Monday, December 27, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Harry Potter Potion Bottles

Each potion does something different:

• Amortentia – Red (Love Potion)

• Polyjuice – Green (Changing Potion)

• Veritaserum – Pearl (Truth Potion)

• Draught of Living Death – Silver (Sleeping Potion)

• Felix Felicis - Gold (Liquid Luck)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dim Sum = Yum Yum

I ate Dim Sum in bed and watched a Christmas Story last Sunday. If you love Dim Sum, please tell me your favorites, so I can try them next time. If you've never had Dim Sum before, I hope this will entice you to try it for yourself. 

I didn't know what to order, so I stuck to the basics. Above is shrimp siu mai being dipped in a chili sauce. 

 This is a fried shrimp ball which was both fried, and steamed. They were crispy, and really moist.

One of my favorite dishes was the white radish cake. The texture is creamy, and I was expecting it to be sweet, but the flavors remind me of a turnip casserole that my great-grandmother makes (Yes, she is still alive!).

Char siu bao is a bun filled with bbq pork. They were ok, a little too much bun in my opinion, but not bad.

This plate is filled with shrimp siu mai in the back, white radish cake on the left, and bean curd rolls in the container. The bean curd rolls remind me of egg foo young, which is delicious.

Dum, Dum, Dum! Fried taro root was my absolute favorite dish:) The center was creamy, while the outside was crunchy. It was both sweet, and was simply delicious!

I'm still craving the fried taro root...YUM! Please tell me your favorites so I can try them too:D

Monday, December 6, 2010

Red Velvet Cake

This week I have 5 finals in 5 days, which hopefully won't be that bad. I'm finished with the red velvet cake tutorial, and it should be up tonight!

Yesterday, I was determined to have Dim Sum, so I did. There is only one traditional Cantonese Dim Sum place locally, and I've never tried it before. As soon as I walked in I wasn't worried. The place was PACKED! I ordered everything to go, and it took about 30 minutes, but it was worth it! I'll have pictures, and details later, but all I can say is mmmmm!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Miniature Bakery Bread

These are pictures from a Bread Loaf tutorial. I used Ecru & Translucent to make the loaf. It took forever to upload for some reason, and it was only about a minute long???

Here is a link to the tutorial: