Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Deep Fried Toffee Bananas and Apples Recipe

Believe it or not, there is a song called "I like to Eat Apples and Bananas" and it goes like this:
"I Like To Ate Ate Ate Apples And Bananas
i Like Eat Eat Eat Epples And Benenes
i Like To Ite Ite Ite Ipples And Bininis
i Like To Ote Ote Ote Oplles And Bononos
i Like To Ute Ute Ute Upples And Bununus"
And it's by, Barney. Indeed.. the purple monstrosity... that Barney.

After watching the Hong Kong Challenge episode.. the Boy decided to replicate the toffee apple dessert... I can't find the recipe on the Masterchef website... so I'm not sure where he got the recipe from. Sorry folks...

Just google it.. I'm sure it'll come out...

The Boy was watching the cooking part of it when it happened, whilst I was cooking dinner... so he might have a photographic memory...

He kept chanting "Sugar, water, vinegar!"... so maybe that is something?

On the 1st attempt, we didn't have any apples, and he decided to use Banana's instead...

It was a surprise for me and I didn't get to take any pictures except for the final presentation ^_^

It was delicious... like Banana Fritters with syrup, and no ice-cream.. I wasn't complaining.. but he was... the texture of the banana was too soft, and not meant for this dish... so..

So when the Boy decided to buy apples this week, I started tagging him whenever he walked into the kitchen close to meal times...

And I still missed it...!! He ALWAYS decides to cook when I'm busy watching Masterchef!!! Haaarruuuummpphhhhhh...

So this was all I managed to snap!

The frying of the apple cubes... and the coating in the flour mixture...

The hot toffee syrup sitting aside to cool down (but not too much)


The final YUMMY YUMMY product.. sorry... still on leftover sugar high from last night...

I still have a few pieces .. not for lack of trying to finish them, but together with this... (which were 3 very large Granny Smith Apples), the Boy cooked up a random "Rice Pilaf/ Tomato Rice" dish.. with chicken and bacon... so.. I was trying very hard to unbuckle a non-existent belt... Woot!!

Monday, 29 June 2009

Pizza Omelette Recipe

This was meant to be up about a week ago, but other topics came up instead...

This recipe was handed down to me by the Boy's dad!! It's simple, warm and flavourful...

It's Pizza Omelette 0_0... or that's what the Boy calls it...


The ingredients for this dish is really simple:
3-4 eggs (depending on the size of the eggs), minced chicken (I used 2 tenderloins), minced prawns (I used 6 large Banana prawns), 2 stalks of spring onions, and 1 red chili (the one I have happens to be orange)

Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add salt, 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Worchestishire (L&P) sauce, and pepper to taste.

Once whisked, add in all the ingredients and whisk finely.

Heat up some oil in a medium pan. Make sure it is hot before putting the egg mixture in.

Flip over on the other side and make sure it's cooked (you don't want raw chicken!)

I happened to cook mine on my burnt pan, which resulted in a broken omellete!

Serve with other dishes and rice.

It's really that simple!!


Pizza (Base) Recipe

As promised... the Boy did make pizza from scratch for our Anniversary dinner =)

I helped with the pizza base!!!

For ingredient measurement of the pizza base, go to Masterchef's pizza recipe

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Celsius

The combined yeast, salt, sugar, water and oil (set aside for 10 minutes until it starts to bubble)


Combine them in a bowl and bring together with hands (the Boy's large hands)

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a bowl, cover and let it rest in a warm place until it doubles in size

While the dough is resting, heat up a can of chopped tomatoes in a pan. Add mix herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, marjoram) salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes until sauce thickens.

Let the sauce cool. You can blend it to make a smoother consistency (a step which we didn't bother with)

Knock the dough down. Using 180g (about one-quarter) dough for 1 pizza, knead on a floured surface until smooth. Roll out until 5mm thick (or however thin you like your pizza base to be... We like Thin and Crispy)

Transfer the base onto a baking dish (sprinkled with flour) and poke holes all around the surface with a fork

Spoon the tomato paste onto the base and layer with fresh ingredients.

Make sure you put the cheese right at the base and the other ingredients on top of it (to prevent burning)

We used, chicken, bacon pieces, mushrooms, chorizo and mozzarella cheese

After about 20-30 minutes, it's done!!

1st pizza

2nd pizza

We still have some sauce and a lot of dough leftover... So I guess it's more pizza for today!!

Nothing beats fresh pizza!

Sunday, 28 June 2009

June Afternoon

As we drove along the roads today,
Sounds of Roxette come to play,

"It's a bright June afternoon,
It never gets dark...
Waa Waa.. here comes the sun,
Get your green,
Your green tambourine..."

