It was a fun summer. It was exceptionally hotter than any other year. My garden plants were stressed from the heat. Scorched and sun burned.
But, food is good as always in the kitchen. Testing this and that and still making the best of the COVID-19 aftermath is what I really wanted to say, but the COVID-19 didn't go away. We managed to control it with the vaccine and booster shots and thanks to our staff in medical field fighting them daily. We get to move onto the next steps to live kind of side-by-side with it. My favorite of the time is cooking at home. Craving for good fried fish and chips or coming up with creative cooking, testing old recipes. So, here is my photo journal of summer 2022.
Waffled Potatoes for breakfast.
I hate this blogger app not doing what it used to do. Uploading pictures in reversed order. Anyways, you get it.
Fresh Green Onions are plenty all year around my garden. Green Onion pancakes are so delicious.
Bell Peppers with ZA'TSAI - preserved vegetable and pork
Stir fried Ketchup Shrimp
Good Old Fashion French Fries in oil.
Then, fried again.
Fried fish and tempura vegetables
Thinking of Asparagus Festival...
FLAN tenderness testing.
Making perfect ANKO.
Making DAIFUKUMOCHI - microwave method
Making MITARASHI DANGO
Testing SOBA ZA JIANG MIEN
More FLAN testing.
Trying Omeletto Rice like the Omeletto Guy... I think it has way too much rice goodies.
Poor presentation. More testing.
Yummy TAJIN cooking.
Would it ripen better upside down?
MATCHA CHIFFON Cake.
Stir fried Bitter Melons
Lemon Drop Cookies - Perfect taste.
Trying to make a homemade energy snack.
Green Onion Pancake
Pandan Chiffon Cake. Testing Pandan powder. Result? my fresh squeeze Pandan is better.
Muffins with homemade raisins
Power loaded Chiffon Cake
As usual, I do not use Baking Powder - It's powered by Meringue.
Testing with MarthaWhite Self-Rising Flour. Wished they have one that is unbleached.
ZA JIANG CUCUMBER NOODEL
Trying to make thin crackers, but I guess the batter is not thin enough.
Frying over Induction Stove.
Testing MOZZARELLA's Pull length.
2 egg Chiffon Muffins for Breakfast
Salted eggs over ground pork pie. Tying to make one of the dish commonly served while in S. Viet-Nam.
Hmmm.... does not look the same. Back to drawing board.
to be continued.