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2013/02/28

Unnamed Dish


I am not really good at giving titles and names (good luck to my future kids). If you would say I should just name the ingredients and how I made it, the name of this dish will only end up a long descriptive procedure with bad grammar.



I came up with this dish when I was getting rid of what was left of the veggies in the fridge to room for new groceries for the week. The vegetables are a day or two away from being thrown in the trash. I didn't want to do it so I tried to be a little bit creative and see what I could do with it.

As someone who cooks like a man like me, of course, I didn't measure everything so I can't share the recipe, but what I could share is what I did.

So, I sliced the baguettes (preferably in thin slices). I cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and cooked it in Sherry in a saucepan. I added diced red onions, and a splash of V8 tomato juice and a dash of sugar. In a pan, I melted the butter and sauteed the asparagus and garlic. I liked my garlic to be a little brown-ish.
I brushed the sliced baguette with olive oil and sprinkled some garlic powder. Top with the cooked cherry tomatoes mixture. Next, the as garlic asparagus and top with blue cheese! Et Voila! 

Do you have any creative ideas for naming this dish?

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2013/02/25

Four Step Lemon-Onion Chicken

I just tried this recipe for dinner. It was really good that I have to blog about it.
This is Melissa D'Arabian's recipe from Food Network magazine. It was the  first dish she ever cooked for her husband.



The recipe calls for white wine, but I substituted Sherry cooking wine.
The flavors are well balanced and my favorite part of the dish was the citrus glazed onions! I would definitely recommend this. A must try one!


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2013/02/23

Fantasy Mirror and Giveaway


I call it "Fantasy mirror". When I saw this mirror, I couldn't help myself but become that little girl who imagined a princess with a magic mirror with magical gem stones.


Okay, so, I didn't get it from a fairy godmother and this doesn't have magic. I saw this when a friend took me to a Gem show here in Tucson. How convenient I happen to live near the site where Tucson Gem show was held. 


The Tucson Gem and Mineral show is an annual trade shows which takes place late January and February. People from all different places especially jewelers and  those who are in jewelry business would come here and meet wholesale dealers. Most of the trade shows are not open for the public. Certain shows require registration, fee and business license.


It was a great experience. Although, I came in the last day and I didn't have much time to take pictures of the event itself! My time wasn't enough to check out all the booths! 


 I got these dreamy antique looking mirror and comb with rhinestones. I had a hard time choosing one, so I got all three instead.



And this elegant pink necklace too which are now all available in my Etsy store.

You Were In My Mind

Although, I did not got this one at the gem show, I was walking at the mall and saw a new accessories boutique. I went in and got myself a pair of earrings. As I was about to check out,  this caught my eye and thought about you!


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2013/02/15

I Owe You World an Explanation

Hello World!
I'll start this post with my title. I owe you an explanation. Sorry there hasn't been much celebration here lately. I was caught up with such rapid changes for the past months. There are so many things I wanted to share. I didn't know where and how to start. It was overwhelming.
As maybe some of you may knew that accepted a career path in sales for a short period of time. It was a very different experience since I have never been in retail job. I gave my best to give my customers the attention they deserved (even the rude ones). I loved the idea I was a part of the decision making and getting what they wanted. I also tried to always keep my goals and respected my co-workers though sometimes it could  get rough.




I loved my supervisors and managers. They stood by me in every step of the way and made sure that my traning needs were met. As a result, I was asked if I could stay as regular employee. I was elated given the opportunity to say, but sadly, I couldn't continue due to issue of distance.
God is good. I got another job even before my seasonal job ended. It was 3 miles away from home. I thought it was perfect, aside from the fact I loved working in the kitchen. I applied and was hired at the same day.

My days has become busier with all the training. Food service work is tough. It requires physical work of lifting, standing and chopping my entire shift. We had to wash our hands every 30 minutes (or before and after prepping another item), under warmest water we cold handle just to bring you clean food


At the moment when my arms and legs were tired and weary, fingers were prune-y and I couldn't wait to go home and just lay down, but somehow for some reason, I couldn't wait to do better next day, not till I just get my rest. It is not a glamorous work. I would come home with chocolate smudge or tomato stain on my coat, but I don't mind.
Though contented with a new job, I still haven't figured how to balance my time yet. I miss blogging. I miss crafting. I missed refurbishing. I miss thrifting. I miss reading blogs. I miss you and your outstanding creativeness!
After all these changes,  you are always on my mind. I am very excited to share a little something something for you :)
Watch out for it!
Till next time