Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm back! - CEIMB Linguine with Shrimp

I can't believe how long it has been since i have written, or even looked at my blog!
We moved from Singapore to Malaysia. After much searching for the right schools for my boys we found a lovely international school for my 4 year old and a great kindergarten for my 2 year old. They are settled and happy, so we are too! My husband was made redundant from his job in Singapore and he finally ended his ten year relationship with his company last week (he worked out of the office here since we moved). He's enjoying some much deserved time off before rejoining the rat race in a couple of months. I think some mini vacations might be in order ;)

I had put my food blog to the back of my mind and when my box with all my beloved cookbooks was mistakenly put in long term storage by the moving company..... i was devastated. You see we're staying with my mother temporarily until we know our next move and majority of our belongings are in storage. I had specifically told the movers that my book box, under no circumstances, was not to go into storage. Sigh. They don't sell those books here in the bookshops and i don't really want to pay a fortune ordering them and having them shipped here to Malaysia. Regretfully TWD is off the cards right now. Luckily for me, CEIMB and Daring Bakers have online recipes so i can continue to participate in these where possible.

I was kicked into getting back into my baking/cooking groove by Sara. When she emailed me saying it was my turn to choose the dish for CEIMB it was great. But hmmm.......how am i going to choose the recipe? I didn't have the full choice of the book but i managed to have a good look through the recipes on the food network and chose the Linguine With Shrimp.



I don't know why i didn't have the forethought to read the recipe and ingredients properly before making this. I didn't realise it called for wine (for religious reasons i don't consume alcohol) so i thought i'd just leave it out. I forgot to save some of the pasta cooking water so sautéed the prawns and asparagus in the lemon juice instead. I used wholewheat spaghetti instead of linguine and also added some chilli flakes, i need some spice ;)



I really liked this. It was simple and tasty. I won't say quick as it took me 30 minutes (yes i know i'm hopeless at this) to de-shell the prawns. Please checkout the rest of CEIMB's bloggers posts here and checkout the recipe here.

12 comments:

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

It seems like you have been quite busy with a valid reason for an extended absence from blogging! Glad you came back to host CEiMB. Thanks for such a great selection!

AppleC said...

The Pasta and shrimp looks great.
Congrats on your move. Best wishes on getting settled and your new home.

comfycook said...

Welcome back to blogging.

It is hard to make such a major move. Now, that you are settled, looking forward to getting to know you and your recipes.

Great job with this one. Ellie is good with what she gives to us.

Nanny'76 said...

hello, I'm writing from italy I looked at your blog and found it cute, full of ideas and tasty recipes ... congratulations
I Nanny'76 ops

TeaLady said...

Moving can take so much time. Hope you get everything settled really soon. Cookbooks in storage. Yikes!!!
The linguini and shrimp looks divine.

TeaLady said...

Oh, And welcome back to blogging.

Maria Salomon said...

Hard to be w/o the cookbooks.....:(
Glad you hosted this week......GREAT pick! We loved it!

Sara said...

Wow! You have certainly been busy. This was a great recipe pick, we really enjoyed it. Thanks!

Sweet and Savory said...

I just signed up as a follower of this blog. I hope you are really back. I have been checking the blog out and I like it. I would love to see more.

Pamela said...

Welcome back! This was a fantastic recipe to come back with. We loved it and are looking forward to having it again, soon.

Peggy said...

Farah I'm glad you are back. We have missed you! The linguine looks wonderful.

Di said...

Welcome back, Farah! Wow, sounds like life has been busy for you. =) If you really want to participate in TWD, I know that a lot of the recipes are out there, just not all in one place. And if you want a particular recipe and can't find it, give a shout on Twitter--I'd be happy to type one up for you, and I'm sure a lot of other people would do so as well. =)