad has reigned there for almost a decade […]