Baking

15 April 2014

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Brownies – definitely an easy to make and crowd pleasing dessert.

Pretty proud of the deco effort. Not too bad especially since all the flags and tags are made by me. The cutting knife was dressed up as well but I forgot to take a photo of it.

13 April 2014

13 April 2014

Feeling emo for the last week. Probably wrecked hormone, easiest to put the blame there isn’t it.

Time of the month came by 5 days earlier. Perhaps early signs of menopause? I don’t know.

It’s the Songkran weekend and it’s P’s birthday. I do remember birthdays to a good extend normally.

The Fox in the Snow

13 April 2014

There’s just something soothing about this song/video.

Email Signatures Pet Peeeeeeeeeeves

26 February 2012

Rant for the day – people with email signatures that say “Sent from my iPhone”, “Sent using BlackBerry” … argh!!!

Please for goodness sake, just change your email settings and delete those freaking lines. They ain’t no “fashion statement” but “fay-son faux paus”.

Yam Som-O (Pomelo Salad)

18 September 2011

It was Moon Cake Festival a couple of days ago and mum bought a pomelo. There were about 6 wedges left in the fridge and I decided to make Yam Som-O out if it. The actual “assembling” of the salad took like a minute? The mise-en-place took a bit more time. But nonetheless, it was still easy and delicious.

Most recipes for Yam Som-O comes with coconut milk but I like mine without. The sweet-sour-salty-spiceness should be adjusted to your own liking by increasing or decreasing the amount of sugar, calamansi, fish sauce and chilli.

Ingredients:

  • 6 wedges of pomelo (about 250 – 300g) – seeds out and segmented
  • 1 clove of garlic – finely chopped
  • 1 clove of shallots – sliced thinly
  • juice of 2 – 3 calamansi
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • dash of fish sauce (nam pla)
  • brown sugar (omit this if your pomelo is very sweet)
  • 2 tbsp chopped roasted peanut
  • 2 tbsp coconut – dry fried without oil in a pan for about 3 – 5 minutes
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimps – rinse and dry fried without oil in a pan for about 3 – 5 minutes
  • 3 stalks coriander – chopped

Steps:

  1. Place pomelo in a big bowl, follow by chopped garlic and shallots.
  2. Add in calamansi juice, chilli powder, brown sugar, fish sauce and mix well.
  3. Add in chopped peanuts, toasted coconut, dried shrimps, chopped coriander and toss lightly.
  4. Serve immediately.

I Crave then I Bake

27 May 2008

Had been @#$%-&^% with work and didn’t have time to “play” with this new blooging hobby of mine.

Earlier on, I was attacked by this really BAD craving for sweets. The crappy Mascarpone Carrot Cake from our Hotel’s Pastry Kitchen did not satisfy at all. I want and I need to have a big fat slice of yummilicious cake.

Hence … started the task of baking at 30 minutes to midnight. Never mind the fact that I still have to roll in to work by 8:30 am and it is now pass 2:00 am. Do I give 2 hoots? Absolutely NO!

I love time to me-self … baking, cooking, facebooking, online cosmetic shopping … ah … bliss …

In any case, so much about the I, me and myself. I shall now present to you the … Fuggly but Tasty Matcha Sponge Cake with Azuki Beans that Does not Look too Glamourous:

Matcha Sponge Cake with Azuki Beans

Good night … or rather … good morning :)

Advertising vs Reality – Shrimp Wonton

18 May 2008

I had taken a lot of photos which I had wanted to blog about, but never got about doing it. Since I have now started this, the photos come in handy. Although I have now moved to a monkey island in Indonesia, up till 16 Dec 2007, I was still living on the sunny island of Phuket and hence you might be reading quite of bit of Thai related stuff.

I cook and there are many options (cheap as well) to eat out, but sometimes, I am too lazy to do any of that and during times like these, frozen meals come in handy! However, as always, the final product vary a long way from the packaging photo and hence the title of this blog – Advertising vs Reality. Shrimp Wonton Soup is a very commonly available Thai/Chinese dish. I cannot remember actual cost, but the frozen pack probably cost about THB60. At little food stalls, this dish is available for around THB40 only. So why do I still eat/buy these frozen stuff … don’t ask … probably just laziness.  

Advertising on the Packaging

Advertising on the Packaging

The Reality

The Reality

There are more of these comparisons to come; but that’s all for the time being. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Finally

18 May 2008

Hello

I finally go about setting up this blog and let’s see how it goes from here :)


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