Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I will be taking a short break for 2 weeks.
My son is coming home for a short holiday and I am looking forward to a Taiwan Trip for 5D/4N together with him and my sister who is also back from Australia.
After that I will be going to Guangzhou, China to visit my Ku Cheh (aunty) with my sisters for 4D/3N. It has been a year now since my last visit to see her. Her health is deteriorating since then.
Monday, March 26, 2012
This recipe called for 4 eggs and 1 egg white. I made 2 cakes and the 2 egg yolks were given to my dogs as treats. This type of steamed sponge cake is zero fat which makes me feel guilt-free when snacking on it.
Add the flour in small batches and make sure that it is thoroughly combined. Here I have added around 100 gm of black sesame seeds, roughly grounded.
Pour into lined pan and steam over boiling water (high heat) for around 30-40 minutes.
Be quick when you remove the pan cover, so that the water will not drip onto the cake.
Leave cake in the pan for a few minutes before turning out on rack to cool.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The tomb and the surrounding has already been cleared by the workers prior to Qing Ming, so there is really not much sweeping involved here.
I don't believe in burning any sorts of "branded goods" and "electrical goods". To me its more of sale gimmicks by those shops selling the prayers items.
Now this is what I call "really tomb sweeping". The second place that we went to is grave of my grandmother. She died when my father was then doing well in his business. So her tomb was a more elaborate one.
We all can remember/recall how much my father has honoured and obeyed my grandmother and his love and care for his siblings and I clearly see these traits among my own siblings now.
This graveyard is more crowded and the path is very narrow and drainage is therefore poor here and many of tombs had this problem of soil erosion and flooding.
Monday, March 19, 2012
So I re-created Chicken satay once again for my daughter at home.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
As it was school holidays there were hardly any traffic jam and hence the reason that I can reached my office so early morning.
This was the only restaurant opened at that hour and there were a few patrons waiting to be served!
Soon they began serving the people- thosai on banana leaf! What a wonderful sight and tantalising aroma!
Monday, March 12, 2012
This soup is very refreshing during the hot weather.
Thickened soup often called "Kang" in Chinese can be served as a one-dish meal.
Heat the pan, add oil and saute the garlic, spring onions (white part) and ginger till fragrant
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I had bought 2 packets of the semolina flour during the workshop and before the expiry date runs out, I better start doing something about them. Of course, I don't want to spend money an expensive pasta making machine in case this is just a fancy whim.
I had wanted to make fettucine and yet again I am not able to get that press mode to move.
So in the end, I managed to pass it through the spaghetti mode and managed to get some angel hair spaghetti. There is no time to dry these fresh pasta as I was getting hungry already.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Me and my daughter Sarah then.