Month: April 2015

one of best cooks

Posted by – April 30, 2015

Food has always been an important part of my family, or I would say every Chinese family.  My mother comes from a small village in China, where simple but a large variety of vegetable are usually cooked. When I was young, I sometime complained about the food she prepared for the lack of variation. Then I grew up, and left home for university and I had to cook for myself. I started to realise that I should have never said such things to people who prepared food for you.

Mother’s day is around the corner, and I am very prod of her.She is the best cook of Chinese food in my heart. 

 

One book a month

Posted by – April 11, 2015

 

The best way of refining yourself is learning from your mistakes; the second-best one is from somebody else’s mistakes. So from tomorrow, I will endeavour to read a book each month.

But why not reading blogs? Blogs are like McDonalds, which can be finished quickly without intense and heart-searching thought, whilst books are like 5 star fine dining restaurants, which require author’s deep reflection. Therefore, I am going to read a book every month from tomorrow. Start with

Thinking, Fast and Slow – by Daniel Kahneman

 
 

葱油蔬菜煲 + 纳豆拌秋葵

Posted by – April 9, 2015

今天的菜颜色不错。

酱油,麻油,葱和大蒜先拌好。把茄子,番茄,青椒和西葫芦(Zucchini) 分别在锅里稍微煎一下,然后浇上之前拌好的酱,直接盖在米饭上。

秋葵在水里煮两分钟,与纳豆拌一下。

这两道菜20分钟搞定!

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(扁豆藜沙拉)Lentil Quinoa Salad

Posted by – April 5, 2015

quino-lentil-salad
沙拉配料
¾杯干绿扁豆(冲洗)(Lentils)
½杯干藜(冲洗)
1个大胡萝卜(切粒)
¼红洋葱(切粒)
1棵芹菜(切粒)
½红甜椒/辣椒(切粒)
½青椒/辣椒(切粒)
½黄瓜(种子取出,切粒)
1番茄(种子取出,切粒)
2汤匙新鲜的香菜 (Parsley)(切碎)
敷料
1 个大柠檬(汁) 
2 汤匙红酒醋 
四分之一杯橄榄油 
1瓣大蒜(切碎) 
半茶匙盐


干绿扁豆和干藜分别在水中煮15-20分钟,取出放在一旁晾干,待用。
把其他的切成粒的蔬菜全部放在大碗里,搅拌均匀。然后把柠檬,醋,橄榄油,盐,大蒜混在一起的调味料放进去,再把刚才煮熟的干绿扁豆和干藜放在一起继续搅拌。
 哒哒,完工:  

Fresh roasted coffee bean in Tokyo

Posted by – April 5, 2015

Where do I get my fresh coffee beans in Tokyo? The answer is that it’s not very easy if you don’t live in places where there are loads of coffee snobs like me. Most of the coffee beans you get from the coffee shops here only have the “best consumed before this date” tag on their package, from which you don’t know when the beans are roasted.

Having said that, you will find some cool café selling fresh roasted coffee beans in the trendy area like Harajuku and Shibuya. There is a place called “Rostery” between Shibuya and Harajuku, where you can find fresh roasted coffee beans on the same day. This cafe is spacious, and with its modern decoration, you can enjoy a coffee, cappuccino or latte with very comfort and relax atmosphere. There were staffs there tasting a line of coffee brewed from different beans when I visited there, making them really look like professionals.

Added to the in-house roaster, the lighting, the finishing, the wood interior and cozy terrace all create a fantastic atmosphere for café lovers.

 

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