It was my birthday on Wednesday! =)
I had a fabulous day
- starting with a divine breakfast (mmm french toasty strawberry mapley goodness!) with J-Mo, to dinner with T & N, to the premium cinema experience with the boy - it was all good =)
And on Thursday at work there was cake!
Mum had asked me what I might like present-wise, so I have to admit I wasn't super surprised(super excited though =)) to unwrap the essential wok cook book.
The essential cookbooks are excellent.
Betty bought me the essential baking cookbook for Christmas, (as I may have metionedonce or twice before) and I was so impressed I also bought the essential asian cookbook
I wasn't, however, expecting the little surprise that came in the post with my birthday card last night - a Myer voucher so I could buy myself an electric wok!!!
I went in and picked one out tonight, and even got an extra 10% off the price (on account of the Myer stores in Canberra currently having a sale whereby public servants save a further 10% on any purchase!)
Its so nice =)
Smooth shiny 'quantanium' (oooh yes - it sounds like something the Mythbusters would try to blow up ;))
It's really big, and heats up qickly, retaining the heat really well - mmm sizzle sizzle
Tonight I made a beef, snowpea and capsicum stirfry, using 3 out of the at least 12 distinct types of capsicum know to mankind (according to chairman Kaga, at least) =)
The essential wok cookbook is no exception to the quality of the other essential cookbooks I have tried.
At the start of the book there is a comprehensive section on the ingredients, tools and techniques relevant to wok cooking.
The recipes covered include everything from soups to curries and stirfries, deepfrying and steaming to yum cha (can't wait to try out some of those ones!)
wishing you a wokin' weekend =)
btw, I'm hoping to post some squirrelly pics tomorrow - I'm just up to the start of the snowflakey section, after making some progress (and receiving some moral squirrel support from Bells, Liv, Meg and Jacqui at Tilley's on Thursday night...) =)
Oooh, and, FYI, the Knitty surprises (knitted umbrella anybody? are out - just incase they slipped by anyone =)