A Taste of Finland with Sara La Fountain @ The Royale Chulan

May 29
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Sara La Fountain

In conjunction with the Fourth Installment of Celebrity Chef Series, American-Finnish celebrity chef Sara La Fountain is here in Malaysia thanks to American Express and Asian Food Channel (AFC), the premier food and lifestyle channel in Asia.

Away from the camera, Chef La Fountain runs a catering service and a cooking school. She also maintains her own blog, Passion for Fashion & Food and is a food columnist for several newspapers and magazines in Finland. As an author, Chef La Fountain has also published several books – A la Sara, her first book, earned her the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the “Best First Cookbook” category.

In this tour titled A Taste of Finland with Sara La Fountain, Sara La Fountain will show you how to prepare tasty and refreshing Nordic cuisine using simple ingredients in a series of live cooking demonstration. You then will get to taste the dishes after the demonstration.

During the cooking demonstration with food sampling session for members of the media, guests were served with 3 dishes and it was held in Bunga Emas Restaurant, The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.

Appetizer: Goat Cheese Salad with Beetroot, Dark Sweet Bread Croutons, Marinated Red Onions and Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Utensils and ingredients for the appetizer

Sara La Fountain is not only beautiful, she’s also very bubbly and
entertained us with her stories back home in Finland.

Besides taste and texture, the look of the dish is also very important to Sara.
Therefore, she always carefully decorate her dishes before serving them 😉

She decided to name it as Sara’s Salad as the original name is too long

Presenting to you, Sara’s Salad

Goat Cheese Salad with Beetroot, Dark Sweet Bread Croutons,
Marinated Red Onions and Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Main course: Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad

Perch fillet

Ingredients to prepare Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad

This crispy fish fillet is simply tantalizing and easy to prepare!
I’m going to cook this soon :)

Fried Fish with Summer Potato Vegetable Salad

Sara also took the opportunity to introduce her book, Passion for Food

Dessert: Summer Pavlova with Passionfruit Cream served with Strawberries and Pistachios

According to Sara, Finnish loves summer a lot because that is the time where 
they can finally stop ‘hibernating’ and come out to do lots of activities!

Summer Pavlova with Passionfruit Cream served with Strawberries and Pistachios

Sara La Fountain and I

For more information on A Taste of Finland with Sara La Fountain and bookings, please visit the AFC
Studio website, www.theafcstudio.com.

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GIRLS, BEWARE WHILE CHATTING ON FACEBOOK!

May 24
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Well, I’m sure it’s not the first time you hear girls and women got scammed money online or asked to transport drugs for them. The ‘guy’ who plans to scam these girls are normally quite intelligent. They tried to build a good relationship with you first but too bad they often did it in a very rushed way. Like this conversation I had few weeks ago, you can clearly note that all his long responses are obviously copied and pasted =.=

Nevertheless, I still played along. He also went on to self pity tactic, hoping that I will sympathize him LOL!

Beware girls! And please share it with your loved ones. Very often, they will be blinded by love and their heart melts when being sweet talked.

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LUNASOL Starter Kit 2012 for Spring/Summer (Limited Edition)

May 20
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Kanebo LUNASOL is not a new name in the cosmetics scene. LUNASOL is derived from Latin words, Luna (moon) and Sol (sun). Founded in 1999, it has been growing strong ever since. As for me, I got to know about LUNASOL when I watched 女人我最大 few years back. The ease of application captured my attention and I remembered this brand until now.

I’ve got myself a LUNASOL Starter Kit 2012 for Spring/Summer; a limited-edition kit that features Lunasol’s legendary Skin Modeling Eyes in 01 Beige Beige eyeshadow quad, Full Glamour Gloss in EX20 (Soft Orange Coral), Cream Cheek in EX08 (Soft Orange Coral) and a beautiful cosmetics pouch.

LUNASOL Starter Kit 2012 for Spring/Summer (Limited Edition)

A closer look of the eyeshadow palette, cream blusher and lip gloss

The palette:

Upper Left: A highlighter shade in light champagne color with shimmery gold flecks
Upper Right: A follow-up color in bronzy gold-toned beige
Bottom Left: A main color in beige taupe with slight silver shimmer
Bottom Right: A shade color in dark brown with beautiful gold shimmer

Review:
Skin Modeling Eyes in 01 Beige Beige

As nude looks are very well received now, this kit is the perfect tool you’ll need to create your own nude makeup. A neutral palette, it gives my eyes the definition that it needs and yet doesn’t look too made up. But for those who have darker skin tones, it is recommended that you apply a base on your eyes first before applying the eyeshadow in order for it to show up well.

I found these tips to apply Skin Modeling Eyes eyeshadow from Lunasol’s website. I hope you’ll find it useful =)

How to use Skin Modeling Eyes palette

Cream Cheek in EX08 (Soft Orange Coral)

Blusher is very important to ensure our face doesn’t look pale like a ghost LOL! At the same time, I wouldn’t want to look like a Chinese opera singer too! So I proceed with caution and apply bit by bit on the apples of my cheek. Luckily enough, it was easy to blend so I can just push it away if it looks overdone.

Full Glamour Gloss in EX20 (Soft Orange Coral)

Just looking on the packaging, I thought it would be a very pinkish color so I was kinda worried of the outcome. Upon applying it, it doesn’t look so pink. In fact, it blends with the natural color of your lips with some fine shimmer, leaving it glossy and kissable!

Before

After
Color wasn’t so obvious on the eye part but defined the eyes more
and there were some shimmer on the brow bone.

OK! Maybe a close up! :p
See the ‘stars’ on my eyelids?

LUNASOL is well known for their long lasting cosmetics and thus is suitable for everyday office or college makeup without looking too dolled up. If you’re interested, do head to Kanebo’s counter at all major shopping centres and grab it as soon as possible because it’s limited edition and only available in May and June 2012!

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