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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 [….]

Homemade Fluffy Pancakes

February 18, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients1 cup Plain flour, sifted2 tbsp Sugar2.5 tsp Baking powder (I used 0.5 tsp as it was finishing and it turned out fine)1/2 tsp Salt1.25 cup Milk3 tbsps Butter, melted1 [….]

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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

Ingredients250g Glutinous rice flour200ml Pandan juice150g Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar), finely chopped100g Grated coconut (get from wet market and tell them to grate the coconut without the skinPinch of Sea [….]

Balloon Kick

January 17, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 8 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥♥♥Development Goal : Leg Strength0-12 months is the best time for the baby to develop the foundation of the strength of [….]

Clap Baby Clap

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 6 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥♥Development Goal : Hand movementThis game is to develop the baby’s mind in order to coordinate with his hand movement. [….]

Flip Baby Flip

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 6 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥♥Development Goal : Trunking movementThis game is to enable the baby’s limbs to be flexible and extend the movement of [….]

Kueh Bangkit

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients500g Tapioca starch500g Grated fresh coconut150g Caster sugar2 Egg yolks, medium2-3 Pandan leaves, for extracting the juiceButter, for buttering tray to prevent stickiness MethodThe technique in this recipe is actually [….]

Pineapple Tarts 黄梨塔

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients400g Plain flour50g Corn flour (not corn starch)1/4 tsp Salt280g Unsalted butter, hard3 Egg yolks, beaten3 tbsp Cold water (or iced water)6 tbsp Icing sugar1/2 tsp Vanilla extract1 egg yolk [….]

Pineapple Paste 黄梨果酱

January 16, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients2-3 large Pineapples, grated and sieved from juice1/2 Lemon, juice extracted1 Cinnamon stick2 Star anise3 Cloves200-250g Sugar, brown or caster MethodEvery year nearing Chinese New Year, I will want to [….]

Merry-Go-Round

January 15, 2017 Christina 0

Suitable for : 6 weeksTime : 3 minutesDifficulty Level : ♥♥Development Goal : Sense of BalanceThis game is to enable the baby to be exposed to different visuals, and is [….]

Thai Tom Yam Soup 泰式东炎汤

January 12, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients6-8 Prawns, shells removed, keep the head while removing the head shell1/2 Squid, optional3 Cilantro roots bruised1 inch Galangal, sliced3 Lemongrass bruised and cut into 2 inches4 cups Water1 Chicken [….]

Beef Burger with Assorted Vegetables

January 11, 2017 Christina 0

IngredientsFor the beef burger12 Jacob’s cream crackers500g quality minced beef1 large free range eggSaltFeshly ground black pepperOlive oil1 round lettuce3 tomatoes, sliced thin1 red onion, sliced thin6 fresh burger buns6 [….]

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Watercress Soup with Pork Ribs

January 4, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients300g pork (ribs or loin), cut into bite size pieces1.5 litres Water250g Watercress, soaked for 10 mins and cut off the stems, unless you will cook for long8 dried Jujube [….]

Dumpling Tofu Noodle Soup

January 3, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients1 cup Fish or Pork broth1 litre Water1/2 Tofu2 pieces Dried Beancurd2 bunches Spinach Phuay Leng1 tbsp Fried shallots2-3 Dumplings MethodAdd frozen soup broth and water in a pot and [….]

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!

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

Ingredients2-3 litres Water1/2 cup Dried longans2 florets White fungus1 bunch Pandan leaves1 packet Cooked gingko nuts (usually comes in a packet already cooked)1 Snow lotus 天山雪莲, cut into cubes (looks [….]

Curry Fish Head

January 2, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients1 Fish head1 Onion1-2 Tomatoes1 Brinjal1-2 packets Curry fish paste (Ibrahim brand)2 cups Water2 tbsp Yogurt (or Coconut Milk) MethodFry brinjal and put aside.Steam fish head for 15-20 mins or [….]

Mum’s Ngoh Hiang Recipe

January 1, 2017 Christina 0

Ingredients700g Pork, minced200g Prawns, minced into small pieces.6 Water chestnuts, diced into small pieces3 Shallots, minced1/4 tsp Pepper4 tbsps Plain flour2 tsps Light soya sauce1 packet Beancurd MethodMix all ingredients [….]

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 [….]

Prawn Noodle Soup

December 31, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients200g Loin meat, sliced thinly3 Prawns, sliced half50g Yellow noodles30g Spinach or Puay leng spinach2 cups Pork broth or Chicken broth2 tbsp Fried shallotsLight soya sauce to taste MethodHeat oil [….]

Steamed Egg

December 30, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients4 eggs, beaten3 tbsp cold waterPinch of salt MethodAdd all ingredients together.Steam either in a steamer or put on a steamer basket in the rice cooker while cooking the rice.Serve.

