September 5th 2012 at 1:23 am | Posted in Appetizers, Drinks, Drinks I Made, Photojournal, Recipes
No gallery updates at the moment as I’m still working on editing the photos from Amsterdam & Bruges. However, I have added 2 new recipes. After all, this is more of a “food” photojournal than anything else. I’ve added a recipe for Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls & a cocktail I named “Adult Coffee.” The Spring Rolls are actually perfect for summer because they’re light & coldish. Adult Coffee is served chilled & great for the daytime, but not as refreshing as a fruity drink. Nevertheless, they’re both summer delights I hope you’ll enjoy.
A recipe for the dipping sauce for the spring rolls will be posted soon. I just need to recreate the vegetarian fish sauce recipe before I post it. Cheers!
Poutine with Garlic Mussels
Filet Mignon Poutine with Mushrooms
Soleil (translates to sun), a French-Canadian restaurant in Westwood, did not disappoint at all. Their poutine was filling & delicious. Their pumpkin ravioli & creamy sauces were flavorful without knocking out your taste buds with a blast of cream & salt. On the weekends, they have bottomless mimosas for $15! Those French-Canadians really put the best twist on fries. I’m really glad Alex was game to come try this restaurant out with me when he came to visit me in Westwood!
I’ll add tons more updates after my Anatomy midterm on Monday. Eek…wish me luck!
December 15th 2011 at 10:50 pm | Posted in Appetizers, Gallery, Recipes
My cousins Tammy & Brianna at Angi & Bobby’s wedding reception
After one sleep deprived week devoted to finals, I’ve finally gotten around to posting pictures of Angi & Bobby’s wedding reception along with pictures from Thanksgiving. One album is password protected with my mother’s Vietnamese name being the password.
In addition, I’ve posted up a new recipe for my Arugula Shrimp Salad. More recipes to come, hopefully!
This past summer, I made it a personal goal to finish 5 books, which I did. However I finished 3–A Clockwork Orange, Intern, & Witches of East End–of the original 5 I planned on reading. The 2 others were Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? by Ajahn Brahm & Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. This winter break, I plan on finishing 3 books:
- Genie by Russ Rymer
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The last book is the longest, boasting 452 pages, so we’ll see if I can actually do this.