Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beautiful Beer Bread

This is the same bread recipe as before, but with rosemary in the dough and red onions, roasted red peppers, parsley and tomatoes on top. It was basically an open face sandwich by the time I finished adding stuff.

Lentils a go-go

Dong-A start carrying lentils! A joyful foreigner celebrates!

- olive oil
- onion

- mushrooms
- crushed coriander seeds
- cumin
- paprika
- red wine vinegar
- lentils (these were canned, but c'est la vie ici)
- assorted colours of peppers
- parsley
- tomatoes
- salt pepper

Add everything to the pan in that order, leaving the tomatoes on just long enough to warm them and then top with a poached egg. I also added some plain yogurt after, in an effort to increase my yogurt intake 200%.

Untrue Things

Last night a Korean girl told me I was Malibu Barbie, (not that I look like, but that I am Malibu Barbie) which is both awesome and the least true thing ever said about me.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Pierre Trudeau, while travelling in Jerusalem, was mistaken for a spy and imprisoned for a couple days in the same place historians say Christ was locked up.

And he looked, like, this:

So, so badass.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Women's Medi Park Hospital

Reading an advertisement for women's hospital conveniently located in my neighbourhood:

The gynocology clinic offers your standard laser surgery for labium minor, as well as "hymenopi asty," female phimosis and "fragidity" operation as well as G&S&Z spot "fragidity" operation. (S & Z? WTF?)

The obese clinic offers "Micro self fat graft" as well as the "Making baby face project." I'm so curious and so afraid of what the making baby face project could be. Making women look like babies? Making babies more beautiful? Making a baby that's all face and no body?

The clinic also offers limousine service, in case you were wondering.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ma Belle Jardin

I've recently had some unwanted bugs attaque mes belle plantes, chomping big old holes in everything, but I took some photos before they arrives, which I will now display proudly as though this were some sort of virtual wallet and these my precious offspring.

The whole ensemble:

These are my radish bebes I plucked and ate. I sauteed the tiny little guys with other veg and used the leaves (combined with parsley) to make pesto. I call it Spaghetti a la Jardin de la Fenetre.

These are new basil bebes coming along nicely, hopefully the bugs spare their precious leaves.

From left to right: thyme, basil, one lonely bean, more basil. There is never enough basil in my life.

My pride and joy bok choy! I plucked some outer leaves for a millet bowl (see and these ones rose up to replace them.

Aren't they wonderful? Aren't they just tres tres magnifique and belle and fantastique? Oui, je sais.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tappa Tappa Tapas

My dinner this fine humid eve.

An assortment of meats, olives, red and golden tomatoes with a fresh loaf of crusty bread and a roasted eggplant dip. Simply, divine.

This is the best bread recipe you'll ever use. Instead of mucking with yeast which can be fickle, you use beer! Beer!

3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
1 can of your finest, cheapest beer

Then you can add flavourings as you like. Here I mixed onions, black pepper and parsley into the dough but I've also done rosemary and I'm thinking of doing an Indian inspired number next. Add some garnishes on the top and shower with olive oil. Bake on an oiled tray for 10-12-15ish minutes? I wasn't counting, just when it's cooked through and not doughy.

Served with a cold lime perrier because aren't we in Europe?!

No, we're not. We're in an Asian shoebox but Homeplus had a sale.

Buenos noches!