Fresh figs meet Iberian ham (Jamón Ibérico)

Sweet fig + salty ham is a very nice combination. You don’t even have to be able to cook to prepare this wonderful appetiser, it is just so easy.   

For 1 portion:

  • 2 ripe fresh figs
  • 2 slices Iberian Ham (Jamón Ibérico)

Arrange the plate as you like, using your creativity.

Fig with ham

Fig and ham 2

Tom and Jerry

This tee is so delightful ❤ ❤ ❤  because Tom and Jerry was the best part of my childhood.

Tom and Jerry

Asian cuisine – rice stuffed squids

Rice stuffed squids

INGREDIENTS: 

  • Squid
  • Cooked rice
  • Kimchi (optional, or other vegerables like mushroom), onion, garlic
  • Soja sauce
  • Rice wine or sake
  • Lemon leaf (optional)

RECIPE:

  • Take the skin and innards of squids off/out, and clean them thoroughly with water. 
  • Blanch squids for 1 min.
  • Cut kimchi, onion and garlic into small pieces and fry with rice. Flavour with some salt.
  • Fill the squids with rice gently, not too full, 90% should be ok, as rice will gain in volumn during cooking. Otherwise too much rich will break the squid.
  • Seal the squid with a wooden toothpick.
  • Fry the stuffed squids for 1 or 2 minutes and add water, rice wine, soja sauce, lemon leaves.
  • Stew until squids fully cooked, take them out.
  • Cut them into small pieces and serve with green vegetables. 

stuffed rice squid

Stuffed rice squids 2

Song of the day — Never again

Theme song from the Japanese drama ”昼颜”

I don’t like this  drama, but the song is awesome. 

The pronunciation maybe not perfect, here is  the lyrics:

Drownin’ away from the start to the end
And you’re sailing away and nowhere else to strain
Come and take my all away
So far away from the start to the end
And everything seems so veiled and blue
Run away, sail away
You’re the one to have and love and shame
Will you be mine
Come and take
We will be far away
Never again I’ll find someone else kiss me goodbye to the end
Worst I’m alone to despair end up in crazy for the love to insane
Never again I’ll love someone else
Please be mine till the end
This is our last night I’m fallin’ in love
your lips,your soul,your eyes,your arms,your hairs,  your heart
our love,  our mind

Another version

Mid-Autumn Festival

Tomorrow is Mid -Autumn Festival, which is one of the most important Chinese traditional festivals, also known as Chinese Moon Festival. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunisolar month. On Mid-Autumn Festival night the moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest. Chinese people believe a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion.  People  meet their family, having dinner and eating mooncakes together.

There are hundreds of different variations of mooncakes. Typical mooncakes are round pastries,  like a full moon. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea.

This is my second try to make moocakes by myself. I chose green beas for the filling. They don’t look so exquisite as the ones in shop, because I have no mold for beautiful pattern.  But they are really fresh and tasty. 🙂 

mooncake

Music

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