Friday, March 28, 2008
Since son H made his first spaghetti olio e aglio for his big brother sometime ago.....his 'kor kor' fell in love with it .....and had been asking me to make this for him these days.......his usual white sauce were history for him.....and i gladly made it for him coz it is easy and i added some variations to it......
For those who are not familiar with this......i will explain it further......olio in italian means olive oil and aglio means garlic......so this dish is made by sauteing finely chopped garlic ( you can used sliced garlic too if you do not like it chop up) in olive oil til slightly golden and season with salt and pepper to taste... then stir in newly boiled and drained spaghetti to pan and coat it well with the fried garlic oil......
For variations.....i added 2 pieces of chopped anchovies (canned ones) to be saute with the garlic in olive oil and also some chilli flakes or black pepper...before adding the spaghetti.......top it with bacon bits or anything that fancies you to this dish .....and don't forget to add grated parmesan cheese before serving........here are some pics of my variations......
Spaghetti Olio with seafood............
Spaghetti Olio with ham and meat dumplings ( siew mai).....
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Cooked sago pearls........
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
For the coconut rice.....i used about 3 cups(600 gm) of washed rice together with a box of 200 ml low fat coconut milk and cooked it in a rice cooker......adding a pinch of salt.....2 slices of ginger......2 pandan leaves(knotted) and water to the desired level.....just like you cook your plain rice. When rice is cooked, fluff up with a fork or ladle....to spread out the coconut milk (santan) in rice evenly....and let it sit in cooker for a dryer texture for at least 10 mins.....before serving.
I served the nasi lemak with......hard-boiled eggs, prawn sambal, crispy fried ikan bilis (anchovies) and fried peanuts. I blanched some beansprouts in hot water.....drained and mix it with a tablespoon of onion oil and a dash of light soya sauce ....in place of the usual sliced cucumber which i do not have in my kitchen. I added some fried chicken nuggets to make it a wholesome meal.
The making of the prawn sambal......whitebait sambal......and fried peanuts will be up in my next post........
Thursday, March 20, 2008
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To poach the eggs....he added some vinegar (he uses cider vinegar coz ...do not have rice vinegar in kitchen....) into a pot of barely simmering water....then he gently break the egg into water to sit for a minute on very low heat....then remove pot from heat and let egg poached for another 10 mins.....in the hot water.......he said the eggs did not poach very nicely coz the egg might not be very fresh.....to get a perfect poach egg..the egg must be less than 4 days old.....
Some fried bacon and some toasted buttered bread with a drizzle of hollandaise sauce......together with the poached eggs....made up for this irresistable egg benedict.....with the soft egg yolk oozing out.....when you bite your teeth into it......enjoy it here........
Heavenly bite......of crispy bacon ....with soft yolks and hollandaise sauce......!!!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
An Atheist Professor of Philosophy speaks to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD, The ALMIGHTY. He asks one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .
Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.
Most of us would attempt to Help Others who are ill.
But GOD didn't.
How is this GOD Good then ? Hmm ?
( Student is silent )
Professor : You can't answer, can you ?
Let's start again, Young Fella.
Is GOD Good ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No..
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor : That's right.
Tell me son, is there evil in this World ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ?
And GOD did make Everything. Correct ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?
( Student does not answer )
Professor : Is there Sickness ? Immorality ? Hatred ? Ugliness ? All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who Created them ?
( Student has no answer )
Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.
Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD ?
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD ?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD ? Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter ?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn't exist.
What do you say to that, son ?
Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor : Yes. Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat ?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as Cold ?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No sir. There isn't.
( The Lecture Theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events )
Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat, a Little Heat or No Heat. But we don't have anything called Cold.. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as Cold. Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat. We cannot Measure Cold. Heat is Energy. Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.
( There is Pin - Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )
Student : What about Darkness, Professor ? Is there such a thing as Darkness ?
Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness ?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the Absence of Something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light , Bright Light, Flashing Light . . . But if you have No Light Constantly, you have Nothing and it's called Darkness, isn't it ? In reality, Darkness isn't. If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you ?
Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is Flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how ?
Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD. You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can't even explain a Thought. It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing. Death is Not the Opposite of Life : just the Absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you Teach your Students that they Evolved from a Monkey ?
Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir ?
( The Professor shakes his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument is going )
Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this Process is an On - Going Endeavor, are you not Teaching your Opinion, sir ?
Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher ?
( The Class is in Uproar )
Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever Seen the Professor's Brain ?
( The Class breaks out into Laughter )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever Heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, Touched or Smelt it ? . . .
No one appears to have done so.
So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that
you have No Brain, sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir ?
( The Room is Silent. The Professor stares at the Student, his face unfathomable )
Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student : That is it sir . . .
the Link between Man & GOD is FAITH.
That is all that Keeps Things Moving & Alive.
Monday, March 17, 2008
After 2 days.....i 'm not too feeling well myself today....a headache and bodyache....hope i don't get to catch the virus bug again....had my blood tested today ......at Pathlab.....with a rude and arrogant lady ......at the counter not too happy on her job.....(wonder why some people would employ such workers whom will they do not realise will put them out of business......on the front desk.)
