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Using colander as a pot

April 2, 2017 Christina 0

Hey there, guys! It’s a hack again, and this time it’s using a colander as a pot. A colander is used for draining vegetables and fruits. I was at Index [….]

Bestmart in Johor Bahru

April 1, 2017 Christina 0

I heard from a friend recently that she was introduced to this market that sells all sorts of food, fruits and vegetables. From the entrance, you will see rows and [….]

‘IKEA’ in Johor Bahru

April 1, 2017 Christina 0

Recently I went to Aeon Tebrau City and was stopped outside this mall called IndexLivingMall. The minute I stepped in, I think of Ikea. And everything is almost like a [….]

DIY Greenhouse

March 26, 2017 Christina 0

Recently I started to like gardening and together with my neighbour, we started our own gardens outside our flats. In order to protect some of the germinating seeds, it would [….]

Hydroponics Closed System

March 25, 2017 Christina 0

This is the closed system for hydroponics. To set it up, mix the nutrients into the water and set the Leca and vermiculite into the baskets before setting them in. [….]

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Hydroponics setup

March 25, 2017 Christina 0

This is the first time I’m trying out a hydroponics setup. This setup comes complete with the baskets, sponges, a pump and timer for the water flow. I specifically chose [….]

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Trial at Hydroponics Farming

February 8, 2017 Christina 0

Recently, I started becoming concerned about the food we eat, the vegetables sold in the markets and the pesticides widely used in all the crops. I then started reading up [….]

Ondeh Ondeh

January 17, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 250g Glutinous rice flour 200ml Pandan juice 150g Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar), finely chopped 100g Grated coconut (get from wet market and tell them to grate the coconut without [….]

Balloon Kick

January 17, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 8 weeks Time : 3 minutes Difficulty Level : ♥♥♥♥ Development Goal : Leg Strength 0-12 months is the best time for the baby to develop the foundation [….]

Clap Baby Clap

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 6 weeks Time : 3 minutes Difficulty Level : ♥♥♥ Development Goal : Hand movement This game is to develop the baby’s mind in order to coordinate [….]

Flip Baby Flip

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 6 weeks Time : 3 minutes Difficulty Level : ♥♥♥ Development Goal : Trunking movement This game is to enable the baby’s limbs to be flexible and [….]

Kueh Bangkit

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 500g Tapioca starch 500g Grated fresh coconut 150g Caster sugar 2 Egg yolks, medium 2-3 Pandan leaves, for extracting the juice Butter, for buttering tray to prevent stickiness Method [….]

Pineapple Tarts 黄梨塔

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 400g Plain flour 50g Corn flour (not corn starch) 1/4 tsp Salt 280g Unsalted butter, hard 3 Egg yolks, beaten 3 tbsp Cold water (or iced water) 6 tbsp [….]

Pineapple Paste 黄梨果酱

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 2-3 large Pineapples, grated and sieved from juice 1/2 Lemon, juice extracted 1 Cinnamon stick 2 Star anise 3 Cloves 200-250g Sugar, brown or caster Method Every year nearing [….]

Merry-Go-Round

January 15, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 6 weeks Time : 3 minutes Difficulty Level : ♥♥ Development Goal : Sense of Balance This game is to enable the baby to be exposed to [….]

Dumpling Tofu Noodle Soup

January 3, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 1 cup Fish or Pork broth 1 litre Water 1/2 Tofu 2 pieces Dried Beancurd 2 bunches Spinach Phuay Leng 1 tbsp Fried shallots 2-3 Dumplings Method Add frozen [….]

Fried Shallots

January 3, 2017 Christina 0

I always fry this as a topping for many dishes. You can usually keep this for 2 weeks in an airtight container. An all-time favourite! Ingredients Shallots, sliced same thickness [….]

Truffle Fries

January 3, 2017 Christina 0

Everytime I order this dish, I will be addicted to the truffle aroma and taste. And I will also be shocked at how much this dish can be. To me, [….]

Cheng Teng

January 2, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 2-3 litres Water 1/2 cup Dried longans 2 florets White fungus 1 bunch Pandan leaves 1 packet Cooked gingko nuts (usually comes in a packet already cooked) 1 Snow [….]

Curry Fish Head

January 2, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 1 Fish head 1 Onion 1-2 Tomatoes 1 Brinjal 1-2 packets Curry fish paste (Ibrahim brand) 2 cups Water 2 tbsp Yogurt (or Coconut Milk) Method Fry brinjal and [….]

