The trials & tribulations of having a live-in chef (or living & feasting in our cottage in Seremban, and now Beijing)

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Weekend in Seremban (and coping with roof renovations)

Supper in Seremban on Friday night - salami, garlic pork, speck, cornichons, cherry tomatoes, double brie and blue cheese. Followed by ice-cream with peach creme fraiche. Followed by a big bowl of nuts, dried mango and dried apricots. I think we deserve it after a long drive from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban on Friday night. The highway was jammed and there were multiple car accidents near the Seremban rest stop. It didn't help that Big Chef wanted to try a detour through Nilai.

I insist on poached eggs again for Saturday morning. Can't get it out of my head ! Ohhhh the perks of having a live-in chef !

Utterly fulfilling ! We really need a good breakfast today. Our 50 years old cottage needs a new roof and the roof boys are here knocking and banging away the whole day. They drive Big Chef a little mad, he thinks they are incredibly slow and disorganised. I tell him this is the Malaysian way. It happens with all house renovations. We've discovered broken roof tiles, a broken window slide, leaking ceiling, damaged cement seat, etc etc etc. All in the course of re-tiling the roof. But what really jolted me was the damage caused to the vintage chandelier in the dining room by the electrician. Oh the pain the pain ! I'm not sure how the damage can be repaired. Big Chef is pretty upset too.


Tiffany said...

Yeah Pearl, home renovations in KL take a long long time. I follow your blog. You write well. Keep posting yummy food !!

K said...

Hang in there, once the roof is done, it will be great! Then on to other renovations. But seriously, I'm hoping my renovations/decorating/everything else will be done soon so I can just have a rest on the patio! And I wish you the same... some rest and enjoyment.

Great blog, keep it up and let us know if you'd like to visit our place in Seremban it would be great to meet you and Big Chef. Where were you living before coming back to Malaysia? London?


Garrett said...

I love poached eggs, fact, I love eggs cooked any way!

BeaCh said...

WHATTT??!! Tht beautiful vintage chandelier damaged??!! ARGHHH!! So were u able to hv it repaired?
Really like the wilted spinach, oyster mushroom & cherry tomato salad as a bed for the poached egg to lie on! Did Big Chef add an element of acidity to the wilted salad, lemon juice or vinegar, or not necessary?