I have love viewing flowers and was fortunate to be able to visit the Agricultural and flower exhibition while on vacations in Taiwan. During the previous trip to Taiwan I saw lovely flowers at Taoyuan when we stopped by a sunflower garden. This time we didn’t see any special flowers but an array of typical wild flowers.
There weren’t many different flower exhibits and being the last day of the flower show.It was not really crowded when we were there as we went about one hour before closing time.
There were fields and fields of colorful flowers at the arena . The different color daisies brightened up the place. I certainly would like to have a bunch of the daisies in a vase on the dinning table if I could.
It was a great afternoon being among the flowers and the kids enjoyed being among nature that day.
The kids and I enjoyed a fun cooking experience with Culinaryon this January. We were invited to learn how to make pasta and chocolate lava cake from the culinary chefs at the cooking school.
Located at One Raffles Place the studio occupies 7000 sq ft and has 4 event areas with 16 cooking stations, 4 chef tables and a well stocked bars.
We were treated to light refreshment with some Hors d’oeuvre before the cooking session started.
It was a hands on workshop and the adults and kids were separated into different groups.
We started off making the Chocolate lava cake and were shown the steps that are taken to create the cake.
Making the chocolate that went inside the cake was a fun task. I got to see how the chocolate bits slowly melt under heat to form the chocolate sauce that was to ooze out from the cake.
Once the lava cakes were ready and placed in the oven to bake we started on pasta making. The chef showed us how to make a well with the flour and place the eggs within it. Kneading it carefully the ingredients combined to form a dough.
Once the dough had been made it was cut into mini blocks before being sent through the pasta maker attachment to flatten it into sheets.
After the pasta had been flatten it was put through a cutter so that you get the noodle like pasta that you eat.
Once the pasta was made it was time to cook it.
The adults had seafood pasta while the kids had two choices. They had either cream based pasta or tomato based one.
Doggie boy loved the creme sauce based pasta while Tiger girl preferred the tomato based one.
Monkey boy and me had the seafood pasta and it was certainly yummy!!
After pasta it was time for dessert and the kids love the fact that they were served freshly made ice-cream made with nitrogen.
There was an entertainer there who put on a magic show for the kids after the food had been made. All of them were engrossed with his performance.
You could say that the boys were more interested in magic then cooking as they sourced out the magician halfway into their cooking lesson. They were thrilled when he taught them a few different card tricks.
The afternoon ended off with the distribution of certificates which marked our participation in the class.