Sonntag, 6. November 2011

Chicken Soup

On Friday I found it. The Asian Store that I will get all my supplies for Bangladeshi, Thai and Indian food during our years here in Vienna. I had been grieving for a Thai-soup called "Tom Kha Kai". For years this has been one of my favourite meals.

Here is my version of it (no prawns, no mushrooms)

  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • One packet of Tom Kha Paste
  • 400 g chicken cut in pieces
Boil the coconut milk together with the paste and add the chicken to it and cook until the chicken is done. Turn down the heat and add:
  • 1cup of water
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • fresh lemongrass pieces (I usually take 2-3)
  • fresh ginger pieces (use with care as the fresh ginger is quite strong)
  • fish water (use it like salt)
 Now let it stimmer on low temparature for about 10 mins. untill the chicken is soft. Just before serving add into the soup:
  • juice of one lime or lemon
  •  one red onion cut as you like to eat them
  • one small box of cherry tomatoes
....and it´s ready to eat!! If you want a heavier meal out of it, you can eat it with rice...

                                                          Enjoy your Sunday!

Samstag, 5. November 2011

Pictures on an empty wall...

Last week I just got so tired of waiting for the container from Bangladesh to arrive. Living in this house with so many empty walls, I decided to do something about it and went to a near by flea-market. The goal was not to spent more than 3 Euros on one picture. What I found there was more than I had imagined. It was enough to make a whole collage on an empty wall!! Most pictures were about one Euro ;) I really like that wall now and it matches perfectly with my retro-wallpaper-corner on the left... 

Funky kitchen machines...

This is my absolute favourite kitchen-machine. Ever since I saw it for the first time in an interior-magazine years ago, I knew that one day it will find its way to my kitchen. I am still waiting for this babe ;)...Their website: isn´t the best. But if you just Google KitchenAid you´ll find even more funky products like a toaster, a waffle-machine or a smoothie-maker. Gorgeous.

Another "machine" for the kitchen I fancy is one of this SMEG-refrigirators:

But I still can´t make up my mind if I would like a plain white or something colourful. Which one would you choose?