I have taken the time off to adjust to a new stage of life. Been working for the past three months on internship and I will have another three to go. I’m back to give my blog another go! Isn’t life about making time for the things you love? 🙂
Sharing a herb lemon salad that I promised to post the recipe, uh, 12 weeks ago on my Instagram… Yes, it has been that long!
But appropriate nonetheless, as I have been receiving requests from girlfriends for simple (and healthy) salad dressings. I will be incorporating more of these onto the site!
And as we enter spring, it’s all about colour. So really, colourful salad, why the hell not?
Granted it could be a biased opinion, since I adore anything that’s cream cheese cheesecake-y. But this one… I made them for the first time to be served at my birthday party recently, because blueberries and lemon went nicely with my theme colours: blue, white and yellow.
To my absolute delight and surprise, IT WAS A HUUUUGE HIT.
Getting compliments for my own bakes at my own 21st? It’s like the icing — or the blueberries? — on the cake!
After two months or so of planning, my 21st birthday party has finally come and gone!
With much help from K, my cousin Athalie and my family (with the last minute decor, ha)… Thank God the party was a success. Everyone enjoyed themselves, I do believe, and it went according to how I’d planned — more or less.
It’s never going to be perfect because of the perfectionist that I am (yikes), but even then.
Everyone deserves a second chance. Me included, on this dessert.
I tried it once before but failed — and that failure was also what pushed me to give up on my oven at home for my grandmother’s awesome one as well. And, as you can see, something good always comes out of a bad situation.
Thank the Lord, I finally know why this is called Lemon Delicious.
I couldn’t think of shorter name for this dish. There’s just so much in it that I can’t quite describe it fully.
The lemon-infused chicken has been something I’ve wanted to cook for a while, after reading about it in the chicken cookbook I’m currently onto. The idea of little lemon pockets in chicken breast sounded too… Adorable.
And then for the spaghetti — I was browsing for Swiss chard recipes (as I happen to have had some in the fridge that needed to be used quick) and chanced upon one that sounded like it could pair well with the chicken.
It was all a series of very unfortunate events, that led to the most pleasant discovery.
Mother’s Day came a day earlier for my family this year.
Last night, instead of heading out to a fancy restaurant, we had a quiet and simple celebration at home. No party, no frills — just home.
Crowds aside, love was the reason we all chose to be at home. And I’m sure home with those whom we love the most (and those only who can love us the most) was where everyone most wanted to be.
Full colour grilled vegetables.
My Dad’s really fond of what we’d call “Western food”. To him, that’s simple cooking. It’s true, sometimes; Asian food is a whole different ball game. So since he was in charge of dinner for the night, Western was on the menu.