Monday, February 28, 2011

Spinach Gnocchi

Gnocchi, everyone is talking about it. When I saw this recipe, I really wanted to try it because it seemed like a nice twist from the usual gnocchi and also because of the beautiful colours!
I made breadcrumbs with John's homemade bread. No food processor so I did it manually with a grater. I workout before i eat yo!
Steam the spinach. It's amazing how 10 oz of spinach is reduced to this after steaming *_*
Mix spinach, breadcrumbs, flour, some cheese, egg and salt into a bowl. Then flour your hands and shape them into little balls. Place 1-2 at a time into a pot of simmering water using a strainer for about 2 minutes and walaaaaa!
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle some cheese on top and you're in heaven. They are so flavourful just on their own. Mmm I could eat this all the time!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An extended Vday =)

Look what picked me up at the Dunedin airport. Haha! Bola! And a rose from John =)
He made a Salmon Tikka Masala on Naan bread for dinner =)

And chocolate fudge with strawberries for dessert. Delicious! The fudge wasn't too sweet so it went super well with the sauce.. Mmm my boyfriend is an awesome cook and baker =)

Just us being silly =) Oh I chopped off all my hair btw. Was kind of sick of it. I think it looks better this way.
We also went on a picnic in Otago Peninsula =D I prepared three dishes for it plus a very alcoholic drink ;)
Smoked salmon and avocado salad.
Beef and spinach pita pocket served with yogurt. John really liked this one. I added spices like cumin and curry powder when I fried the beef.
And red velvet cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting! Cliche, I know =P
Omnomnomnom! We had a good time just driving out there, chilling, stuffing our faces together after not seeing each other for three months =)

Monday, February 21, 2011

No I have not died.

It's just that my internship might have taken up every single bit of my time in the past two months. I was pretty damn happy that my bosses told me to come back and work for them when I graduate =) I think it means I did a good job, right?

Through this internship I really learnt a lot as they took a very hands-on approach towards their training.. Kind of like leaning to swim by being thrown into the water. Kidding! But yea, it was a giant leap out of my comfort zone as they had me calling up random strangers, going to new places, finding out new things, looking for my own stories every day. It's really not easy being a journalist and probably has to be something that you really love.

I'm not sure if this is what I want to do when I grow up (shiz I'm still talking like I'm 5) but it was an eye-opening, enriching experience that I do not regret at all.

On another note, I still cringe when people ask me what I want to 'do' when I graduate. And then when I say I'm not sure they give me a look like "bitch you're not young you should be thinking bout these things yo". Gah. Fine. I wanna be a travelling food writer, host and photographer. Anyone hiring? (In all seriousness, I just want to take whatever life gives me and do my best to learn from it. Okthxbai.)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sometimes when people piss you off... You just want to tell them...

"Whatever. I'm still prettier!"

But you can't even though it is true.

I am Zen. Okthxbai.