Monday, November 29, 2010

X'mas is coming!




X'mas is really coming... I can feel it now with the snow and the cold. Not to mention the X'mas shopping and people buying trees. As usual Rebecca baked some delicious cookies for us.

Cooking Updates







Haven't been cooking too much lately. These were from a while ago...

The teriyaki chicken wings I made for myself for lunch one day. Marinated the chicken wings in soy sauce, cooking wine, sugar, ginger juice, lemon juice overnight and baked in the over for about 15 mins. Finished them off by brushing some honey on top and broiling them for another 2 mins.
Brocolli with roasted pork belly. The pork belly was bought as is at the butcher. I just chopped it up and stirfired it with broccolli and a honey mustard sauce. Great with rice. The chestnut chicken wings was also easy. Saute the chicken with slices of ginger, add the chestnuts, then add oyster sauce, sugar, light and dark soy sauce, a bit of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 mins. Not too long, you don't want the chestnuts to get all mushy.
BTW, www.cookntalk.com is up! Check it out and pass it on!!!




First Snow/First Advent










We had the first real snow on the first advent. Rebecca wanted to get something green to decorate the flat a bit so we went for a walk in the woods. I am not a nature person but I also enjoy the time we spent with the kids in the woods. They always have so much fun playing with twigs and rocks and leaves... I really like it's nice that the kids could appreciate nature. I think that's a big reason why we are here in Europe. I would rather them grow up in the woods than in shopping malls like I did. Rebecca and I also balance each other out, her with her tree huggerness and me with my shopping.








Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Anna














Happy Birthday My Dearest Anna. I wish you a wonderful year ahead. Thank you for being the sunshine in my life. Thank you, Rebecca, for bringing Anna into my life. I love you both very much.