February 20, 2011

cooking up a storm

Having bought heaps of fresh veggies at the markets and trying to not start on writing the ielts essays, I cooked up a storm. Toss everything in the wok and add a bit of prawns, some chilli flakes and soy and voila ... best meal everytime.

Happy weekend everyone

that's what i call a yummy lunch

February 17, 2011

a preview

Having seen the trailer numerours times in the cinema over the last few weeks, I'm really looking forward to seeing this film shortly. Never Let Me Go is a film adaption of the book of the same name by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro.

The trailer is quite capturing and it seems to be an amazing story. Nevertheless starring fabulous Keira Knightly and my personal favorite Andrew Garfield. Bliss.

I'm now debating whether to read the book first or just watch the movie, as most of the times, the film adaption never is as brilliant as the book.

February 16, 2011

kiwi dish

I wish I could magcially make this delish Pavlova appear right now. Yummy. Never had anything better than that. Cheers to our awesome hostel owner you made this for us. 

And who invented it? Yes, I know the kiwis did. Officially now. And the Aussies just wish they had. Life's though sometimes, aye. 

Pavlova made in NZ

And this is how it goes:

150ml egg white (approximately 4 eggs) 
1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar 
2 tablespoons corn flour (corn starch), sifted 
2 teaspoons white vinegar 

1. Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F).
2. Place the eggwhite in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, whisking well, until the mixture is stiff and glossy. Add the cornflour and vinegar and whisk until just combined. Shape the mixture into an 18cm round on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.
3. Reduce oven to 120°C (250°F) and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the pavlova to cool completely in the oven.
4. Decorate with your desired toppings.

 Recipe via

February 15, 2011

life's a beach

this is how I tend to spend my days off until my job starts up again the day after tomorrow. Having the beach at my doorstep I'm sure going to take advantage of it. I'm loving it.