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My Main Ingredients Meat, Eggs And Greens

TWO DINNER MEALS...  on two different weekdays last week....  I still go out marketing every two or three days, my residential area has a dry market where one can drive into the market cos it is just a rectangle and not many people go there.  Firstly, there are not many stalls and secondly, the prices are slightly higher than those sold in the big markets.  I don't mind paying a few cents higher, it is nearer, cleaner, less people and easy parking.  But of course, the selection is also limited....  What I normally buy is meat, chicken and pork, no fish, seafood is out... so there is always no fish in my meals.   Similar dishes.... meat and eggs are always seen....  With bitter gourd... Homegrown long beans and okra....  Diced potatoes with minced meat/fish paste and tomatoes... My kids love potatoes... Another dinner meal.... this time with black beans chicken soup...  The rest of the dishes are similar...  Eggs with homegrown chives cooked with tumeric powder...  Anyone tried this

Gifts To Give For Christmas

  How time flies! Before we knew it, the year 2020 is coming to a close. Since the beginning of this year 2020, it has been all about the pandemic and Covid-19. At the end of each day, we waited for the update on the number of infected cases in our state, nation and the world. Most of us are told to stay home to stay safe and to wash our hands regularly. If we have to go out to buy essentials, we have to wear face mask and to keep a safe distance from one another. We don’t know what the year 2021 will be like, but we do hope that it will be better than this year. Since 2020 is coming to a close, we are reminded that it is the time of the year when people are looking forward to the year-end festive sales. Traditionally, stores and shopping malls will be busy with their festive decorations and shoppers looking forward to various good deals and discounts. With Christmas just round the corner, this is the best time to shop for gift hampers . Oh, but wait a minute! With the current pandem

Backdrops For Beautiful Occasions

  Now with the Covid-19 pandemic all around the world, people are taking precautions to limit their outings as much as possible.  Beautiful scenery for photographing will just have to wait and many of us are taking a break from traveling and taking pictures from around the world.  For photography enthusiast, do not fret, there are other options to get your photos done beautifully and fantastically.   For outdoor events being postponed due to the pandemic, the organizers turn to backdrops to substitute the real thing.  Events such as weddings, engagement parties, family portraits, baby showers, birthday parties, you name it, they got it.  Who are they?  The Starbackdrop website has all the backdrops you need for your photography session and events.  Their backdrop will help to dramatically enhance the photos taken, whatever the function is. Lets take birthday backdrops for example.  The backdrop will add colors to this lively event, family and friends who attend will love the backgrou

Claypot Prawns Noodles At Koptiam 100, Ipoh

MORNING AND EVENING...  I normally take two meals per day, I mean two main meals and in between, I do snack a bit of this and that.   Before the CMCO, my neighbour took us to a coffeeshop in Ipoh Garden East, called 100... he recommended us to take this claypot noodles with 4 big prawns, he told us that it is the best ever!  LOL... And that was exactly what I ordered when we reached there...  In a claypot they served with glass noodles...  Priced at RM12...  I think that is pretty reasonable...  Taste:  Would be tastier if they add in more chinese wine!  I did not finish these by myself...  Sharing is always a better option... Both of these cost RM18 in total.. I would love to go back to this shop again for other food... Just have to wait for the CMCO to be over... When we were coming out, we saw the shop owner.. Even her car bears the number 100... I wonder how much she paid for this car number...  Must be pretty high! 

Our Dinner At Sun Lee How Fook Before CMCO Started In Ipoh

OUR LAST DINNER BEFORE CMCO...   I remember we went out on a Sunday before the Conditional Movement Control Order began on Monday.  I suggested going out for dinner cos I know that once CMCO starts, we would not be able to be so "free" to go out.  We went to Sun Lee How Fook restaurant to have a nice dinner and ended up ordering this set dinner for four at RM98 nett. Steamed fish slices in ginger sauce...  Pork in chinese wine....  Fried spring chicken.... Mushroom with shrimps....  Greens with clams...  Plus rice and drinks, it is set at RM98... For desserts, they served watermelon....  And we ordered this separately... Lotus pancake....  I think it is around RM15...  After this dinner, I guess we have to wait for the CMCO to be lifted... From the MySejahtera updates, I don't think the lift will be soon.... We would still be under this restricted movement for some time....  Stay safe! 

