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Day 241 #Project365

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The natural light at A Bite to Eat cafe this morning, as I was sitting facing the window, was so delicious it made this dish looked even yummier. The sun that came from the front window was soft and so perfectly diffused it touched everything in the room beautifully. Eclectically called Tweed, this dish of smoked mackerel, potato cake, leek spinach and poached egg, was not only photogenic, it was super delish. I 100% believed my foodie friend who happily demolished the whole thing with a satisfy grin on her face.

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Day 232 #Project365

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Today was about food, family, food, relatives, food, friends, oh and some more food for most Indonesians. It does not matter what your religion is, nor where you live in the world, most of us, one way or the other,  is gonna be ‘touched’ by the Muslim’s celebration of Eid Mubarak (Hari Raya Idul Fitri/ Eid Al-Fitri) and will enjoy the day meeting up with everybody and catch up while surrounded by all the yummy food. Some would regret having eaten so much, but hey, that’s Lebaran for you!

So, on the two hundred thirty second day of the year, I’d like to wish Happy Eid Mubarak to my friends and family and to all of you readers who celebrate this special day.

PS: Thank you B & A for a wonderful feast today! x

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  • soniavandenberg19/08/2012 - 7:29 pm

    Happy celebrations. Indonesian food is the best 🙂ReplyCancel

    • [ayu]20/08/2012 - 9:27 pm

      Thank you. Indonesian food is indeed yummy!ReplyCancel

  • inthetaratory19/08/2012 - 10:21 pm

    happy celebrations!ReplyCancel

    • [ayu]20/08/2012 - 9:28 pm

      thanks! I was lucky to have friends who are really good cooks and kind enough to invite me to celebrate the big day..ReplyCancel

  • Bianca20/08/2012 - 5:25 pm

    thank you for celebrating with us yu…it wasn’t complete without the end temptation of your beautiful tiramisu…xxReplyCancel

Day 188 #Project365

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There are times when parental resistance is strong that no matter how intense offspring nagging becomes, we keep our foot down and that’s the end of it. Today was not one of THOSE time, which explained why you are looking at a bunch of lady finger biscuits in the bowl. Thanks to Ms 4 super nagging power I got off my lazy bum and made Tiramisu, as she persistently demanded.

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There is a reason why I don’t do a lot of food making photography. I just couldn’t be bothered with the amount of hand washing to keep my hands milk/butter/oil free when I hold the camera. But since Tiramisu is a pretty easy dessert to make and doesn’t require a lot of complicated process, I thought I’d take some shots and see how it goes. I found out soon enough that not every step was photograph worthy. A layer of mascarpone/cream was just a big blob of white.

The only bad thing about making your own Tiramisu is the fact that you cannot eat it straight away. This baby has to be covered and ‘sleep’ in the fridge over night so everything sets properly and all the goodness of the flavours is throughly absorbed. Let’s see how that goes, as my daughter just came to me as I am writing this post saying that she can’t wait to enjoy her Tiramisu after dinner.

…sigh.. another unimportant battle is imminent.

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Day 117 #Project365

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I found something precious at the Asian grocer today, these little green chilies, or cabe rawit/cengek, as we Indonesians call it. To understand how important chillies are to me you have to understand Indonesians. To most Indonesians chillies are not just the thing you use to make your food spicy, it’s almost like the way of life. As eating covers most of our activities, most of us cannot eat without a fiery touch of chilli. We love our food spicy. Hot spicy.

Imagine my happiness at the sight of these little green chillies. They are not always available at my normal supermarkets here. Yeah yeah, they do have other chillies, the big red ones, the smaller red ones, the long green ones, medium green ones, but rarely these. Consistent with characteristic of coveted items these babies came with a price. I compare the price in Australia with the price of chillies in Jakarta, of course, that’s where all this “heated relationship” started. A kilo of these bird’s eye chilli costs $28.00. Yep, you Indonesians live in Indonesia, it’s time to be grateful that you live in Indonesia, where a kilo of cabe rawit only cost you $1.59 (or max $6 a couple of months ago when the price spiked a bit according to my “source”*). And now I paid almost 14 times that and still felt happy about it. What is up with that?

Tsk. Serves me right running off with a white boy and leaving the chilli heaven behind.

*Special thanks to O (my trusted restaurants owner BFF in Jakarta) for your prompt market info

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