Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bouillabaisse est arrive

It was my dad's birthday this Friday. The idea was to make bouillabaisse for dinner. He really likes fish soups but never tried this one. I never cooked it. It was a nice chance to fill another hole in my education, so I volunteered.

Must try Singapore fruits

If I was doing something at all this November and December in INSEAD Singapore - I was eating. So I'll be coming back occasionally with my memories. My friend once said when asked about what is there to do in Singapore: "There is so much to eat!". Many foods I discovered there became my strong favorites and are now part of my daily life. From Thai green curry to Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, especially Half baked. I know, one doesn't have to go to Singapore to get addicted to Ben & Jerry. I did though.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grilled vegetables out of the oven

I was almost set to go to my first dancing class yesterday night. It's been 2 or 3 years that I stopped to dance and I felt like something has been missing since then. I came back from INSEAD determined to start again. My friend referred me to Gala dance school and here I am. Something happened though and I didn't go. I'll go on Saturday. I really will. So I stayed at home doing guess what.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fresh and simple guacamole

Surely Michael (my little brother) wasn't going to appreciate the Thai green curry I was making yesterday. So I thought why not finally make my own guacamole with some tortilla chips for him? It is one of those simple and delicious things we love. Well, to be completely frank, I love the guacamole and he loves the chips.

Crispy cheese quesadillas

Last night I started from guacamole and ended up also making quesadillas (sandwiched tortillas with cheese based filling) because I came across this wonderful Jamie Oliver recipe. They worked perfectly - Michael (my little brother) kept happy and occupied by the tortilla chips and quesadillas for the whole dinner and I even still have some guacamole left for myself.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thai green curry at last

There is something very therapeutic about making Thai green curry. It was my absolute favorite food during the last 3 months in Singapore and Thailand. So warm and spicy! So fragrant and so comforting. I didn't really care if it was with veggies or shrimp or chicken. I was in love with green magic liquid itself. So I was regularly getting giggles from my friends for scooping it out and leaving most of the "content" in the bowl. If I was making it myself, I'd for sure cook more green sauce and give less bowl space to the rest of stuff.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Coffee bean Moscow cafe - my sweet home

I can't tell you how much I missed this place. I've never been especially consistent with restaurants and cafes I go to, but I keep coming back to Coffee bean one for several years. I come out to the pretty Pjatnitskaya street. Crispy winter is around me. I used to complain so much about Moscow cold. Now it's the first time in many years that I notice how beautiful the snowy winter is.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Most inspiring food writers

I do realize that after I publish this you might never come back to reading me. This is about food writers. For me they are incredible and inspiring. Reading and watching them I found my passion for food. I read them when I’m happy for ideas. I read when I’m sad for support. I hope once I’ll meet each of them personally.

Nigella Lawson is a British food writer. She passionately cooks for her kids and friends. Even more importantly – she loves to cook for herself and eat. She is so pretty that I spend hours watching her shows on Youtube. Next I really want to read her “How to eat” book and I hope my dad will give it to me as a birthday present.