CMCO Bakes - Carrot Walnut Cake

NOW CARROT....   Banana marble cake has bowed away and here comes Carrot Cake!  By end of this month, I dare not imagine how we all look like if the baking continues every other day or so!  This is all because of Covid-19, being locked up and spending time learning baking and eating only........................ I told them to cut down on sugar, at least one third if not half... from the original recipe.  And I try to minimize my intake from two pieces to one each day... LOL... One thing good about the recipe, the portion is not big, only a six inches in diameter and for the four of us plus my neighbour, the cakes are normally finished within two days max.   After the marble cake, she proceeded to try her hands on carrot with walnuts.  Though the walnuts were a bit chunky, I don't mind, they really blend well with the carrot.  Oh, by the way, I did not go and see how she did it, I only saw the end product.  Anyway, her recipes are now from Sonia, her recipes are great, suitable for

CMCO - Banana Marble Butter Cake

LET'S BAKE...  This time we followed Sonia' s blog, I told my girl that this blogger's recipe can never go wrong.  Recently she has been trying to bake a sponge cake using don't-know-whose recipes and it did not turn out well as supposedly. Sometimes it is hard to explain why it does not turn out though we followed strictly to the recipe.  Something is wrong somewhere....  Anyway, she tried again.... something different, no more sponge cake but Banana Marble Butter Cake.  I myself have not done this before so I just helped around as a kitchen assistant and at the same time, just look-see, not oversee...that is a big difference!  LOL...  Recipe can be taken from Sonia's blog here ....  Only the end part, I wanna learn... LOL...  So this is how marble cake is done? Separate the two portions of batter... One part add in 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder....  Actually we can do our own design....  Twirl it here and there also can....  The end product... Only six inches in di

Homecooked Korean Dishes On A Saturday Evening

TWO DISHES AT LEAST.... My kids' turn to cook during the weekend.  Their specialty is none other than Korean and Kimchi is their favourite, so much so that they do their own kimchi and store up.  Now two bottles are lying in my fridge after using one bottle yesterday for dinner.  Besides kimchi soup, they also made the pancake, lots of chives and dried shrimps.   Before they started their cooking, I quickly whooped up a big bowl of fried rice, adding in greens and luncheon meat.  Not sure whether it was enough, I also boiled a bit of rice, just in case.... LOL... After I have done my dish, I left the kitchen to them and only came in to take pictures every now and then .... And our dinner was made of these below...  I only did this....  Preparing for the pancake... Two types of flour... Multi purpose mixed with potato flour for crunchiness...  Thinly fried....  And the kimchi soup full of ingredients....  Dipped with vinegar, soy sauce and sugar...  Dinner is served... 

Keeping Our Body Into Shape

 The weather is terrible these days and plus with the coronavirus pandemic, business is very much affected.  People prefer to stay indoors to avoid the ugly pollution for one, and secondly, they stay in to keep themselves safe against the virus.   Keeping ourselves indoors most of the time is the best and at the same time, we might feel bored and restless.  To overcome this,  one of the best option is to go online besides other other chores.  And what does a lady like best when she goes online?  Shopping, of course!!  Well, at least that is happening to me these days! No more shopping for beautiful dresses or gowns, but just looking for best shapewear for hot and humid day.  I do my own exercises at home, following those walking workouts and when I do, I decided to go for these tank tops, *friends said I have lost some chubbiness* so this gives me an opportunity to see whether what they said is true or not.  Just kidding, I did not lose weight, in fact I gained plenty, going around he

CMCo No Frills Dinner For Four

CHING CHAI LAI... Hokkien lingual meaning no frills dishes... no presentation, just cook and stuff into our tummies.... LOL....  I only have to plan only for one meal, that is dinner.  And that also seems handful at times to feed 4 people.  Thinking back, our mothers used to cook for the whole household with at least minimal 6 people, right?  And that can go up to 8 people or more at most households.  No frills and yet the dishes those days could be so nice and appetizing.  Regret not learning the skills from my late mom... now I can only invent my own dish with gaping impressions! No one has ever cooked this before... I am sure...  Ingredients: potatoes, pumpkin, long beans, okra, cherry tomatoes.... plus two eggs... (garlic and a big onion) And topped with crushed peanuts! And a new dish is born.... LOL....  Add in some small chilies would be great too!   Boiled some angel hair spaghetti...  Mixed in lots of garlic, shallots and two small chilies for kick...  Oh yes, add in basil lea