Monday, January 4, 2010

Bread Pudding


Do you have a finicky loved one who hates crusts on their sandwiches? Don't throw out the crusts! Turn them into a simple bread pudding. This I made with leftover crusts from a raisin bread and added craisins. Serving it warm is perfect on a cold winter's day.

Soon to come

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fig Jam


There is this giant Fig tree in our backyard. Throughout the season, there's good pickings for months and months. The birds are also the frequent pickers, so have to get to them first. I pick some of them and put in the ziploc bag, store them in the freezer for future use. Now, making figs jam is easy. Just sugar, wine, vanilla extract and water and of course, figs.

1/2 full 9" x 9" pot
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups Apple Cider
3 Tbsp Vanilla extract
1 cup White wine
Water to cover the whole figs

Just cook until the texture is like a jam. It is all about your preference, whether you like it thick or smooth or light or thin.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Apple Strudel Pie



I've made this pie before, but it's become one of my regular desserts to make. This time, I made it for our friend, Cecilia, in Boulder, Colorado when we were staying there. This, I promise you, will be a hit at any party.



Monday, September 7, 2009

5 am Coffee Cake and 5 am Scones



I call them 5 am coffee cake and scones, because I couldn't sleep one night, so just decided to get out of bed and start baking. It reminded me of the days when I was a baker and used to wake up early and make all the sweets for the customers who would soon be coming.

Soon to come





Friday, September 4, 2009

New Home, First Meal



I just wanted to share this picture with everyone. Gregg bought his first home, and I cooked him his first meal here. As you can see, we had no patio set, no tables, no chairs, so a $3 Home Depot bucket became our dining chair. I made my famous fried rice, and as you can see, Gregg was as happy as can be, :)


Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer Quench



This drink is good to quench your thirst in summer. Watermelon is one of the few fruit which really cure your thirst immediately. I blend the watermelon and cran-rasp juice together in a blender. Add some cubes of ice and wola........ enjoy the summer quench.



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sticky Rice (Jung)



My mom taught me how to do this recipe, over 25 years ago, so this is a tribute to you, Mom! It took me all day, but I was so excited and so proud that I could do this, remembering back from my childhood, and trying to do it just like Mom did.

Vietnamese or Thailand Sticky Rice
Bamboo leaves
Red beans
Black eye peas
Dry shitake mushroom
Green onions
Chinese 5 spice
Vegetable oil
Strings (for tying)

It takes some practise to get this done. However, it is fun to make Jung with friends, neighbours and family members.


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