Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hari Raya cookies

We are selling some cookies for the coming Hari Raya and the samples will be distributed upon request.
At the moment there are 2 types ready for sale which are:

1. Ultimate chocolate chip cookies
Which is basically chocolates galore with melted chocolate and and chocolate chip inside
Price is RM 22 for 50 pieces and RM 40 for 100 pieces 

2. Chocolate mint cookies
Another form of chocolate chip glazed with peppermint which incidentally you can choose the color of the glaze, from pink to green or the original chocolate glaze
Price is RM 20 for 50 pieces and RM 38 for 100 pieces

Besides that if you want chocolate chip cookies with nuts or raisins, it can be arrange.

We are also selling some almond biscotti which the pictures will be downloaded by earliest tomorrow

We are also offering special promotion for gift baskets, whether the cookies will be wrapped inside a special airtight tin container or just a simple gift basket with a additional, negotiable charges.

To place your order please email writer at or writer can also be contacted via SMS or call at 0127454203.

Proceeds of the sale will be distributed to Maya Qadeeja's education and Hari Raya fund (since writer is taking a hiatus). Latest order is until 2 weeks before Hari Raya

Thanks guys!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Our dream garden

After years of playing Farmville at Facebook...time to make this dream a reality
This is Jamie Oliver's garden. It is indeed a beauty
Someday i wished that we can have a garden just like this.

I found that gardening also relieves stress. While sowing and stabbing (??) the earth, i imagined that i am stabbing someone who i hated most. Well, not someone. In fact there are more than one people in this earth that i wished that they mind their own frigging business instead of mine. Bitter revenge as i would like to see it...much to my husband's chagrin...Heehaw...

My experience in gardening? Apart from years of Farmville...its pretty zilch though!

By the way, i changed our blog link to a name that is more memorable. its No more crazy cousins tongue twisters name..

Wish us luck people!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Herb garden

My husband advised me that i can spend my time with gardening to pass my time during this waiting period.
He was right. I bought these herbs from Jusco and transferred them to bigger pots. Loo and behold, they actually grew! I honestly thought that these plants will be a one time affair and they will wilt like 2 or 3 days after purchase, but they lasted longer than expected.

We put these herbs on the kitchen window sill, and i have some Italian Basil, Thai Basil which is much more fragrant than its Italian cousin, some dills, rosemary, chives and parsley. They are particularly easy too. They just need some sunlight and water, but not too much of both and fertilise them once a week, and one day i hope that my herb garden can grow like this. Chives need to be trim a few millimeters per month and rosemary can withstand the dry soil. Basil needs the sun .

I dream that my herb garden will look like this one day. We have the space, unfortunately not the manpower to clean up the lawn of our recently moved house, but we will. One day

Aside from the little cute herb garden, my husband also planted some chili padi, pandan leaves, limau purut, limau kasturi, pandan coconut, banana plant and some yams and lemon grass on our lawns. They can be very tiresome to maintain but very rewarding. Imagine yesterday i just plucked some fresh red chili padi to make some masak lemak cili padi for dinner. Yummers!

Go on guys, i promised that you can have a blast with gardening! All they need are some nutrition and some tender loving care!

If you have any tips, please let me know as i am still new at gardening.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Beef stew

I had no idea that making beef stew was really that easy!
All you need, is simply beef (duhh!!)
This became Maya's favorite meal and i cant tell you how easy it was to get her to eat carrots.
Healthy, nutritious and yet so simple
Next time i make the stew, will make sure that i will throw in some macaroni
Anyone wanna grab a bite of this stew during breaking fast next month? Just gimme a holler and I'll make them for you..


Homemade burgers

Free time makes me wonder

Why do i spent so much money on McDonald's burger when i can make them myself?
I stumbled upon some recipe from a women's magazine (man, i have been doing so much stumbling lately, hahaha) so i was surprised to find that these aren't not only easy, but healthier to make on your own.
You just need some minced beef or chicken (Ramly's the best, the Saudi brand contained some unprocessed little bits of bones and there was this one time i bit the patty, i thought that my own teeth were falling! It scared me to bits!)

Then you add it some salt and pepper, some minced garlic and minced parsley to taste and some secret sauce. Ha...wanna know what that sauce is? I'll give you a clue, it started with W...
And you shaped it anyway you like, and grill them on a hot grill and if you desire slather on some cheddar cheese and grill them together. I simply cooked them using my Tefal non stick pan, talked about being healthy!

The taste? Simply yummylicious!

Oh, don't forget the buns. You can choose normal bread too (like we did because we forgot the buns..hahaha) and stack the patty with some fresh tomatoes, salads and mayonnaise. Rachel Ray despises mayonnaise, i wonder why...hmmm

These are great for your barbecue parties, or just as a midday snacking.



I made these for my niece's cukur jambul ceremony. Too bad i didnt get to take her pictures because my own daughter was down with the fever so i was like a chicken being chopped its head off panicking.  Motherly instinct...hahaha

These are actually chocolate chip cupcakes and also raisin filled cupcakes.  Both are then decorated with chocolate ganache and fondant. I actually despise the idea of using fondant as it can be very very sweet, but for decoration purpose it does serve its purpose. I love piping icing instead. Havent you notice those cupcakes conglomerates like Cupcake Chic at Sunway Pyramid  and Bisou? Simply yummylicious, and they dont use fondants. I dont mind paying RM4++ for a Cupcake Chic cupcake as they are simply, simply yummers! Cupcakes have many versatility and one of them is they can last for a week once u put them in the fridge, or more. Other than that you can just pop them up for anytime snacking.

Available for orders ranging from RM 2 for a large size. The more you orderm yeah for sure i will give some discounts.

Meanwhile this housewife will concentrate in developing more recipes for cupcakes, cakes, cookies and pies. Will keep you posted!