Saturday, March 23, 2013

Portobello fries, soba, kangkong and dessert

We gathered at SP's place and while catching up, FR showed us how to make portobello fries. It was simple and SP made a few sotong (squid) version too. For carbs, we stir-fried soba with cherry tomatoes and sotong. FR and I had a lighter version of cold soba in dashi soup. The kangkong whipped up by SP added some spice to our dinner. I was busy eating the cakes and pastries that I forgot to take a photo of them :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chinese tea appreciation by Pekoe Imp

From 5+ to 6+pm, I had an enjoyable time, chatting and learning about 8 different Chinese teas from friendly Pekoe and Imp at their pop up store in Atomi at Mandarin Gallery. Sniffing and sipping the warm tea from a pretty cup, admiring the cute little tea pots and understanding more about teas have been an interesting experience. It is also inspiring to see the 2 ladies doing this project/business to share their love and knowledge of Chinese tea. Now that I discover the liking for light Oolong and Darjeeling, I must shop for them one day :)

"Animals & Our Community" event

This event gave me a reason to visit Toa Payoh Hub, when usually I will be home. The dogs, cats and rodents are there this weekend and hopefully they can find good owners and homes. When I was staring at the cute hamsters, I wondered if I will ever go back to keeping them. Somehow I am still very attracted to cats :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Retreat @ Food Playground

This morning, 8 of us had a fun time learning how to make winged bean prawn salad, laksa sphaghetti and pandan creme brûlée from scratch. At Food Playground at Craig Road, we were divided in 2 teams and learnt from 2 friendly ladies steps and tips to make the 3 dishes. We had a wonderful lunch of what we whipped up, before heading back to office.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Failed attempt @ baking chips

I wanted baked crispy potato chips and sweet potato chips. On Sat, I attempted to make them, but it wasn't as easy as I thought as the potatoes are quite moist and would not dry up. The end result was more like roasted thin slices of potatoes. Haha. They were quite yummy and I stir fried some of them with veggies for lunch today :) I will just stick to buying potato chips when I have the craving.