Saturday, October 23, 2010

OSO Ristorante

Table Setting, Hors D'oeuvres

We had a company dinner at OSO last year, I may not recall completely and exactly what we had, but I do recall  it being an extravagant night with exquisite food.

Lamb Loins

Crème brûlée


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coffee Cake, Coke Brownie, Date & Walnut Muffins

Good Enough For Cow

More leisure baking.

Date & Walnut Muffins

Coffee Cake

Coke Brownies

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Canberra Eat 2

Cookie Tree

When home and alone (while Simon's hard at work) and itching for something to, for me that something usually means one thing: I want to bake.

Haven't got my arsenal of pantry staples at my disposal so got me a box of cookie mix instead. Didn't matter,  soothed my soul the moment I opened the boxed and got stuck in.

 M&M's Cookies. Yum-O!

 Cauliflower Cumin Soup. With Cheese. :p

Fresh from my pea and ham hock soup victory, I next made a cauliflower soup for a variety of reasons: it has a different texture from its predecessor (smooth and creamy instead of chunky), cauliflower is a very nutritious but underrated vegetable, there is cheese in it, and I get to enjoy it with more of Simon's handmade bread.

Oh who am I kidding! I wanted to make the soup for one reason and one reason only- to BLITZ it with a stick blender! Total pulverization power man!

Gai Pad Gra Pow

Simon is quite the cook too, he makes a mean Gai Pad Gra Pow, or Thai Basil Chicken stir fry. He deep fries the basil leaves, something I've never seen done before, (suah koo, I know) and the taste was freakishly amazing! Pow-wow crunch with a flavor quite different from its fresh state. Paired with rice and a fried egg, the perfect weekday dinner. :)

Brod Burger, An ACT Institution

Roast Chicken With Stuffing & Salad

Baby Back Ribs

Burnt My First Attempt But It Still Went Down Well

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Canberra Eats 1

Pea & Ham Hock Soup

I was living in Canberra for a couple of weeks at start of the year, to better prepare myself for the move from Singapore. I eventually had 2nd thoughts and moved to Sydney instead but that's another post for another day.

So it was autumn back then in April, pretty chilling for a gal from the tropics, so hot soups and stews were in order most of the time. Here's the first one I made which took all of 5 hours to cook, boiling the lentils till they soften and thicken up the broth. The result was a warm, spicy, thick and oh-so-hearty broth perfect for warming your body and soul with as you sit by the fireplace watching QI. Bliss.

Soup With Homemade Bread. Perfect Autumn Night Companion.

When in the country, like in Christchurch, I like visiting the weekend markets. They're a great way to get local, seasonal produce and not-so-seasonal fare like the ones below. Wondering around the weekend markets of Canberra, I can get used to living in the country, I thought.

Ethnic Food Fare