"An ode to a foodie"
You are the "mirepoix" of anybody's soul,
a thousand times worth more than gold, let truth be told,
to live, love and share good food,
and never miss a minute of this magical interlude!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Beta carotene taken to the extreme!
The carrot is a 'horny' vegetable. Oh! c'mon get your mind out of the gutter! This root vegetable gets its roots from the Indoeuropean "ker"- meaning horn.This humble tuber is packed with vitamin A and could very well be the reason for those bright eyes and a variety of others like a healthy heart. Oh, and by the way this is the debut for my very first piece of food art meaning of course the palm tree! ha! ha! Okay so I am not a master carver but at least it should make you smile.
This juice is so refreshing: It has pure carrot juice, lots of fresh clementine juice or you could use oranges, splash of pineapple juice and top it off with a healthy splash of Martinelli's sparkling apple cider. The salad was one of my Mom's favorite salads. It makes my mouth pucker. It has grated carrots, chopped green bell pepper, small jalapeno chopped, chopped pineapple( my addition), garbanzo beans and fresh lemon juice and kosher salt to taste. I am really sensitive to the acidity in the pineapple so I sprinkle with salt first and then rinse the salt off and then I sprinkle with sugar and then rinse.
The palm tree is actually for my niece R who is a little girl in this picture above and just can't seem to live without them. I guess she likes the type of climate that goes with it. Ahhh, the sun, surf and those palms sure spell lots of "kick a.... parties!
I live, love and share good food in a very jovial and unpretentious manner. I believe that very seldom should overindulgence supersede constraint.
So let us savor our food!
Please join me on this culinary journey as I cook my way through an array of gastronomic delights!
Almost every story begins with “My Grandmother”. Well, so does mine!
She was an outstanding confectioner and demanded nothing but perfection. My mother on the other hand was a runway fashion designer and dressmaker and nothing short of a fabulous baker and gourmet cook as well.
My family is of Malaysian descent and grew up in South Africa where almost everything was natural and organic. My Grandmother and Mother exposed us to this type of lifestyle at a very early age and for this I shall remain eternally grateful.
Their mantra was that hospitality would get you everywhere, so now I am trying to follow in their footsteps.
I too roast the coconut and grind the spices and use only the freshest butter and cream because ultimately this love for food is what generates everlasting friendships.
This blog is in memory of my Mother and Grandmother and all the great ladies before them!