October 26, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

It's peanut butter cookie time! I just received my new Calphalon nonstick baking set and had to try it out.

October 24, 2009

Surprise Brunch

A surprise breakfast/brunch that the bf made this morning. Mixed fruit bowl, slightly seared honey ham, and smoked salmon scrambled eggs. So cute! I'm such a lucky girl! ;-)

October 16, 2009

Rosa Mexicano Guacamole

Top: Rosa Mexicano's finest. Bottom: Our ingredients ready to mix.

A few months ago, B and I went to Rosa Mexicano and had their amazing made-to-order guacamole. It was so tasty, yet expensive, that it inspired us to try and recreate it in the kitchen. They even have the recipe posted on their website!

October 12, 2009

Mushroom Risotto

Our first attempt at mushroom risotto. Not bad! It came out very creamy and savory. I have to give much of the credit to B. He was the one who cooked the Arborio rice perfectly. The recipe can be found here.

Japanese BBQ Chicken

This is probably my most savory and delicious feat yet! I wanted to make crispy fried chicken at first, but realized that I didn’t have a deep fryer. So the next best alternative was to try this Japanese Chicken Wings recipe that I found on AllRecipes.com.

October 7, 2009

Hotel Amigo Bruxelles

Grilled cod filet with cherry tomatoes, boiled potato slices, and an unidentifiable sweet fruit or veggie. My room serviced dinner at Hotel Amigo in Bruxelles.

Belgian Waffles

Array of tempting Belgian waffles in Bruxelles.

Fanny Thai

Summer rolls and chicken satay at Fanny Thai in Bruxelles. I definitely recommend going there for a nice, peaceful lunch!

October 5, 2009

The Botanist

This delightful lunch at The Botanist on Sloane Square in London almost made me forget the fact that I hate eating alone. But when dishes are this appetizing, who would want to share??? Top to bottom: Slow Cooked Duck Egg, Shredded Dorset Crab, and Foie Gras.

Zuma London

A fabulous contemporary Japanese dinner at Zuma in Knightsbridge, London. Top to bottom: Hamachi sashimi with some diced pepper and pickled garlic slice, ridiculously buttery seared teriyaki sea scallops topped with caviar, and the view from my seat.

5 Raphael St
Knightsbridge, London
Reservations recommended

October 4, 2009

Ristorante Sirena

The Spaghetti Ai Frutti Di Mare (freshly made pasta with an assortment of seafood, cherry tomatoes w/ parsley) at Ristorante Sirena on James Street in London.