Tuesday, 20 August 2013

幸福的定义



法国籍上司从巴黎带来一份惊喜。铁罐一打开,香气洋溢。一颗颗高雅精緻的小甜心,泛著光澤。餅身的下緣还出現一圈漂亮的蕾絲裙。完美的馬卡龍, 是幸福的定义。

Merci beaucoup, Stephane!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

THAT HALF CARROT

It all started with half a carrot buried in the fridge.  As soon as I discovered it last night, I decided there and then that today would be Japanese Potato Salad day.  I was so excited about the thought that I was able to wake up early this morning to go to the wet market, where I bought four not-very-large potatoes, a cucumber and a large onion.


One of the key ingredients in the Japanese Potato Salad is the mayonnaise.  Kewpie Mayonnaise from Japan, to be  exact.  According to my mother, I don't buy it often enough.  She loves mayonnaise.

I put together the salad just after lunch and chill it right up to dinner time.  I hope there'll be leftovers tonight so that I can whip up a potato salad sandwich to take to work tomorrow!


Japanese Potato Salad is one of my favourite dishes. It's simple to make, colourful and its ingredients are inexpensive.  You ought to try it out some time.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

宅女的长周末


喜欢吃甜饼, 做了两款。虽不中看,毕竟投进了自己的心血。早上把面团拌好放入冰箱冷冻。下午父母窝在电视前重温 Harry Potter,我则钻进厨房与烤箱约会。我非常珍惜这段属于自己的空间。 上周还享受着 4-day long weekend。长周末做什么?不外是陪爸妈出去尝个点心,帮家里添些油盐米醋和日用品,烘些饼干,替父亲解读英文信件,同母亲一起把储物室清理一番。四天的假日,一转眼就过了。

Sunday, 4 August 2013

THE GIRL ON THE HILL

Her eyes were blue, he saw when he came up to her - as blue as the sky that framed her slender, silhouette.  Her face was oval and young and soft and sweet.  It evoked a deja vu so poignant that he had to resist an impulse to reach out and touch her wind-kissed cheek.

He looked at her closely.  He had never seen such a guileless countenance. "And do you come her often?"

"Oh, yes.  This is my favorite space-time coordinate.  I stand here for hours sometimes and look and look and look.  Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you."

Next afternoon when he climbed the hill it was empty.  At first his disappointment numbed him, and then he thought, She's late, that's all.  She'll probably show up any minute.  And he sat down on the granite bench to wait.  But she did not come.  Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you.

Extracted from The Dandelion Girl by Robert F. Young