Organic Apple Cider Honey drink
Recently my friend Vi from Romania taught me bout a drink for nose allergy... so finaly today i got up and buy the apple cider vinegar and make some for dear...
Actualy, its almost the same as what dad does.. just that this is for drinking... I made for dear to try.. hoping can help his nose allergy.. he been having very block nose recently... else I will start him off the garlic honey..which i will mention later on...
The apple vinegar drink.. well.. it goes like this
1 glass of cold water
1 tsp of raw, organic apple cider vinegar
2 tsp of honey (preferbly organic)
mix well and drink..
it is a bit sourish.. but witht he honey it should taste ok... Gave dear 1 glass just now.. it was acceptable for him thou he say a bit sourish... guess as time passes he will get use to it...
Vi said thi sis good for sinus.. so I hope it works.. else I gotto get down to work.. and do the following for dear to try as well.
I learnt this during the trip to Cameron.
At a bee farm.. an old couple who runs the farm was showing us their products... different kind of honey.. they have ginseng honey, and garlic honey.. the old uncle specificaly mention that the garlic honey is for people with sensitive nose.. which I think its heaven's will... why he dont recommend his ginseng honey.. yet recommend the pungent garlic one?? since dear had nose allergy.. I was very interested in this.. and ask for sample.. The 1st thing dear react was.. 'taste funny' haha cos it really taste like eating raw garlic.. the smell the taste.. was so distinct.. but We kind of like garlic in our food.. so I thought prob he will be ok with it after awhile.. I said I will buy 1 fo rhim to try but he was reluctant.. somehow i managed to persuade him to try ... cost like RM$35 per small bottle as below..
I was unsure if it rally works for nose allergy.. not that I dont believe the old man.. but garlic itself have got naturaly healing and anti bacterial property but to soak in honey for months then eat... haha i think thats new.. Anyway I ask if they supply to other countries inc ase it really work and I want to buy more... no they said.. onli in cameron..arghhhh but the good thing was the uncle very kindly taught me how to do the same garlic honey.. he said it will be the same.. just need to buy honey and garlic... but need the special one thou..
As u can see from above.. the garlic look very round.. it is the single garlic or rather in chinese we call it 独蒜。it is more fragrant if u use it to cook and rare.. so far after going to 5 places I cant find this..
All u need to do is peel them clean.. bash them up a little clean with dry cloth, and soak them in honey for 3 months.. if u dont bash them up then u soak for 6 month...
Eat the garlic.. eat about 3 piece every morning n nite for 1 month and u shld be able to see the effect.. the honey can be used to make honey drink as well..
Already I have other plans.. I thought of making honey garlic ribs/chicken with the honey haha... i think it will be very BEST...
Hope to find the garlic soon so I can try to create my own garlic honey
As of the last time I spoke to Joai Thong bout this garlic honey.. he kindly sent me this link
and they also show the smiliar garlic honey recipe.. also tells us in depth bout the garlic uses...
Lazy Fish head and Mui Choy with Kailan
Finaly cook my threadfin fish head today... threadfin is consider very expensive.. I guess its 2nd mnost expensive after Cod fish... Bought half a head the other day thinking of cooking curry with it.. who knows... we had curry fish head last night with Audrey.. and thus I gotto change my menuSimple NO fry braised fish head
Thus cook the fish head by boiling.. then make the sauce by sauteeing garlic, ginger with shallots...
Following boiling some mushroom sauce with soy sauce, pepper and sesame oil... thicken with cornstarch and then add some chili slices to it...
Por over the cook fish head.. and here it is... a new fish head dish.. want to try bitter gourd with fish head next...
** notice that i did not deep fry the fish head... Im lazy... and also i think it will be healthy minus all the deep frying
and I was still thinking of the simple yet yummy dish I had at petaling Street in KL.. Mui choy with Kailan...
I tried to copy the dish..but added mushroom to it.. since it been like donkey days since we had loads of greens n such...
Its easy I thought but I cant get the same taste..
Chop the kailan up into small cubes... seperate the stem from leaves... chop up mui choy as well..
Sauteed the garlic, add in the kai lan stem.. then the mui choy... add in the mushroom and sprinkle over a bit of salt for taste.. add the leaves and fry... serve hot.
I dont really give precise recipe measurement.. since diff people have different taste.. and i really cook by gut feeling.. so adjustment is needed for us all.
Meme: 5 things to eat before I die
Tag by Grace on this..
well its very hard for me to decide on 5 things since im such a glutton.
