Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 6: A Hobby I Have

Alright. I held off on this all day because I was busy at work. Okay i'm lying, I was busying playing Restaurant City and Bejeweled. Alright alright, I actually DO work.

A hobby of mine is that I love love love to cook. I wouldn't say i'm super fucking good [UNLIKE MY FRIEND SAM RAMIREZ WHO READS MY BLOG BUT I NEVER KNEW, HI SAM!] at it nor am I Iron Chef status or anything like that.. But I seriously love food and well, I like making it! I love food prep. Chopping, dicing, peeling, yup. I like it. There's a strange calming effect that food prep has on me. I just get lost in the zone. What do I cook? All sorts of things. I've mostly been baking cookies lately. This is due to the fact that I live at home with the parentals which means: I DON'T HAVE MY OWN KITCHEN. Sharing the kitchen with my mom just doesn't work. She's always up doing some sort of food prep or watching her Chinese soap operas.. or even my dad will be in the kitchen watching sports.
Okay I went off track. But yeah I like to cook all sorts of things. Soups, stews, steaks, prime rib, pasta, fish, crab (still learning how to do lobster), etc etc etc... Here are some photos of some random things i've cooked in the past...

my gruyere mac n' cheese w/ bacon (it gets requested when my friends and I do potlucks.. so do deviled eggs, what gives you guys!? is that all you guys ever want me to cook!?)

prime rib I did back in january 

experimented one night and did crab with a garlic oyster sauce. 
pretty finger lickin good

my friend Giannina loves spicy food so that night, I did a spicy ass Thai chili crab for her
she was choking and coughing because I made it THAT spicy. woopsie! love ya biatch

my copycat version of the Olive Garden "Zuppa Toscana" freaking BOMB
this is what I call comfort food yo, for seriously!

braised lamb.. dammit I forgot what I used for the sauce when I made this.. I think I cooked this maybe a year and a half ago =T

red velvet cupcakes
the recipe i used the time I made these, sucked. i'm looking for a better one. anybody have one for me?

words that get you  in trouble: just the tip.
thanks for the decorating kit Jocelyn!

vanilla & toasted coconut cupcakes

was tweeting with my cousin Lianne one night while baking gingersnap cookies. she didn't believe me that I was wearing my furry cat hat while I was baking cookies.. well, yanno I had to prove her wrong, right
those gingersnaps go out QUICK. I was shipping them to my boyfriend and his sisters ate em.
Last time I was down in LA, they mentioned these cookies. how sweet <3

steamed mussels and little manila clams in white wine sauce (made this past weekend)

Okay I won't torture you guys with anymore pictures of food. Instead, I shall force you to check out my mug.
see that connector ring i'm wearing?
called the restaurant next day, they said they don't have it.
I bought it originally from Forever21 but I haven't seen it in the stores NOR online

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself. 
Day 02- A picture of something you cannot live without. 
Day 03- A habit that you wish you didn’t have. 
Day 04- List 15 songs that represent your life’s soundtrack.

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to. 
Day 06- A hobby you have. 
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you. 
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why. 
Day 09- Something/someone you’re proud of. 
Day 10- A story about a past relationship. 
Day 11- A picture of something you dislike. 
Day 12- A picture of your room & don’t cheat by cleaning it. Share a secret. 
Day 13- Write a letter telling someone something you could never tell them. 
Day 14- A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions. 
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle & share the first 10 songs that play. 
Day 16- Something you could live without. 
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why. 
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have. 
Day 19- Nicknames you have & how or why you have them. 
Day 20- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be. 
Day 21- Share a picture from your day. 
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else. 
Day 23- What is something you crave. 
Day 24- Share a story about your past that you are ashamed of. 
Day 25- What I would find in your bag. 
Day 26- Places you want to visit before you die. 
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge? 
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then? 
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned. 
Day 30- A picture of you today & 20 goals you want to accomplish. 


  1. This looks good, all the food. Yummmmmm

    Oh by the way, you can look that up online or have one made. Around my way you can have one custom made.

    Again, yummmm. ^_^

  2. dude..ima need to borrow the decorating kit lol...jody and sandy have a red velvet recipe that my mom likes..i gotta try that out one day too..

  3. Ahhh I knew someone up there was looking out for me ~ fate brought us together so that I could one day enjoy your delicious cooking!! The friendship part is just a side thing. LOL jk jk jk jk!!!

    You know the cross ring fashiontoast got at f21? The $3.80 one? That sells on ebay for like $200 now? I SAW IT BEFORE SHE WORE IT AND I STILL KICK MYSELF FOR NOT BUYING IT!!!! >___<

  4. susy...omg i can't believe you can make all that. i have cooked for my bf a few times since we have been together and he gets really happy when i make his veggies, steam fish & rice. LOL!
    if i was a boy, i'd be knocking at your door for some grub.

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  6. Yummy! I want to eat what you cook! Hot pic at the end of the post!

    xoxo Chau

  7. really beautiful picture! i really love your ring :)
    drey jewelry.

  8. betttty cocker!!!! crocker* lol i loveeeee u!!!! live with me!

  9. everything looks deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious x