Entries from January 2007

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Baby Steps

Tonight’s (or, by now, last night’s) scaled down trial tasting menu went off with nary a hitch in sight, and I’m quite pleased with myself. In spite of the scalded palm and lack of gas, I even managed to get everything prepared – apart from the stuff that needed to be done on the spot […]

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Joy To The World!

I just made my first cafe latte. Double shot of espresso, steamed milk, and topped with foam. *does a jig. I also burnt the palm of my right hand while trying to clean the milk-steamer-nozzle, so the pace of the cooking has slowed – and this, coupled with the running-out-of-gas incident last night, is causing […]

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Motivated By Gluttony

This seems to be the common trait amongst my friends, all of whom are suddenly offering to drive me around, rent DVDs, buy beer/wine/drinks, lend me software installation discs for the new computer all for one common thing in return – that I cook for them. I suppose I’m rather flattered that they all think […]

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Welcome To The Family

My new 17″ MacBook Pro is here. :) This is about as close as I’m ever going to get to the sensation of being a proud new parent. Ridiculous grin on my face and supreme over-protectiveness of my new baby. Woe betide anyone who threatens to inflict harm on her. Especially considering how big a […]

Saturday, January 20th, 2007