Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Work Xmas Kringle


I just love my secret santa present. Such a coincidence I got a kitchen aid aswell, so yep you guessed it , I'll be cooking and baking alot from now on.. well try to anyway. Who wants to be my Guinea Pig?

Saturday, 17 December 2011

♥ Kitchen Aid ^_^



We went to Welshpool Business Centre Australia Post to collect a parcel, I was under the impression that we were collecting parts that NJ had ordered for his bike. When the guy at the post office brought a parcel out it was a big box. What the hell did you order? I was thinking.. Then I saw the words "Kitchen Aid" on the box. At that point NJ turned around and said "Merry Christmas" I was so happy..^_^
I have been wanting one for a while but I was too stingy to buy it because it's not exactly cheap. It was a "want" not a "need" thing.
I was so excited, the very same night I made a banana cake with it. I cant believe how quiet the mixer was. Most mixers have 3 or 4 speeds but the Kitchen Aid has 10 !!!!! and even on the 10th speed it's way more quieter than my old mixer.

Did I also mention its in my favourite colour too !!!

Miffy

Miffy getting stroked by my lil niece 

Poser

close up

Miffy is getting bigger and bigger by the day, but not big enough. Still too fast for me to catch. But still my favourite paper shredder.

Spring Rolls



The other day I was making wontons and miscalculated and ran out of wontons skins. What to do with the left over filling? Well I made the rest into spring rolls. Lucky I did cos I had a craving for spring rolls and I had them in the freezer…. Burp!!!

Things in My Garden

Basil
 I planted the basil first and I got to say Basil is the slowest growing plant ever, or maybe it's just me kekek =P
Tomatoes

Hot Chilli
Last year the chillies were red abut this year they are all black for some reason but still they are some very hot chillies. 
Cornflower
Didnt really know much about these flowers but they are quite cute, they have the texture of paper and only last a little while but the flowers grow back pretty fast.
Roses
I love the colours of the roses, looks pretty and smells pretty too =)

I planted these in Autumn and finally they have come up full bloom.
Its some thing nice to look forward to when walk outside to collect the mail. 

Mango Pudding


Tis the season for Mangoes everywhere especially in perth, everywhere I go I see mangoes.
so why not make some mango pudding.
Here is a very simple recipe:

Mango Pudding
- 1x packet of mango jelly
- 1x can of condensed milk
- 1x mango

mix the packet of mango jelly with 250 ml of boiling water and stir until jelly crystals disolve ad 3 table spoons of condensed milk, let it cool for about 10 mins and then dice the mangoes, mix together and refrigerate until next day.

Then Bon Apetite. !!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

iPhone 4S- simi



clip: youtube

Click on the above link.

Have you ever considered in getting an iPhone 4S? click on the link above, the skit is so funny.
Siri aka Simi ( singapore ) Mr Brown Show. =)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Lightning


image taken from my phone camera.

We went to cottesloe beach to wet our feet and to catch the sunset in the late arvo. It was such a hot day, there was so many people, but the water was so nice and cool. 
The sky started to get cloudy and then the sun was setting that made the whole horizon turn orangy red, in the images u can see that the clouds look like they were pulled down to the sea, and then we saw lighting.
This was my first time that I actually see the bottom of the lightning bolt. I told NJ I didnt want to leave until I got a photo of the lightning.. kekek



Saturday, 3 December 2011

NJ

image: dropcaps.com

MHC

image: dropcaps.com



Rubber Stamp II


The Festive season is here and what more than to get into crafty things. Went shopping the other day and there are so many sales around. I can spend the whole day just going around looking at anything and everything. 
Anyway I came across an art & craft shop in Garden city(I forgot the shop name..opps) and they had 20% off everything Xmas so hats where I picked up the gingerbread man and the rudolph stamp. The camera stamp I got from a shop called Typo… cant wait to try them out.. oh did I mention I forgot to get a stamp pad - DOH !!!!!

1st Xmas gift


look at the detail ! O_O
I was surprised with an early Christmas gift by Kaye.
 I just LOVE these tea towels made by a lovely lady that I work with, she is so so talented. 
These Tea Towel Tops are all crocheted by hand, I just love all the details in the crocheting. 
Thank you Kaye your the best! =)

Beaufort Street Festival 2011

Photo: Flashback Photography
I have never gone or even have known of  Beaufort Street festival until my friend Chui Lin told me about it. part of beaufort street was closed off and there were food stalls/ craft/ vintage/ book/ anything you name it, it was probably there. There was so many people and it was very sunny and hot. Parking was a chaos and we had to park and walk really far , but it was a fun day. Thx Chui lin! oxox

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tomatoes

These are only 2 out of 4 tomatoes growing in my garden, the other ones are still green.
I didn't realise when i planted the seeds that it would only grow so small..
I guess they are gourmet tomatoes now. =)

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Let's get Physical Miffy-Co!!




video

29th Oct

images: hippocreek.com.au
 My boyfriend took me to Hippo Creek - Subiaco for dinner.
Hippo Creek is famous for it's 1kg steak! It was quite hard getting a booking but we got a 
reservation at 8:45pm, pretty late for dinner huh?

Sorry if the photos are not clear it was taken with camera fone.


NJ ordered the "500g rump steak(rare) with chips, I ordered the "Lion Kill" which was 300g sirlion steak(med well) with ribs & mash

NJ's steak it was a very thick and juicy steak - do you see the juice: aka blood.
The food was so good, we managed to finish our food and left feeling full and satisfied.
Thumbs Up for Hippo Creek!!!

Mango Season & Miffy .



This is what I look at when I come home from work…AWWwww
OMG Miffy is so cute sometimes ..when he's not chewing every cable in the house.


