Stacked in Fashion Valley Mall
One thing I love about the kickoff of Holiday season are the longer mall hours. No rushing for that 7pm or 8pm closing time. And after all that walking and shopping, it certainly builds up an appetite.
The Westfield Fashion Valley Mall is a mecca of boutiques for ones gift giving shopping spree and after the summer renovations were completed, several new restaurants now calls this mall their new home.
And no one can turn down a good burger. What’s better is no one can turn down a good burger place where you can customize the burger yourself. That’s where Stacked comes in, as what their motto says “Food Well Built” Continue reading
English Toffee Caramel Apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Black Friday shopping was like entering into a war zone. People pushing, shoving for those deals. Running out of the right shirt size, the long lines, the long wait before the store opens.
But inbetween walking through the flooded mall of Irvine Spectrum, one can’t resist but to stop and smell these brown caramel covered works of art from the Rock Mountain Chocolate Factory and just dissapear in its sweetness.
Thanksgiving 2012 food preparation. Using ham instead of Turkey
What are we Thankful for? Today I am prepping for my Thanksgiving meal a night early. I decided to do Honeybaked Ham with some grilled veggies and scalloped potatoes. This Thanksgiving week, I was greeted by a near tragedy of possibly losing my pet cat Felixis, a 4 year old stray tabby whom I’ve looked after since she was born behind my boiler on a October. Ham is easier to cook under 2 hours as to Turkey which can take 4. But like all major Holidays, some few dramas unfolded. Continue reading
Chocolate cookies from Fresh and Easy
Sometimes you just don’t have time. But you really need to get that choc chip cookie fix. Thank God for Fresh and Easy’s 14 minute Chocolate Chip Cookies ready to bake in 14 min drops
I bought myself a new 11 inch wok from Target under $15.00 And to break it in I decided to make some long due Beef Stir Fry.
Just Stir Fry
Prime Beef Chuck-roll same used for Shabu Shabu restaurant
Shredded carrots Baby Bok Choy Seasame Oil and lemon juice 1 Tablespoon Butter Pepper, salt and garlic. And Onions if you want
Bit of Soy sauce or Ponzu sauce
BIG STIR FRY WOK
Cook carrots and onnions first in drizzle of sesame oil, butter and lemon juice. Season with salt, peper and light drizzle of lemon At meat. stir fry and let simmer in medium heat Season with salt, pepper, drizzle of soy sauce. Add Bok Choy last when meat is close to done 🙂
Should be done in 8-10 mins depending how you want it
Lingonberry Preserves from Ikea
I decided to play ahead of the grocery game for Thanksging and start shopping early for my needed ingredients. And I’m deciding this year to use Lingonberry as a substitute for cranberry. This will be good