I am a bakzhang lover. It's orgasmic whenever i sink my teeth into the soft flavorful glutinous rice, filled with the most delicious of marinated fatty pork, salted egg, chinese chestnut, black-eyed peas, and lots more other condiments, steamed to perfection. Aaaahhhh.... you are looking at one now. Perfect... simply perfect. Too bad i cant make any. So, no recipes to share with you. It only costs Rm5.50 to buy a decent bakzhang and the price goes up Rm10 each depending on what condiments are used. Mmmm... go buy some, ya. Bakzhang season has arrived...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Yeah... yeah. This will surely apply should and when they request for tech time. I've already confiscated most the tab, nds, psp is dead anyways, and the Wii power plug. What's left is my second phone which is password-protected. They still have the tv and the dvd though.... and oh, they are now watching it out of deaperation, lol. I gotta remember to lock both my laptips whenever I leave the table. If not.... will definitely be pounced uppn for YouTube time and it is so hard trying to wrestle them back for work. Life is not so fun for kids these days.... alright... blame the gadgets.... hahahha.
Posted by Samm at 9:49 AM
Thursday, April 14, 2016
We ran out of gas last month. Couldn't be bothered to call up the grocery store to send a new tank over. Dug the induction cooker out instead. This is my current set up. Placed it on top of a few large egg cartons over the stove, lol. It's good actually. I like the height it gave me since I'm officially blind as a bat and hate wearing my glasses in the kitchen. I can now see my food much clearer as i cook.
Hubs bought a pack of ladies fingers back from the organic section and asked me to steam them for lunch. I cooked turmeric rice with virgin coconut oil and cardamom earlier in the morning. Set the bamboo steamer oh the Tefal wokpan and once the water is boiling, set it to steam on high for 5 min. Once done, fried us four eggs. There's also minced pork with potatoes and onions. Simple lunch for the four of us.
Notes: hubs said to try steaming the ladies fingers for 7 mins. He didn't write like the crunchiness at 5 mins, lol. Oh, wateva...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Bought my kids ice-cream after school today. It's the weekend and I wasn't feeling well. Caught a bad chill last night that left me shivering under the sheets with the slightest movement despite sweating like a pig! Anyways, I informed the seller that the kid won't be eating it on the car. He placed some dry ice into the plastic bag and handed it to my kid.
Back home, they had the ice-cream after their shower. The small one went to take the dry ice he left in the freezer into the basin at the kitchen sink. Both were fascinated with the bubbles and cold must that formed above the surface of the water. I told them it's to make magic potion, lol. What a big fat fib. Ya, the chill must have gotten to my head! Fun experiment for them both.
Posted by Samm at 8:03 PM
Friday, March 11, 2016
Posted by Samm at 11:25 PM
Friday, January 29, 2016
It is another one of those mornings, that i sit down for breakfast with the hubs. The weather is nice and cool, for once. As Chinese New Year approaches, the weather becomes unbearably hot and humid. We do not have air conditioners installed at our place. The best way for us to cool down is to head to the mall, which is just right behind the house. That is one of the reasons we chose to stay here. Saves a lot off our petrol bill too, lol.
Both hubby and i are frequent shoppers. I believe in the few short months that we have been staying here, we have bought enough clothes to last us till end of this year!! Not that i have many places to go to that requires many clothes to suit the occasions also la. Most of my time is spent driving the kids to and from school. I buy mostly long sleeved tees and sweaters to pair with my skinny jeans and mini denim skirts. This is one of the great thing when one chooses to work from home, away from the all the traffic jams and 9 - 5 madness.
The forex market is behaving quite well in our favor of late. That is a good start for the year, at least for us. We have no idea how it is doing for the rest of our trading friends though. No one has started to whine yet. So, i guess things are still going well for them. It's already Friday. Will prolly rot at home over the weekend starting 3pm once we are home after picking the kids up from school, hahahaha. It is still the best place to be. Away from all the stresses of the world.
