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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Taste of Home: Sweet and Soft Vanilla French Toast

What could be a better way to spend your Sunday Morning than waking up to a best friend's call at 11:30 in the morning, have a sweet and homemade French Toast brunch and go back to fall asleep again? I will leave you to envy that, while I reveal the secret to the Sexy mouthwatering FrenchToast.

                                            Vanilla French Toast Recipe:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices bread (I used Texa's whole wheat)
1. In a large bowl, whisk in 4 eggs and add in milk, sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
2. One by one, soak the bread into the mixture, each side for about 15-20 seconds.
3. Mean while, heat up a greased pan, and cook each toast until both sides are golden.
4. Ready to serve.

Tricks and Tips: 
1. Thick slices of bread always make the best french toast.
2. Don't soak the bread slices for too long as they my get very soggy and too soft to pick up.
3. Add some berries to garnish, it adds colour to the dish and balances out the sweetness of the french toast and is also very nutritious and healthy for breakfast.
4. You can also serve it with some cinnamon, cocoa, maple syrup, icing sugar, whipping cream or even better: ice-cream.

I hope you enjoy it! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pepsi Chicken Wings Night (Recipe included, super easy)

Are you a wings person? Here let's add a new flavour to your wings collection: Pepsi!!!

I decided to make wings with the pepsi that my friends brought over last night to make chicken wings. I didn't tell my tickling buddy, what kind of wings I was going to make. Because last time I suggested making Pepsi Wings, he was like: Ewwww....

So tonight, I just went ahead and make it, if he does't like, I will eat them all.

This is the mess I made, doesn't it look like some kind of abstract painting?

My tickling buddy loved it, and we finished it all of course, the poor poodle got non of it.

Here is gonna be one of the recipes that you will wanna keep, and guess what it is super easy, like beginner easy. 

1 pound          Chicken wings (about 15 - 20)
1                    Lemon  
2 cans            Coke 
          1/2 tsp            Salt
1 tsp               Soy Sauce
I. Make 2 light cuts on the surface of each wings, so that the sauce can get into the meat easily.
2. Put the Chicken wings in a large bowl and marinate it with the juice from one lemon, let it sit for at least 5 minutes. This will get rid of the smell of chicken, and at the same time make the meat more soft and tender, and add more taste to the wings.

3. Heat up the frying pan, and put the wings in (no need to put in any oil, as the oil will come out of the fat in the chicken as you cook it).
4. When there is fat coming out of the wings, flip it to the other side.
5. Let the wings cook until both of the side golden, as shown in my picture. (this took me around 5-7 minutes)

6. Add in Pepsi or Coke so that it just covers up all the wings, and also add in salt and soy sauce.

7. Get rid of the bubbles.
8. In medium to high heat, let the wings cook until the coke becomes a syrup like texture. (this took me around 15 - 20 minutes) 
9. Serve it, and get ready to eat this bad chicken wing!!!! 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A lazy Authentic Breakfast: Turkey Sunny Side Up-wich

I woke up this morning, feeling like being a good housewife and decided to make breakfast. And came up with this super easy but still somehow fancy looking "Turkey Sunny Side Up-wich".


So the ingredients are common, the preparing and cooking is simple, and the dishes? Just let your boyfriend do it.

Here is what you need:

     4                              pieces of sliced Bread  
     4                              slice of cheese (any kind you have, I used swiss cheese)
     1/2                           tomato, sliced into thin pieces
     1/2                           small cucumber, sliced into thin pieces
     4                              eggs 
     150 grams               Tuscan Turkey, sliced (we got it at Safeway, but you can use any meat you like)                    
     2 tbsp                       Olive oil   

1. Toast the bread with with cheese in a toaster until cheese melted (takes about 5 minutes)
2. Meanwhile heat up the frying pan and put in the oil
3. Make sunny side up eggs two at a time
4. Start layering, bottom to top:  bread+cheese, turkey, tomato, cucumber, and sunny side up eggs!!
5. Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Healthy Night Snack: Watermelon Cups with Cucumber Feta Salad

Dear lovely owls and poodles:

After swimming last night, I came back home very hungry. But I can't just grab the ice-cream that is screaming for my attention in the fridge, or the bag of potato chips that is trying to seduce me. I must eat something healthy, and so here comes my healthy, refreshing and delicious: 

Watermelon Cups with Cucumber Feta Salad!!!!

