BRUSSELS SPROUTS are one of my favourite vegetables, but sadly, not everyone adores them. But what is there not to love about brussels sprouts? These mini cabbages have a naughty nutty flavour. And they smell so good when cooked! I helped myself with a piece or two while taking photos. By the time I was done shooting, the plate was almost empty!
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Confessions of a porn addict
I ADMIT, I am addicted. It started not long ago when I stumbled upon that book. My initial reaction was a combination of awe and disbelief. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was dark, moody and dirty. I gazed at page after page of tantalizing photos. I drool. Oh no, I was hooked…
Chicken and herbs sausage rolls
SAUSAGE ROLLS, an all-time Kiwi favourite. They serve it in the office on occasions where snacks* are provided. [*They call it morning tea or afternoon tea.] Never had one. Because the sausage rolls they serve are either beef or pork. I don’t eat meat from four-legged animals.
Sir Poppy’s Apple Pie
BAKING is a tricky business. I have so much respect for people who bake. But I stay away from baking for many reasons. One is because it’s too fussy. It’s like a science. You mix, add or substract too much or too little then the balance of nature is disrupted. Two is because of the amount of sugar and fats in the ingredients. I rather not know what’s in my dessert and just enjoy it. Another reason is I’m not sweet-toothed. I don’t crave sweets but there were rare occasions when I would miss something someone baked and I just had to have it again.
Stir fried udon noodles with fish roe
This is a quick post with a quick dish and one of my all-time favorites on my Flickr food set. I took the photo above back in December 2009. It was an aha! moment for me. I realized how good natural light can make food look so sexy! Since then I’ve been chasing the light when photographing food.
Roasted chicken, vine tomatoes and eggplant with caramelized onions and mushrooms
I have planned this meal for days. I picked up something in the supermarket that I never knew existed. Brandy butter! What was that? I read the label: sugar, butter (35%), brandy (11%). Alright, I love alcohol in my food so I grabbed a bottle and went home blissfully. For those who didn’t know (maybe just me) – it is sweet! And the strong taste of brandy gives it a kick.