8 years ago, we pledged our hearts together.

You promised me forever.

You promised to keep me smiling forever.

Happiness and joy.

We walked all over the cbd today, trying to find a good place to eat. Us being us, we made no plans... and ended up in Chinatown.

It's not the food, nor the presents. It is enough for me to spend my day with you.

You are bozo... and I am dodo...

We plan to make pizza tonight!!

8 years of silliness.

8 years of craziness.

It can only get better!

I love you thisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now "eat sai"!!!


Saturday, 27 June 2009

Les Petit Truffe Fried Rice Recipe (with Bonito Flakes)

We were planning to have fried rice for dinner anyway.

Sitting around watching masterchef's Masterclass, just inspired a different version of fried rice that we previously planned.

Changed in a few ingredients, we went ahead to try.

The Boy loves fried rice and always orders fried rice where ever we go. Very weird, and very western... But...

Here is our Masterchef Inspired Fried Rice (we replaced a few things of course).

The ingredients are, snow peas (chopped), garlic, ginger, 1 chili (thinly sliced), eggs, chicken, lap cheong

and fried potato cubes (deep fried), rice (day old rice) and Bonito Flakes (instead of Bonito flakes in a bottle)

We used deep fried potato cubes to replace the "tempeh" which Gary used.

First thing we had to do was fry the egg with pre-heated oil in garlic and ginger (we didn't have fresh ginger so we used the bottled version.)

Dish out and put aside.

Heat up some oil and fry garlic and ginger until fragrant.

Fry the lapcheong (we used 2) and add in chicken.

Throw in the snow peas.

Throw in the rice and add in soy sauce, dark soy sauce and oyster sauce.

Put in the egg from before and stir-fry continuously.

Turn off the heat and put in the Bonito Flakes.

Serve with deep fried shallots!

I must admit that this was a very different fried rice. But very very interesting and tasty. I will do this again another day. Just a lot of prepping in comparison to normal "lazy" fried rice.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Smooth Criminal

The world has lost a great legend.

When I think MJ, I think awesome, sleek dance moves. Soft silky voice.

To name my favourite song from MJ would be impossible... but he was ever the "Smooth Criminal"

He inspired so many and so much.

Let us remember him for the wonder and beauty he brought us.

Thank you for letting us enjoy your music.

Take a bow... Michael Jackson the King of Pop has left the building.

Thursday, 25 June 2009


"MmMmm.. somethings coming over me... MMmmm
Happiness lies, in your own hands,
It took me much too long,
To understand,
How it could be,
Until you shared your secret with me."

Madonna had something there in those lyrics.

Today I was angry. I was disappointed in myself. And as per usual when I feel slightly depressed and I feel that the world is out to get me, I watched (yes you got it right), the Secret.

Now scepticism aside. No one can fault that law of attraction or positive thinking, which is basically the underlying points of the Secret.


Instead of harping on what went wrong.

Today, I am grateful. I am grateful that I have dear friends who allow me to vent my frustration when I have a bad day. Namely my IBF, Ms Tinymouse and my Gigolo... Thank You!

Editor's Note:
I have also forgotten to thank a certain Normancook Mambo Crazy fella. He insists that I forgot. Sorry

I am grateful that I have a caring Big Sis, who called immediately to check up on me. Thank you.

I am grateful for a most wonderful Boy. Who not only told me to get a grip, but to also, "Eat Sai. Watch the secret, and become an alien".

I cannot possibly be upset or negative with all their love surrounding me!!

I still of course want my license. And I WILL get it.

I also want to win $90 million dollars. I want a fulfilling job. I want peace, love and happiness. Oh yes, and I want 10 puppies (although the Boy said that we might need to live in a kennel then).

Am I going to get it. Possibly.

So starting with this post. No more negativity. Shit happens. Deal with it. Move on.

I dish out advice so well, I fail to listen to my great wisdom sometimes.


I am going to have an amazing time, and a rich, wealthy, wonderful life.

Big Smile!!

Positive Thinking everybody. I AM going to be famous, and you will want to be me =))))))))))))))))))) *BEAM*

Wednesday, 24 June 2009


I feel, this song by Alice in Chains is quite apt as the title, and only as a title of this post.

The day began a little slower than usual. I decided to forego breakfast as it was late and have a little something that reminded me of home and of my Gong Gong. He always has 2 half boiled eggs in the morning with a cup of kopi-o. He is Hainanese after all.

Because I'm still not quite myself... I had it with mango juice... just a little to amplify the fact that I am not in Malaysia at the moment.

As I plodded along the day slowly, I sent a message to the Boy to ask if we were watching T4 tonight, which he replied a brief, "No".

