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Cooking From Asia== Cabbage Roll and Meatballs

30 Jul



This is my last meal from Asia Japan and China –Cabbage Roll and Meatballs. Please enjoy*-*


one egg

ground beef

one slice onion


cabbage leaf (3 or 5)  


parsley flakes


bbq sauce




soy sauce







Methods: Meatball


1.Add egg and other ingriedients to ground beef. Mix well and use to spoons to form a perfect ball. Roll meatballs into flour.



2. Fry meatballs until golden brown. Keep warm in oven


Methods: Cabbage Roll



1. Fry your onion until soft, add ground beef to onion in pot and cooked well until brown, make sure to season with salt and pepper or any prefrence of seasoning. Put into container to use for your stuffing and cabbage roll.




2.Put your cooked Ground beef in the middle of soft cabbage leaf and roll starting from the white hard section until you have a nice roll. (Tip image 4) Make sure to soak your cabbage leafs into hot boiling water to make them soft and eatable.

                                        Try: Stuff Cabbage


For this Method of stuff cabbage, it is just like taco without the cheese. You only need to scoop a table spoon of  cooked ground beef into the cabbage leaf and you good to go. It was fantastic. Bon Apetit*-* 


 Bon Apetit*-*



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My Personal Kitchen Tinker Corner – Saturday Breakfast

13 Jul


Happy saturday everyone. Today i will be sharing with you one of my typical saturday breakfast eatery. I have been cooking healthy and non-healthy breakfast on and off only to give myself a change.





breakfast sausage



chicken nuggets


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1. Cut your potato and season with any preference of seasoning. Put cooking oil in hot frying pan and fry your slice potato with your  bacon until golden brown. Put your chicken nuggets into oven and bake until crispy and brown. After your bacon and slice potato are all done fry your eggs,it can be any version sunny side up, scrambled etc. 

put everything on serving plate. Slice your strawberries and sprinkle with sugar to have a sweet taste. Cup of hot chocolate  with marshmallow is extra. Bon Apetit*-*




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Cooking of the Month –Asia– Chinese Cooking=Beef with Celery and Mushrooms

5 Jul





                                                  This is one of my favorite reciepe from Asia so far, hope you enjoy*-*



1 cup steak or beef sliced

2 tbs soya sauce

1 tbs wine


1 small onion sliced onion

3 stalks celery, sliced

1 cup fresh mushroom sliced

3 tbs water

3 tbs oil 




1. slice beef, marinate in soya sauce, wine and salt. Slice celery, onion and mushrooms.



2.Heat oil in wok or frying pot to smoking point. Stir meat and onion in wok for about three minutes.Remove beef and onion to a bowl or platter.



3.Add celery, mushrooms and 3 tbs water to wok or frying pot. Stir fry until mushrooms are wilteed. Cover for at least two to three minutes. Add beef back to wok, stir fry all ingredients about one minutes. It is all finishe Bon Apetit*-*


Bon Apetit*-*



Country of the month ==Asia continues

3 Jul

Hello everyone hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. I wil be continuing with the country Asia from June for the month of july.
It has been a very slow month for me, with computer tecnical issues and so on. But i really do hope i will be able to do more posting this month

Below is a link of some of the food i have already cooked from Asia

Baked Japanese Orange Chicken

Rice paper Roll

Easy MarinateTeriyaki Sauce

Beef with Celery and Mushrooms

Cooking of the Month Asia– Baked Japanese Orange Chicken

3 Jul


I have always enjoy eating Orange chicken whenever i go to the mall, so i have decided to cook up some for this food of the month coming from Japan right from my  kitchen. The out come was yummy. Enjoy*-*


Chicken Ingredient:


chicken cut into cubes



soy sauce

1 egg beaten





1. Take cut cube chicken and season with soy sauce and seasoning(make sure to take skin off chicken). Dip chicken into egg mixture and then into your season flour.



2. Layer your chicken into close container of flour and shake until you have a good amount of coating. Arrange chicken onto grease baking sheet and bake on high until golden brown.