Posted by Samm at 8:29 AM
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Saturday, January 09, 2016
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
My rice cooker died on me recently. Errr.... no. I shouldnt have said that. I actually murdered it. But oh... it was a mistake!!!! Ya, i know... how the heck did i manage to murder a perfectly functioning rice cooker, right. Oh well, Miss Clever was following a recipe and somehow, it uses the rice cooker to cook bread with. And it needed a cooking duration of 40 minutes. As there wasnt much ingredients placed in it, the damn switch popped up in less than 10 minutes. I had to keep pressing it down over and over again until clever me decided to tape it down. That's it. The damn thing fused. That's how i murdered it, LOL!!!!
Next. Like it or not, i had to buy another cos we eat rice almost daily. After some deep soul-searching, friendly recommendations by by die-hard facebook fans, yours truly decided to pick up the Philips Pressure Cooker. I was told how it actually cuts cooking time thus leaving me more time to play my Diner Dash Cooking Game, Online Casino Malaysia Game, Criminal Case Online Game, ugetwatimean? Sounds divine, eh.... wow..... extra time, man. No joke.
The very first dish i cooked with the Philips Pressure Cooker was Red Bean Soup. I even added Black Glutinous Rice to it for added errr... nutritional value. With guidance from my bff, i set it to Soup Mode with kpt increased to 40mins. Default is 20mins for Soup Mode. It turned out ok. Nothing great. Needs a longer time in order to achieve the desired texture that i'm so used to getting when cooked over the stove. Will adjust that on my next attempt.
Second dish. RICE!!!! Yes, that's what i bought it for. Since really clueless as to how much water to use, i went back to using the surewin palm-on-rice method that has worked for every single rice cooker that i have ever owned. Selected the default Rice Mode with kpt of 14mins, and waited. Damn, the Philips Pressure Cooker takes almost 8 minutes to just heat up and start boiling with pressure on. In total, it took around 22mins to complete the rice-cooking process. I failed at cooking rice during the first round. Too much water used. Turned into mush, LOLOL. Compared to the conventional rice cooker, that saved me wow.... 8 minutes at least. How awesome is that, hahahahah. Anyway, i have since managed to cook perfectly fluffy rice with the Philips Pressure Cooker. Just need to correspond how many cups of rice to the water level indicator on the inside of the pot using the cup that came with it. Pure rocket science aitelyu!!!
More. Pork Chop Stew. Yeah, nothing fancy. Instead of grilling the pork chop slices using Bake function, i went and pan-fried them instead. Fail fail fail, Samm.... *must remember to try to fully utilize it for everything first*. Next step, placed all the cooked pork chops into the pot, added all the cut up vegetables and used bake fish mode with a cooking duration of 15 minutes without the cover. Added corn starch towards the end of cooking time and voila, got me a delicious bowl of pork chop stew. Still grumbling over the failed fact that i had an extra pan to wash!!!
Today, i tried boiling soup with it. Give and take the say 10 minutes of heating up time, default Soup Mode of 20mins kpt, and a further 10 minutes or so waiting for the silver dunnowatchucallit thingy to drop before i can open up the cover, the entire time taken to get a somewhat decent pot of soup for the hungry-die kids took a grand 40 minutes. Hey, that's how long i use to boil soup on the stove or the induction cooker. Comparing all three, the default Soup Mode doesnt boil soups with ommph la, ok. Was advised to use the max kpt of 59mins instead. Ohmyfrakkinggoodness!!! That will bring the total time needed to get a oooomphful pot of soup to what? 79mins!!!! Oh well. Guess i will need to cook rice with the claypot next time since i insist on having the rice covered when placed at the table, and use the Philips Pressure Cooker for other forms of cooking experiments. Damn, didnt i say i bought the Philips Pressure Cooker to replace my rice cooker? So, now what..... wtf!!!
Posted by Samm at 12:09 AM
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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Posted by Samm at 8:54 AM