Braised Pork Belly with Bittergourd

December 30, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients3-4 Chilli padi300g Pork belly, cut into big cubes1 Bittergourd2-3 slices Ginger1 tbsp Preserved soy beans3-4 cloves Garlic1 tsp Dark soya sauce1 tsp Light soya sauce MethodPut everything, except the [….]

Homemade Crispy Thin Crust Pizza

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsFor dough3/4 lukewarm water1 tsp active dry / instant yeast1 tsp honey2 cups plain flour (bread flour if you want more bready texture.)1.5 tsp saltFor toppingsBacon, cut into small piecesPineapple, [….]

Lemon Ganache

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients16ml Lemon zest172ml Lemon juice172g Egg yolks107g Sugar32g Butter #1, softened590g White chocolate, melted161g Butter #2, softened  MethodCook lemon zest, juice, sugar and egg yolks in a bowl over a [….]

Dark Chocolate Ganache

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients500ml Cream 35%59ml Trimoline a.k.a. Invert sugar550ml Chocolate 70%50g Butter, softened  MethodAdd cream and trimoline and boil.Heat up a pot of water and place a bowl on the pot.Melt chocolate [….]

Nyonya Glutinous Rice Dumpling

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients 2 kg glutinous rice, soaked for 2 hours and drained. 24 Chinese mushrooms, soaked80 bamboo leaves, washed and wiped dry240g winter melon, cut into small cubes.2 kg minced meat or belly [….]

Hakka Yam Abacus

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsMaking the yam abacus300g yam, cubed100g tapioca flour60g hot waterFor cooking with the yam abacus5 shallots, minced2 tsp minced garlic300g minced pork or chicken80g dried shrimp, soaked30g dried cuttlefish40g mushrooms, [….]

Beef Burger with Mozarella Cheese

December 29, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients12 Jacob’s cream crackers500g quality minced beef1 large free range eggSaltFeshly ground black pepperOlive oil1 round lettuce3 tomatoes, sliced thin1 red onion, sliced thin6 fresh burger buns6 slices cheddar or [….]

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 and [….]

Homemade Mascarpone

December 27, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients2 cups heavy cream1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed MethodHeat heavy cream over medium heat in a large saucepan until it reaches 88 deg C. Stir cream and make sure it [….]

Aglio Olio with Honey Baked Chicken Wings

December 24, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsHoney baked chicken wings (See recipe here.)Pasta, a quarter packet for 2-3 peoplePinch of saltOlive oilChilli flakesGarlic, minced or sliced depending on your liking.Extra virgin olive oil, optional  MethodHeat a [….]

Baked Honey Garlic Baby Ribs

December 24, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients1 kg baby pork ribs1 large white onion, chopped1/2 cup honey1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup soy sauce1/4 cup butter2 tsp mustard powder1 1/2 tsp garlic, mincedCarrots, cut into matchsticksCucumber, cut [….]

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

December 24, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients2 kg chicken wings1 large white onion, chopped1/2 cup honey1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup soy sauce1/4 cup butter2 tsp mustard powder1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced MethodHeat pan in medium heat.Add [….]

Coke Butt Chicken

December 24, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients1 chicken1 can of cokeSalt MethodPreheat oven to 180 deg C.Use salt and rub over chicken, and give it a little massage.Wash off and add a bit of salt over [….]

Ngoh Hiang

December 24, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsFish meat, mincedPork, mincedPrawns, mincedBeancurd skin, driedWater chestnutsSpring onionsShallotsSesame OilCornstarch with water MethodMix all ingredients together and add seasonings.Be sure to clean the beancurd skin with a damp cloth as [….]

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Vegetable Stock Broth

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients2 tbsp unsalted butter1 tbsp olive oil3 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks5 celery stalks, sliced into thick sticks1 large brown onion, peeled and quartered7 garlic cloves, peeled2 bunches of [….]

Korean Kimchi

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsPreparing the cabbage6 pounds of cabbage1/2 cup sea saltPreparing the marinade2 cups water2 tbsp sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour)2 tbsp brown sugarPreparing other vegetables2 cups radish, cut into matchsticks1 [….]

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsA box of spinach1 cucumberCherry tomatoes2 tbsp balsamic vinegar2 tbsp extra virgin olive oilPinch of saltParmesan cheese MethodWash vegetables and dry.Slice cucumbers.Put all vegetables together and mix well. Mix balsamic vinegar [….]

Soya Sauce Sesame Chicken

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsSesame oilSoya sauceWater2 slices ginger1 chicken cut into small parts2 carrots2 stalks spring onion MethodHeat some sesame oil in wok.Put in ginger and fry till fragrant.Add in chicken parts and [….]

Watermelon Swan Basket

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients1 huge watermelonDifferent variety of fruits to put in the basket ToolsPenknife or carving knifeFruit balls scraper MethodSlice off one end of the water melon so that the watermelon can sit [….]

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