Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Instead of 160g water (= 180ml), I changed it to 160ml of fresh milk instead.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
- 1 cup rice
- 2 stalks sweet corn
- 300g spare ribs
- Rinse rice, drain & leave aside 15mins. Rinse, clean & cut sweet corn into small sections.
- Scald spare ribs in boiling water. Remove.
- Prepare another pot & bring 9cups of water to boil.
- Add ribs & cook over low heat for 15mins.
- Add rice & continue cooking for 5mins. Leave lid slightly opened to prevent overflow.
- Add corn & continue cooking for 10mins.
- Season with salt if desired. Turn off heat & cover to let it steep for 10mins be4 serving.
Notes: Corn is rich in glutamic, which nourishes & aids d functioning of d brain. It is most suitable for d working class.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
1st of all, doc advised my hubby not to put baby with me in d same room after birth (not my doing) in order for me to recoup from my SLE condition (which has worsen due to d pregnancy). 2ndly am not really good with kids, even after Hayden was born. Thus, I felt so blessed when my mum agreed to quit both her part-time jobs & move in w/me to help take care of Hayden after he’s born. Therefore, Hayden has been sleeping with my mum during his first 1½ yrs in this world. She’s d one giving him his night feed, changing his diapers & bathing him. Thus, compared to most 1st time mother, am very, very blessed.
Then when Hayden was 6mths old, Hubby got posted to Bangkok & I mgd to get trf to Bkk ofc too (lucky me). & again, my mum made my day by agreeing to come with us to continue taking care of Hayden while both of us continue to work in Bkk. It’s not an easy decision for her due to her limited knowledge of English.
During her 13mth stay in Bkk with us, she rarely goes out at all due to her limited English. & there is only 1 Chinese cable channel available for her to watch. We tried to bring her out every wkends to malls & farm stay, but, it’s home every day when both me & hubby were working. Thus, to most of her friends back in SG, our Bkk apt is almost like a prison to her. But she stay with us for 13mths till my elder bro asked her to go back to help with his son (whose 6mths younger than Hayden).
After she went back, I had d most diff time of my life taking care of Hayden cause I had it so easy when my mum was ard to help. Now it’s been almost 10mths since my mum went back SG & 3mths since I got retrenched, am slowly getting used to taking care of Hayden. Even though at times, I still wondered why I ever decide to have a kid.
Learning to take care of Hayden makes me really appreciate my mum. She has helped me so much during Hayden’s first 18mths. Now that she’s back in SG with my elder bro, I just hoped that my elder bro understand what a gift he has recd & learn to appreciate her more.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here's my adjusted ingredients:
- 1¼ cup warm water
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1¼ cup rye flour
- ½ cup rolled oat
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1½ tsp yeast
Put all into bread machine & select rye bread setting.
Friday, June 19, 2009
- ¾ cup warm water
- ¾ tbsp butter
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 cup rye flour
- 1½ tbsp brown sugar
- 1¼ tsp yeast
Put all into bread machine & select normal fast bread setting.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
- 280ml water
- 20g butter
- 400g bread flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tbsp brown sugar
- 3g yeast
- 90g dried blueberries
Place all ingredients into bread machine & select fast white bread setting.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
- 200g pork ribs
- 1 pear
- 1/2 radish
- 6 red dates (de-core)
- 10g wolfberries
- 2 dried scallops
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Cant remember who give this to me so if u know the orignator, please let me know so I can credit him/her accordingly.
- 2 Eggs
- 300ml Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 2½ cups Plain Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Caster Sugar (used only 2/3cup brown sugar)
- 150g Shredded Coconuts
- 75g Unsalted Butter (Melted)
- Icing Sugar
- Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
- Lightly whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together.
- Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl, add sugar and coconut, and stir to combine.
- Make a well in the centre and gradually stir in the egg mixture until just combined.
- Add melted butter and stir until the mixture is just smooth, being careful not to over-mix.
- Pour into a greased and floured 21 x 10 cm (81/2 x 4 in) loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until bread is cooked when tested with a skewer.
- Leave in tin to cool for 5 minutes, and remove to cool further on a wire rack.
- Serve in thick slices, toasted, buttered and dusted with icing sugar. Makes 8-10 thick slices.