I'm getting into this cooking lark at the moment. Tonight our good friend Lucia came over and I decided to do a belated Chinese New Year meal for her.
I decided that I was going to cook Peking Duck with pancakes with homemade Peking sauce, and Chicken Chow Mein. I also cooked some Pork and Waterchestnut dumplings.
I was abit nervous cooking a Chinese meal for Lucia (being as she is Chinese) but I needn't have worried. She was so impressed that I had cooked everything from fresh instead of using ready made jars, and she absolutely adored the Peking Sauce. She admitted that she only ever buys it in jars and didn't even knew what went into it. A compliment indeed.
I cannot take all the credit though as I used Ching He Heungs recipes from her books. I love Chings recipes as they are so easy to make and taste delicious and are so much healthy than you can get from the local Chinese/Cantonese takeaway.
We all had a very enjoyable evening - it is very rare AJ and I invite people over to ours to eat as our two very cute but pesky cats can be a nuisance around food (although they were pretty good this evening). It was nice to have a chat and relax and was a nice change from the usual watching tv on a Saturday night. In fact it was so relaxing I forgot to take any photos of our fantastic food.
Good Evening from Pickle Land
Hope to speak to you very soon
Love Lesley xx