April 7, 2012
The past two weeks, I have been enjoying watching Donna Hay's cooking show on the cable in bkk; "fast, fresh,simple." by Donna Hay. I have been one of her fans for a while now. However, this is my first time watching her show, and I'm in love with it! Everything she does on TV looks so easy and simple, just like her style. It makes you want to get up and start cooking. After my oven was out of service for quite sometimes now, I'm craving for homemade bake goods.
And of course, for this Easter holiday, why not baking a carrot cake?
After searching for a good carrot cake recipe, I decided to use Donna Hay's Carrot Cake. She didn't disappoint me at all. I'm very much enjoying it. It's so easy to make and turned out to be so delicious and not too sweet and oily. If you are looking for a simple carrot cake that tastes great, try this! I garantee that you will fall in love with her and her recipe, just like me.
Note: the only thing that I adapted from the recipe is using walnuts instead of pecan.
January 25, 2012
My good memory of the pumpkin is not the one in the Cinderella's Story when she turns a pumpkin into a golden carriage, but it is a memory of a dish that was used to serve at lunch time when I was in a elementary school. This nice simple dish is made with pumpkin, eggs, garlic and some seasoning like soy sauce, sugar, and grounded black pepper. I tried to recreate the dish at home many times, but it still doesn't taste as same as the one that I had when I was a child. It is one of those dishes that always gives you sweet memories.
Pumpkin is one of those vegetable that you can use to cook for both savory dishes and also sweet dishes. Other pumpkin dishes that I like to make are grilled pumpkin dipped with thai sweet chille sauce, roasted pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and last but not least, a thai sweet dessert, boiled pumpkin in a coconut cream syrup. I bet there are many ways you can enjoy with these beautiful sweet yellowy-orangey vegetable that are filled with vitamins and nutritions.
And, I have a very easy recipe for you to enjoy. Roasted Pumpkin & Mini Squash Soup. It is my no-recipe kinda soup. Easy to make and of course delicious! And, don't forget to have it with some crunchy toasty croutons!
Posted by whisk the pantry at 9:53 PM
January 14, 2012
Hopefully, it's not too late to say "Happy New Year's 2012!" to you all. It's the best time of the year to start doing new things. And for me, it's probably my new exciting interior design job that I recently started. Well, after spending time working at a food magazine for almost a year, I decided to keep my love for food aside and do it in my own pace. It's time to get serious about working and I'm glad to be back into the interior design world. This new year, I "finally" decied to buy new lens. Yes, it's a new year's gift for myself! I don't know why I spent so much time making this decision because it took me almost more than 2 years to finally buy it. Even though it's only a 50 mm 1.8f canon lens, I'm pretty happy how everything turns out so far. Now, I get nice blurry backgrounds that I always want!
For this 2012, my goal for this blog is to do more of photographing. It's a lot of work to do from making food from the scatch to taking and editing photos. I believe you all understand this!. But this year, I promise to find time to do more practicing on photographing. If I have no time to bake or make something, I will just simply take photos of basic beautiful things around me.
Well, I'm starting my 2012 with these simple beautiful fresh strawberries that are grown in the northern of Thailand. During the month of December and January, it's the coolest time of the year in Thailand. So, there are lots of fresh local strawberries all around. I'm enjoying them all.