Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Crispy Duck Breast

Not had much time to go shopping or come up with anything special. None the less here's a quick and easy way to make excellent Crispy Duck Breasts with those basic ingredients and maybe drop in a few extras.

Crispy Duck Breast

  • Red chilli
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic and Ginger paste
  • Lemon grass
  • Honey
  • 3 onions chopped fine

  • Immerse the duck in 2 cm of water, drop in the ingredients cover with a lid, turn the oven heat to 150 ° C for approximately three hours.
  • Dab some Honey on the skin towards the end when the duck is almost ready.
  • That's about it.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Pepper Steak with Oyster Mushrooms

For starters:-

Baked Hermelin with Habanero chili and onions.

Be prepared to have your lips burn out! But if you do have an apetite for spice then this may just be for you.

And some good red wine to go along with it.

* You might also want to bake the potatoes in the main course with the starter. Scroll down for the details.

Main Course:-

Pepper Steak with Oyster Mushrooms

• A packet of Oyster mushrooms
• Two Sirloin steaks
• 1 dcl white wine
• 1 dcl beef broth
• 100 grams butter
•  salt and pepper
• 4-5 potatoes cut into small pieces
• 1 large onion

Cooking instructions
• Marinate the steaks in Olive oil and pepper overnight

• Chop the mushrooms to a manageable size
• Melt the butter in a pan and fry the mushrooms till golden brown

• Add the beef broth and white wine to this and let it simmer till it thickens a bit. Your sauce is ready.

• Cut the potatoes into wedges and bake them in the oven.

• Fry your steaks in a pan without oil on a medium flame for 4 mins each side.

This was definitely one of the best cookouts till date. A great start for 2010!

Forgot to include the perfectly done potatoe wedges. Guess I'll have to cook this again :)