a new project
am presenting embarking on a new project (though perhaps not so much at the office) to get the recipes i'm interested in cooking typed up and loaded online so that i don't have to carry my cookbooks back with me to chicago. cookbooks are heavy. however, am starting to become interested in investing in a few classics, rather than tons of random 'how to cook every kind of potato known to man' ones. i foresee a lot of typing in the near future -hopefully to be followed by lots of cooking in the not-so-near future, when i am back in chicago and my own kitchen.
walked to ChompChomp last night after dinner and finally got my first taste of goreng pisang after four plus weeks in Singapore. (and i call that my favourite food!) it was reasonably good goreng pisang. but i've had better, and from the same stall, too. i just didn't get lucky with the bananas last night - to make good goreng pisang you gotta have really really ripe bananas, and the two i had were just a tad less ripe than i like them. dad and i also bought some char kuay teow for supper (despite having eaten tons of dinner, and then tons of deep fried banana after that), which i happily consumed at eleven, because for some reason i was starving again.
perhaps it was the nice cold lemon-lime juice flavoured with mint that i made to accompany dinner. it's a great summer drink, people. when it's really hot outside, go buy some limes and a lemon, and rip up some fresh mint from your garden (or buy some from the store). squeeze the limes and some of the lemon into a jug, pour in lots and lots of ice cold water, throw in the torn mint leaves, and let it sit for a while. (make sure it's lots of water, because there's no sugar and if you don't dilute the lemon enough...) then fix yourself a tall glass of iced lemon-lime. it is awesome. (i have some with me at the office today.)
haven't had any caffeine today, so brain isn't quite awake. watch this space -or the LJ- for more later.