Saturday, March 23, 2013
These are the first fruits of a cookie press which I received from a precious friend! Instead of making the regular cookie shapes, I wanted to make something that would be easier to dunk with! These cookie sticks are just perfect! The ginger spice flavors made it all like Christmas again! :) I can't wait to use my cookie press again! What kind of cookie should I make then?! hmmmm......
My simple lunch today. A big portion of baked salmon with mashed potatoes. Have you tried freshly grated nutmeg with hot mashed potatoes? If not, you should! It's a yummy combo! And if you haven't figured yet, I have a thing with sesame seeds, I can never have too much of it!
So I received some pumpkins from a friend and wondered how I should make full use of them. I made pumpkin cutlets with one and with my second pumpkin, I made it Korean! :) Korean because it's stuff with black and white glutinous rice, red dates, goji berries, corn, and raisins! Cooked till perfect softness. It's naturally sweet and healthy! :) I love how beautiful it looks, that's always an added bonus!
I wanted to try something new with my all time favorite eggplant! So I roasted 5 Chinese eggplants and one head of garlic for an hour. I took a nap and woke up to the aroma of roasted goodness! Excited, I got up and unwrapped the parcel to reveal this precious eggplant dip! It was perfect with some toasted pita bread! :) I will be making this more often!
I wanted to make a mango tart but the experiment some how ended with these ice cream cookie sandwiches! WOW! what a different product than what I had in mind! Nevertheless, they were good! The mango ice cream was very mango-y and I added crystalized ginger in there too! The cookies are just your regular vanilla cookies, but they made the whole house smell sooo yummy while they were baking away in the oven! :) Those two together made this BIG dessert a success!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Mum said only ONE marshmallow a day, so I got giant sized marshmallows that each needs 4 graham cookies to support. Pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds to get an even larger marshmallow! One marshmallow a day right? Make the most out of it. =D
It was delicious and the best part was that it perfumed the whole apartment! I will be making this again with different kinds of nuts and berries! The addition of goji berries gave the brittle a colourful playfulness and I believe that the flavors were well balanced too! Success!