Sauce Ingriedient:

1 or 2 orange

2 garlic grated or crushed

half onion chopped

1 scalion

half ginger grated

1/2 tbs corn starch

1/2 tbs soy sauce





1. Slice everything and put in container.

2. Wash and slice your orange,squeeze the juice from it into a small bowl, add your soy sauce and cornstarch, mix well and put aside.In a frying pan with a bit of oil sautee your onion and scallion until tender. Add your sauce and stir.put in your baked chicken and mix everything well until it all comes together and chicken is covered with sauce. Finished *-*



Bon Apetit *-*




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Fun Facts— Chinese Menu planning and Ingredients

17 Jun

====Menu planning and Ingredients=== 


 For daily consumption, long grain rice is used. There are many types of long grain rice.


Noodles are a staple food item for the inhabitants of Northern China. They usually choose egg noodles from the supermarket.


Polyunsaturated oils are preferred for Chinese cooking. Chinese consider peanut oil as being the most flavoursome, but corn, safflower, and soya oils are used. Butter, margarine, and olive oil are never used for Chinese wok cookery


There are three main types of Chinese tea… Green, Red, and Black. General speaking the higher the price of the tea the better the grade. 


All vegetables available in local markets are used in Chinese cookery. From fresh bean sprouts, celery, cabbage and snow peas. Bamboo shoots and water chestnuts available from the oriental canned goods section. 


Except for luncheon meats, all types of American meats are suitable for Chinese cooking 


All fresh and fresh-frozen seafoods of supermarket are suitable for Chinese cooking

=Condiments and Seasoning=

Soya sauce, ginger powder, nuts, corn starch and other condiments used in recipes are all available in supermarkets.

There isn’t any rules for planning Chinese meals. In Asia some Chinese people will eat “congee” or “dim sum” for breakfast


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Monday Japanese cooking Rice paper Roll

11 Jun

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My food from Asia, specifically Japan I have chosen to prepare rolls, this has been my first attempt and the expreience and outcome was amazingly well, the taste was enjoyable. My opinion of the rice paper is that it tasted very similar to rice,texture extremly refine a bit rubbery and delicate. Loved it.

I will make a post of how i made my teriyaki sauce, so please do look out for that.



1 avocado chopped

can tuna 

3 slice lettuce leave

slice baby grape tomato

slice cook pork/or any cooked meat kind

1 shredded carrot

4 rice paper


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 1. Put your rice paper into warm water for about 7 mins until  soft. Mean while slice and prepare all of your ingredients. Put every thing into a bowl and mix well, add salt and paper to taste.


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2.Put your mix ingredients into centre of rice paper and bring two sides into center,bring the top part of the rice paper facing from you down and slowly roll until you have the Finish effect of a roll. Simple as that we are finish enjoy.. Bon Apetit*-*


japanese rice paper roll

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When you are about to put your filling into the rice paper make sure you do take them out of the water 2 mins before, that way it will be easy to roll and assemble and you won’t end up with any rips.


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Recipe from my April contest winner–High Heel Gourmet

31 May

This recipe is from my April contest winner High Heel Gourmet. I will link this over to her web site for you to see how she created her 

Infinite Thai Omelette, Khai-Jiaow Series Episode I: The Crispy Omelette



Below is my version, click onto the link which says eggs.



Below are the steps which i have taken to accomplish the end result.  The link is below



Please do check out her post and blog  http://highheelgourmet.com/2012/11/14/thai-crispy-omelette/

Monday Italian Food== Pizza Part 1

27 May


Today food from the menu will be baking pizza part 1 from the Naples region in Italy (pizza was invented in Naples Italy)  In this post i will be sharing with you how i made my simple pizza dough and all cheese pizza.



Scone Base Dough ingredient:

3/4 cup self-rising flour

1.2 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup milk



1.Put your salt and flour together and shift into a bowl using a strainer.Add butter to sift mixture.



