Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spicy Saté Squid

I had this spicy sate dish in Singapore. Impressed with how tasty it was, I set out (with the help of my sister) to duplicate it. Beware that this is very spicy, so I suggest eating it with rice.


Here is what I came up with.

Recipe under the cut.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Russian Tea Cookies

Okay, so this is not a particularly exciting post. I made these Russian Tea Cookies from Smitten Kitchen precisely as she stated. So no real posting required... except I took some photos for you!

My mom wanted to bake with me, and I guess so did Gandalf!

It's been so long, do you guys remember Gandalf?

The hardest part was powdering them with sugar. Serious. Lots of hard work in that.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Chicken & Shrimp Lo Mein

When my friend, Iva's, mom came to visit her, I was invited back for dinner! Yay! So her mom made a seafood lo-mein, and she got all her ingredients from Whole Foods, so there's no need for an exotic trip to the asian grocery store. Her mom's was way better than mine, but I've only attempted this dish a couple of times. Her dish was a little saucy, and she used corn starch (a staple in a Chinese kitchen), which I don't have with me in Pittsburgh and I was too lazy (and cheap) to buy some.

Eggs, Bacon & Cheese Toast

Sorry for the lack of updates, peeps! Both The Chopping Block and I had finals (and she had work too)! We've been cooking, I swear!

So the Chopping Block had sent me a recipe via instant messenger a long time ago, and I don't think I saved it anywhere, so I can't send you to a reference link! Epps! Well, anyways, the recipe sounded interesting. Eggs. Bacon. Cheese. Dijon Mustard. Worcheshire sauce. How can I resist? Well, it's a misadventure people! Perhaps it's me and not the recipe, but the flavors just didn't mesh well, and I had integrated the cheese into the egg mixture, and so it took forever for the cheese to melt, thus overcooking the eggs to a dry mess and the toast to... a very hard cracker. :(