Capital Letter No. So I grumpily decided on the night's menu. Prepared all the ingredients, put the rice on the cooker walk to the table, and 'lo and behold, a message on the phone saying... "Get Ready".

*SIGH*.. why why why does he always do this to me... Rushing to keep the food and turn off the rice cooker, changing clothes, the phone rings.

"Where are you? I'm outside!"

Obviously he got an earful from me.

So we got to the cinema and got readied to be "Terminated" ^_^ (It had to be said)

Now, the two main actors in the movie, Batman, I mean Christian Bale and Sam Worthington were mostly covered with dirt, grime and sweat... ooh and muscles...

It had to be said though, Sam Worthington completely... COMPLETELY upstaged poor Batman... I mean Mr. Bale... Any moment in the movie, apart from dramatically waiting for the music tempo to change and announcing, "I am John Connor", you could almost think you were watching Batman in his training years. A pity.

Poor man upstaged again by an Australian (from Perth!). Will he ever learn?

I liked the movie, despite the many questions left unanswered (to me) and the headache it gave me in the beginning with the camera angles all over the place.

The Boy was laughing at all the wrong bits... I don't think he enjoyed it much... He was exclaiming "2 hours of my life" over and over at the end of it...

But.... Jeng Jeng My name is John Connor Jeng Jeng Jeng... was a fun movie. Not a great movie. Not even a good movie. But a fun movie... because I could laugh at it... and enjoy... so I was entertained!!

I was wondering why the boy in the movie, "Kyle Reese", played by Anton Yelchin looked so familiar... and I just got it... He was that extremely funny Russian dude in Star Trek...!!

See, here he is as Pavel in Star Trek.

And here he is as Kyle in T4!!

Dinner was a round about trip to, you got it right, Maccas!!! Yumm... Give me the McChicken in this country anyday... I've had a few around the world.. and I must admit, we have one of the best McChickens... yummmm... must be the chickens..

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


"In the night I hear 'em talk,
The coldest story ever told,
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul
To a woman so heartless...
How could you be so heartless... oh
How could you be so heartless?"

Dedicated to a bitch ass who has made a really really good friend of mine suffer needlessly.

I have refrained from blogging about their problems but somehow, this is the icing to the cake. To find out more... do visit my dearest.. err... Gigolo's website

But you know what? Friends, good friends are here for you. They stick around like glue. You may not talk often or see each other as often as you'd like, but good friends are always here to stay and will be here when you need them.

The one you thought was "The One", who ended up turning around and stabbing you in the back, and again for another million times when you turn around to face them to try and grasp at the flailing knife stabbing at you. That one we name the "Devil". Or in your case, the Black Widow.

(image from http://cartoonstock.com)

I am so angry with the Black Widow. Angry for what she's done. Angry for what she is. Angry for what she is doing. Angry for ever thinking she was someone I thought could have been a friend.

Friends do not do these things to each other. More so a lover and a life partner.

How is it possible to be so evil and still be alive? Her day will come, and we will all sit back and watch. Evil will get its due.

I guess I have forgotten that mankind can be evil. I am after all a product of such a said relationship and grew up from a broken family with more sadness and pain than this recent happening.

However, one cannot judge sadness by who suffered more. It is all subjective and open to interpretation.

So don't worry. Just pick yourself up. Heal and lean on us along the way. That is what we are here for.

Be strong. Keep safe. And of course, we January babies are tough stock. We can get through anything.

Hugs and much love...

Monday, 22 June 2009

Lazy Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

It's not really that bad a Monday as most Monday's goes...

I just felt like dedicating a post to Orgy...

And I had a fantastic lunch. As my Big Sis puts it, and I quote,
"obviously your appetite is not affected by your coughing."

So for today's lunch menu, I hastily chopped several things together because:
A.) I was lazy
B.) the Boy said, FINISH the mushrooms
C.) It was in the fridge
D.) I missed breakfast (and yes.. IBF you do always take note that I do miss brekkie!)

These are the said ingredients

Make sure you've got the chicken thinly sliced... as you're only cooking it for maybe 1 minute. I've only used 2 pieces of chicken fillets and not the whole breast as indicated in the previous picture.

Heat up some butter (2 tablespoons) and throw in 1 clove of finely chopped garlic.

Put the chicken on the said garlic butter. Add more butter if necessary. I DID!

Once the chicken is done. Plate up. Use the leftover butter and garlic in the pan and fry the mushrooms. Adding in 1 tablespoon of honey when mushrooms are about cooked.

Serve with a sunny side egg!

I also had it with pan fried butter toast. Big Sis said to not "TOAST" it... heheheh.. I took it literally...

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