Monday, November 21, 2011

Little Things



CHICKEN WITH ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM BARLEY RISOTTO
This is a quick, healthy and delicious dinner. If only I could figure these things out for every night... This one's easy though. Pop the chicken thighs in the toaster oven with onions, garlic (okay I use garlic from a tube...) sage, salt and pepper. Get the barley boiling. Sautee onions, mushrooms, sage and garlic, add white wine and a few spoons of heavy cream. Simmer. The barley should be done cooking in 30 minutes, so leave everything alone until then. Then quickly blanche your asparagus, drain the barley, mix it into the mushroom sauce, and serve with the chicken. Ta da! Sort of.


DIY HAIRCUT
I was in dire need of a haircut. Unhealthy ends, lots of weight at the bottom which made my hair crazy flat. But my hairstylist has just moved back to Japan, and I don't really have money for a haircut anyways. So I trimmed it myself! I'm happy, the ends are a bit more polished now and there's more volume at the top. Nothing drastic, but I'm pleased as punch about it.


WHITE WINE CHICKEN SALAD
Another quick, healthy dinner! The smell of white wine tomato sauce always makes me so happy. I sauteed some onion, then threw in the chicken breast, added white wine, a squirt of garlic from a tube, one cocktail tomato diced up, salt and pepper and then voila! This sauce is amazing with mussels.



MY FAVORITE LIPSTICKS
 These are the colors I find myself regularly wearing from left to right: Sephora's "It Girl", NARS "Schiap", NARS "Belle de Jour", Revlon Colorburst "Soft Nude", Revlon Moondrops "Blase Apricot", Rimmel "Airy Fairy".


S'MORES
 Need I say more? I'm a big dark chocolate fan and find milk chocolate difficult to eat now for the most part, but after revisiting smores with the toaster oven, I've decided that it must be milk. My marshmallows have to be charred brown and black outside - I love that delicious caramel crispy gooeyness you get.


STEVEN'S BIRTHDAY
Liming and I took Steven out for his birthday, it was a low key, lovely event. Okay, so I contributed to dinner and Liming paid for most of it - I don't want to steal his credit. But I did get Steven a birthday card! Despite having a busy schedule, it's so important to celebrate special moments with friends. :)

24 comments:

  1. Mm smores. I like how you don't mention you ATE EIGHT OF THEM.

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  2. I love the haircut! Do mine!

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  3. thank you for a nice birthday dinner ;) and of course, the card too!

    where's my smoooooore?! lol

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  4. Your meals look so delicious! Especially the risotto dish :) And your DIY haircut turned out really well! I'm tempted to cut my own hair because it's such a simple style, but I'm afraid I'll botch it up somehow >.<

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  5. Oooh your meals look delish!!! Haha lately too I've been just trimming my split ends and my bangs. Saves me the money and travel time of going to the salon! Yours looks good :) And oh I just might have to try some of your fav lippys! I loove NARS' belle du jour and Rimmel's Airy Fairy! Time to make a trip to the drugstore!

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  6. I like so much your sense of style! Really nice post!!

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  7. I wish I had the guts to trim my own hair. Yours came out gorgeous! a lady of many talents :)

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  8. I like the before and after photo..hehe

    Much Love,
    Izumi
    Hybrid Hunter

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  9. I occasionally get annoyed with my bangs and chop them off... unfortunately it doesn't end up so nicely...

    And i really like NARS' belle du jour too! I've been recently I've been really digging "Dolce Vita" too. really pretty pink colour :)

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  10. You look very pretty and everything looks delicious.I just got new lipstick colors,pink is my favorite.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  11. Love all of these! Your hair looks lush. x hivenn p.s enter my $200 shopbop giveaway?

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  12. Aww man that looks terrific! All this food talk is making me hungry though O_o!

    I definetly need a DIY haircut (i am largely mistrustful of hairdressers!) my spilt ends have split end friends >_< xx

    ps just thought i'd mention you are stunning lady! xx

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  13. the risotto looks delicious! and your hair is so pretty :)

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  14. I trim my own bangs and used to thin out my layers a bit too on my own! It's a great feeling to be able to do just small adjustments yourself to make your last cut wearable for a bit longer!

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  15. Yum, the smores look delicious! Graham crackers and good marshmallow are hard to come by in this part of the world. :P P.S. I'm totally impressed with your DIY haircut. My hair needs a trim...

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  16. That salad looks delish! The chicken looks great too, but I always get really nervous around a lot of herbs.

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  17. Your hair looks awesome! I've tried to cut my own hair once. Not as successful.

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  18. Awwww your hair looks so pretty! Oh and I want that second lipstick, that shade looks sooooo gorgeous!

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  19. Awesome post, your hair is absolutely gorgeous <3
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  20. i love your hair :)
    its crazy that i found your blog because i just applied for communication studies! can you get a job in fashion with that degree?
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    x,
    sagalina

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  21. Gahhhh, your recipes make me so hungry! You should write proper recipes so I can try them for myself at home!

    Your hair looks great! I am not brave enough to try to cut my own hair. I just know it would end in tears.

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