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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

cottage pie

Based on wikipedia, Cottage pie or shepherd's pie is a meat pie with a crust of mashed potato.The term cottage pie is known to have been in use in 1791 when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor ( "cottage" meaning a modest dwelling for rural workers). In early cookery books, the dish using leftover roasted meat of any kind, and the pie dish was lined with mashed potato as well as having a mashed potato crust on top.
The term "shepherd's pie" did not appear until 1877 and since then it has been used synonymously with "cottage pie", regardless of whether the principal ingredient was beef or, its safe to say cottage is for beef and shepherd is for lamb . ok , here we go!

  • 500 gr peeled potatoes, quartered
  • 150 ml milk
  • 50 gr butter, cubed + 1 tbsp for the sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 60 gr chopped onion
  • 60 gr chopped carrot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 300 gr minced beef
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 100 g grated Cheddar Cheese or more

chinese fried rice

i love making chinese fried rice. i think i make it at least twice a week :D bc we always have rice left over in my house .so , yeah ~~ its kinda a must thing to do lol i never change the recipe, only basic ingredients plus a good sesame oil , bammm!!! i always believe there is no bad chinese fried rice in the world lol bc nothing will go wrong ahhahahhaha ok, then. im gonna stop talking, here is the recipe :)

  • 2 soup bowls of left over rice
  • 4 garlic
  • 8 shallots
  • 6 chilli or more if you like it to be spicy
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped spring onions 
  • sausage + eggs (optional)