Tuesday, December 27, 2005

gingerbread centrepiece

our party turkey

centrepiece at conrad wedding dinner

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

10 Good Party Ethics

1. Thou shalt eat all the food that thou have touched with bare hands.
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

Gingerbread recipe

Gingerbread Recipe

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

wow, that looks yummy! Too bad I can't have any yet!

isn't this colourful?: Loved the bbq'd capsicums

wow, hard at work bbqing

our church bbq in November....kebabs, wonderful prawn, chicken wings, etc....

Fudge cake that we did the previous time. Totally yummy.

Cooking and Baking means to me

My earliest memories of food are my mom's traditional Chinese home cooked fare, authentic despite being thousands of miles away from home and any Asian country. I loved our oven, which was built-in and old, but yet produced the most wonderfully smelling tasting baked apples. Perhaps my parents' adventurous nature taught me that no dish is absolutely beyond reach.

before they were baked. They sort of put on weight during the baking

just some of the chips we have bought. Think we have around 13 packets now. Can start a mom and pop shop!

chwee kuay at Koufu, but what I was really taking was that huge crack on the plate. Have to feedback to them...

poor gingerbread man

FGM busy at work on the gingerbread men

Friday, December 16, 2005

katsu don

here's one ordered at a hawker centre stall. very satisfying at $4. beady jap rice laden with sweetish sauce and breaded pork cutlet slices and egg egg swirling all over atop.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Apparently famous hazelnut chocolate mouse cake. Very nice, tastes like Rocher.
My plate of food at conrad, sushi platter, crab filled croissant, bee hoon, chicken kebab....

Spring Rolls

Yummy food at conrad with nice setting.

Monday, December 12, 2005

chicken rice

chicken rice at a foodcourt, complete with limesqueezed pounded-chilli, spring onions, cucumber, dark soya sauce, chicken, pounded garlic, clear soup and fragrant pandan rice...

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

This pie was also last year's creation. Was it apple pie? Couldn't quite remember what fillings we did, but the before baking pic looks quite good.

It's the Christmas season again! Found this pic of the gingerbread man Slushy made last year for Christmas. They all have delicious M&M buttons and chocolate chip eyes! Yummy!

Coconut ice cream we ate in Bangkok is really nice. They are made with real thick coconut milk. They have whole peanuts as topping. Highly recommended. Do give it a try on your next trip to Bangkok.

aglio olio con funghi

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!