Friday 19th August 2011

Hokkien Noodles with Seafood

I'm having a little party tomorrow night despite having to work all day so I thought I'd better do as much preparation tonight as I could. Here is the recipe for Alice's awesome oyster roll that she brought to my High Tea recently.


  • 3 x tins smoked oysters
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tbn chives, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbn parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

    1. Roll the cheese out between two sheets of aluminium foil to about the size of an A4 sheet of paper.

    2. Remove the top sheet of foil.
    3. In a bowl, drain the oysters and mash with a fork.
    4. To the oysters, add the lemon juice, chives, parsley and onion. Mix.

    5. Place the oyster mixture along one end of the sheet of cheese and roll it up like a sausage roll.
    6. Score the top of the roll or garnish with some parsley and chives.

  • Thursday 18th August 2011


    It's funny how even when we don't have the time to organise our Thursday lunch properly, that people tend to now just bring in something to share anyways. It's awesome!

    Mum made sushi for me to bring in for everyone.

    Ian's Fried Rice

    What lunch is complete without some party Meat Pies!?

    Wednesday 17th August 2011

    Long came over and helped me finish off my driveway today - WOO!

    After a few hours of hard work, I put together a few burgers and we sat in the garage to eat them. The weather was beautifully warm and it was great to admire our work while gobbling up our food.

    Lamb Roast for dinner!

    It's not often I get to have roast lamb or beef for dinner because the roasts are much too large for one person to eat. I'd be stuck with leftovers for a few days. However, at my local IGA I found lamb in small roasting portions so I snatched one up!

    Lamb Roast with Carrots, Potatoes and Garlic

    All that was missing was the gravy...wah

    Tuesday 16th August 2011

    Farfalle with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Asparagus in a Creamy Sauce

    I stopped by Meng's place tonight after work and he went to all the trouble of making dinner for me!

    Dry Noodles

    with Soup

    I really like the sauce that he used for the noodles!

    Monday 15th August 2011

    Oh dear.

    I have been eating on the run a bit lately and today I noticed that the floor of the passenger side of my car is littered with the various takeaway wrappers from the past few weeks.


    Sunday 14th August 2011

    Sunday breakfast!

    I bought a pork hock from the shops the other day and have been looking forward to a night at home to spend a few hours making one of my favourites.

    Bun Bo Hue with Pork Hock

    Ooh I love how tender the pork hock juicy and tasty! I especially love that the butcher had sliced the hock so it was in smaller pieces and easy to tear the meat off.

    Mum happened to have bought this Vietnamese Pork Roll and gave me some.

    Bun Bo Hue with Sliced Pork and Beef Balls.

    Saturday 13th August 2011


    I think this is our first steamboat night this year at Ling and Shallen's place!

    The day was beautifully sunny and warm but as the evening closed in it became cloudy, overcast and then began to rain as we sat down to dinner. Perfect.

    Shimeji Mushrooms made a grand first time appearance!

    Enoki Mushrooms

    Yong Tau Foo

    A mixture of pork, fish and seafood balls.

    Cute grape tomato has nowhere to go!

    Kong made Macha Green Tea Ice Cream - from scratch!! for dessert.
    It did not last long at all.

    Barista Ling makes our coffees.

    I miss the art of making coffee.
    I miss working in cafes and bars.
    I miss frothing the milk.
    I miss the smell of gorgeous coffee beans when you open a new bag of coffee.

    Friday 12th August 2011


    I had a few girls over for dinner and drinks tonight. Initially we were just going to have snacks but I was able to finish work early and headed to the shops to grab some groceries to make dinner.

    Roast Chicken

    Baby Cos, Asparagus and boiled Egg Salad

    I made the dressing with the pan juices from the chicken and some mayonnaise.

    Poh Chin brought us some Macarons from Jean Pierre Sancho for dessert.

    Sarah and Fleurette made us Apple Martinis!

    We went through three bags of microwave popcorn. And by 'we', I mean 'me'.

    Thursday 11th August 2011


    This week we thought "Bake it" for lunch.

    I brought Lasagna

    Ian made fresh Foccaccia!

    Someone brought in a Steak & Kidney Pie

    Alison made Farfalle with an Anchovy Sauce

    I also made a Potato Bake.

    Carb overload...zzZZzZZ

    Wednesday 10th August 2011

    I made moussaka. It was frackin' awesome!

    I wanted to make the bechamel myself but I didn't have any milk in the fridge so I used some cheesy bechamel from a jar.

    Tuesday 9th August 2011

    Bacon & Egg Sandwich

    Lunch at Work
    Chicken Stirfry with Rice

    Spaghetti Bolognaise

    Monday 8th August 2011

    I roasted some chicken breast the other night with lots of spicy spices. I don't usually eat chicken breast because you need to cook it just right or it's too dry. And even if you cook it just right, if you don't eat it immediately, it goes dry.

    So, I usually roast chicken breast and shred it up for salads or sandwiches.

    A healthy roll for lunch.

    Sunday 7th August 2011

    One of my most favourite things in the world.

    Fish crackers.

    Mum brought over a bag for me tonight. Some are hers that she made over ten years ago (you can keep them in storage for yonks!) and some are ones that she bought from someone who makes them.

    Mum's taste better.

    Saturday 6th August 2011

    Dim Sum with a few girlfriends at Northbridge Chinese Restaurant.

    Fresh tomato slices, bocconcini, salad leaves and a drizzle of Ollo olive oil.

    Dinner was skipped in lieu of nibblies and drinks!