Mum’s Ngoh Hiang Recipe

January 1, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients 700g Pork, minced 200g Prawns, minced into small pieces. 6 Water chestnuts, diced into small pieces 3 Shallots, minced 1/4 tsp Pepper 4 tbsps Plain flour 2 tsps Light [….]

Korean Miso Soup

December 31, 2016 Christina 0

Don’t know what to cook in 5 minutes? This dish is incredibly easy to get ready in a short time and is especially warm in the cool weather.  Add more [….]

Homemade Kids Shampoo

December 31, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 2 cups Base soap solution 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Vitamin E oil 1 drop Lavender essential oil Method Place everything is a pump container and shake well [….]

Homemade Kids Body Soap

December 31, 2016 Christina 0

A very gentle and mild solution for kids for bathing. Very cost efficient and easy to make. Hassle free. Ingredients 2 cups Base soap solution 10 drops Lavender essential oil [….]

Homemade Eco Enzyme Cleaner

December 31, 2016 Christina 0

This is the recipe of homemade eco enzyme. It can be used for fertiliser, facial cleanser, table wipes, washing dishes and many more.  Ingredients 100g Brown sugar 300g Orange and [….]

Prawn Noodle Soup

December 31, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 200g Loin meat, sliced thinly 3 Prawns, sliced half 50g Yellow noodles 30g Spinach or Puay leng spinach 2 cups Pork broth or Chicken broth 2 tbsp Fried shallots [….]

Steamed Egg

December 30, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 4 eggs, beaten 3 tbsp cold water Pinch of salt Method Add all ingredients together. Steam either in a steamer or put on a steamer basket in the rice [….]

Lemon Ganache

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 16ml Lemon zest 172ml Lemon juice 172g Egg yolks 107g Sugar 32g Butter #1, softened 590g White chocolate, melted 161g Butter #2, softened   Method Cook lemon zest, juice, [….]

Dark Chocolate Ganache

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 500ml Cream 35% 59ml Trimoline a.k.a. Invert sugar 550ml Chocolate 70% 50g Butter, softened   Method Add cream and trimoline and boil. Heat up a pot of water and [….]

Hakka Yam Abacus

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients Making the yam abacus 300g yam, cubed 100g tapioca flour 60g hot water For cooking with the yam abacus 5 shallots, minced 2 tsp minced garlic 300g minced pork [….]

Lotus Root Soup with Pork Ribs

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

This soup is suitable for expelling of heat and dampness, strengthening of the spleen and muscles, preventing from catching a flu. Job’s tear is rich in fibre and vitamins B1 [….]

Homemade Mascarpone

December 27, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed Method Heat heavy cream over medium heat in a large saucepan until it reaches 88 deg C.  Stir cream [….]

Coke Butt Chicken

December 24, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 1 chicken 1 can of coke Salt Method Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Use salt and rub over chicken, and give it a little massage. Wash off and [….]

Ngoh Hiang

December 24, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients Fish meat, minced Pork, minced Prawns, minced Beancurd skin, dried Water chestnuts Spring onions Shallots Sesame Oil Cornstarch with water Method Mix all ingredients together and add seasonings. Be [….]

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Vegetable Stock Broth

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tbsp olive oil 3 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks 5 celery stalks, sliced into thick sticks 1 large brown onion, peeled and quartered [….]

Korean Kimchi

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients Preparing the cabbage 6 pounds of cabbage 1/2 cup sea salt Preparing the marinade 2 cups water 2 tbsp sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour) 2 tbsp brown sugar [….]

Soya Sauce Sesame Chicken

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients Sesame oil Soya sauce Water 2 slices ginger 1 chicken cut into small parts 2 carrots 2 stalks spring onion Method Heat some sesame oil in wok. Put in [….]

Watermelon Swan Basket

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 1 huge watermelon Different variety of fruits to put in the basket   Tools Penknife or carving knife Fruit balls scraper Method Slice off one end of the water [….]

Strawberry Cheesecake

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 250g digestive biscuits 125g butter, melted (I used salted butter, but unsalted is fine as well.) 1/4 tsp vanilla essence (optional) 600g cream cheese 100g caster sugar 284ml heavy [….]

Homemade Fish Stock Broth

December 20, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 3 stalks of leek Some shallots 3 slices of ginger 1 kg fish bones Method Heat up some oil in a pot. Stir fry shallots and ginger till fragrant. [….]

Rice Cooker Chicken Rice

December 20, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 1 chicken thigh or any parts that you like Sliced chicken breast (I have some left from the chicken stock that I made, so I sliced them and put [….]

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