Thursday, March 13, 2008
This is something like Penang loh bak.....but in a simpler version......i made this recently with minced pork. I added 2 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic.....3 tablespoon of light soya sauce....1 tsp of pepper....3 tbsp of cornflour....to 600 gm of minced pork.......mix well and set aside. Meanwhile cut out beancurd sheets into 18cm by 15cm squares.......wipe with a wet towel to soften it......then place 2 to 3 tbsp of seasoned meat at the centre of beancurd skin and roll up. Deep fried in hot oil til brown and cooked. Cut up into slices and eat it with rice .....dip into chilli sauce........(to have a darker colour of meat...add in a tsp or two of dark soya sauce)
roll up on beancurd sheets.................
meat rolls before deep frying.........................
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
scoring the salmon..........................
pan frying the salmon with skin side down while sprinkling sea salt....
For the crabmeat potato salad ......he mixed cooked crabmeat with mashed potato...some chopped chives, spring onions and seasoning of salt and pepper.
crabmeat potato salad......................
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Friday, March 7, 2008
50 g butter
50 g flour
2 1/2 cups UHT milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg yolk
200 gm grated cheddar cheese....i add some mozzarella too
100 ml black pepper sauce...i made my own coz did not have bottled ones.
500 gm cooked rice
100 gm turkey ham
100 gm luncheon meat
To make white sauce....melt butter in a saucepan...add flour and stir with a wooden spoon til mixture turn white and bubbly....pour in milk while stirring...over low heat til it comes to a boil....leave aside to cool for 10 mins...then stir in half of grated cheese and egg yolk.Then the next step is to buttered 4 to 5 ramekin cups or an ovenproof dish...then pour about 2 tablespoon of white sauce at the bottom of the ramekin...add 1 tablespoon of black pepper sauce and a layer of rice and mixture of ham and luncheon meat...top with another layer of white sauce...and 1 tablespoon of black pepper sauce...sprinkle with cheese and another layer of rice....top with white sauce and sprinkle with lots of cheese....bake it in a preheated oven of 200 degrees C for about 20 mins til top is golden brown.....
I was also given this card by these group of people which shows .......
Vote for 'me.'...............
Thank you ladies.......for your contribution.....(vote for me please)...Terima kasih....in conjunction with the celebration of International Women's Day and Election Day which both falls on 8th March 2008 .....that is tomorrow.
Hope everyone will vote wisely for the sake of our country's future tomorrow... and to those women out there including myself .....who must not be forgotten for their contributions and sacrifices made for the good of mankind........Happy Women's Day............
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
my pretty luxury pink.....vaio that cost me a bomb.........but it is worth it .....coz this is the newest model (CR35G/P)...that had only been on the shelf for a week....with all the extras .....without any price increase compare to the previous model.....here is a comparison of the extras....:
Intel core duo processor (2.10 GHz)....old model is (2 GHz)
Memory 2 GB......old model is 1 GB
Hard Disk Drive 200 GB......old model is 120 GB
Memory Stick Slot and SD memory card slot.
slim.... with colourful illuminating lights......a beauty to behold.......
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
thanks..dora....for awarding me as a peacemaker........
And this awesome award is from an awesome person......bokjae....of an awesome blog..thank you. This award was presented to the bloggers who had the most frequent visits and comments to yr site.....guess i'm bokjae's most frequent visitor....now is my turn to hand over this award to my most 'frequent' visitors....or visitors....coz blog is still not that awesome to attract frequent visitors..eh..?
1. Last person you had a deep and meaningful convo with? My niece..Iris's Convo.
2. Where was the last place you went? Swimming in pool.
3. If you could be with your first love, would you? nope.
5. Who was your first crush???? My science teacher in primary school.
6. What was the last thing you highlighted? My next blood test.
7. Who is the last baby that you held? My grand nephew..Darren Gong.
8. Do you know of any twins with rhyming names? Lina and Linda.
9. Are you ticklish?.yes
10. Have you ever worn a crown? nope.
11. Last time you saw fireworks? Chinese New Year.
12. Who is the last person you hugged? Son H
13. Do you have a black dog? Have one..named Maxine
14. Do you have a little black dress? I wear only black blouse and t's
15. What are you wearing right now? short's and t's
16. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? my cousin brother..tiger
17. Do you like coffee? Nope..i'will get a headache.
18. Are you missing someone? yes..
19. Reason behind why you last cried? i was lonely.
20. How much cash do you have on you? rm 200.
25. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed? none
26. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to change a regret? A million with no regret.
27. What’s on your mind right now? a new vaio sony laptop...
28. Do you have a deep dark secret? yes.
29. Do you wish you were with someone right now? yes.
30. Who was the hottest teacher you ever had? all my teachers were rather dull and strict.
31. What was the last thing you ever got grounded for? never.
32. What was your childhood nickname? none.
33. Do you have any strange phobias? scare of snakes.
34. Have you ever played naked twister? nope
36. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? ghost
38. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet? Nope.
39. Do you crack your knuckles? nope.
40. What’s one thing that can always be found in your refrigerator? low fat milk
41. What color are your bed sheets? light blue and purple
42. How many kids do you plan on having? I already have 2 sons.
43. What did you do today? blogging.
44. How would you like to die? peacefully in sleep.
45. Have you ever been in love? yes.
46. When is the last time you went out of the state (province)? two weeks ago..
49. Do you judge people? sometimes
50. Generally, in life, what makes you happy? family and friends