Monday, 15 December 2014

佳節套餐 - 甜品 Festive Three Course Dinner - Dessert


還有 12 天便是聖誕節了。家裏已開始大清潔,掛裝飾,買禮物,準備應節食品等等。孩子們很快便回家,親友們來探訪;日子在倒數中,我已逐漸為每天假期編策著不同的菜單。

It’s only 12 days until Christmas. I’ve already started cleaning and decorating the house, getting food and presents ready; the children will soon be home, friends and family are visiting. It’s counting down time, I am beginning to plan the menus for our meals for each day of the holidays. 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

佳節套餐 - 主菜 Festive Three Course Dinner - Main Course


昨天為大家介紹了這個佳節套餐的前菜,今天便來看看這個主菜的檸檬蒜頭百里香烤雞怎麼做。 

I posted the recipe for the starter from this festive dinner yesterday,  let's have a look at how to make the main course - Lemon, garlic and thyme roasted chicken today. 

Friday, 12 December 2014

佳節套餐 - 前菜 Festive Three Course Dinner - Starter


朋友説她去年聖誕前依我的烤火雞肉卷食譜做的聖誕大餐招待朋友,非常受歡迎。今年她卻沒時間張羅一桌的配菜,但仍想在過節前在家做些簡單的菜式和幾個好友聚聚。她說想要一個把重點放在甜品的三菜套餐,卻不想太難和花太多時間。我跟她笑說我過去幫她煮好了!

A dear friend of mine told me, last year she followed my Turkey breast roll recipe, cooked up a big feast for her friends, everybody loved it. However his year she wouldn't have the time to cook so many side dishes, but still would like to prepare a simple meal for a few of her close friends. She said she wants to make a three course dinner which the dessert is the highlight of the menu, but doesn't require a lot of hard work. I said to her I might as well go over there and cook it for her.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

聖誕大餐 Christmas Dinner


每年為家人準備一桌豐富美味的聖誕大餐,對有些人來說好像要備戰一般,先要决定今年的主角是烤火雞、牛、羊、豬、雞還是火腿,然後每一道配菜和醬汁、烤肉汁都要算準時間熱騰騰端上桌,嚴謹仔細地掌握各項時間。 

For some people, cooking a Christmas dinner is like going into battle! Firstly you have to decide which meat to roast, whether it’s going to be turkey, beef, lamb, pork or gammon. Then comes the question of the trimmings; what side dishes should accompany the main meat, and what sauces should be prepared to go with them? On top of that, precise timing is required in order to deliver the feast piping hot and fresh to the table. It’s no mean feat! 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

鹹魚肉粒茄子豆腐煲 Salted Fish with Pork, Eggplant and Tofu


我老公愛吃鹹魚,亦愛豆腐。如果他只可以選擇吃一道菜的話,他會每天都吃鹹魚豆腐煲。

用豆腐配搭的菜式我可以經常做,但鹹魚我很少讓他吃;因為每次他都會嫌我煮飯太少。

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

松露巧克力蛋糕 Chocolate Truffle Torte



昨天和老公南下 Buckinghamshire 的 Burnham Beeches 去看那迷人山林的秋色。在午間中天的陽光下,閃爍古銅的黃葉沿著兩旁的路領我們往樹林駛去。

We went down south to the beautiful woodland Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire yesterday, hoping to catch it in the late autumn light. Driving under the midday sun, the bronze yellow leaves glittered along the road which led us into the forest.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

薄荷巧克力杯子蛋糕 Mint Chocolate Cupcakes


上次在 Facebook 跟大家提及那位十七歳買了我書的大男孩 Saul Darlington, 他前後已依我書中的食譜做了紅蘿蔔蛋糕,辣椒燉牛肉醬,蘋果酥派和烤培根捲腸等等食品。

Remember the 17- year- old young lad Saul Darlington that I told you about? The one who bought my book for his mum and has been following my recipes making quite a few tasty cakes and dishes for his family himself; such as the carrot cake, chilli con carne, apple crumble and bacon wrapped sausages etc.