Yakiniku and an Asian style brunch


Raising a bustling two year old kid, developing a business, working part-time, and trying to write all about this in my kitchen cyberworld as I run my household makes my life very hectic nowadays. Without counting of course the fast approaching holiday preparations and our move, I feel so helpless. I miss the day I could read a book while sipping a hot chocolate or to work uninterrupted with my writings and drawings for my projects and businesses. I miss those afternoon after taking a long bath that I could try on all the new clothes and shoes that I bought and that I have rarely put on and play a fashion model in front of the mirror. Sigh!

This morning as I sip my hot chocolate in the terrace and as I savour these little moments of freedom before everybody wakes up I was greeted by this spectacular view of peace and serenity. It is at that instance that I have realised that we need some movements to spicen up and add colors to our life to appreciate this kind of solitude after. I complain a lot but I love being busy for my daughter, for my husband and for myself. I told this to hubby, he looked at me and replied, "well what do you expect you are really French now!"***

*** French have reputation of being big grumbler

The mountain of Saint Victoire under morning fog
View from my terrace

The hills of Aix

I am sending this Asian Style Brunch to brilliant Meeta of What"s For Lunch Honey this month's hostess and the creator of that delicious monthly event Monthly Mingle. I am a certified rice eater, so waking up late on Sunday means a brunch with rice. These are easy to make yakiniku barbeque served with steamed rice, a bowl of miso soup and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with some gooseberries on the top.





Yakiniku Beef Barbeque

3/4 lb beef loin, cut in cubes
1 Tbsp of honey
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp grated garlic
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp white sesame seed
one cup of cut onion leeks

Preparation:

Mix Honey, soy sayce, garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds in a bowl. Marinate beef in the sauce for 30 minutes. String the beef on the skewers alternating with onion leeks.Heat a large skillet on high heat and cook them two to three minutes on both sides.

24 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

A leisurely morning is a thing of the past (except on weekends)but sutting down with the family for a lovely dish like this has it's advantages too:D

cookies and cups said...

Those look amazing! It's breakfast and I already want beef..that's a little weird!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Grabe! you are so lucky to be blessed by such a great view from where you live...

This is a great recipe,btw

lululu said...

i totally understand your hectic life!
i hope u'd find it worth it by looking at this beautiful view, playing with your lovely kid and tasting this delicious homemade stewer.

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and your pictures are beautiful!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous brunch and gorgeous landscapes!

Cheers,

Rosa

bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets) said...

LOL! Love the name of your blog! Nice way to twist your last name! Lovely pics.

FoodTripFriday said...

what a great and yummy recipe and a great view indeed!

Anncoo said...

Beautiful view :) I love the way you made your brunch ~ simple and delicious :D

reanaclaire said...

wow..great deco here.. drooling here.. this meal must be accompanied by soft music .. :p

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I have a feeling everybody is busy these days. But it's good to be busy with good things, right? I really like meat marinated these way :)

Trissa said...

Hi Hilda

I'm jealous - what a beautiful view you have there! I know what you mean about being busy but loving it - I feel the same way except more so about my job, husband and dogs!

Gloria said...

Hi Dhanggit this look absolutely yummy!! and really nice and beauty pics!! gloria

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures!

The recipe looks tasty - love the marinade.

Leslie said...

What an amazing view you have.
I too wish I had a spare second to myself. But I dont!
But when our kids our going through their teen years and want nothing to do with us, we will wish we had these crazy "kids never leave you alone" days! Kinda makes me tear-y eyed!!

tigerfish said...

I want that now! Some kind of craving, I think ;p

daphne said...

oh simply gorgeous... the brief quiet mornings and just a light dinner of yakiniku sounds lovely to me.

pigpigscorner said...

Oh wow, the view is beautiful! and yakiniku sounds like a raelly easy and tasty meal!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, something simple can look this good, absolutely delicious.

Laura in Paris said...

Wish I had all these delicacies for brunch today Sunday .. and the view from your terrace with it!

Adam said...

Dude, that view is from your house? Wow, talk about serenity indeed! I wouldn't want to drink cocoa there, I wouldn't be able to move or start my day at all :)

Thanks for the easy tasty recipe. That's gonna be a girl impresser for sure :)

MeetaK said...

lovely view and a brilliant looking meal! thanks so much for sharing this with us and for bringing the brunch over to the mingle.

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Great day for us Food Weekenders:)

Thanx for the Visit :)

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