I'm here today enjoying my life because of decisions I took and because my mother was there for me when I needed her most ...
I have made many people happy with good food and service or events...
"Happy Mothers Day " keep smiling,I'm looking forward to cook for you soon
Oysters!!!! Call them bitches to open or what ever name you like , but ones open aha different story ah !!! Hmmm your craving now .......
I am one of those who just gets turn .. By the Oyster power !!! And today I'm craving !!! 22 ways of saying hmmm oooh ahhh ... And Oo yes so good !!!!
I'm sorry that was 21 oysters ah!!! Number 22 is my secret one ....
Created and photography By :Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
What a great couple ... Proud to have them in my life as a Aunty & Uncle ... Celebrating the birthday of my uncle , their anniversary , and my uncle finally calling it a career as a brilliant lawyer and retiring ...
An Aunty is someone special to remember with warmth, think of with pride, and cherish with love
An aunt adds beauty, joy and love to life.Only an aunt can give hugs like a mother, keep secrets like a sister and share love like a friend
An aunt is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart .Aunt, you're forever in my heart
An aunt makes life a little sweeter.
Aunt: A cherished friend and personal cheerleader who will always see you through rose colored glasses.
I not only call you aunt, I call you friend.
An aunt is a joy to remember your whole life through.
A wonderful aunt, a special friend on this we both agree, so much a part of lovely times we keep in memory.
You can tell your uncle stuff that you could not tell you dad. That is kind of the role of an uncle.
An uncle is a joy to remember your whole life through.
God couldn't be everywhere so he created uncles.
Uncle: of all my favorite happy times so special to recall, the times we've spent together are my most cherished of all.
An uncle is a blessing, it means so many things words could never tell the joy an Uncle brings.
Being an uncle is better than being a Superhero.
An uncle is a bond of faith that even time can't sever, a gift to last all of our lives an uncle is forever.
I wish them both so much happiness on there adventures that await them ...
By: Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
Now here's a trend most of us can relate to: Every year you say to yourself, "This year I'm going to be prepared for party season." But, with all the gifts to buy, plans to make, and party outfits to try on, you inevitably forget about taking care of yourself. (Am I right on this one?)Not to worry, because I've got all the pocket-sized party ammunition you could possibly ever need.
Assume that you're going to drink too much. I'm not saying that you have no willpower. I'm just saying that, with all the great music, great food, and great friends, it's easy to get caught up in all the fun. So, buffering your system before the party may be your best bet against the dreaded hangover. And if you do stay within your limits, great! No harm, no foul.
Save your feet for the dance floor.Trashed feet suck, and waiting until your blisters are busting open is a big no-no in my book. And, while blister pads are great after the fact, I suggest that you prevent them altogether. Otherwise, you may find yourself barefoot, or worse -- sitting alone. (Band Aid Blister Block &Dr. Scholl's Rub Relief)
Don't get stuck in a compromising position. Unfortunately, crowds + alcohol + late nights can often spawn stupidity and predatory behavior. So, be prepared to make some crazy noise with a personal alarm if anyone tries to follow you. And if that doesn't work, spray that son of a bitch in the face! (Saber Pepper SprayKeychain & Mace Brand Screecher Alarm)
little stash can go a long way. I have a terrible habit of forgetting where I put by purse and am always afraid that I'm going to lose it when I go out. This is especially troubling where my house keys, money, and driver's license are concerned. I also have a terrible habit of popping buttons and/or ripping seams half way through a night of dancing. So, with that in mind, stashing the 'essentials' like an extra key and emergency cash in your bra along with a mini emergency kit in your pocket might just be your saving grace during party season. (Lewis N. Clark Personal Bra Stash & Mini Fashion Emergency Kit)
Don't end the celebration with an STD. I don't think I need to tell you that people lose their inhibitions when they drink. And, with alcohol flowing while dashingly handsome [and hopefully single] guys are batting their eyelashes everywhere you turn, you owe it to yourself to be safe in the event you give into those primal urges after your fourth Cosmopolitan. (Ready Two Go Discreet Condom Kit)
Manage your hangover like a champ.So, even with all your best intentions, those Appletinis were just too good to pass up. And, mixed with that champagne toast, 1/2 bottle of Merlot, and a plate full of mystery finger foods, you have a hangover that could kill a horse. My advice? Drink lots of water, turn off the barf switch, and boost your electrolytes. (Nauzene Chewable Stomach Relief Tablets & Zym ElectrlyteDrink Tablets)
9) Be prepared for the toilet from hell.Know what's worse than having to pee in a dirty public toilet? Having to puke in one!! Seriously, even the nicest places can get a little gritty this time of year, especially with all the drunks missing the target. So, instead of finding yourself stuck in a stall with a toilet that bites back [think 'frat house nightmare' meets 'truck stop diaster'] be sure to carry a little can of disinfectant spray and some toilet seat covers, which can also double as toilet paper. (Lysol To Go Spray &Seaties Portable Toilet Seat Covers)
10) Party like an animal, don't smell like one. There's only one thing worse than partying with a stinky person: Being that stinky person. I agree that it's not practical to carry a toothbrush, toothpaste, a stick of deoderant, personal hygeine wash, etc. in your clutch. But nobody said you have to! Instead, sport travel-size packettes andtowellettes that don't take up much room. (La Fresh Travel Wipes Kit)
Well you can also go out get totally pissed out of your brain wake up in a room full of stranges naked sleeping ! And the best way to solve that brain black out memory is just go back to the bar and this time have a double shot and check you are dressed .... 😝
By ; Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
If you're hosting a bridal shower, there are literally hundreds of bridal shower games to choose from. Some are silly and naughty, some are serious, but all are about having some fun with the bride before she's married. Here's a sampling...
