Wednesday, November 19, 2014

christmas chutney

Since I would be going home end of the year, it was a good excuse to clear the larder of anything that had expired was about to expire.

I realised I had this jar of Christmas Chutney with Cranberries that I had meant to enjoy when I had friends over. Better to try it out myself first so that I know if guests would enjoy it.

Initially I thought I had enough ingredients to last me 2 meals, so I kept the remainder aside. However, the mashed potatoes I made tasted so good I decided to go for another serving of everything.

I think I'm slowly gaining some of my appetite back, thanks to some sparks of creativity and God-sent goodies.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

muffin in my mug

Since October had been rather busy with yakiniku weekends and long hours at work resulting in me eating lots of konbini food, I thought I had lost all desire to cook. The only new thing I "created" was this mug muffin.

Just 1 egg and all you need is a microwave oven and a mug large enough to hold your muffin. As Elaine's son would say, "easy peasy lemon squeezy".

Friday, November 14, 2014

rustling already

It's officially autumn. Though the top momiji viewing spots should now be reaching their peak with visitors jostling for the best angle and spot, the temperature feels like it's moving towards winter too soon.

Too many things have happened the past 6 months; I hope I can find some breather before the year ends. I'm still trying to figure some things out, hoping that at least some lessons learnt is the least I'd get even if no answers are forthcoming.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

grilled meat no more?

I realised I've been having too much grilled stuff last month.

A rather romantic date with Dora after attending the Greg Miller Messengers' workshop in South Osaka. The samgyeopsal set looked so good we braved the outdoor chill to enjoy this.

My first time joining some of the guys from the IT department on their annual BBQ trip at Awaji Island. Though its already autumn, they still wanted to do BBQ outdoors, fishing and fireworks.

We had a surprise visitor in the form of Natthapong, a long lost Thai friend-colleague. Quite a lethal combination having the Thai, Korean and Japanese-Korean who all can drink.

October was kinda sad because I had to say goodbye to 3 friend-colleagues. It felt like I was just getting along pretty well with Kaga, Chyn and Li, and wish we could spend more time together.

Anyways, no more BBQ/yakiniku until 2015! (I wonder if my wish to detox might be overridden by the yummylicious grilled meat in the cold days to come)