Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Strawberry Love

ah~ February the month of love. And what food better represents this than strawberries. Here are a couple of strawberry inspired foods that I have come across this month.
Mini French Toast, with strawberry cream garnish...Cute and Delicious

Homemade Mimosa
Strawberry, oats, rose petals, greentea, herbs, oil and sugar makes the best organic facemask.
Strawberry Roll Cake
Valentine's Day Chocolate, cutely wrapped and made by one of my girls!

Sunday, 19 February 2012


Nikujaga is a delicious Japanese Beef-Potato Stew. It's a nice winter comfort food and the easiest Japanese food to make. I've eaten this 4 times in a row now! I can't get bored, it's just rich with flavour.

Serves 2-4
5 potatoes
2 carrots
1/2 sliced onion
200g thin sliced beef or minced
1tablespoon oil
2tablespoon sake
1 and half cup water
1tablespoon sugar
2tablespoon mirin
3tablespoon soysauce
pinch of salt and pepper

1. Peel, wash and cut the potatoes and carrots into pieces and boil until soft and drain.

2. Heat pot and add the oil, fry the beef add a pinch of salt and pepper.
3. Add the potato and carrots. Add sake.
4. Add water and bring to boil.
5. Add sugar, mirin and soysauce.
6. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10mins then add the onions and simmer again for another 10mins. The carrots and potatoes are already soft so you shouldn't have to simmer for too long, it's up to you. You can make the potatoes & carrots softer by mushing it with a spatula. The longer you simmer the more flavoursome it becomes.

Serve with rice and you're done! I also find it really goes well with peach water!