Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

Finally…My New Kitchen.

May 29, 2009

All’s not done up yet. Still waiting for a time when I’m free to get an oven. Think you’ll be able to spot the empty shelf space meant for my precious new oven. 

Theme’s metallic, cosy with wood finishes. Am lovin’ my white table top which hides out the scratches (yeah!). 

Am really diggin’ the new sink too. 🙂
 

Everything’s still in a messy state but I’ll make do for now. 🙂 My favourite part of the kitchen? The island. Where the family meets to have breakfast, tea and supper.

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What If You Only Had These 12 Ingredients In Your Kitchen?

February 19, 2008

My previous helper did not cook at home and hence my kitchen always had too little ingredients for me to whip up any dish. However I always managed to get creative, sometimes with the help of additional items (a quick visit to my Shop & Save supermarket, a five minute walk away).

What would you cook if you only had these 12 ingredients in your kitchen? (Assuming in any reasonable amount)
1. Apples
2. Butter
3. Chicken Meat (Any part)
4. Chicken Eggs
5. Garlic
6. Fresh Mushrooms
7. Chocolate
8. Rice
9. Flour (Any type)
10. Herbs & Spices
11. Pasta (Any type)
12. Sugar

I would cook these two dishes:
1. Herbed Mushroom & Chicken Pasta
2. Apple Crumble

1. Herbed Mushroom & Chicken Pasta

Ingredients
Butter, Garlic, Mushrooms, Chicken, Herbs & Spices and Pasta

Directions
1. Marinate the chicken (cut into small pieces) with Herbs & Spices for an hour in the fridge before cooking.
2. Boil pasta till al dente with some salt – I’m assuming there’s always salt in the kitchen! 😉
3. Mince garlic and cook in butter till lightly browned.
4. Add in chicken and fry over low heat.
5. Add in sliced mushrooms and continue to mix till it softens.
6. Add more Herbs & Spices/Salt to taste.
7. Mix in the cooked pasta and serve.

2. Apple Crumble

Ingredients
Apples, Butter, Flour and Sugar

Directions
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 °C.
2. Slice and core the apples.
3. Rub flour, sugar and cubed butter together till it resembles breadcrumbs.
4. Place apples into a bowl and sprinkle over some sugar and incorporate it lightly with your hands.
5. Butter a baking dish and place apples in first, followed by the “breadcrumb-looking” crumble.
6. Bake in oven for 40 to 50 minutes until you see the apple browning and the crumble looking gorgeously golden brown.

I didn’t use any eggs or rice. As for the chocolate, I would probably eat it on its own at a later time. 🙂

What would you cook if you only had these 12 ingredients in your kitchen?

KitchenAid, The Ultimate Kitchen Appliance.

February 13, 2008

Besides wanting a larger oven, I secretly dream of owning a Kitchen Aid (red in colour). It is gorgeous, it looks somewhat antique and it is very functional. You can also buy endless add-ons to enable a KitchenAid to do more for you in the kitchen. However there’s just one tiny problem, it costs S$1099.00 for the basic set. I will must get it one day. I have faith. 😀 The KitchenAid brand is currently owned by Whirlpool Corporation.

Here is a video for you to learn more about this beauty.