Monthly Archives: February 2011

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Coffee Syrup

Is it only in the movies that couples go out for candle light dinner and take a midnight stroll by the beach and followed by a night of passion on Valentine’s day? My parents never did anything for Valentine’s day although my mum has a secret desire to go dancing every year. Being in a relationship, one would have thought Valentine’s day will be a “happening” day for couples. From what I have observed from my real life coupled friends (okay, myself included!), we basically just carry on life as usual.  It does  sound like we are on the road of elderly coupledom eh? ;)

   

Sweet Potato Crackers

Crackers are one of my snack staples besides cookies and PB&J sandwich. Since I missed the whole oreos-dunked- in-milk action for the most part of my childhood, besides having Nestum cereal in milk, the next best thing I had was dunking plain crackers. A habit which I learned from my parents.

   

Mini Pizzas with Homemade ‘Oaty’ Crust

While making bread at home is no big deal to some people, I still have this inexplainable reservation or maybe ‘fear’ towards making my own bread. I have had homemade breads many times, often generously gifted from friends.  I love the freshness in homemade breads and find them to be unexpectedly addictive. While I’m pretty sure there is no butter in my friends’ bread recipes (or  perhaps they could lie about them), I can somehow taste the butteriness”  in homemade breads. I guess my tastebuds could have been playing tricks on me. :P

   

Tofu Puffs with Chinese Kale (Gai-Lan) and Carrot

Guess what I’ve found from my local Harris Farm Market? Mini tofu puffs!!!

If you are puzzled with my excitement, please bear with me – Emily, the drama queen.  That’s what happen when you’re deprived from Asian groceries. Having lived in regional areas for some time, I find the supply of Asian ingredients has been intermittent. Unlike living in places with Chinatown, you don’t get everything in one place and all the time.

I may try to  find substitutions like cornflakes for panko breadcrumbs, but there are many things I  still can’t (or refuse to) make do. Tofu, for one. Anyway, I was so excited because of the small tofu puffs. You get the bigger ones occasionally but this is the first time I’ve seen the small ones.