Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tea anyone?

How about a spot o'tea anyone? Thought I would share my new tea pot with everyone! I love, love, love it! My previous one bit the dust when I cracked the inner tea filter part. (It was made of glass on the old one!) So when I replaced it, I obviously decided to go for good o'stainless instead for the inner basket!


Hopefully I wont' crack this one!

Just remember if you get a tea pot like this to be careful! Don't pour boiling hot water into it immediately. (Unless you want a cracked pot!) Be sure to use some warm tap water first to "warm" the glass so you don't shock it. Especially, most especially in the winter months!

What's steeping? Oolong from Taiwan!

PS Daughter says come back later tonight for her Curry Recipe!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

♫ ♪ ♬Please meet my new friend. ♫ ♪ ♬

Isn't she beautiful? I'm going to name her George and love her and hug her and pet her all over.  For those of you that don't understand my excitement over a simple kitchen appliance, allow me to educate you.

If this was a car it would be the Porsche of rice cookers.
If it was a handbag it would be the top of the line Coach bag you envy.

I am super pleased to be the new proud owner of such a device.

I have it set up now on its little timer ready to cook me congee in the am. No more standing over a hot pot, slaving away at my congee, oh no, this little beauty asked me what time did I want my congee done and I lovingly programed in 8:00am.  How divine. :)

We can't wait to try the congee tomorrow morning and I cannot wait to cook some RICE in it tomorrow night!

PS: George plays a sweet little musical tune when programmed and when cooking is complete. How amazing is that? Leave it to the Japanese right? :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July 4th Everyone!

Todays Lunch!

Dried Swordfish from Taiwan with egg over steamed rice. :) Yum! (And fast!)

Unfortunately hubbers is stuck working today (has pretty much all weekend too. So much for a holiday....)Anyways, so I'm not sure what festivities we will be able to have this evening to celebrate the 4th. My grand plan so far involves taking daughter to the grocery store after she wakes up from her nap so that hubbers can work uninterrupted.

Maybe I can think of something special to pick up tonight...maybe make a red, white and blue berry cake. :) Yum!