Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I had a chat with the GP and she said that the kind of viral infection that's going around seems to be another kind that takes a longer time for the body to recover from. Also as we age our immunity is also taking a beating. So it seems the body will also take a longer time to heal.
Since dh's appetite is so poor, I had to cook soups for him. So here I chanced upon this chinese herb soup from Chwee Song which was good for clearing phlegm and for relieving persistent coughs. All I had to do was to empty the entire contents of the package into 500 mls of boiling water and simmer for about an hour to get the soothing soup out. Give it a pinch of salt and dh readily drinks this to get some relief from his wretched cough. I've made this many times now.
Dh is on his way to recovery as I can hear he is coughing less. I'm sure by the end of this week he will be well again.
So here they are delivered to me in a white package. I am happy dancing now because I've never tried this kind of dates before. It's a date covered with chocolate and it also had an almond embeded in it. The sweetness of the chocolate and the date together is quite overwhelming but the almond nut and the flesh of the date together gives an interesting texture. If they had used bitter chocolate instead of milk chocolate to cover the date .... it would have been perfect.
Thanks J for sharing them with me :-)
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I love looking at fresh flowers. They really can do wonders at lifting my mood up.
I took more pics and had saved them in the slideshow below. They all look so beautiful naturally under the strong sunlight that afternoon. I hope they do wonders to your mood too :-) Enjoy!
Friday, February 15, 2008
I on the other hand am very laid back and very lazy in the way I make friends and maintain my relationships LOL Maybe there's still hope for me to make more friends once I get my lazy butt off the couch LOL. So now I will pass this ball to some of my blogger friends. It is in these blogs that I read about what they cooked and baked for their families and friends and also shared their recipes so generously.
So here we ordered her chocolate crepe and dh and I shared a bowl of calamari for tea time. It was here too I drank a gigantic cup of coffee ... my first time seeing such a huge cup of coffee LOL. I like the eating experience here on a lazy afternoon too when it's not the lunch time crowd.
Now I wonder where can I get chocolate crepe besides at Marche. Would really appreciate it if some kind soul would let me know :-)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Had this during the weekend. They look so good and taste just as good too. This must be the third time I bought this from the Hougang Mall Stall. Prices have also gone up by 30%
One of these donuts used to cost a dollar and now I have to pay $1.30
For a dollar thirty I can buy a loaf of bread to eat for three breakfasts LOL.
I received this recipe from a friend and adapted it to make a more moist cake. It's a good recipe if you like the butter cake kind of texture. Here's sharing it with you .....
250 g butter, softened
200 g caster sugar
4 nos. large eggs ( or 5 nos. medium size)
2 tbsp Irish cream of Bailey's
120 mls UHT milk
60 g Valhorna Chocolate/cocoa Powder
150 g Self Raising flour
Sieve together the flour and the cocoa powder. Set aside.
Line a 9" round cake tin with greased proof paper.
Pre-heat oven at 180 degree C.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add in beaten eggs with Irish Cream and milk, a portion at a time.
Add in the sifted flour cocoa mixture, a portion at a time.
Stir till all mixtures are well blended.
Bake for 50 minutes or till skewer comes out clean.
Remove cake on wire rack and cool completely before cutting up and storing.
My BIL bought duck and SIL bought roast pork. MIL cooked mushroom, beef, steamed white chicken, battered prawns, fried Ngoh Hiang and watercress soup.
Actually I would have preferred to eat at home or to eat at our favourite Zi Char stall in Hougang LOL.