Wednesday, 30 November 2011

First snow in Toronto

Finally snow officially came in here Toronto. Yeah, the winter is around the corner. I still love seeing snow like the first time. Snow brings me a little cold, a little romance and a little loneliness. Snow is still beautiful like the way it is. Love snow so much! 


From apt. window view

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Roasted Chestnut and Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup


Today I made roasted chestnut and another kind Vietnamese soup. Just share them here as my hobby. 

Roasted Chestnut

Very easy. Just buy raw chestnut from grocery, wash them out and cut 2 lines on top of them to make X sign. Be carefully not to cut on your fingers or palm since chestnut shell is pretty hard.
Put chestnuts all on a foil tray or baking pan. Turn on the oven around 425F and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Remember to mix the nut once or twice during the time so they’re well cooked all sides.
You should peel the shell as soon as the nuts are warm enough to hold by hands. Don’t let them cool completely. The skin will stick with the shell and hard to peel when the nuts are cool.

Roasted chestnut

Monday, 21 November 2011

Fried simmered eggs

Simmered food is very familiar and popular in Vietnam. That kind of food has some good benefits such as non-greasy and perfectly seasoned. My grandmom and dad usually cooked fried simmered eggs for family parties when I was still at home. Actually they always cooked the eggs with pork (bacon). It's such a long time I'm away from home and my eating habit has been being changed more or less. I don't really eat pork for the whole year round.

For those who didn't know how simmered food looks like, this is a short description for simmered fish: http://www.vietnamfood.org/entry/ca-kho-simmered-fish.html
Some days ago, just suddenly I needed some Vietnamese food badly. I was like feeling fried simmered eggs on my tongue. I was missing its pattern in my mouth as well as its well-seasoned taste. What came had come, I ran into the kitchen and began cooking even though it was too late at night . I just cooked eggs alone, no pork (bacon).
Image source: http://www.camnanggiadinh.com.vn


Friday, 18 November 2011

Harvesting hot peppers

Here come my hot peppers. I had to pick everything even though most of them were still too young. Winter doesn't wait for them though. I was trying to await some more days but I couldn't make it. Temperature outside at night has been down lower than 0°C. More than ever, wishing for a green house for my dearest plants.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Research In Motion Inc. Timeline


This is  a part of the project was done in July 2011. Until now (Nov 2011), RIM and Apple have been releasing some other new products. The history timeline and product comparisons should be updated. Since our time slot working on this project for this year was ended, we may consider updating them next year.

Using Consultants Effectively

This is  a part of the project was done in April 2011. We were trying to spot out where the key points to use consultants successfully, at both sides: consultants and companies.



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Thursday, 10 November 2011

All free recipes you can find for beef


More than 30 beef recipes were shared by beefinfo website. Hope that cooking with beef is more enjoyable now. 


Roast Beef Cooking Lessons - Perfect Oven Roasts
Everything you need to know about cooking roast beef with step-by-step lessons. (152184)

Download: English (PDF) 
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