I've had a few friends stumble across my blog in the last week and whilst it does make me a little nervous when I think about who's out their reading my blog and paying attention to what I write, I actually get quite excited by the new messages that get left and the positive feedback I get about this space of mine. So thanks to all for popping by and leaving your lovely comments.
It's almost been three years since I started this blog. From my adventures at Patisserie school, to local eats, to the more expensive degustation dinners when I started working and could actually afford to eat a little more expensive, my tastes have evolved and changed. What has surprised me even more is how much the boy's tastes have changed. From large chunks of steak (the more the better), he's come to appreciate the delicacy of a cut of wagyu, he absolutely loves friands (and I'm sure there's few guys out there who would even know what one is), he's really grown to absolutely love and appreciate food. And what has brought on this realisation and sense of nostalgia?
J complains that there are too many nuts in this piece of brownie and his opinion, this is not what a brownie should be. I was amused.
At the same time, a chai latte served in a teapot left me boggled. On closer inspection, they'd used proper tea leaves but a big NO to brewing tea in a pot of milk - it just doesn't happen so this one did leave me a little disappointed.
On the other end of the table, a recent purchase of a SLR camera has C snapping away. These days I'm not the only one who takes pictures of food. Seems like I've managed to influence those around me.This was afternoon tea at New Orlean's Cafe after my lunch of Japanese beef curry pork cutlet rice. Time and time again, I come back here and I do love the atmosphere of this place. Great that Essential Ingredient is just down the road and yes, as usual, I did drag the boys down the road to have a quick squiz inside. They didn't complain or at least, kept quiet about it.
Anyway, back to the brownie, I do agree with J and perhaps these guys could go easy on the nuts. A bit more chocolate would make it tastier.