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SummerRain


SummerRain
 
Home Town: , Indonesia
Living In: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert
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Overnight cinamon rolls
Waffles
Baked Scallops
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
About this Cook
I was born in Indonesia, spent my childhood in the States, and am etnically Chinese, so I'm lucky to know several different styles of cooking - though most of the time I prefer food with eastern spices :P. Recently I moved to Netherlands to continue my studies, and I'm not so homesick if I cook my own meals. You can find out more about me and my rantings on http://summerain.wordpress.com
My favorite things to cook
I've always loved cooking cakes and cookies and deserts for as long as I can remember... Now in Holland I tend to cook asian dishes more often. I love making dim sum and lumpias and little things like that, because its so fun to do when a friends over!! I am a bit guilty when it comes to the authenticity of western main dishes...somehow some eastern ingredient would end up being added into it :P. Now that I'm working, I can't spend as much time as I want in the kitchen...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmm...I have pictures of me standing in front of a wok when I was 5 years old...my mom loved cooking and would often have company over, so I helped a lot in the kitchen... Living in Indo, we have so many celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, national holidays from different religion and culture, etc...the mai in common is that it ALWAYS involves is a big meal with friends n families... Maybe that's why I love having ppl over to eat :)
My cooking triumphs
This february '05 I cooked for my friends family for Chinese New Year. In my family, special occasions would be celebrated with 'cia jiu', which litteraly means nine foods, so I did just that, cook 9 different chinese dishes... I was worried about it for weeks, having so many things to prepare, but everybody loved the food!! (the meal itself lasted 5 hours or so :P)
My cooking tragedies
When I was in junior high, me and my friends had to bake a cake at school, so we divided which ingredients each had to bring from home. Everything went smooth, until the cake started BOILING in the oven!! The teacher asked for package of flour we used right away...it was tapioca!!! No wonder... Hmmm...actually if I look back, that wasn't the only disaster we created in the school practice kitchen...I sure had a lot of fun though!
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Dinah's Baked Scallops
Fresh scallops tastes so beautiful on it's own that it would be crime to marr it with too many ingredients! This recipe brings out the full flavour of the scallop, I added a bit garlic and baked it in it's own shell, drizzling the butter mixture individually.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2007
Wonderful Waffles
Its not really my favourite recipe since it uses butter in the batter, but it did turn out very light - cruncy on the outside but fluffy on the inside! I actually only used a wee bit of baking soda and no baking power.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2007
Smoked Salmon Pesto Pasta
To make sure that this dish turns out delicious, you need to use a good quality pesto, or one you know you like, as it really makes a lot of difference! I did make slight changes to this recipe: I used rucola, added a dash of white wine, added porcini mushroom, and used half the salmon uncooked, the color looks prettier, and it also tastes different. (I used the thin salmon slices used to put on bread).

40 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2005
 
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