*raises her glass* "A toast: while most people eat to live, I live to eat. There's nothing like enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal with a fine bottle of wine in the company of fantastic friends. To life!"
I am delighted to see that my chillies are beginning to ripen and they are growing in abundance! My mum has been working wonders with them by applying homemade liquid fertiliser that she makes using our food scraps and sheep manure.
My Habanero chillies are extra hot!
Bee Hoon Soup with Prawns, sliced Fish Cake, Cabbage and lots of fresh Coriander
Today, I shared someone's carrot cake. I love the icing on top!
Then I made myself a hot chocolate (I think my third for the day!!) and treated myself to a Cherry Ripe from the freezer. With all the chocoholics at work, it's amazing my Cherry Ripe was still in the freezer when I went to look for it!
I went to the Emergency Room at Royal Perth Hospital this morning with a sore eye. After waiting in the triage room for an hour and a half, my stomach was grumbling and I had to seek food. The resident who performed my initial review was kind enough to get a third year medical student to get me some lunch! I assume it was from the staff canteen or something.
A sandwich, fruit, cheese and crackers.
I gobbled it up just in time before they sent me upstairs to the eye clinic.
At work in the evening, I scored some free dinner from next door in the seminar room.
Each year Mum takes the time to make a traditional Chinese sticky rice dish.
The dish involves alot of preparation.
These bamboo leaves need to be cleaned.
The rice is partially cooked.
Pork Belly, Lentils, Shitake and Chestnuts are prepared separately.
Mum will set up on the floor of the kitchen and sit on a stool to make these dumplings. Just like how they did it traditionally.
It takes practice and a certain amount of skill to wrap these rice dumplings in the leaves. I remember trying once and it was okay, but I would need a bit more practice to make sure that they're wrapped tightly enough for when you steam them.
Mum always makes some without the dried shrimps for me.