Tuesday, June 17, 2014

pining for a vacuum bag machine - part 2

I have been deliberating of buying a vacuum bag sealing machine on and off for a long time. I have not purchase one due to my skepticism with common household small kitchen appliances. I have began making my own sausages and more recently smoked salmon. Making sausages (cured meat in general) and smoked salmon are much more work than preparing a meal. You want to make a big batch for the effort to be worthwhile. It also cut down waste as well as lower cost through the economy of scale.


Today I went to the lab to have a sample of blood taken for my physical.

haitink conducts mahler's no. 3

In the past few days I could not have enough of this performance. I played the recording many times over.

Monday, June 16, 2014

a robin family

It all started in mid March. There is this robin keep flying into the clerestory windows of my living room. I was very puzzled with its strange behavior.

cantonese noodle with oyster sauce 蚝油撈麵 - part 3

This is third installment of my recent posts on Cantonese noodle with oyster sauce 蚝油撈麵.
Part 1 is here.
Part 2 is here.

luckiest birdies - a near disaster

Of all the trees on my property I treasure this very old plum tree the most. It gives me the protection from the sun from sun rise to late afternoon. I built a raised deck around its trunk to take advantage of the shade offered by its canopy.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

cantonese noodle with oyster sauce 蚝油撈麵 - part 2

This is a continuation of my recent post on Cantonese noodle with oyster sauce 蚝油撈麵.

Having been on a diet of Western dishes recently I begun to crave some Asian food. Most of the Asian dishes I like to make tends to provide a lighter diet. I actually dislike the word diet (to DIE with a Tease) for it's common connotations. I believe if you eat real food and eat sensible proportions cuisines from different cultures prepared from fresh ingredients can be equally healthy.