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Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy 1st Anniversary!


Thấm thoát đã một năm trôi qua kể từ ngày Vietspices blog thành lập. Gia đình và bạn bè tôi được thưởng thức nhiều món mới lạ, ngon có, dở cũng có. Nhiều lần, tôi phải làm đi làm lại một món cho đến khi thành công mới thôi. Những lúc đó, cả nhà tôi lại được dịp ăn tới ăn lui hoài một món liên tục cả mấy ngày, dù ngán đến tận cổ nhưng không ai than phiền, còn hết lòng ủng hộ. Một năm qua, ông xã tôi lên cân không ít nhưng cũng nhờ vậy mà anh siêng tập thể dục hơn. Hai nhóc tỳ của tôi vì hiếu động, hoạt động chân tay liên tục nên có ăn nhiều một chút cũng không sao.
Trong năm qua, sự động viên của gia đình, bạn bè và blog fans đã giúp tôi ngày càng đam mê nghiên cứu về ẩm thực. Nhiệt huyết đó dường như truyền sang cả hai cô con gái bé bỏng. Gian bếp của tôi dường như lúc nào cũng tíu tít tiếng nói cười của mẹ và con gái, lúc nào cũng ấm áp tình thân. Cảm ơn vì tất cả.
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I made these candy, fruit sushi for my daughter's 4th birthday.
I used fruit roll-up as seaweed to wrap around the sushi roll.
Instead of using just plain steamed rice, I used coconut sweet rice.

 


This beautiful castle cake made by my sister-in-law.
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I can't believe it's been a year since the inception of my Vietspices blog. My family and friends have experienced many new dishes including both good and not so good ones. Many a time I have to repeat a recipe over and over until I have succeeded. And during this period, my family has the opportunity to taste so much of the same dish ad nauseum, but without any complaints and yet has given me so much support. A year has gone by, my husband is heavier by a few pounds, but as a result has become more diligent with his workouts. And my two munchkins who's hyperactive by nature could stand to gain a few pounds.

Over the past year, the support of my family, friends, and blogfans has given me the confidence to continue my passion for food. And it seems that this culinary love has rubbed off to my two mischevious daughters. My kitchen always seems to be filled with a mother's laughter and that of her daughters, always full of love and warmth. For this, I'm indebted to all.
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Kids loved those colorful coconut flavored sticky rice  cake that I  made for  my youngest daughter's 2nd birthday.

Another beautiful cake made by my sister-in-law.

She can't wait to lick her yummy cake.


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Throwing a surprise birthday dinner for my husband with his favorite food.

Garlic Scallop and Prawn Butter Noodles.


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Halloween treats
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Summer is a great season to enjoy these delicious seasonal fruit.
Fresh tropical fruit with coconut sauce in dragon fruit shell.

Tropical fruit in a pineapple boat with bell pepper palm tree.

Fruit watermelon basket with hearts handle.

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Roti Quail (Chim Cút Rô Ti) served with steamed bun

Roti Quail (Chim Cút Rô Ti) served with fried yam

Caramelized Sweet Yam (Khoai Lang Nướng) 

Roti Quail and Caramelized Sweet Yam are always my favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes.
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My favorite Summer dish - grilled beef, shrimps and salmon rolled in lettuce or rice paper.

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I like to prepare this Bê Thui (Vietnamese Roast Veal) dish to enjoy during the summer time.

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Thai Seafood Hot pot is one of our another healthy summer outdoor meals.


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2 comments:

  1. Anh from Los AngelesJanuary 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    I am so glad I stumbled across your blog by accident. You do have a passion for good Vietnamese foods and the kindness to share recipes on your blogs. Thank you!

    By the way, I made the "cha ca" for the first time 2 days ago and it was good!

    Please keep on blogging. Chuc mung nam moi.

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  2. Anh, thank you so much for your kind words. Chúc Mừng Năm Mới to you and your family!

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