I found this lovely snack from the Taste Magazines at BC Liquor Stores, it's easy and simply amazing. 

And here is the recipe:

             1/2                                                               English Cucumber, diced
   1 tbsp                       (15 ml)                        dill, finely chopped      
 8 oz                          (250 g)                        feta cheese, diced     
     1 tbsp                        (15 ml)                        extra-virgin olive oil         
1 tbsp                        (15 ml)                        fresh lemon juice             
                                  1/2 tsp                       (2 ml)                          finishing salt
                                  1                                                                   small seedless watermelon

1. In a medium bowl, toss the cucumber, feta cheese, dill, lemon juice olive oil and salt together. (now the original recipe says to leave them for 30 minutes, but I only left them for 5 minutes and it still taste great)

2. Meanwhile, make the watermelon cups, each cup should be a 3.5*3.5*3.5 (cm) cube, and finally, just use a spoon to scoop out the middle.

3. Fill the cups with cucumber salad, and server immediately.

4. Eat. 

oh and look how much my tickling buddy loves it :)

Awe, isn't he a cutie~

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bread, Salad and Water VS Drugs, Dessert and Alcohol

I don't know if I can call myself a blogger yet, since this blog is only two days old. But I would like to share with you, my night as a blogger in downtown Vancouver.
Tonight me and my blogger date Lody went to Espana

We were treated very nicely by the servers, I got the drinks I need to write blog (I know, because writing a blog is so stressful), oneSherry ------- Alvear Amontillado which has the taste of Baked Orange Peel, and Walnuts, as well as a Espana Sangria served in a coffee mug.

During my blogging session, I met a group of guys travelling in vancouver from Los Angeles, including Mike, who was very happy and confident because of Ecstasy (Mike, if you are reading, here is the section I promise to write about you). Honestly, I could never tell that he was on anything at all if he hadn't tell me. According to Mike, Ecstasy gives you a lot of positive feelings, like happiness, confidence, energy, etc. It's like being drunk without the sick feelings. 

Personally, I don't do drugs, but I am not against people doing it as long as they are not addicted. As someone who lives in Vancouver, I smell weed almost everywhere and all the time. I also have many friends who smoke Pot, and guess what? They are not hipsters, some of them are genius at biochemistry and others are fun and sociable, they are all as normal as I am (I guess, or are we actually all crazy?). As long as people are able to control it, I think it's perfectly fine to do some little harmless drugs to mess up with your brain every once a while to keep up with this crazy world. Just like how I like to drink and get all tipsy, and how we like to eat bakeries and desserts to get fat, and how we like to have fries and fast food so that we can have heart problems one day. I mean what is the fun in life if we have bread and salad and drink water everyday? 

And finally here is my drink of the night : The Spanish Harlem!!!!!

Spanish Harlem
Orange Zest to Garnish

And happy happy life to you all!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Travelling at Home

This Summer, I took my beloved tickling buddy to China!!!!
This is the Country that I grew up in. But I haven't been back in more than three years. This trip has brought back a lot of memory of childhood and my family and friends. As for my tickling buddy, it's certainly a whole new world!!

Enough talking, let's see some real China.

First stop:    HongKong International Airport

to be continued....

Saturday Brunch @ Central Bistro

Is it a trend or do food look even better when you put them on the internet? I really don't care.
But you know what grinds my gears?
When I see beautiful people and delicious food and don't know where the hell they are from!

So to make sure that my adorable readers don't feel the same disturbance as I did while reading my rants, I assure you that every picture of food and place and people and things you see, I will tell you where it was taken.

Today (still drunk from last night) me and my tickling buddy went to Central Bistro on Denman and Comox for brunch, and here is what we had.
Croque Monsieur
Scone with whip cream and home made butter
West coast Benny
Central Bistro

My lovely tickling buddy did not offer to share his Croque Monsieur with me, but it's okay, it looks pretty fat and creamy anyways (I don't sound bitter at all). 

And I had the West coast benny with wild smoke salmon. Mine wasn't that fantastic, I need wayyyy more salmon than what they gave me (speaking of Salmon Benny, my personal favour is the twisted fork on Granville street, there is so much salmon in it, that it actually lives up to it's name). 

However, the scone, the scone, omg the scone is unbelievably good, it's soft and moist and a little crunchy and the same time, with some melted chocolate chip in it, and with the whip cream and butter, it's definitely one of  the best scones around!