Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Homemade Pizza With Italy Pancetta And Fresh Mushroom

Wow....this is one delicious pizza that had me for once forget the calories and all.  I intended this for Wild Boar and a veggie and fruit pizza for myself but I could not help it but to take two slices off his whole share....LOL!   The pancetta ( gifted to me by Veronica of Quay Po Cooks ) was crispy aromatic and the homegrown lemon thyme with its lemony aroma is the strong factor that broke my resistance.  The pizza crust was fantastically good and I have been making the crust using the same recipe since I first made them some years back. You can have it crispy thin or the normal Pizza Hut type of pan crust..wonderful isn't it ?  The crust is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.  The kind of crust that will not harden once it is cold but anyway, the pizza will not have a chance to harden.  It finished fast and WB asking for more and I told him ..sorry no more for I want to use the balance of the pancetta for other dishes :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Gari ガリ (Japanese Pickled Ginger)

I have made pickled ginger  many times but this time I finally got the right recipe!  But alas , got the right taste but the ginger slices were a bit thick. I manually cut the ginger thus  the inconsistency of thickness . My mandolin was in bad shape, I have to throw it away....I tried the first piece of ginger and the slices were thick.  I have no choice but to manually slice them :(  at least thinner compared to the earlier ones.   Next item to shop for is a good mandolin...that is for sure coz I am not going to manually slice a kilo of young ginger again !!!  The ginger turned slight pinkish...if only I had them sliced thinly, then the result would be even better. Just the same,  the pickled ginger tasted fantastic !  I saw this recipe on Evan's Kitchen Ramblings and I knew I had to try out her Gari recipe.  Thank you  E'sKR for sharing this recipe.  Simple yet fantastically appetizing !

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stir Fry Salmon And Brown Button Mushrooms

Sorry for not updating my blog with yummy food for almost a month. I have not been well  recently . Had a bad bout of coughing.  I had been taking cough mixture for almost three weeks and that has really robbed me of my appetite.  Thank you for always dropping by though I have not been blogging much :)  Your support is much appreciated.

After having regained my appetite, I made myself this delicious and appetizing meal for myself.  Fresh brown button mushrooms with salmon and the steamed black rice, full of nutrients.  Love this simple to prepare and delicious meal.  I added garden grown organic basils to it.....this definitely add extra flavor to the salmon and shrooms. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The 4-Hour Chef- Tim Ferris

Yea....I knew I won't be able to control myself each time I see a good book.  The desire to own it is so great that Daddy have to say " if you like you can purchase it  :p . Does that mean green light for me LOL!  Seriously, this book - The 4-Hour Chef is written by Tim Ferris  - uncovering the recipes and cooking techniques that will helped me and others who are keen to cook like a pro .  This four hour chef book is much more than just a cookbook with healthy living recipes but comes with tricks and tips from world-renowned chefs and the simple path to cooking like a Pro , learning anything, and living the good life.  And comes with easy to implement kitchen techniques .  I will definitely add this to my collection of cookbook.  And I will be kept updated on Twitter for more of  4 Hour Chef update .  This book will definitely brush up my cooking skills and acquiring this cooking skills will make me a good cook I am sure , and help me get the most out of my meals !   I am looking forward to reading and getting the most out of this great book :)

Have a nice day !

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