Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Year 2007!!

I would like to wish all my readers a

"Happy and Wonderful Year Ahead"

Can't believe I have been blogging for almost two years. Really have to thanks Jan who introduced me to the blogging world. Didn't know a thing about blogging before and have never visited a blog before. Now through all these links, it really open my eyes as to what people can write in a blog, just about anything I guess. I have grown to enjoy blogging as a hobby, it's the best way to show my cooking and say what I want to say.

I can't bake like before with one running around and one just depended on me, and thus not much bakes pictures to showcase. I hope I will be more free when my little one is older and to keep this blog going for years to come.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Pusiva's Tutti-Frutti Cookies

I made Puspha's Tutti-Frutti for Christmas. First, I was sucked in by the beautiful colors of the cookie. Then, the easy recipe convinced me to try this.

The verdict? I simply lovvvvveeee it!! It's crunchy with a little chew from the mixed fruit. A little on the sweet side, but hey it's a cookie right? :P This will be another keeper recipe for me. Will make this cookie again during Chinese New Year if I have time (or if my daughters allow me, haha...).

Friday, December 22, 2006

Dong Zhi

Tang yuen again! This time being playful and made it into green and yellow colors. I asked my elder daughter to help roll it into balls, but she still doesn't get it yet. Oh well... maybe next year. Had it with simple ginger brown sugar syrup. Evy loves it!! She had 14 balls in one setting.

The white color one I made it into mua chi. Instead of dropping it into the syrup, I put it into a bowl of sugar and peanut mixture and coated it. Very yummy too! It's like kill two birds with one stone. Haha...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Edda Update

Sharing some pictures of Edda at 2 months 1 week plus. She sures grow up fast. I think she is at least 12 lbs already since she is pretty heavy to carry. I finally has a baby who has fat rolls since Evy was a thin baby who didn't has any. I always amazed at other babies with fat rolls and how chubby they looked, now I also have one. :D She also has double chins that make her looks even chubbier. Haha...

She gives the sweetest smiles every morning when she first sees me. That's the most rewarding wake up call for me. She always wakes up around 7 or 8am, then she would make noise or cooing to get my attention (or more precisely to wake me up). If I peek inside the crib and she sees me, she would just smiles and smiles. Those smiles always melt my heart.

I try to snap pictures of her smiling but it's just too difficult. She just won't smile for the camera yet. So, can't show off her two dimples yet. :P

Trying to snap her smiling here, well almost!

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Giant king crab legs was on-sale this season, so I bought some to cook. I was thinking whether to cook black pepper crabs or chilli crabs and settled down for chilli crabs since I have some fresh cilantro. The recipe can be found here.

Chilli Crabs using King Crab Legs

I cooked this easy stir-fry green beans with chicken for my daughter since the chilli crabs was a bit spicy. To my surprise, she loved the chilli crabs and kept asking for more and more. Guess we trained her well and she sure could eat spicy food if she wanted to.

Stir-fry Green Beans with Chicken

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Stir-Fried Cabbage

One of my home cook veggie dishes:

Stir-fry cabbage with carrot, scallion (optional), garlic and dried shrimps. Seasoning would be salt and chicken stock granules. Easy and delicious!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sweet Corn Konnyaku Jelly

I saw this recipe at Yochana's blog and decided to give it a try. My elder daughter loves jelly and I was looking for other simple recipes to try besides my usual. This recipe caught my eyes because I have all the ingredients in my pantry, so all I have to do is to take it out and make it.

One note to make though I used 10gm of konnyaku powder instead of 15gm noted because my packet of Redman Konnyaku powder comes with 10gm. I followed the rest of her recipe the same and it turned out great. Also make sure you buy the extra creamy cream corn, would taste better in my opinion (I used the normal cream corn and would prefer otherwise).

Yochana, thank you for the recipe! :)