1. Sashimi.... of all sorts... I love sashimi... k the only 1 time I will not be able to eat will be when I am pregnant and while breastfeeding hahaa
2. Caviar... missing the swedish caviar.. thou I can allwauy them from Ikea...
3. curry/laksa... one of my very cravy food.. love them to bits esp when u add alot of laksa leaves... slurp
4. burbur hitam or we call black glutinous rice dessert..dd loads of coconut milk.. since im dying anyway.. so more coconut milk will send me off fasteera
5. very nice mee siam.... those with v nice soup.. squeeze 2 lime over it... wow...
can i add 10 item instead?? haha ti willw ant to die FAT....
Strawberry Suzette Crepe with Ice cream at Cameron
By Instinct.. i ask Dear to go to the Tudor restaurant at Strawberry Park Resort to eat this dish with me... I dunno why.. just that when he ask me if i want dessert I say not there.. i want to eat this instead... and my instinct was right..
Direction as follows:
1. Caramalised some sugar on the pan... put in a knob of butter to melt...
2. squeeze in 1 orange juice.. and let boil.. pour in some kirsch liquere.
3. put in 4 pieces of crepes folded in quaters..
4. squeeze in 1 more orange juice.
5. in a seperate bowl pour in some Grand Marnier, light it up with lighter.. Pour over 1 long twist of orange peel and let it flow down into the pan...
6. serve crepe on plates.. pour the sauce over it and serve with ice cream...
We order a drink as well... forgot the name .. it was Strawberry Field or something... with a bit of alcohol...
yummy.... strawberry everything there...
Finaly I attempted to do my own guo tie... I did everything from scratch including the skin...
was so afraid it will flop since im very scare of floury skin...
So I put up all my guts to try.. told myself if the skin fail..i will run downstair to buy the ready made ones .. heh... who noes they are great! and I added so much chives.. now Im so happy.. i simply loves chives.. next I hope can make the chives kueh.. like shun kueh like tat ...
my shaping of the guo tie wasnt really nice.. but dear was nice enuff to say they look good as well.. later he will get to eat.. he loves guo tie to.. and we always eat with loads of ginger...
Melaka Durian Chendol
Our stay at Melaka was onli 1 day n nite... a little short since they have lots of goodies to eat...
So I no choice but to force myself to eat this durian chendol with Dear... thou I was super full... we share a bowl =)
the Gula melaka was good! I lov eit to the bits.. but I din dare eat too much inc ase I LS..who knows aft that Melaka stay.. I really did LS... for a full 28 hours.. arghhhh
Melaka Chicken Rice Ball
While at Melaka we went to the famous A Farmosa chicken rice ball restaurant...
The chicken rice ball
Dear decorated them with chilli and dark sauce =)
the mixture of roast and white chicken
Thia glass chicken feet
I prefer the singapore style thou...
A Plate of siew yoke...
This is very nice.. the skin is very crispy!!! and full of flavour...
Overall I think its all so so only... nothg spectacular
Dinner at Republic Singapore Yacht Club --The Bridge
Today Dear got transport... his colleague kindly lend him his car while he went for sailing.. so Dear went to the club with me for our dinner...
We had mushroom soup...
it was yummy.. I love the bread bowl.. not every restaurant serve fantiastic breadbowl..but this is great.. its crusty yet not hard.. soft on inside and best of all the soup is piping hot!!! slurpppp
Main course was beef steak...
not too bad just that the suace wa sa bit too salty for me...
Dessert was Tiramisu..
but We find it no standard... bleah... we din finish it... and thus I also cant be bothered to take a photo heh
Limited Edition Le Crusset Pot
Fromt he cooking contest I participated yesterday... This is 1 pot i like cos its really heavy
I love heavy cookware.. thats how i tone my flabby arms yeahhh
Thou i din win other things but ok lar.. thi sis good enuff... limited editon Le Crusset Pot
Did this quick n simple dinner for today
I play cheat.. I used no MSG chicken cube for the final stock...
Dear and I had 1 big bowl each...
I made 1 portion for him to bring to work since he is on duty =)
Finaly I did my bak kwa..
Step by step pic here
rolling them out on tray to sun dry them...
then after they are dry.. i stack them up let them queue up waiting to be grilled... hahaa.. copy BCH style...
now fiinaly after grilling
haha im so happy... *dance*
this is for you =)
Recipe originated from Gina.. but i tweak it a little to suit my taste
200g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
90g dried cranberries
200ml plain white yoghurt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1. In a small bowl, add yoghurt and cranberries to mix together.
2. Let it stand for 30 mins(room temperature).
3. in a cake mixer bowl, add butter and sugar to beat till creamy.
