Friday, April 9, 2010

Inspired by David Lebovitz's roast chicken

A fastastic recipe from David Lebovitz inspired me to make this in one of the weekend, while mom was in town.

Recipe is from here. The picture above show my version. without the parsley.

Roast Chicken with Caramelized Shallots
Serves 4 to 6

Adapted from French Farmhouse Cookbook (Workman) by Susan Herrmann Loomis

I use a whole chicken cut into eight pieces; two legs, two thighs, and I cut each breast piece in half, crosswise, keeping the wings attached. You could also just use eight of your favorite chicken pieces.

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 large shallots, peeled and minced
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
One whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
one generous handful of coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC).

2. In a large baking dish, one which will hold all the chicken pieces in a single layer, mix the olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, shallots, and some salt and pepper.

3. Toss the chicken in the mixture, so they're completely coated with the shallots. Turn the chicken pieces so they are all skin side up.

4. Roast the chicken for about twenty minutes, until it starts to brown on top. Turn the pieces of chicken over. Scrape any juices and shallots over the chicken that may be clinging to the pan, and bake for another twenty minutes, or until the pieces of chicken are cooked through and the shallots are well-caramelized.

5. Remove from oven and toss in the chopped parsley, then serve.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

RPM 46

Attended the class with the newly released RPM 46.

RPM 46

01. Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
02. I Gotta Feeling – TransNoise
03. My Life Would Suck Without You (Bass Force Remix) – Kelly Clarkson
04. Home – Paul van Dyk feat. Johnny McDaid
05. The Pretender – InTheWind
06. Sincere For You feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw (Radio Mix) – Lange
07. Evacuate The Dancefloor (DJ KTW Remix) - Studio88
08. Don't Know What To Do – Dane Rumble
09. No Air duet with Chris Brown – Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown

I am so ashamed by the PM

I am so ashamed. He is the leader of the country and speak without thinking. Please resigned.

"I am a Malay but I am comfortable being a Malay in a Malaysian society" - Prime Minister of Malaysia

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday morning jog

determined to get the mileage this morning after a lazy monday due to rain and mild sore throat.

Woke up at 6am, sneak out of the room so not to wake up Ashlee. Drank a glass of water and hit the road.

Did a loop with u-turn at 3km distance from house to PutraHeight.

Tried to pick up the pace when running but still watching the breathing and posture. The pace is tougher then usual but manageable.

Time is 37m25s. Not bad, but Target is 36min. Will try again.

Felt good for forcing myself to get up and run this morning.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Saturday "interstate" morning ride (3/April/2010)

Saturday morning. Woke up hungry, made a small bowl of oat meal and left house after saying good bye to Megan.

Got to Kajang toll by 6.45am. Good time. but miss the turning to get coffee at McD at the highway. No coffee before the ride, fearing the worst. :)

The party arrived at the RV point slightly late, quickly setup the bike and managed to starting rolling at 8am sharp, I will prefer to start at 7am.

The entire route starts from Semenyih sentral bus station go up to the highway towards Seremban and turn off at Manting towards Lenggeng and Broga, had a meal stop at some nasi lemak place (I will prefer something better) and heads back to the car.

Total distance is about 54km, took about 3.5hours because of some waiting for MTB rider.

I had a close call when foot slip off the pedal when pushing hard going up a small hill. really need to consider getting a right pedal and shoe.

IT was a hot hot morning. The picture will show how hot and un-ready i was to put on some sun-block. Lesson learned.

After the ride, rush home to take a quick shower before heading to F1 qualifying.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to put on weight

Copied from here.
  • 20 ounce bottle of soda = 250 calories, 16 tsps sugar
    • One per day for one year = potential weight gain: 26 lbs.
  • 20 ounce bottle sweetened tea = 210 calories, 14.5 tsps sugar
    • One per day for one year = potential weight gain: 22 lbs.
  • 12 ounce can of soda = 150-180 calories, 8-10 tsps sugar
    • One a day for one year = potential weight gain:16-19 lbs.