Sunday, November 29, 2009

Poach Eggs

Ok, this ain't the photo we took of our poached eggs but its close.

The reason I'm sharing this with you is that I've tried numerous methods to do poach egg, but found this to be the simplest of them all. I can't explain it any better than the following video posted on youtube,

So hope you have a great breakfast just like we do with our poached eggs....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Keeping It Together

The past few days has been a wild ride. Although we've achieved alot, this journey is far from over.
Unfortunately, apart from work and studies, there aren't many things that we can do to keep sane here in Halifax.
Guess its the nature of a small city or town (probably not fit to call a city), couple with the fact that it has a pretty erratic weather, and small town culture.

So, you can understand our surprise, when we saw the crowd of people who throng the city over the weekend to witness the Holiday Parade of Lights. It was quite a crowd, something you don't see often here in Halifax.

Although we would say that the floats weren't that fantastic as compared to some of the floats we see during parades back home, but it was indeed a good time to pass to our minds away from our daily hustle and bustle. Besides, we got ourselves an Empire Theaters cash card uploaded with 30 dollars. It was an offer that came along with some additional vouchers. So we're hoping to make good use of it later after the semester is over.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rolled Up Our Shelves, kinda...

Well, that's what we did just recently today. We finally got our flu shot along with our H1N1 vaccination shot as well.
Will have to wait though before the antibodies really start to kick in. For standard seasonal flu shot, it would be around 10 - 14 days whereas H1N1 should take about 14 - 21days.

Well at least, we'll get some kind of protection during the exam period.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Snow Snow Snow...

Its in the news. Nova Scotia's finally witness its first snow fall of the season 1st hand today and that made it into local news already

See CBC's, Wintry weather hits Nova Scotia

or ChronicleHerald's N.S. gets blast of wintry weather

1st Snow Flake

The first snow flake has fallen.
This is the first time we're actually witnessing it (although as of now we haven't gone out yet to touch it first hand).

We can't say we're that eager too because the wind is "crazy" strong - gusting at a high of 110 km/h.
That's almost double that on normal days (without snow). So for now, we're content of just watching it from inside.
Guess until about 2 hours from now when we have no choice but to head for class - then we'll know.

Weather report says it'll be as thick as 15 cm...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who Moved Our Cheese?

Its not that its missing or what but there's just too many, we don't know where to begin.
Yes, we both love the all natural goodness of the dairy by-product - C H E E S E

If we're to leave this place (though not anytime soon), one thing we'll miss most is how easy it is to get good cheese over here and also the variety of them available is simply unimaginable.

We currently just purchased an array of cheese from our local friendly store, Pete's. We took the liberty to snap some of them.

Our favourite for now, is the 3 years ol' Caron brand cheddar cheese from Montreal. High on fats but it is really good especially with crackers.
The picture taken after we finish it all.

p.s. good thing about taking them now is that all the fats won't count much given the cold weather right now :) hehe

Here's from Cows brand (incidentally the same brand as the famous Ice-cream we took in Spring).

Also smoked type of cheese called, Smoked Gouda from Du Village (really gotta build up our knowledge on Cheese)

And finally we got ourselves another type of cheese, called Brie. I personally plan to use it on my sandwich, but will be looking for other recipes where I can use it.

And not too long ago, we also got freshly grated Parmesan from Pete's and used it mostly for our Spaghetti. Its really good compared to using the dry type of Parmesan. And the end product, combined with our home made meat balls were really out of this world - beats Italianis or TGI-Friday's anytime!!

here's me making the meatballs.

Sofa Bed

So our sofa bed has arrived not long ago. Finally we can have a real place to sit.

as usual, everything's made in China these days...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Missing Home

Just over 1/2 a year being away from home could do alot of things to yeah.
Like missing the local delicacies.


Char Kueh Teow

Fried Oyster (Oh Chean)

Hokkien Mee (KL style)

Ipoh Dim Sum