Yesterday we went to town centre again for some grocery shopping and just to get out of the house.. Mr Hubby knows I was bored at home so he took me out. And yet spring has not arrived even though it is already end of March. I dare not step out of the building especially at night given the weather now. Fortunately the snowing has stopped but the cold wind is still unbearable!
To warm up after walking in the cold, we stopped for a cup of yummy caramel macchiato of course in Starbucks. But what really fascinate me was the interior of the shop. It was lavishly decorated. Apparently the shop previously was a bank and they did not change much from the original interior of the building. Something different as compared to the usual modern wood and green deco of other Starbucks I have been to.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, then you must know about The Shambles. It is an old street here in York, since I don't know... 13th 14th 15th century?? According to my husband, it was featured in Harry potter's, I wouldn't know.. (More of an LOTR kinda girl). Nevertheless, the place was really cool with really old-looking buildings. Hehe.
In regards to my domesticated self, I am now polishing on my skills on desserts. I used to bake all the time when I was in Cork but as I mentioned previously, I am sticking to unbaked and microwaveable stuff due to the lack of an oven. So far, I've done 'kek batik', Eton-mess and unbaked apple cheesecake. I would usually half the recipes and that would last us for a week worth of tea breaks and desserts after dinner. 1 week!!!!
Another thing is, we are in love with Italian food lately, especially pastas. Apart from the bolognese and carbonara, hubby made me tried out the seafood olio aglio which turned out great! Just love those olives and Parmigiano-reggiano!
If you have any more ideas for great oven-less desserts, please do share. ;)
Okay, I think that should be enough talk. Now some pictures.. Laters~!