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Showing posts from December, 2006

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a really satisfying and comforting dish to have on a cold and rainy day. Thickened with roux (pronounce "roo"; it's a flour and butter mixture) and brimming with lots of veggies, you can either eat it on its own or top it with a puff pastry for an extra carb loading. Rather than buying parts to cook this dish, I used the whole chicken. And I realised that poaching the chicken in chicken stock does make the chicken taste better. Not rocket science right, but somehow it just didn't dawn on me till now. A welcomed spin off from this dish is that we have a ready pot of simple chicken stock for our next meal of noodle soup. ********************************************* Chicken Pot Pie (adapted from Joy of Cooking - '97 ed.) ********************************************* :::: What you need :::: 1 whole chicken 2 Knorr's chicken cubes 2 medium carrots, cubed 3 celery stalks, cubed 1 onion, diced and divide into half 225 gm fresh white

How Much Is My Blog Worth?

My blog is worth $2,258.16 . How much is your blog worth? Just in case you are wondering where I have been up to since my last mystery shrouded post. Well, I might as well come clean about it. I have been researching into bread making for the past few weeks. Trying to field in as much information as I possibly could before I attempt to make bread again. Yes, I have made bread before and it wasn't very successful. My definition of a successful bread is a bread with soft and fluffy large holed crumb and nice crackling crust. Well, I am not quite done with my research yet, so there isn't anything to post on it. In any case, if you are still curious to find out how my little pet project turns out (or rather what it turns out), do come back and check on me again here.

In the midst of something ...

I haven't been posting much recently as I have been busying with a pet project that has been growing on my mind lately. So I decided to give it some proper attention this time round and see if it leads to anywhere. So Happy Holidays in advance! Hopefully, I would be back with some good news.