Today I went to local Fruit & Veggie shop and they were selling mangoes for $2 a kg!
Yes, you heard right $2 dollars a kg was so cheap I had to buy some and also picked up a punnet of strawberries too they were 99c, they looked so re and sweet but they were a little sour for me.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Knitting Again


I started knitting again but this time I'm extra careful not to drop a stitch
but I only know how to purl stitch.
The last scarf took me almost a year to do so lets see how long this will take.



Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Rubber Stamp Making

This is my first ever attempt at making a rubber stamp.
I still needs loads of practice but hope i get better at it.
I made this xmas tree stamp in preparation for xmas.
A bit dodgy but not bad for 1st time, don't you think?


Hello My Name is Miffy and I Love Cables!


Miffy is is getting bigger slowly and also changing colour.
He is now white with grey nose, ears and tail.
But he is also getting very naughty.
and smart not matter how much a barricade the TV he can always find 
a way to get to the back of the TV and much the cables.

love hearts

Love Heart Cookies!

These were so easy to make and are yummy too.
After seeing L I got inspired…



Butter cookie recipe

65g sugar
165g plain flour
75g butter unsalted
1 egg

  1. Preheat oven 175 degrees C; 120 degrees C for fan forced oven
  2. Melt butter and remove from heat and add sugar and then egg together.
  3. Sift plain flour and mix together thoroughly.
  4. Wrap dough in cling wrap and place in fridge for 30 min
  5. Dust surface with plain flour
  6. Roll dough to desired thickness and use preferred cookie cutter
  7. Place on lined baking tray and cook for 10-15 min.
  8. Cool and ready to eat or decorate with icing.
ENJOY !!!!



Mini Apple Heart Attack !


Today I had a mini heart attack
I had accidentally slide my SD card into my CD drive in my imac.
I thought I could get it out but the more I tried the more i pushed it in and eventually I failed and it went beyond reachable.
But we found a way to get it out with out hauling my imac to the apple store
(how embarrassing the would be.)
We tipped the imac on the side and bent a bobby pin open and slowly hooked the SD card out.
We used the bobby pin because of the soft rubber tip to prevent scratching the inside of the drive. I read on apple forums that you can use a paperclip as well.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The day started out nice and sunny but by late arvo it was sprinkling down and a rainbow appeared.

RAINBOW: An optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc.


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Yummy Anzac Biscuits


1st time making Anzac biscuits. I burnt the 1st batch, so I had to keep a careful eye on the 2nd batch.
I have a fan forced oven so some times the temperature on the recipes do differ a lot depending on the type of oven.


Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
125g unsalted butter
2 tablespoon golden syrup
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda

1. sift flour in big bowl, add coconut, rolled oats & brown sugar.
2. melt butter in saucepan and mix in golden syrup together.
3. add water and bi carb soda.
4. mix ingredients throughly until all combined evenly.
5. preheat oven to 175C. line baking tray with baking paper.
*note; I have a fan-forced oven and the temperature I used was 150C
6. roll 1 heaped table spoon into a round ball and evenly space onto baking tray.
7. bake for 15-20 min. 

Biscuits will be soft to touch but will harden when cool. 
Enjoy !!!





Bee's in my garden



Went outside to do some gardening to be graced with a group of bees collecting pollen from the clover flowers invading my lawn.
After a couple of hours, my two very small flower beds are weed and grass free. Oh and to my surprise dug up some spuds as well. Now all i have to do was plant my seeds. Hopefully this time next year my garden will look much nicer.
My garden list: Cornflower, Marigold, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomato, Basil, Chilli, Carnations, Strawberry, Lavender & Aster.





Friday, 22 July 2011

Strawberry Season


Start of Strawberry Season !!!!



I couldn't resist these strawberries. Start of the new season for strawberries .
they were so big and sweet.
Had to buy some and make some chocolate dipped strawberry for an after dinner dessert.

KoKo Black



Winter Wonton Soup


When I was young I always like watching my mum cook and this was one of her easy recipes.
Mum's Wonton soup is what I always a nice winter warmer and healthy too.

Fig 1

Wonton Soup.

Ingredients:
500g Pork Mince
300gPrawn meat (diced)
100g water chestnuts (diced)
1 x egg (beaten)
Wonton skins

Soup:
Soya Sauce
pepper
spring onions
Choy Sum or Bok Choy

*wonton skins come in thick or thin style. depends on your own preference.
In this recipe i used thin skins.

Lets cook !
1. mix pork mince, prawn meat, diced finely water chestnuts and beaten egg together until all combined.

2. place a square of wonton skin flat in your palm and then use a butter kniffe and lift a small ball of wonton filling into the middle of the square.

3. fold bottom corner of the square up to touch the top corner. this should make the wonton look like a triangle shape. use a teeny tiny dab of water to stick it the corners together.

4. Then start from left to right scrunch the edges in a zig zag shape till u reach the end. (** Fig 1**)

5. place the wontons in a bamboo steamer and steam for 7 minutes at a time or until meat is cooked.

6. broth/soup: boil water, place diced spring onions and a splash of soya sauce pepper to taste and place chinese veggies and wontons. 

Boil for a couple of minutes and ready to eat !!!!!







Monday, 27 June 2011

NJ's Scarf…Finally

I started this scarf not long after we meet each other and it has taken me a year or so to finally finish it…why? you ask. Well just forgot about it for a while and also lazy. This is my second time in my life i have knitted a scarf. The very first  time was more than 10 years ago now and I knitted one for my best friend.
Im not very good at knitting at all and don't know the names of the stitches, but I finally pulled my socks up and said I must finish it!



Baby Aimee

Yawning
Smiling

My New Niece Aimee  less than 1 month old.