Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tortillla Chips With Foie Gras Spread


























I am on tortilla chips craze LOL!....okay last post on tortilla chips...this time we had tortilla chips with Foie Gras spread.  This can of foie gras was given to me from my Piggy Josh. He  bought it from France , when he was backpacking Europe last year.   He could not afford a better one so he bought his Momsie a small can of foie gras paste in a can :)   I really dont know what to do with it, so decided to just spread it on my tortilla chips and gosh it was good.   I have not tasted a better quality one so can't compare . This is just as good....my boy apologized and say next time he will buy a better quality one and anyway he said this was not cheap either ....9 euro for a small can LOL!   I told him no worry, its the thought that matters....right? 



Okay, no more on tortilla chips...next post will be on baking cookies, cakes and muffins
keeping my finger crossed that my tennis elbow will heal faster :)


Have a great day !


Behringer Digital Mixer X32

We are adding another digital mixer for our music ministry whereby it will bring out the sound and mix all the musical sounds into one for recording purpose.  All our sunday worship sessions recorded and burn into cds .  So it is important to have a good digital mixer and behringer x32 would be ideal for our worship team.  We really have to thank our music director for bringing this up during the meetings so that the committee will give us the budget to purchase instruments to upgrade our music band for the worship sessions.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips With Guacamole Avocado Dip



This light snack food is prepared by Piggy Joanna when she came back from KL for the CNY celebration a fortnight ago.  After a satisfying reunion dinner, we adjourned to the sitting hall to have a session of some catching up. We have not seen each other for some months now and there were lots to catch up with each other.   We relaxed and with  soft music in the background we drank wine and snacked on these delicious tortilla chips with guacamole avocado dip prepared by our Joanna.  A happy bonding time together drinking and sharing what 2012 had been for us.   Thank you Piggy Jo for a wonderful snacking and bonding time together.   Read on for Joanna's Guacamole Avocado Dip recipe.......




Josh Craze For Music

My Piggy Josh is now working in Singapore.  He left for Singapore after the CNY , and boy, when he packed his stuff to cart over to the Lion City , he make sure his electric guitar goes together with him.  He packed his clothes and the guitar , and that already weighed more than 20 Kg.  So he has to add another 5 Kg online from the airline website.  Tsk tsk  ,this boy of mine really can't live without his guitar.  And now that he is more or less settled in his new place, he is thinking of getting a amplifier for his guitar.  He found this guitar amps for sale while surfing and he asked whether he should get it. I told him definitely since it is cheaper than the one he wanted. A good buy indeed !

Monday, February 25, 2013

Onion & Chives Tortilla Chips



I have reading so much about tortilla chips of late .  I bought a packet of onion and chives wraps for making 'sushi rolls' last weekend.  Made some 'sushi rolls ' and have a few pieces left. Not knowing what to do with the rest of it, I decided to make these long awaited tortilla chips.  It turned out to be such an addictive snacks that I realised how much I have missed out for not having made this earlier.  This is a great snack for kids and adults.  Easy to make and this is a healthy snacks to munch on while watching the idiot box :)  Read on to see how easy it is to make these healthy and addictive chips.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Something Sweet For CNY - 'Red Beans Tong Sui '


























This is a sweet red bean soup dessert that the family likes.  For CNY, we had this on the morning of the 1st day.  Sweet soup is a welcome dessert that every chinese family would love to usher in the new year with.  My Piggies love it and we normally serve this first to the elders of the family before we partake it ourselves.  So, in our family, the Piggies served us first LOL!   This is a short post but more bakes will be coming soon. I can't do much washing at the moment, so baking will have to be on hold till later....hopefully soon coz I can't wait to start baking again. 

Have a nice day for the time being and thank you for visiting my blog. I apppreciate your support and your support is what motivates me to go on baking and blogging :)


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Eco Friendly Cooking Appliances

As many of you know that Lynette my cousin has consulted a kitchen expert to do up her kitchen for her.  She has the kitchen totally revamped and she is happy with the result of newly renovated kitchen. Lynette is a good baker and cook. Cooking is her passion and I think it runs in our family. My grandma loves cooking too :)  Lynette was telling me about the Kleenmaid cooking appliances that she is keen fill her new kitchen with.  Whoa...I am keen to have my kitchen revamp and give my kitchen a facelift too.  Looking through their website, I discovered that they have many kitchenware that are eco friendly.  Green appliances will surely add some special touch to my kitchen.  I will check out their dishwasher and other cookware which is going at low prices.  I really have to thank Lynette for her sharing and advises given all these years :)

I love her new kitchen and if you are keen to have your kitchen revamp or renovated, and  more information on green applicances, please visit http://www.kleenmaid-appliances.com.au   . I can't wait to have my kitchen worked on and my hands on those green cookware for my kitchen.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Caramelized Plum With Vanilla Ice Cream



I had taken a short break from baking the last one month but now that the joints are in better condition  LOL!, I will be baking again soon. For today, dessert will be just caramelized plum with vanilla ice cream...my cousin Piggy gave me two tubs of US plums for CNY ....I caramelized some for eating with my tub of  vanilla ice cream and gosh , it was really good.  Delicious and every scoop is lips smacking good ! :)

Diamonds Are Girls Best Friends :)

When Piggy Jo got engaged a few months back, I was thrilled to bits and wished her all the best and happiness with her Bunny.  She showed me the diamond ring that her Bunny gave her and gosh it was a beautiful engagement.  I have to agree that diamond ring is best for engagement.  I can see she was beaming happily and showing off her engagement diamond ring.  Diamonds are girls best friends...how true ! :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Kumquat Compote For CNY - Revisited



Time flies, and today is the 7th day of the CNY . I am sure you guys had a wonderful meet up with friends and relatives during the first few days of the CNY.  We had a quiet CNY, with my joint pain and all, I did not cook much except for the first two days of the CNY :p  I have resting like a queen for once in my life.  Eating out most of the time :)  But most important, I did cook this new batch of kumquat compote for another year of baking.  

Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Sometimes we do need kitchen expert to help us with kitchen decorating ideas.  We need to get the best and most innovating kitchen decorating ideas from them so that we have a lively yet functional kitchen. From upright freezers to the most high tech dishwasher, they will be able to tell us which is the best suited to our kitchen . My cousin , Lynette, consulted the kitchen expert on getting a good reliable dishwasher for her kitchen and from  the dishwasher reviews given to her, she learns information on how to choose a good reliable dishwasher without overstepping on her budget.

I think it would be a good idea to engage a kitchen expert when it comes to renovating the kitchen.  Lynette is always the wise one in our family :)  For me and those who love to cook,  a lively and functional kitchen is most important.I spend most of my time in the kitchen , baking and cooking away, thus a functional kitchen is most welcome.  I will definitely engage a kitchen expert for my kitchen when the time comes for my kitchen renovation.  My oven and dishwasher must be place in a position where it is most convenient.  Baking needs a lot of washing and the dishwasher must be of a good one.