Wednesday, July 10, 2013

First Ever Food Post

You know you're ageing when you talk a lot about the (genuinely) good things in life; like food, places, friends and laughters. Instead of material things. I don't know, maybe it's the ageing me instead.

This time, I'm going to talk about how domesticated I've been! I've been engrossed with all things baking and cooking these past few weeks, it's like I am slowly settling in.

A couple of weeks back was the FIRST TIME I'VE EVER BAKED. Like, I didn't even know what "pre-heat" meant or how F and C differed (like seriously) and how to proportion ingredients. It’s damn sad.

But I knew I had to do one thing. One thing… I knew I had to learn how to bake an apple pie. I love my apple pie. So much that it was really the push that I needed for me to actually pick up baking and go.
So that Sunday, I decided Imma bake an apple pie and top it with vanilla ice cream!  

This was a really good dish of its own. I cut the apples thin slice and mixed walnuts with cinnamon sugar. I think you can even eat it own its own! I know I will. 

 
So after much Youtubing and reading, I finally manage to start on my pie. My first time was a glorious success, the second one however wasn’t. I forgot that I had left my heater to TOP only instead of BOTH (this is some baking talk).

My apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top. You have to eat it while it's hot!



And then cookies!


I figured since some of my Muslim friends are going to fast soon this Ramadhan month, I was wondering whether I could bake some cookies for them instead. So that my friend, was my motivation. I bought all sorts of things for the cookies, and next thing you know on a Sunday as well, I went through all the baking and puffing and voila! I’ve got my cookies mojo on.

The first and the second time were major success :D


Every other day (especially when I’m alone) I try to improvise and make good food for myself. Especially breakfast and lunch. I manage to take a photo of this mushroom sandwich I made that I truly love! I sautéed some mushrooms and onions and mash it with sunny side egg while I toasted the bread as well. Big time YUM.


Well that's all folks. These are the only ones I've managed to snap so far, can't wait to learn more kitchen tricks and my hope is to whip out some fine dinner for some close friends :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

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