Poached Salmon with Rice

I cooked dinner – poached Salmon with carrots and shitake mushrooms.  First off, yes I did bother to plate it nicely just because I was in the mood to do so.  I felt that the salmon came out very well although my parents were so blase. Dad: Should have potatoes.Mum: What did you put inside? It’s sour. Just to inform you all, the sauce isn’t vinegar sour.  I put in red wine so it has that acidity from the wine but that’s about it.  I felt that it went really well with the fish!  So…this meal was really easy to...

Strawberry Shortcakes

I made strawberry shortcakes on Thursday night simply because I felt like eating them. The strawberry shortcakes that I made are the traditional type, meaning that it is made with shortbread and not sponge cake, which is what you get in most (if not all) cake stores in Singapore. Brought this to work and it was a hit with my colleagues! 😀 Many told me that it was cute, delicious and not too sweet (I cut back on a bit of the sugar). Mum didn’t have anything nice to say as usual. She went, “Of course they’ll say that. They’re...

Mel’s white chocolate ice cream

I finally made something from my wonderful dessert recipe book! On Tues evening, I made white chocolate ice-cream!! That’s the pic of the ice-cream and I topped it off with a drizzle of Kahlua. I put too much white chocolate as I was being greedy and it turned out a little too sweet but otherwise, it was YUMMY! Adding the Kahlua actually countered the sweetness and added a nice coffee dimension to it. It’s a very simple recipe and you don’t need any complicated ice cream making machine. Below is the recipe: 170g (6oz/ 3/4cup) caster sugar500ml (17 fl oz/...