Weekly travel theme: display – Love these shoes! Would love to eat them!

This is an entry in response to the weekly travel theme from a fellow blogger Ailsa's Weekly Travel Theme: Display. i  believe you all like the shoes which are displayed in this picture. the shoes are exquisite, pretty and stylish. But you can't wear them. Yet you can eat them....because they are all chocolates! The... Continue Reading →

Spare Ribs and Baked Chicken

Spare Ribs and Baked Chicken My sister Sil is a talented cake decorator and wonderful cook.  She is also a caring person with an extremely good heart.  She always holds parties for family and friends.  I am the one who benefits from her gourmet cooking every week.  I have reserved a page in my food... Continue Reading →

Shrimps boiled in 7-up

7-up shrimp sauce  I heard about this recipe recently from my sister's friend, and did some modifications myself.  The result was fantastic!  We used to boil shrimp (with shells on) in boiling water and then use soya sauce and/or hot sauce to eat with the shrimp.  With this 7-up recipe, there is no need to... Continue Reading →

Cafe Sacher Wien and the Original Sacher-Torte

All my friends know that coffee is an important part of my life.  Wherever I go, I need to get some coffee.  To me, it is not the quantity nor the quality that matters, but the lifestyle.  When I looked back at my trip to Vienna some years ago, the most enjoyable treat to myself... Continue Reading →

Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms

http://www.closetcooking.com/2009/01/baby-bok-choy-with-shiitake-mushrooms.html Thanks to my friend May, who gave me her friend's recipe for a sesame-ginger dressing who mixed it with baby bok choy with shiitake mushrooms. Here's a recipe that I found on line.  The dish looks very delicious!   By the way, May's recipe includes 1 tablespoon oyster sauce.  Try it out with and... Continue Reading →

Pear Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

http://www.creative-culinary.com/2011/01/salad-with-pear-gorgonzola-carmelized-pecans-and-maple-dijon-vinaigrette/ This dish had been my most favorite salad at Nordstrom Cafe for many years.  Even the servers who knew me so well...they knew what I wanted each time.  It is only recently that I tried to "forget" about this and began to try something new.  Most likely it is my own personality.  I am... Continue Reading →

Warm Roasted Chicken and Couscous

 My friend and I tried out this special at the Nordstrom Cafe one time. She loved it so much that the server just gave her the recipe when she asked him many questions.  Let me see if I have got this right. Ingredientscouscous   5ozpulled garlic chicken   3 oz hearts of palm  1 ozzucchini  2 oztuscan... Continue Reading →

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