Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
2. Thou shalt not be anti-social or aloof.
3. Thou shalt not be rude to thy host and hostess.
4. Thou shalt be sporting.
5. Thou shalt not hide from the camera.
6. Thou shalt not socialise only with the men. It just exposes bitchiness.
7. Thou shalt bring a gift for the host and hostess. It is a party, not a charity dinner.
8. Thou shalt not pile up food on plate sky high. It is a party, not a buffet.
9. Thou shalt not play computer games or X-box in a party. These are personal games, not party games.
10. Thou shalt not complain that party is boring. Thou shalt put in effort to entertain others and in turn, they will entertain you.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
7 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup molasses
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup cold water
Spices (all powdered)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp allspice
2 tsp ginger
1. Mix shortening, molasses and brown sugar
2. Add water
3. Sift in all batter ingredients
4. Add spices
5. Refridgerate 2 hours
6. Roll and cut out
Saturday, December 17, 2005
just some of the chips we have bought. Think we have around 13 packets now. Can start a mom and pop shop!
Friday, December 16, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
This is the bruschetta that i know - tomato/basil topping toasted french loaves.
The tomatoes were tough to dice proper - lack of skills/experience or the knife not sharp enough; either way ended up inflicting a cut on index finger and with irregularly shaped pulped out tomatoes. Next threw in basil leaves (expensive to buy at $3 per clump), a tbsp of olive oil, abit of salt and sprinkled masterfoods' "italian herbs" condiment. Stirred and scooped onto olive oil-toasted french loaf. Quite a yummy snackmeal, could eat everyday.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
a very cheap meal to publish.
take your average pasta (in this case supermarket-housebrand), boil till 85% cooked. heat your pan with olive oil till garlic's sizzling brown, throw in sliced canned button mushrooms, throw in the 85% cooked pasta, throw in spring onion for colour and stir and incorporate for minutess till garlic bits get into the grooves of each pasta piece.
no meat but satisfying enough. i like buying garlic that's pre-chopped for you. it's hassle and guilt-free cooking!
Friday, November 25, 2005
supposedly originates from thailand. in restaurants it is served in a halved and emptied pineapple. in this wok, egg, pre-made pineapple-rice-sauce, chunks of canned pineapple, some spring onion (for colour), softened carrots and chicken meat have been added. overall, fragrant and very fulfilling.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Sujunggwa - a kind of sweet cool drink made with cinnamon, persimmimon and ginger, topped with pine nuts and jujube (Chinese red dates). Very warm feeling on the throat and quite pleasant and different. Tried to search for the instant version but was unsuccessful.
slushy n babes
Friday, July 08, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
chocolate chip cookies, these were done with butter, usually i use a recipe that uses shortening so this was my first time trying this recipe. they came out ok but one batch stuck horribly to the tray and i had to dump them. Heart pain, since they were chock full of walnuts and m and ms.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Thursday, June 30, 2005
I have sent my answers to this blog via email but just as yesterday's posting on My Babes was not posted up, this one doesn't seem to be showing either. I shall have to wait to see if I posted it to the wrong email and whether I will get it sent back to me as I smartly did not save a copy.
I have been tagged by coboypb/Jacin for this meme and decided to add it here to my new blog, created today. :)
What is your first memory of baking/cooking on your own?
When I was in secondary school, I would go to libraries to look for recipies and go home to try them. However, having little cash it was difficult sometimes to buy the ingredients.
Who had the most influence on your cooking?
Probably my mom as I've grown up on her cooking and baking. But along the way I experiment myself and make a lot of dishes she hasn't tried before. My parents were also very adventurous, doing their own satay, chay siew (Chinese BBQ Pork), salted eggs (with salt from the Great Salt Lake!), fishballs (with fish they caught themselves), canned vegetables and even making their own dried prunes and apricots!
Do you have an old photo as evidence of an early exposure to the culinary world and would you like to share it?
I probably don't, but most of our older photos are in a mess.
Mageiricophobia - do you suffer from any cooking phobia, a dish that makes your palms sweat?
Recently I have discovered that brownies and me don't get along. I've ruined about 3 batches. The last batch I just dumped last week. I've given up.
What would be your most valued or used kitchen gadgets and/or what was the biggest letdown?
My oven, which I have dreamed of having for many years, is the best gadget. Letdown may be my grater or my spatula - I've broken two of those.
Name some funny or weird food combinations/dishes you really like - and probably no one else!
A lot of times I mix up anything I can find at home, but I've never really offered these creations to anyone else so I don't know if they would like them.
What are the three eatables or dishes you simply don't want to live without?
I am generally easy going when it comes to food that I really need to eat; it's more what I don't want to eat rather than what I need to eat.
Any question you missed in this meme, that you would have loved to answer?
Well then, feel free to add one!
Three quickies:Your favorite ice-cream?
Dreyer's Rocky Road. It's not too sweet and simply delicious.
You will probably never eat?
Offal, I feel naseous even if someone eats it next to me.
Your own signature dish?
Probably pizza or fried rice, which I did quite frequently when I had more time. I come up with all sorts of combinations of ingredients. Sometimes they turn out really weird.
Question added by Zarah: On average, how many times a week would you cook something to satisfy your sweet tooth?
I don't really have a sweet tooth as I prefer savory foods. The frequency also depends on how much time I have available and problem is that because I don't take much, I have to find people to eat them before I start.
Question added by Cathy: What do you usually eat for breakfast?
I have been taking cereals. There isnt' time in the morning to prepare something. I also eat out at the coffeeshop a lot.
Question added by Alice: What are your stand-by dinner options when you
don't have the time or the inclination to follow or create a new recipe?
Maybe potato salad which I learnt from an American friend and is really easy and fast to do. Potatoes are really versatile so could also be country pie, shepherd's pie or just plain baked. I also get my mom to make fried bee hoon if I feel I don't have enough food for a dinner party.
And, last but not least: Tag three people!
I'm not sure about this one. Let me think about it, since hardly any of my friends blog!