These were the gifts from my cheerful blogger friends. Many thanks for the thoughtful gifts and an enjoyable day!
Last Saturday I invited my blogger friends to my house for lunch and I started cooking and baking on Friday afternoon. Those who came were Swee San of The Sweet Spot, Reese of Reese Kitchen and she brought with her a basket of fruits, Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lovers, she gave me the dried blue flowers which can be used to make a kind of nyonya kueh. Not forgetting Pei-Lin of Dodol Mochi came with two big bags of her HUGE American Chocolate Chips cookies. Do check their blogs out for they have lots of yummy recipes and eye candy food photos!
Sonia and her kids were the first to arrive. As her kids need to go for tuition, they got to have lunch first without the others. However, I am glad to meet her kids and we had a nice visit. Her eldest son seemed to love my garlic butter mushrooms. Next came Reese and her cutie daughter Cheryl. While Reese and I visited, Cheryl entertained herself playing games on my iPAD. She is a great kid. Oh, Reese and Cheryl love my lemon curd mousse. Finally, we had Swee San and Pei-Lin and they managed to catch up with Reese for a short while before she had to leave to send Cheryl to her swimming class. These are what mothers do when their kids are young. They always put their kids' interest before their own.
So left the three of us, Swee San, Pei-Lin and me. Swee San said she likes the grilled vegetables and Pei-Lin, what did you say you like? LOL! We ate and chat the whole afternoon till late night. Yes, it is not a typo, "till late night". You must be wondering what is there to talk about when we just met not long ago and hardly know each right? I was surprised too because our age different is huge. Both these lovely ladies can be my daughters but we seem to have the same wave length. Well, we touched on many subjects and one is about "FEAR" particularly, "Fear of gossip". I remembered I read a book about human's eight basic fears and how they ruin our life. If we can overcome those fears, we will be a much happier person. I can proudly say that "Fear of gossip" is one that I have overcame long time ago. To me, the best way to deal with it is to ignore it and let it die a naturally death. There are many other subjects we touch on and time flies when our mouths are moving. LOL! We did not realised that it was 11pm until Swee San said “Oh, we better go.” Can you believe that? No wonder men say women can talk all night long. I agree with them. We can share almost everything with our girlfriends. We get comfort out of talking and usually female are better listening than male, do you agree with me? I have many girlfriends who are dear friends to me. I have those who share my passion of dancing and eating. Another group are my classmates from kindergarden to high school. We meet and catch up always and now I made a new group of friends from the food blogging community who I can learn a lot from about cooking, baking and food photography. Best of all, I get to meet the local bloggers in person. Isn't blogging amazing? If possible, I would love to meet in person with all of you someday. Are you now curious what we had for lunch? There you go!
The Menu for the lunch:
Garlic Butter Mushroom (click to get the recipe)
Cold Frittata (click to get the recipe and just put in the fridge for 24 hours before serving). You can be creative with the ingredients.
Grilled vegetables (click to get the recipe)
Roasted pumpkin with rosemary & thyme
Mango Shrimp cocktail
Herb pork sausage in spicy tomato sauce
Lemon Curb mousse
Unfortunately I have no time to take photos or write out the recipes for above but I promise it will be up soon.
Carrot Cake (Click to get the recipe)