Monday, October 31, 2005

Steamed Savoury Egg

Was up for cooking last nite. Somethin light yet tasty so i wipped out da steamer and made this runny and soft dish with chicken, mushrooms and soy beans. The custard base (egg, dashi, salt, light soya sauce & sake) ~ 20 mins later.Bon Appetit!

Westin Hotel Drink

I went out for a midnite drink and some cake. Raspberry cheesecake...NICE

Friday, October 28, 2005

Bye Bye Cake

Can't believe the baker is calling it quits!!! She makes the most amazing cakes... So glad I popped by this afternoon to buy coffee and cake for Hyeon Jeong. Green tea cheese cake and Caramel Poires.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Save me

Docklands walk today....So close to my place....wonderful place to be...for yummy food...And of course park your boat (if u own one).
Shoes from the past

Taken last year at little Stef's 21st birthday bash. Everyone is everywhere now.... Sydney, M'sia, Melb etc.. miss the good old times.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Van's Book Corner

I am a SADIST. Yeah so I like to read all stories that are heart-wrenching, tear dropping and all. Most of the time I pick books that have strong female lead roles. Women that have been abused by loved ones etc.. This one I bought on Sunday...A story of a little girl Samira, brought up to be Samir (a boy's name) because her dad was ashamed that his firstborn was a girl.... then she had to choose between her desire to be Bashir's wife or betray her family and reveal her true identity... Apparently its REAL.... A must read.
An Italian Nite

Bye Bye to the last Tenor.... He stood behind the piano all nite. Didn't once move a spot! The conducter/pianist was amazing...and our Melbourne symphony orchestra was delightful too! Bravo Bravo.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Rice Addict

Been gaining massive weight on my hips since I got my part time job SITTING DOWN the whole day. Partly also due to the fact that I eat out more.....Aiyoooo.... So...I packed my own lunch this morning. Ume Rice Triangles. Carbs are not that bad for the body.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Attack of the Muffin

Had pizza for dinner last nite. Left the leftovers on the coffee table. My dog couldn't resist the smell and decided to chew a hole through it while we were out....and ate all the pizza toppings!!!!!

Kimchi Chigae

Silky tofu hotpot with loads of kimchi (SPICY to the MAX!!!!!) and mushroom. Presentation not too good but its soooo good with white rice. These are the kind of stuff I eat when the fridge is empty and i couldn't be bothered to buy anything from Safeway/Coles.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Art on the Wall

Melbourne has so many kooky but nice art on the walls...Love it! Will be going to Pavarotti's Farewell Concert Tour this Saturday with Joe. Hopefully I can take a pic with him! Fat chance of that happening.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Go Healthy!

Had this grilled chicken thing on a bed of 'iron-ful' baby spinach, cherry tomatoes (my favourite!) and avocados. Chicken was tasty but too much avocado....made me sick. Avocados don't have any taste!
Fruit Platter

I need my supply of fibre! Sweet strawberries, sour pineapple..... eeeeeeee

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Breakfast nowadays

World's Best Cereal (according to my girly group). This is what i have every morning nowadays. My toaster has gone beserk so no more toasts until I get a new one or try to fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAH! Miss Laurent's fruit loaf......

Gorgeous tea place on Toorak Rd and QV. This tea I have here is Yokorobi. Green tea roiboos and some other flower stuff I can't remember on top my head now. I must have inherited the love of tea drinking from my Appa!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Fresh in da Morn

Started the day with a large glass of freshly juiced Aussie oranges. Make that icy cold! And some blueberry, pear, peaches, sultana muesli. Doesn't taste that great. Think muesli bars are better.

Zero fat as no oil was used! Hmm..but the chicken pieces have blubber on them! Dashi stock, soy sauce, sake, mirin and some sugar. Voila...chicken is served! Sprinkle some roasted black sesame seeds on the rice to make the eating process even more 'salivating'. Too easy! But I always tend to over eat rice when I have oyakodon. Carb overload...oops

Monday, October 03, 2005

Went up to Bendigo a few wks ago to visit Joe. Was supp to go to Marysville but ended up in Maryborough. Breathtaking views and of course silly me goofing around some town.
Spring Fever

Spring is not exactly my favourite season but its here now. Checkout the pretty pink cherry blossoms. Makes me feel so happpeeeeee v(^o^)v

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Signature Restaurant in Breathtaker All Suite Hotel and Alpine Spa Retreat

To begin...BBQ king prawns on ridicchio, egg plant and witlof salad (bitter) with lime coriander and sweet chilli syrup.
To satisfy...North Queensland wild barramundi crusted with macadamia nuts and sun-dried tomato on tumeric potatoes with baby spinach. Grain fed Victorian eye fillet with roasted kumara and truffle oil mash, topped with a wild mushroom and port jus.
To spoil... German apple strudel with berries etc and a dollop of ice cream instead of cream

No wonder this restaurant is in the Good Food Guide. Beautiful food on a nice cold spring night.
Wallace and Gromit
I went to Mt Buller. Took my little Rabbit with me. Last day of the season. Snow coverage on Lt Buller run is still pretty good and I nearly killed myself skiing down intermediate slope but I SURVIVED!! No Boarding this year.