4. Add eggs, 1 at a time to mix.
5. Add vanilla essence to mix.
6. Turn off cake mixer.
7. Add cranberry yoghurt mixture and mix with a spoon till evenly mixed.
8. Fold in sifted flour/baking powder till well blended.
9. Pour into 7 inch tin
10. Baked in preheated oven 170C for 55 mins till golden brown.
12. Serve warm.
NonYa Curry Chicken with Prata
Did Curry Chicken today... My crry standard alwasy different... no matter how nice they are, they are always different.. the last time I cook curry was when Meiyue and Junxiong came to eat.. that was 1 curry.. thi sis another ... I think today's better.. probably due to the spices I used...
Today I pound my own coriander, cumin, fennel, cardamon... on top of that I had more finely chop garlic and onion.. not forgetting the pack of nonya curry powder i got from melaka... and 1st time I cook with evapourated milk..surprisingly it taste as good as with coconut milk
This is the curry powder I bought from Melaka.. think nxt week or so when I go in again i will buy more!! cost $4.. a little ex but i guess worth it
Lucy's Butter cake
Make another butter cake to try try... thou im happy with the peach Butter cake but im always never satisfied...
Lucy butter cake tempted me.. and i did it today after some hiccups.. (cant mix the mixture properly) and the outcome was FANTASTIC
Verry soft.. and also very fragrant cos of the cake butter/margarine.. even dear say better than previous one..`thumbs up`
Red Indian PoohBear family
with my pooh family cutter, I made these with serene today...
the dough was very soft and we took a long time to 'stamp' the cookies
Dont they look like red indian pooh family??haa
Anyway I used Florence recipe.. few of you have ask for the recipe so here goes
60g butter room temperature
30g icing sugar
1 egg yolk
pinch of salt
100g plain flour
25g self raising flour
1. Cream butter with icing sugar till light and fluffy.
2. Add in egg yolk and cream till well combined.
3. Sieve in flour and blend well.
4. Refrigerate dough in freezer for 15 minutes
5. Roll dough on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutter.
6. Bake on a lined tray at 180C for 20 - 25 minutes.
note: u may need more flour as the dough is quite sticky
Finaly I did my version of curry macaroni
Just boil macaroni with water for 10 mins...
stir fry some garlic n onion, add in slices of chicken or pork... beef also will do
add in mixed vegetables
then add some curry paste(curry powder add some water), then some salt to taste..
lastly put in the cooked macaroni...
Viola... its done!
Thanx Zu for the inspiration
Peach Butter cake
Did a simple peach Butter cake to bring to Angie house tomolo... or rather today...
I gotto grill it a bit dry cos the peach was quite wet.. dont want my cake to b mouldy haha
And the peach grow Legs... they run when i pour in the cake batter... cos slippery mah... like fox hor?? lol will update how it taste tomolo
1st attempt on a bi flavoured smoothie.. not too bad =)
contains avocado as well as strawberry and not forgetting the all very important yoghurt
swirl it a little .. mine dont look tat pro thou
Pumpkin steam brown rice
Dinner was Steam brown rice with pumpkin. Edith's recipe.. Tahnx Edith for sharing!!!
this is my 1st time cooking with pumpkin sinc ei dont fancy really sweet stuff.. it's texture reminds me of sweet potato actualy
I was blind enuff not to realise that i dont hav to precook both the rice or pumpkin.. argh.. I steam them beforehand. Anyway i simple stir fied what was required with the chicken and seasame seeds.. oh ya where did my sesame seed went to? like when i eat din taste any leh... haaa.. the tinge of dry shrimps make the taste of the 1 dish diiner good... smell so good.. not oily nor salty.. I love it. Hope i can do this again.. probably good enough to let ah dear eat as a diet lunch or dinner =)...
I made some miso soup as well since I was afraid he want something saltish...
Zooming off to make some avocado smoothie for him now..
My Silicon Brush.. More hygienic food now!
Went to the lifestyle shop at United Sq.. saw this cute thingy and I thought its time for me to change to a new brush for egg washing soon...
This is much better than those hairy type of brush i use.. mainly because I always have problem washing those hairs after prolong usage of the brush.. i worry the eggs dry and stuck there cant eash off properly..scare soap trap in between hair... 1 brsuh was easy to wash which was from sweden but the hair is too plastic and cause me to poke my cookies... so this is good
!! soft and easy to wash... yeahhhhh...
Good thing was Dear very nice today.. he did not har here har there when i say want to buy thing heh.. he say want then buy lor and he din hurry me to see my stuff... heh so Im really happy...Actualy the 1st brush i pick up cost like $15 plus then I ask the girl got any other brand.. she show me the Masnad brand.. got 2 size with metal handle I liek very much but too ex.. and she sho wme this.. chepaer.. onli $5plus.. so I go this instead... yeah yeah yeah