Monday 27 May 2013

Bagels with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Dill & Capers

sitting on terrace enjoying birthday cake
I have just booked my flights to Canada at the end of July for 2.5 weeks. It has been a long time since I visited Canada, 2 years!  Considering the length of time, I think it's time that I finally finish my draft that's been sitting on my blog for the past 2 years!  Just a simple recipe... well more of a combo "bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, fresh dill, capers and lemon juice".  I miss Canadian bagels and salmon, I am already planning on filling a piece of luggage up with them on my return.

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Shanghai Street - Cooking Shops - Hong Kong

wooden butcher blocks at Man Kee Chopping Boards
The weather in Hong Kong was crazy last night, the thunder and lighting and rain insane, I looked out my window and it looked like a river pouring off the next door neighbours roof.  And when I woke up this morning there was a black rain warning, which means you are not suppose to leave the house or if you're at work you're stuck there until it's lowered.  So since I am avoiding the rain in the apartment, here is a post I have been meaning to add to my blog for awhile...

Monday 20 May 2013

Thai Style Fish with Tomato Basmati Rice

A few days ago I took part in a fund rasing event for Sailabily, which provide sailing instruction for persons with a disability, who wish to learn to sail. There was a sausage sizzle and garage sale, one of the items at the sale was a Le Creuset frying pan that had only been used once before...score 

Sunday 19 May 2013

My Version of a Cobb Salad

Generally a cobb salad compromises of: chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives, and Romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, boiled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette.

Monday 13 May 2013

My Belated Cinco De Mayo Dinner

fresh corn tortillas with corn salsa and stir fried sirloin with romano
I have just moved into a new flat in Hong Kong, the kitchen is actually pretty nice and big and open! I have looked at so many terrible flats while searching for a new apartment in Hong Kong, I have seen kitchens in the bathrooms, tiny kitchens and no kitchens!

Tuesday 7 May 2013

DimDimSum Hong Kong

Shanghai Soup Dumplings with Black Truffle
DimDimSum was voted one of the 101 best places to eat in the world in Newsweek's Foodie awards 2012, and in my own city I decided to check it out! My friend and I went to DimDimSum a few weeks ago and ordered off the picture menu, then started chatting blah blah blah, and after about 30 minutes realised that we had not received any food yet!

Thursday 2 May 2013

Roasted Capsicum Hummus

I have made hummus so many times but the last time I did which was actually about 2 years ago I kinda forgot a step, so when you make hummus first you soak the garbanzo beans then you cook them, and then you blend them up.