Thursday, February 24, 2011

Food for Thoughts

Finally I'm connected online here in the house. I can enjoy iced tea while reading my fave blogs and checking my emails. I actually miss turbo blogging.

These past weeks I've been busy producing my fall/winter 2011 collection. My family visited me briefly and I had to be with them all the time when they were here in Siem Reap. But now I'm totally focusing my time making the samples before I go on another trip. Yesterday, we finally solved the volume concern of our skirts and pants. I'm immensely satisfied with the pattern we created. Today we are just replicating the patterns in different fabrics for Poetry and for the capsule collection I'm doing for Philippine Fashion Week in May.

Since I've been staying at home I'm forced to cook my own food especially during lunch. I actually love it because it is much healthier and very economical than eating out all the time. The only thing I hate is washing the dishes but I have my seamstress do that for me, wehehehe!

Today I cooked crispy fried breaded mushroom. It's so delicious dipped in sweet chili sauce. I paired it with rice topped with nori bits and fish flakes. You can buy those toppings in groceries with Japanese stuff.

Yesterday I had for lunch pasta with creamy sour cream and chive. The recipe actually asked for low fat milk but I used full cream milk, which made the sauce really creamy.

The other day I made pasta for a lunch party I was invited. I cooked spaghetti with saba flakes. Just a very simple, hearty pasta dish. I saved some for myself and had it with some multi-grain bread paired with cherry tomato jam from La Boulangerie. I'm addicted to the cherry tomato jam! The jam on hot baguette with butter is simply sublime.

Later I'm planning to make a tuna macaroni salad using Japanese mayonnaise because I like its creamier consistency and strong sharp flavor. It's my first time to do it so let's see how it will taste.


Anonymous said...

Such a varied and exotic choice of food.:-) It makes me think of eating leisurely which has become a luxury nowadays. I am curious about the saba flakes...are these the banana chips we know? Good luck in coming up with your new collection. Enjoy your weekend!


fuchsiaboy said...

saba is a kind of fish. it's mackerel i think.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for enlightening me.:-) I did a quick google and learned some more about it. By the way, I like how you take your has a still life quality to it.