2.Rub in butter with your fingertip,until the mixture is close to fine breadcrumbs. Make circle well in the middle of  mixture and pour in milk little at a time and mix with a fork until soft



3. Put your dough out onto floured work surface and knead three to four times. Roll out or press dough into a greased baking sheet. push up the edges slightly to form a ridge.


All cheese pizza ingredient:

Pizza dough

Havarti cheese

mozzarella cheese

regular yellow cheddar cheese

pizza sauce





1. Spread your pizza sauce onto dough, take your all three cheese and place on top of sauce in no particular order.

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2.Place tour pizza in oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 min or untill cheese is bubbly. it is all finish enjoy,,Bon Apetit *-*



Stay tune for my part 2 of pizza baking

Tuesday Italian Food==Chicken with Bacon and Olives

21 May


Today i will be posting and sharing with you my first  meal from Italy, “Chicken with bacon”  coming to you from the Po Basin region (Veneto). You can substitute the chicken with turkey instead, whichever is your preference.

Believe you me i have never cooked my chicken with bacon before and this was very exciting for me and the end result was amazingly delicious, i could taste all the herbs and seasons the recipe calls for.





1 whole chicken

1 onion chopped

3 garlic cloves

salt and seasoning

2 tbsp olive oil

3 slice bacon

2 tbsp butter

1 cup dry red wine

4 olive slice

1 whole lemon



1.Slice your onion and garlic. Wash and scrub lemon properly and zest it using a grater. Cut your lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Use a brush and dust lemon juice all over your washed chicken. Sprinkle salt, pepper and other seasoning over chicken including the inside. Combine your onion, garlic and lemon zest together into a bowl with dry herbs and mix all together. Put into the inside of your chicken.



2.Rub on your olive oil over chicken. Wrap three strips of bacon over the top of chicken. Take your butter and put onto chicken like the diagram above, next take your dry red wine and pour into baking pan along with your chicken, put foil over chicken and bake for 1 and a half hour,basing on and off. Bake at 350 degrees.



3.After one and half hour put your slice olive with your chicken and bake for another 1 hour on 500 degrees and checking your chicken constantly. Add some of the liquid from the baking pan of your chicken and make gravy, combine with slice tomatoes and one slice of bacon,season and let simmer on low until tomatoes are tender.



Our chicken is finished hope you enjoy. Bon Apetit *-*\


Above is my plate of  this yummy chicken wrap in bacon, with rice tomatoes and my fruit milk shake.chickenwithbacom11jpg 


Almost finished:)



Info on Veneto Food (Po Basin)

Many crops grow well in the fertile Po Basin. Beans, radicchio, asparagus, pumpkins, squash, corn, celery, artichokes and cherries all lend themselves perfectly to Veneto’s cooking. Wine culture is strong in the region, with many types of whites and reds being produced there. Home wine and grappa making is a favorite hobby, and because of the excellent quality of the grapes, some home wines can rival commercial ones.

Olive has lots of good fats.“Good fats,” or unsaturated fats, are those responsible for lowering your total cholesterol and, in particular, your LDL cholesterol. These fats along with the fiber found in plants and vegetables,  are said to reduce your risk of heart disease

Olive has lots of good fats.“Good fats,” or unsaturated fats, are those responsible for lowering your total cholesterol and, in particular, your LDL cholesterol. These fats along with the fiber found in plants and vegetables,
are said to reduce your risk of heart disease

Rice production has been honed to a fine art in the region, with countless creamy risotto recipes giving testament to the fact that rice is as important as a component on the Veneto table as it is for the profit from its export. Cattle farming and the dairy industry are highly prized in this area (butter is often used instead of olive oil in cooking), and cheeses find their way into many dishes. The ever-present love of pork and cured meats ensures a strong pork production industry in Veneto as well. 

Veneto==Po Basin

Veneto==Po Basin

Learn more about Olive Oils watch the video on the link provided http://www.delallo.com/video/olive-oil-color-flavor


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