One fun bridal shower game really puts the bride on the spot with regard to her knowledge of her husband-to-be's life. Prior to the party, have someone ask the groom a series of questions, such as where he was born, what his favorite food is, things like that. Then at the bridal shower, put the bride on the spot by asking her the answers to the questions. See how many she can get right (hopefully at least half!). If she does well, give the girl a prize; she deserves one.
One all-time favorite game is toilet paper wedding dresses. This game involves separating the guests into teams consisting of at least 2 people and no more than 5. Give each team a roll or toilet paper (or 2) and have them fashion a wedding dress out of the toilet paper. One of the team members will volunteer as the model. Provide them with a "dress up trunk" filled with jewelry and shoes. They must make the dress out of the toilet paper, but they can accessorize with the provided jewelry, shoes, gloves and hats. Place a time limit on this (5 minutes is adequate) and have the bride vote on the best dress. Be sure to provide prizes for the winning team!
Another fun and naughty bridal shower games that's always a hit is making the bride get dressed while blindfolded. Tell the bride she is to pretend she's on her honeymoon and the power has gone off. She must prepare for her wedding night in complete darkness. Provide her with a suitcase filled with items and then blindfold her. She must get dressed in a certain period of time (2 minutes is adequate) while completely blindfolded and with no help from the guests. Include some silly items like oversized sunglasses, garden gloves or a flannel nightgown just to make it fun. This is a photo opportunity, so be sure someone is waiting to record the end result!
Another fun bridal shower ideas puts the shower guests more on the sport than the bride. In this game, everyone puts their purses in the center of the room. Create a list of items commonly found in a purse and assign a point value and create a list of less common items and give them a higher point value. So you might give lipstick 2 points, a tampon 3 points, and sunglasses 5 points. But a granola bar could be 10 points and a staple remover, 15 points. Then go through the purses awarding points and give the person with the highest number of points (and therefore, the most items and probably highest number of unusual items) a prize.
Before the shower, create bingo cards for this shower bingo game. In the squares, put pictures of items you think the bride will receive at the shower. So, boxes might include things like lingerie, towels and the like. As the bride opens gifts, have people mark off that item on their bingo card. If nobody gets a "bingo" give a prize to the person who marked off the most number of items.
This next game is a derivation of a popular naughty bridal shower games that's often played at bachelorette parties and involves a stripper. This is the clean version. About 30 minutes into the party, have the bride leave the room and pass out pieces of paper. Have everyone write on the paper everything they can remember about the bride's outfit, hair, etc. How many rings is she wearing? What color is her blouse? Is she wearing open or closed toed shoes? Once everyone is done recording their observations, the bride comes back into the room and a prize is awarded to the person with the best observation skills.
By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
To the outside world we all grow old.
But not to brothers ...
We know each other as we always were.
We know each other's hearts.
We share private family jokes.
We remember family feuds and secrets,
family griefs and joys.
We live outside the touch of time.
My big brother turning 44 this November 5 2013 , such a great character personality and on top of all a loving caring father to his daughter Tamara !!!
Happy Birthday Bro !!! Live your life at its fullest ... Your a great Man ...
In certain region of the world this time of the year calls for the hunters and for some special food creations related to "Game " this product is wild so need some extra attention !
I was delighted to be chosen to create a game dinner for friends last night based with wild Boar and Deer , two products I haven't been able to enjoy working with being in the Philippines for many years ...so with a little planning and some shopping the "Game " was on ...
