Congratulations graduates! :) You did it!
It was a relaxing Saturday so J. and I made some dishes, with whatever I had in my refrigerator...
Kabocha ( Japanese variety of winter squash) Stir-fry with several slices of ginger, a whole red onion, salt, pepper, sugar and sesame oil.
~ Luo Po Gao ~ Turnip cake ~
My Taiwanese friend shared this recipe and I love it!
1 Daikon, shredded
3 cups Rice flour + 3 cups water
4 shitake mushrooms
3 T Fried onions
Place the mushrooms in water and soak them until soft. Remove them from the water ( but do not throw away the water) and slice them finely.
Chop few pieces or garlic and shallots. Heat the wok with oil and add the garlic and shallots. Once they become crispy, add in the mushrooms. Season with vegetarian oyster sauce, pepper, mirin and soy sauce. Add in the mushroom water and let it boil for a few minutes.
Add in the daikon and cook for few minutes. Toss in salt and pepper and once it becomes soft, add in the rice flour water. Constantly stir and once the mixture thickens, turn off the fire and place the mixture in a pan.
Steam for 30 minutes. Cool it and place in the refrigerator over-night.
Cut into slices. Pan-frying is optional.
Serve with Kecap manis sweet sauce and vegetarian oyster sauce mixture.
to my one and only Papa! I just want to say how much you mean to me and I love you. You are a gift to the world, and to many others like me. You have been the center-point of my life in many ways, reminding me of who I am and sharing your bits of advice to guide me through life's maze. I will not be where I am today without you. You taught me the importance of doing my best when I commit to a project and finish it well.
It's been a couple of months since my last blog entry. ( But I'm back!)
My guilty obsession with ice -cream will be a never-ending journey that I hate to confess. Ever since my first visit to A La Minute Ice Cream place on my birthday in May, I have been there a few more times over the last couple months. This ice-cream is made to order and frozen on the spot using liquid nitrogen. The cream base is organic and products are locally sourced.
Avocado w/ ginger snaps :( not nice..
my new favorite! Jamaica Hibiscus Flower with Flower honey and edible flowers
Also, we went to Ferrel's Ice Cream for my birthday...
And Ranu restaurant...
Celebration at work with cake and indian food!
I guess this post about my birthday is not too late since I just received a belated present today---- It's a cake pops book by Bakerella! :)