Saturday, August 6

I don't know my veggies.

I understand that vegetable identification is a grade school skill... but... I still can't do. My mom always used Chinese names for veggies and in school I learned to pair the picture with the English word. Due to some type of language fail, I can't identify veggies.

Anyways, this is why when this recipe called for cabbage, I used lettuce. Big diff.

When I say what I made was based off the recipe... I really mean based off. Look at my pictures and hers. It's a sad, sad difference.

I still can't caramelize anything, but it was yummy! My dad came over the night I made it and tried a chunk. He said it was too tough. Tough luck, dad. You're not getting anymore.

How do you caramelize onions???


  1. Awwww, I'm sure it was still great with lettuce!

    When I carmelize onions I just keep them on low, low heat with some butter for a few minutes until they're brown and golden, it's pretty easy!

    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  2. that is hilarious, not to ridicule this fact but lettuce when it asks for cabbage is the funniest mixup ever. I am not one to ask about recipe and kitchen related things, I am a pretty horrible cook, well ok maybe sort of decent.

  3. Hey, are you missing a poached egg in there?? =P Don't worry....I've confused the two before as well! I would have to agree with Marie's advice on caramelizing onions! Works for me! And, at least your meal turned out tasty! I'm gonna try this recipe for myself too! Looks de-lish!

  4. I think it looks great for a first attempt! Honestly, if I didn't work in a kitchen now I'd get cabbage and lettuce mixed up too! Oh and I think when it comes to food, half of it is all presentation =D haha I'd probably spend more time making the food look yummy rather than making sure that it was <-- you can tell Im a fail chef T_T

  5. I like your blog cause it has a bit of everything ! I am following you with google friend connect !
    Kisses from Italy

  6. I learn my vege in a smattering or Chinese, Hokkien and English so there are still some vege which I do not know how to say in their English names. Spinach is a totally different vege in Chinese and English.

  7. Haha, that was hilarious! But it looks quite yummy! :D
    Aw, thank you! Yup, I did it all by myself. I'm quite a nerd, I love playing with html and editing photos/images. ^^

  8. I don't know anything about food. I don't know what tomatoes are -- fruit or vegetable?? I seriously don't know anything. That is why my fiancé is a cook/chef/foodie person.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  9. Yum, looks good!
    At least you're trying :) I'm a horrible cook! I need to learn!

  10. I could see how you could mix up iceberg lettuce and cabbage. Dont' feel bad ;)

    Carmelizing onions takes time. In butter, over medium heat for 30 minutes if you have the time!

  11. As you said; it was still yummy! You can say "that how I do it" :)

  12. Marie - Maybe the problem is that I can't recognize when they're caramelized.

    LePetiteLemon - Am I too? Haha, I don't even really notice anymore!

    suki pooki - I love it when food is presented well, but when I'm cooking for myself, I just don't care!


Thanks for your comments!