today, i'm embarking on a little project to make my own vanilla extract. when i heard about how good nielsen massey's vanilla extract was, i couldn't wait to get my hands on a bottle. but when i got it, i was sorely disappointed. i thought the whole thing reeked too much of alcohol and too little of vanilla. and to pay 20 over bucks for a meagre 118ml? just kill me. therefore i don't really use it that much but instead use the vanilla bean paste or the pods.
in continuation of my macha craze, i decided to make something macha-related again. i'm not usually a fan of chiffon or any other "rustic" cakes and anything less than 4 components simply bores me. but i bought some really cute mini angel cake tins and i just hv to use them!
i can't believe myself with all these dangerous venturing into fine dining places, one by one, and my love-hate affairs with them. love - the ambience, the chef's creations/presentations which are like works of art, always, plus impeccable service to boot. hate? probably just the price. if money was never an issue, i forsee going to these places umm..daily? haha. but i was so glad i went to jaan, coz it had been an eye-opener for me. i've been to semi-fine dining restaurants but this one...it just tops all of those i've been to, and i don't just mean the price.