Thursday, 30 December 2010

2010 Christmas Dinner

Our simple Christmas dinner.. nice chilli con carne (cooked by my DH), roasted potatoes, baked chicken with glutinous rice, baked chicken wings and some tuna vege salad. It was my first time trying out the baked chicken with glutinous rice. We thought of roasting a turkey but we ended up with a chicken instead. Turkey needs to roast for quite long and also we don't really like its taste and texture.

Friday, 24 December 2010

My Christmas Tree...

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and Blessed New Year...Take care and God bless you all :)

My knitted toys...

I have been into knitting toys lately. It is fun to knit especially when I see the finished products (although I still need some improvement in joining the parts together to make them seamless). Here are some of the toys that I have knitted so far and more to come.. ;)

This koala bear is my first knitted toy. Does it look more like a bear rather than a koala bear? It is a bit too fat as I put too much stuffing...

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Not-so-authentic kompia (bagel) with braised pork

My not-so-authentic kompia (foochow bagel)
The original kompia (picture taken from
Can u see the difference between my so-called kompia and the original??

Braised pork with kompia
I made this yesterday out of the blue. I obtained the recipe of braised pork from My Wok Life. I didn't use the pork belly as it is fatty. Pork fillet was used instead. The braised pork turned out to be quite nice. You can give it a try. And for the kompia, I used the bagel recipe and shaped them like kompia (tho they still didn't look alike.. hehe..). Overall, it was a good try.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Birthday cakes...

(1) 2nd attempt birthday cake (2010)

(2) 1st attempt (2009)

(3) Nothing compared to store bought ;)

My first time baking a birthday cake was a year ago and it turned out to be err... messy. My second attempt was a month ago... hmm.. maybe there was some minor improvement in decoration.. haha.. and the texture not too bad. (Hint hint... My DH likes it ;)) But again, nothing compared to the store bought cake. I will try to improve again next time but maybe with some proper tools.

It is almost 12 a.m. and I'm thinking of food here.. I want ba gui (flat noodles.. don't really know what it is called in english).

What have I been doing lately?

Ya.. latch hook. This is my first time trying it. I thought it will be difficult but actually it is easy. Even a young kid can do it. Just that it needs some patience to complete everything and also it is quite expensive, but I got a good deal from eBay.