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i want to make

poached pears – maybe with milk chocolate tart

salted caramel chocolate cupcakes / tart

passionfruit meringue

all before me turn 28? heeee let’s see.

i’m back!

it’s been too long! a year and more! and i’m happy to say i’m back in the kitchen after the big day, leaving dieting all behind me 🙂 hee.

so now i have my own kitchen space, building it slowly but surely. with the love of my friends the building has started off with a good note. will update with all the stuff i’ve got so far – haven’t used all yet but i will soon!

wheeeee 🙂

TWD – Granola Grabbers!

 

This week’s TWD was Granola Grabbers chosen by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking. I thought i would skip it coz i didn’t have the time to buy granolas etc… (and yes i procrastinated till the last day!) so my earlier post was me giving up. HOWEVER! i happened to have a day of rest today – yes still not feeling great and boss was so nice to offer to let me stay home to rest properly (coz there’s no one in the office anyway) and all i cld think of when i woke up this morning was… should i bake something. what should i bake…. hmmm… and while looking through all the posts from the other TWD-ers… i’ve decided to get out of bed and buy granola so that i can finish this week’s TWD!!! what else cld make me feel better other than baking! 🙂 heh. so i took the opportunity to have lunch with a friend who lives close to the supermart… and i got myself granola & mixed nuts. I was lucky to find dried mixed berries in the fridge too! 🙂 i made some tweaks to the original recipe. first i halved the recipe and i am not crazy over coconut and wheat germ… so out they went. i just included a whole lot of mixed nuts and dried berries. 🙂 oh! and a dash of cinnamon gave the right amount of aroma and flavour (i was going for a similar taste u get from an oatmeal raisin cookie. ) 🙂 and yes. it is delicious! 🙂 here are some pics of what is left after dinner (the jar was almost full btw. 🙂 

and of coz… the 2 dogs just waiting for some crumbs to drop from the table. 🙂 apparently the young one got distracted by the camera. heh. 

so yay! i actually completed TWD this week! 🙂 better late than never eh? 🙂

TWD-not

called in sick. so didn’t manage to go out and get the goodies for this week’s entry. 😦 

till next week.

The Omnivore’s Hundred

For the first time this year, i’m calling in sick. while i let the medication settle, I was reading my rss reads and came across this. thought it was quite interesting so i gave it a go. 🙂 

Here’s what it’s all about. Andrew from Very Good Taste posts: 

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

TWD – Rewind!

Pecan Honey Sticky Buns 

That’s my choice for this week’s TWD! 🙂 just because that was the very recipe that caught my attention in the first place. 🙂 and boy was it yumms!

i’d probably would want to add a dash of cinnamon to the glaze… or maybe use a different honey and cut the sugar… but overall it was yummy! i made 2 trays of 9 buns and in one sitting 6 buns were gone…. all in 3 stomachs. 😛