The South Arm Community Kitchen celebrated the end of the 2008 cooking session with a Christmas Potluck.
It is always fun to come together to share a feast. We want o thank Minoo for setting up a festive table setting for us to enjoy the food.
Coincidentally it was Julie’s birthday (center). We sang a birthday song for the birthday girl who has been a good demonstrator in the South Arm Kitchen whenever she is needed.
Here are the food we shared at the potluck:
Azar made a Zeresh Saffron Basmati Rice with Chicken. Zeresh is a kind of sour berries and the dish is very appetizing. You can find Zeresh at Iranian grocery store.
Julie made a Shanghai dessert called “Zin Tai Luan” in Mandarin. It is literally translated to “Heart too Soft”. This dessert is sweet as it is doused with honey.
Julie explained to us how this dessert is made. First she has to remove the seed from the red dates. Then she stuff it with glutinous rice and raisin. The dates are then steamed and drizzle with honey before serving.
Vanessa brought Giant Shell Pasta with meat sauce. Vanessa was the ex leader of the South Arm Kitchen. We want to take this opportunity to thank her for her great service to the South Arm Community Kitchen.
Katy made a cold appetizer of bean curd, carrot and celery. The bean curd has to be boiled to cook it. The carrot and celery are steamed. All the ingredients are tossed with some sesame oil and chilled.
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Jenny made some healthy Blueberry, Oats and Flax Seed Muffins.
Andrea brought her favourite Spelt Salad.
Janet made Loh Mei Chi filled with red bean paste.
Pinky made a Spiral Pasta and Egg Salad.
Jenny’s friend, Nina contributed some Pate for the potluck.
Peggy made Green Onion Pancake.
Lucy brought Egg Tarts.
Charlene made Roasted Red Pepper and Feta dip and served it with some sliced carrot.
Vicky brought BBQ Pork with Steamed Brocolli.
I made Cassava Cake.
Last but not least, Minoo made Canape.
I want to thank everyone for the potluck and wish everyone a joyous and peaceful Christmas and New Year. We’ll meet again in 2009.