Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Flower buns

Pasta and pickled herring with ajvar
Food Diary (September 12, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with coconut, plums, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Pasta and pickled herring with ajvar
Dinner: Mexican spiced chickpeas with wholemeal sourdough
Baking/sweets: No bake peanut butter oat coconut squares (small amount!)

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Camemberu
Flower buns

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Daily Herald
A suburban Chicago fast food restaurant’s burglar alarm went off (or on?) at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. Police went there and found the suspect Hachem Gomez busy preparing his meal. Gomez had already damaged a cash register but the article didn’t say whether he managed to steal any money. However he went on to make himself a soda and cook fries and chicken tenders in the microwave. There was no indication whether Gomez was drunk or under the influence of drugs.

Gomez or anyone else should never do that, cooking fries and chicken tenders in a microwave will not produce the best result. It will be soggy.
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  1. Wow! That's a gorgeous colorful picture/dish. I really gotta make that ajvar. It sounds super interesting and I believe will be a better, oomphier substitute to many a tomato ketchup. I have great plans for it.
    Love flower buns. Been meaning to make some but we get some very good frozen ones at the store altho I don't know what kinda preservatives they've put in it... not that it bothers me too much.
    One word for Mr Gomez ... duh. He really should use the oven and fryer. :D

  2. Arrested for the crime of cooking fries and chicken tender in the microwave? ;)

  3. ping: its the first time I saw flower buns and it looked amazing. Mr. Gomez will probably not make the mistake again! I wonder if the cops ate his dinner:)

    Lorraine: that is actually a bigger offence:)

  4. Oh I always don't know the proper way of saying "alarm went off or on" in English and you just wrote that... LOL about the cooking deep fry in the microwave! Your pasta dish is beautiful Mr. Three-Cookies!

  5. Wow! It's obvious that you live in a country of pickled herring's fans! Your herring is soooo thick and fat! I sometimes find a similar beauty only when my multi-ethnic shop has Russian pickled herrings in oil (which doesn't happen often, so I always buy two packages whenever I feel like having them or not).
    The fast food stealer story is hilarious or sad... it depends why he came there: to steal money or to eat because he was hungry and so desperate he would have even microwaved soggy food.

  6. Never prepared pasta with pickled herring before...looks really tasty!

  7. Man, you'd think a hardened criminal would know better than to nuke fries. Bleh :)

  8. Those buns are so beautiful, they must take so much skill!
    *kisses* HH

  9. Lovely pasta dish! and I'm interested to see pics of what you had for dinner and sweets! :)

  10. Nami: English is confusing. The alarm actually goes on but we say it goes off.

    Sissi: that’s the first time I bought that particular type of pickled herring. It was a whole side of herring in a large can. Not a very intelligent thief, I don’t think he planned it well!

    Angie: thank you

    Parsley Sage: now he knows!

    Heavenly Housewife: thank you, I would love to try making them

    Sylvia: thank you. Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of dinner and sweets – the sweets would look uninteresting!

  11. flower buns - i used to eat them growing up (before i became gluten free)!!! i like the ones that have no stuffing in them. the steamed dough itself tastes so good. when i made them for my parents earlier this year, i stuffed them with almond butter and strawberries :D

  12. That herring slice looks great!