Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cream Puffs





Cream Puff made from scratch




Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tea Time @ Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Tea Time @ Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Their menu can be found at their website. The afternoon tea set is $40/pp. It includes a huge pot of tea, and 3 dishes of finger foods. They don't seem that they'd be filling, but they are! The tea room is located next to the reception desk area. When booking a reservation, ask for a window table.

The plate setting:


My Formosa tea:


Jams, sour cream, for the scones:


Little sandwiches:


Scones:


Little desserts:


Apple Macaron($2):


The macaron wasn't good at all, pass on those. The tea was good. The setting was a little odd...being next to the reception. Down the dark hall is Twist. It's a very dark hotel except the tea room area with it's huge windows over looking City Center and Planet Hollywood.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

1/2 butternut squash - diced
1 white onion - diced
3 cloves garlic - diced
2C veg broth
1TB olive oil

Warm up pan, add oil. Add onions, cook til clear ~5 minutes.
Add garlic, cook for 2 minutes. Add squash, cook for 3 minutes.
Add broth, simmer and cover until squash is soft. Blend until smooth.
Add desired levels of salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Decorated with fresh rosemary

Sunday, March 13, 2011

French Bread French Toast

French Bread French Toast

Cooked on a SS pan with butter.
3 slices on French bread, toasted at low in toaster to harden.
2 eggs mixed with cinnamon and vanilla.
Cooked on a SS pan with butter.

Topped with Blueberry Purée and Powdered Sugar

Monday, March 7, 2011

Curry Chicken & Curry Tofu

Curry Chicken



Curry Tofu

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Panna Cotta with Mango Purée

Panna Cotta with Mango Purée

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

This is from a Pad Thai kit, which includes the sauce and noodles. The rest you add to your liking. The only thing lacking was peanuts.

Boil the noodles til soft, rinse in cold water and leave aside.
Add oil to pre warmed pan. Add tofu cubes. Add egg, garlic, sauce, asparagus, chives. When ready, add the noodles in. mix up, and cook for 1 minute. Add fresh lemon juice on top. I also added fresh rosemary.