Thursday, April 28, 2011

Comfort Food

Alabama needs our prayers.The tornado on 4-27-11 destroyed so much. My husband was born and raised in Tuscaloosa and attended university there as well. It was hit hardest.

All of his family is ok.

Tonight I'm serving up some comfort food. Heck, it may be on the menu all week.

Share your favorite comfort food here or in your blog in honor of those struck by this disaster.

Twice baked mini potatoes.

Boil red potatoes with salted water. Start with potatoes in the water and let stay as water boils. (This cooks them evenly and thoroughly.)

Let cool, slice and scoop out a hole inside. A melon baller works or a measuring spoon. Slice bottoms so they stand up.

Fry the hole side down until golden brown.

Mix inside of potatoes with butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. Stuff inside the potatoes and top with shredded cheese.

Return to oven to Brown tops before serving.


Bring some southern comfort to your dinning room tonight and say a prayer for Alabama.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Wishing I was going to be in London for this wondrous event, but will be celebrating with friends as we watch it on the small screen. Check out these fabulous party supplies from Fortnum and Mason.

Fortnum and Mason

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Paisano's: Say Cheese

A new restaurant opened in Discovery Bay and it is a hit.

Slices are bigger than my face and are $25 HK or about $3 us. One is plenty enough for each adult.

Kid friendly, easy, airy, value for money and delicious.

Dig in!!

This is their third location in Hong Kong and we welcome them to DB, it fits in well here and is already quite successful. (the other two locations are in central and sai kung)

But it is not just big yummy pizza served; salads, pasta and subs fill the menu too. (Don't worry, we will test it all out and report back.)

We give Paisano's pizza 5/5 woks!!

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Watching the sun rise on Easter morning. A lovely worship service and playtime in the sand. Happy Easter.

PS: these pjs are for sale!! Pea Pie Pjs? Yes, please. Click on the Pea Pie logo to the right.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Watch the CHEF JOHN BESH'S NEW ORLEANS on WYES Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Each episode repeats Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

CHEF JOHN BESH'S NEW ORLEANS, a 26-part cooking series, features celebrity Chef John Besh cooking cuisine that he grew up with and highlights recipes from his 2009 cookbook "My New Orleans: 200 of My Favorite Recipes and Stories from My Hometown."
Each half-hour episode, shot at WYES' New Orleans studios, offers New Orleans classics along with contemporary dishes for a rich gumbo of cooking technique, food history, and personal memories from the chef's childhood in and around his beloved New Orleans.
"A celebration of Chef John Besh's award-winning cuisine and his love of New Orleans."
Shot in high definition, the series begins airing nationwide spring 2011 on Public Television Stations (check local listings).

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Gras

In Hong Kong (and in the UK) Easter grass does not exist. Even though it is probably made here, I can't get it. So what's an expat to do?

Ask Martha.

Here's an ingenious way to recycle wrapping, construction, or kraft paper: Feed leftover sheets or scraps through an electric shredder for colorful strips to use as basket grass. Desktop paper shredders are available at office-supply stores. To transform flat strips into spirals, crumple them in your hands, or curl with scissors. Feed the short side of rolled papers through shredder to retain the curl.

I used scissors to cut paper in strips then wrapped the strips around my fingers for the full, curled look.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jelly Bean Carrots

Now these are the type of veggies Baby Roux dreams about!

All you need are sandwich bags, orange jelly beans, green ribbon and scissors.

Fill the corner if a bag, tie it and cut.

That's all! Enjoy and Happy Easter.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Play in Cheng Chau

We came across this play, staged in a bamboo-scaffolding-pop-up-theatre. Something fabulous around every corner.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cheng Chau: it's like Mardi GRAS and Thanksgiving Mixed

Part 5:
It was such a fun atmosphere!! Party in the streets, music, dancing, families together, tons of food, street venders, beautiful weather and people in a good mood.

There's pirate caves out there! Real ones.

Fresh seafood? You betcha. Pick it then cook it then serve it!

Music everywhere.

Blowfish anyone?

Baby Roux gets a sea shell flute instead.

Mamma Roux got a new hat.

Baby Roux was filthy and exhausted. (look at that mouth!) He slept all the way home and through the night. His bath was the first thing we did the next day. But nothing will wash away our memories of such a fun day.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eating our way through Cheng Chau part 4

Fish shaped waffle filled with red bean paste.

A blended ice cool treat. ( this little boy was nice enough to let me snap his pic)

Suckling Pig.

Potatoes on a stick.

Candy Floss Aka:cotton candy

Shaved Taiwanese Ice

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Cheng Chau part 3

After we went through the cemetery, we made our way to the walkway around the shops and water, a boardwalk in a way. Here are some images from our stroll.

This lady uses her feet to hold fishing line taught while she makes beaded creatures.

Baby Roux settled on a dog.

Here, a lady does her washing at the free tap near the cove.

A man sells dried fish. He seemed to have the market cornered.

Check back for part 4!
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