I was feeling like having some osso bucco, which is braised shanks of veal. But here in Kuching, certain cuts of beef like veal are more difficult to get. So I decided to prepare osso bucco with lamb instead.
It didn’t hurt that I already had some lamb shanks sitting in my freezer that I thought would be perfect to cook this dish with. Even though I’ve said before that I have a go-to lamb shanks recipe, I decided I had to try a new recipe to make this osso bucco.
How would you cook this fish?
Threadfin Trevally, a.k.a. African Pompano
I feel the need, the need for SPEED!
When we were back in San Jose, we had friends whose kids were all the same age as ours. In the Bay Area, there are lots of choices for birthday party venues for young kids, like My Gym in Campbell, Pump It Up in Sunnyvale or even Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay. Those were some really fun experiences.
However, we’ve not really found a lot of birthday venue options for our kids here in Kuching, especially as they approach late childhood-tween years.
Last year, we threw a birthday party for Esther at our place, but catered and organized by McDonald’s. This year, we actually held the party at McDonald’s. (Please don’t hate us!) Our kids are growing a bit older now, and parties at McD’s or KFC are just too boring for them.
Where can 10 year-old kids go for a fun birthday party in Kuching?
Well, we’ve found something that is up to their speed.
Happy Pi Day!
Cottage Pie for Pi Day
March 14 is sometimes written 3.14, which most mathematically-minded people will know as π or Pi – the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi Day was created in recognition of this important number. Besides just talking about Pi, food geeks such as myself also like to bake pies.
At the same time, St. Patrick’s day is coming up on the 17th and I was thinking about what kind of Irish recipe I’d like to share for the occasion. We haven’t done shepherd’s pie yet on this blog but we do like to make it every now and then. So I figured, why not kill two birds with one (Blarney) stone and make a shepherd’s pie for Pi Day?
Only one problem…