On Friday I've been known to bring treats to work, like muffins, cupcakes, cheesecakes, brownies, blondies, etc. Last Friday, I didn't bring anything and my colleagues were all so disappointed and I was given the hardest time at work... teased all day. I apparently ruined Fun Friday for everyone. Well, excuse me people, I think I am allowed a break some time!
However the truth is, I love feeding people and it is such an important ritual for me. I feed myself everyday, and cooking for one isn't always fun. I am happiest when I see my friends having my food; and also it gives me great satisfaction when I hear the 'yum' noises and the compliments afterwards. I defy anyone who loves cooking and doesn't enjoy getting the compliments just as much, or if not more, than the cooking itself.
So, to make up for last Friday, I baked this delicious chocolate orange loaf cake to bring to the office today. This cake is incredibly easy to make, it's uber moist and I always love the combination of chocolate and orange.
This is also my entry for the Forever Nigella blogging event hosted by Sarah at Maison Cupcake. I missed the first event but nonetheless here I am now. The theme for the second event is 'Seduced by Chocolate' and I think we all know how much Nigella loves her chocolate and there are so many wonderful recipes of hers, savoury and sweet that includes chocolate to choose from Nigella's collection.
Wearing black satin dressing gown to cook in the dark by fairy lights is actively encoraged in this blogging event. Well, that didn't happen I'm afraid...
Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake
Recipe by Nigella Lawson
in Kitchen, Recipes from the Heart of the Home
One last thing, you may still remember from few posts ago, about my obsession to have the perfect teeth. So, last week I went to the dentist for a regular check-up. I was feeling confident. I brush my teeth everyday, I floss regularly and I also use mouthwash. My dentist then said, "your teeth are fine, but...", and I immediately thought, "oh, No...!". Apparently I have a mild problem (known as something I cannot remember in medical term) and I have to have two appointments to get rid of this thing. My dentist explained the procedure but all I can think about at that time was "it's gonna be painful" and I'm not very well handling pain.
Whilst arranging the appointment, I asked the nurse, "does it hurt, the procedure?" and she said, "no, it doesn't. It's a strange feeling". Strange feeling? You know what I think, I think someone is bloody lying!
The first appointment is later this afternoon. I am crying inside. God help me. If you don't see any posts in the next couple of days, that probably means I am dead. Nice knowing all of you.
Updates: So, I am still very much alive. The appointment was actually alright. It wasn't as scary and painful as I thought it would be. I was acting like a baby. My upper lip is still numb and that is a strange feeling...