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Cooking Classes

Have you ever thought of attending a cooking class?

The immediate reponse when I told Hubby when I told him so, he said that my time and money would be better spent on cooking books. Before I was able to ask him if that was a compliment or not, he walked into a shop to get something. Men! I need a de-coder!

Anyway, here is another place I found when I was walking along Tiong Bahru. It's called Creative Culinaire. I spotted Japanese cooking immediately but most of the interesting lessons were already over. Sigh ...

What Herb Are You?

For those who knows me, do you think this applies?

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You Are Mint

You are a honest person with a strong personality. Your frank point of view is refreshing.You've been quite lucky in your life, though you have made more of your own luck than you realize.You are engaging and disarming. You definitely have the "gift of gab!" You live an edgy, dynamic life. Sometimes you get a little burned, but you always bounce back.

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Credibility Of A Cookbook

Back in my early foodie days, I would be extremely eager to try any recipe that I can lay my hands on. Be it a handwritten recipe from a friend or a clipping from newspaper/magazine; anything goes. But with age comes wisdom (I truely, hope) that no two recipes for the same dish are ever equal.

From the library, I found 300 Slow Cooker Favorites and I must say that I am very tempted to try some of the recipes in it. They look absurdly easy to put together. So one of the recipes which I had flagged for trying was New England Clam Chowder. I can't say that I love clams, but in this house, anything laced with cream goes. So I knew that I had to give this a try.

The recipe calls for evaporated milk as the base and it comes with a tip box that explains why evaporated milk was chosen for slow cooker version. So I picked up a tin of evaporated milk in the supermarket. But when I was doing my final reading of the recipe, I stopped cold. Do I really care of a soup made from evaporated milk? …