When I was living in hong kong, i always "complain" about the lack of an oven in our home. and for 4 years i was not able to bake at all!! felt so deprived cos i really like to bake.
So it was good that we have an oven (although an old one) here and i think i have made quite good use of it :) :) cos the cakes/muffins that i can buy here, just do not seem to taste the same....heehee. Recently, i am into baking corn muffins....u know, like kenny rogers corn muffins? *yumz* but i must admit, they don't taste as nice as kenny rogers lah! but i really like corn muffins and i had a sudden craving one day so went on the net to search for a recipe. even hubbie commented that its not bad.
On a unrelated topic, the other "happening" in my kitchen is that i learnt to fry "noodles/meehoon" and am doing it so often now. Put it this way, if i had wanted to eat noddles/meehoon in the past, i would have just gone to the hawker centre in singapore or 茶餐厅 in hong kong and have my pick without burning my pocket! really no need to fry them @ home rite?? now, no choice, but to learn how to fry them! i remember doing it once (or was it twice??) in hong kong and it just couldn't make it! so i hardly fry noodles....hehehe. i had to give it a go again and after a few tries (sometimes TOO WET sometimes TOO DRY), they are pretty decent now.
There, another positive outcome from living here, i learnt how to cook noodles!!! ;) hahahaha.