Check this out.. I laughed SO hard.. my friend C. was telling me she wanted to make bowls out of chocolate, so she dipped balloons in melted chocolate, but somehow the balloon snapped and look what happened..! HOLY SH%T!
What do you think ? I think it's a nice work of art...mmm.. I see a bit of Jackson Pollock in there haha
I think this is hilarious.. I mean look at her face! HAHA couldn't stop laughing..
C. I hope you're clean & fresh again.. and those chocoloate bowls better be good!! ;)
Do you want to know how to make my winning dish? It's easy, healthy and of course very Delish!
Now it's your turn to shine and impress your friends & family.
Click HERE for the recipe..
Feeling a bit hammered after celebrating my new title as 'Best Home-Chef 2012' last night..so luckily we had an extra hour of sleep!
I fell asleep with a smile on my face and the minute I woke up and opened my eyes I couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear again! I had put the KitchenAid box next to my bed.. HAHA call me crazy.. but really.. imagine after seeing the KitchenAid Robot hundreds of time in stores and dreaming about that I would own one myself in the future..The dream finally came true.. This people.. is what I call True Love !!
I think that KitchenAid is classy, sexy and smart.. ain't that just a match made?!
Help me pick out a colour...
Dear readers.. I really need your help.. They gave me the classic red one, but they were so kind to tell me that I can choose any colour they have on this page.. I'm really confused..can't make up my mind.. so check out the image below and tell me what colour you think suits the best for me, The Cookteaser !
Thanks again to the Judges, Het Parool, Maxx Keukens and KitchenAid !!!!
I will post the judges comments about my dish tomorrow! Follow me on twitter & facebook to be the first to know..
SOOOO HAPPY! I still can't believe this really happened to me! I won the amazing KitchenAid Robot, I dreamed about this machine for years and years.. and now we're finally United ;) ! Not to forget I also won a KitchenAid STEAM-OVEN !! Unbelievable right?!
The last 2 days I was so nervous.. I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat (oke that's when you know something is really going on in my head) but luckily it all went well.. The Judges loved my food !! thanks to the support of my friends.. they kept me calm during the competition..
As you can imagine.. I'm gonna celebrate this now by going out and dance, drink & enjoy my life with people I love!
I will post more pictures and write more on my blog tomorrow first thing when I wake up..Promise!
I love to eat apples, but I especially love the 'Jazz' apples, How did they come up with that name? I don't know! What I DO know is that these apples are always super sweet with a crispy skin and very very juicy!!
My Local Friends like Albert and Dirk (Albert Heijn & Dirk van den Broek) sell these apples.
What are you waiting for.. Go get them!
Oke.. here's the thing.. I think everybody knows that awful feeling you can have after eaten a delicious dish with loads of garlic in...But I can really NOT imagine cooking without those lovely garlic balls they add so much flavour!.. but seriously.. the oh so lovely smell when you're cooking with it can just make a Big Big U-turn after consuming it..
I like to chew on some fresh parsley..the 'after-taste' and smell will just disappear..but I can imagine you don't always have some fresh parsley in your designer handbag..so what you can do is to get those anti-garlic-smell-pills at this store called 'De tuinen', or order a nice green tea.. they say that green tea neutralizes bad breath smells..
Besides the negative sides of garlic, there are many reasons to add more garlic to your diet.
Did you know that garlic will protect you from vampires? oh HAHA kidding.. no but did you know that eating garlic will lower your cholesterol and bloodpressure, it even works as an antibacterial remedy for cough throat irritations.
Also garlic is known to have antiviral properties, which helps the body fight against allergies. If you don't like to eat a lot of garlic simply take one tablet of garlic supplement each day and you're good to go!
My friend N. spontaneously came over today... well.. he came exactly around dinner time.. hmmm.. maybe not so spontaneous eh? haha..anyway.. he called me around 6 pm.. N.: what ya doing? me: I'm home.. writing..you? N. Oh oke.. so can I come over? me: Sure.. what ti..? and seriously I didn't even finished my sentence and the doorbell already rang 'DING DONG'!!..HAHA.. so of course I asked him to stay for dinner.. So from yesterday I still had some leftover rice, I think it's a real waste to just throw that away..so what I normally do with the leftover rice is to make some nice fried rice of it..it's easy...and delicious! And guess what we had to go with the fried rice?!.. News-Flash.. CHICKEN!! haha.. believe me.. after today..I'm just so over chicken...So I'm not gonna bore you with more photo's of chicken..So here's my delish fried rice, ingredients I used were eggs, ginger, limeleaves, garlic, rice-wine, chilly-paste and soyasauce with some finely chopped coriander..MMMMMmmmmmmm
Today I was doing some grocery shopping in the 'china town' area of Amsterdam and then I saw these super delish coconut flavoured m&m's at the counter.. so of course I couldn't stop myself not to bring them home with me. I used to buy these in Singapore but I never found them here in Amsterdam or anywhere else in Europe.. I really think it's a shame..I'm sure everyone would love this flavour.. it's so good! So if I made you curious..go to your local Asian supermarket and ask them if they have the coconut flavoured m&m's too!
These chicken-boobs look way more sexier!
Perfectionist I am I made this dish again yesterday.. I couldn't stand it that I didn't make a proper picture of it that day.. so TADAAA here it is.. I'm not even a big chicken eater but luckily I had my friend N. coming over who just LOVES chicken, maybe it's because he's from the Caribbean, I don't know, but there's just something about him & chicken! He didn't speak to me at all during diner.. he was just nodding his head and busy chewing and swallowing.. haha.. silence we love.. food we love..
D. my friend... & D from Dinner.. match made
When I have friends over for dinner I always like to make something delicious (duh) but something that doesn't keeps me in the kitchen constantly so I can enjoy my company and have a nice glass of wine too instead of feeling like a freakin' kitchen prostitute..
For this delicious chicken dish I used my oven.. I really can't imagine throwing any dinnerparties without using my oven! I think it's great you don't have to stay in the kitchen stirring and walking in and out to check on food...
The plate isn't really made up well as it should be.. but give me a break...I was feeling really tired after a long day at the office and then imagine my friend D. screaming in the background that he's super super hungry and complaining he wants his food NOW.. so there you have it.. TA-f#ck%ng-DAAA ..
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