First the shopping list
Wild Board sirloin , Deer neck , Deer saddle ,bacon,air dried Ham,pork liver ,
Chestnuts , pumpkin ,red cabbage ,Brussels sprouts ,potatoes ,onions , bolet mushrooms ,cocktail onions ,small pears ,tomatoes ,garlic ,chanterelle mushrooms ,plums , cherries ,wild berries , red current ,carrots , celery
Eggs ,flour,olive oil , butter ,puff pastry ,milk ,red wine for cooking (4 bottles)gravy , chicken stock ,grated cheese ,,bay leaves ,juniper berries ,sugar, port wine ,Parsley ,cream ,salt , pepper , dried herbs ,cinnamon , paprika , yeast , cereals ,fondue cheese ... I hope i didn't miss anything
The dishes to make ...
Wild boar pate
Wild boar Wellington
Wild boar Sirloin steak with bolet mushroom
Deer saddle roast
Braised 12 hours Deer neck with fresh potatoe gnocchi
Pumpkin chestnut gratin
Braised red cabbage
Glazed Brussels sprouts
Red current gravy
Wild berrie compote
Red current jam
Cherries in syrup
Chanterelle cocktail onions
Home made fondue bread
7 guests and a few bottles on good red wine plus some mineral water with gas to help you diggest the feast ... Plan half a day cooking time ! But remember to marinate meat a day ahead ...
On a night of the first snow for the winter 2013 the "game " night was a success we left the table after midnight ! Remember if you ever adventure yourself into making a dinner like this , only do so if you have the passion for it and do it for the pleasure ...
Photography creations By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
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Every birthday is always special as a kid , You get exited to opening all cards and gifts and having a party ! Sharing Its with family and friends ! I remember a few years ago when I worked in the Philippines , I did a special treat to the guest of the hotel I worked , by creating a buffet the reflected the story of my career and life with food. It was a smashing hit , I repeated it the following year , guests signed my chef jacket instead of birthday card !
Well for every birthday a cake is part of it ! Let me introduce to you "the Dream"
A 3 layered cake with chocolate sponge ! First layer a dark chocolate mousse with red cherries in red poppy bailey syrup ! Second layer a vanilla cream with rasberries ! Top layer blackberries and red currant with chocolate cream !
Garnish with japonaise and crunchy chocolate , meringue cube, light vanilla cream and chocolate syrup ! A guaranteed orgasm !! Happy birthday 41 years old
Recipe ,creation, food styling ,photography By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
In fact, any kind of sparkling wine is a perfect aperitif and food partner on any day of the week, for just about any occasion. Just remembered to pay the water bill? Great. Let's have some Champagne . Holiday seasons 2012? That calls for a nice Apero . Just happened to land upon a couple dozen oysters at the market? Might as well open that vintage brut Champagne you've been holding on to for so long in the back fridge ...
Oysters and Champagne a perfect Harmony ...
Why? Because like sparkling wine, oysters take on the flavor of their home. Eating a fresh oyster is like eating the essence of the ocean, la mer. "Wines have terroir, oysters have MERoir," I like to say .. Which is why those "Fine de Claire" in Brittany, France, are just as complexly satisfying as a bottle of vintage Bubbly. It's the perfect marriage, really.
My Oyster tips ...
It's best to eat oysters the day you buy them. But if you can't, store them in a refrigerator with a damp cloth draped over them. Remember, the oysters are living creatures; they shouldn't be submerged in water or left in melted ice or they'll die, and die a lot quicker. If stored correctly, an oyster can live out of water for several weeks, but it's not getting any tastier; it can taste like a wine that's just past its peak. Your best bet is to buy your oysters at an oyster bar or direct from a dealer or oyster farm, and always ask your seller when the oyster was harvested.
A common myth about Champagne is that it's only made from three grapes, but in addition to pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay, there are, in fact, a handful of others that can be used. For instance, : fromenteau, pinot blanc, arbanne and petit meslier, all lost varietals from the Champagne region .. But whatever grapes are used, a very important thing to consider when you're talking about serving Champagne with food is the level of sweetness. All Champagnes aren't the same, and while Champagne is sort of the perfect beverage, your food and bubbly pairing won't be perfect if you don't pay attention.
Happy Holidays to all ... Get the party started!!!
Photography By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com
A quote to make you smile ....
A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that "individuality" is the key to success.
Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated, where students become graduates. Before the graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The date of graduation is often called graduation day. The graduation itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning...it's time now to grow in there field of work and excel absorbing more knowledge on the job this time to become role models to the generations to follow , with there professional approach to there job and passion ..
Congrats to all and wishing you all the best to your careers !!!
Photography By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com