Our cats must have been doing some martial arts training - can you believe that Tasha was actually holding this position in her sleep???
Head over to Eat Stuff for Clare's WCB round up!
Fish with Ulam Sweet Chilli Sauce and Rice:
The fish was too dry for my taste although the others found it okay.
Beef Rendang with Crispy Roti Fingers and Tomato Sambal:
The rendang had a great flavour but the beef was not as tender as I had hoped and the roti fingers were dry, not fluffy. I didn't see any tomato sambal.
Twice-cooked Duck with Plum and Cranberry Salad and Shitake Mash:
I had been really looking forward to this dish but unfortunately the duck was rather bland and not falling off the bone as I had hoped it would be. The salad was really tasty though and the mash was more-ish.
Cold Berry Soup with Fruit Cubes and speckled caviar pearls and truffle wonton:
This was a lovely refreshing end to dinner. The caviar pearls turned out to be just sago, despite the exotic sounding description. I enjoyed this dessert very much after the meal.
I also baked Pierre Herme's Faubourg Pave (baked in a round tin) to serve as part of the meal. This is one RICH dessert! He suggests using Valrhona Manjari (bittersweet) and Jivara (milk) for the ganache but I had used the Callebaut that was in my pantry instead. My goodness - what flavour! Also, I marinated the apricots with szechuan as well as black pepper. Mmmmm...
This week, WCB is being hosted by Boo-licious at Masak-masak again this week:
Check out Amy's lovely flowers and get well message at Beauty Joy Food;
Check out the cute Babaganoosh with his good wishes at passionatenonchalance;
Check out Kalyn's beautiful snapdragons which are beckoning Clare and Kiri to get well soon at Kalyn's Kitchen;
Check out Squirt's life story and well wishes at ...slowly she turned... ;
Check out Tasha, cake (yum!), flowers and get well wishes at A Few of my Favourite Things;
Check out Flotsa in a Berkeley window at Middle-Fork;
Check out the kitties, Fridolin and Maruschka at Rosa's Yummy Yums;
Check out the Cat who is sad but has lovely flowers for Clare and Kiri at Belly-Timber;
Check out Flotsa who is sending Clare and Kiri some virtual ice-cream at Far Cartouche;
Check out Earl and Toejam looking so cute they will definitely cheer up Clare and Kiri at So Cal Foodie;
Check out the sweetie, Tigger who looks like he can give lots of loving to Clare and Kiri at Shelli's Sentiments;
Check out Phoebe and Trina giving cute winks to Clare and Kiri asking them to get well quickly at Indy Foodie;
Check out the adorable kitty antics which will bring a smile to Clare and Kiri's faces at Tigers & Strawberries;
Check out Macroom who is sleeping away on a very cute chair (my Mum's favourite cartoon character!) at Dispensing Happiness;
Check out Gigolo Kitty who is trying to negotiate better terms with Santa this year over at Gigolokitty!;
Check out River who is making sure there are no stray doggies around for Clare and Kiri at kitchenmage;
Check out Lixue who offers furry cuddles to cheer up Clare and Kiri (extra ones for Kiri as she loves him - I am so jealous but I understand as Kiri is such a hunky cat) at Look Hunny, I Cooked;
Check out Aggie who sent a hug, chocolate cake and flowers to Clare and Kiri at kayaksoup;
Check out the most adorable kitten fight ever plus candy for Clare and Kiri at Anne's Food;
Check out Leo who sends his best wishes at my little kitchen;
Check out darling Molly Doodlebug with beautiful heart cookies and a lovely message for Clare and Kiri at Farmgirl Fare;
Check out Tanuki who wanted to post himself to Sydney to see Clare and Kiri at A Cat in the Kitchen;
Check out Marlin sprucing himself up as he brings S'more Treats to Clare and Kiri to cheer them up at Heather's Space;
Check out Maggie sitting in a sink and offering lots of wishes to Clare and Kiri to get well soon at Love and Cooking;
Check out Miss Kitty with a lovely get well message and flowers for Clare and Kiri at Culinary in the Desert;
Check out Maggie and Wellington offering to go Down Under to see Clare and Kiri at Modern Girls Kitchen;
Check out at the kitties from France who bring flowers for Clare and Kiri at Lali et Cie
Check out Princess LouLou who sends her royal wishes to Clare and Kiri at Stalking the Waiter;
Check out Alicat's former kitties and Spanks with lots of good wishes to Clare and Kiri to get well at Something So Clever;
Check out Billy Lee, the cyber kitty who is up to tricks at The food pornographer;
Check out Jack and Charlotte who both sent lots and lots of hugs to Clare and Kiri (I want one too!) at My Adventures in the Breadbox;
Check out Tyson who will beat up that doggie which tried to hurt Kiri at Food Chronicles (I'm sad about Meggiecat's loss too!);
Check out Dale who sends his love and hugs to Clare and Kiri plus apologies for his species at One Hot Stove;
Check out Miss Domino who is looking for Clare and Kiri at Farmgirl Fare;
Check out Dusty who is concentrating very hard to be worried at bakingsheet;
Check out speedy Trixie who offers good wishes to Clare and Kiri at greengirlart;
Check out Snoopy who is joining us for the first time at everybody likes sandwiches;
Check out Red-Boy who wishes Clare and Kiri well at bunnyfoot;
Check out Lyle who offers Kiri a safe place to play at Basic Juice;
Alisha and Mattie sends Clare and Kiri well wishes at Playin' Whaley;
Check out Shishi, Mel and Spot who all offer well wishes plus good advice to Clare and Kiri at s'kat and the food;