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 [….]

Strawberry Cheesecake

December 21, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients250g digestive biscuits125g butter, melted (I used salted butter, but unsalted is fine as well.)1/4 tsp vanilla essence (optional)600g cream cheese100g caster sugar284ml heavy cream250g strawberries, sliced MethodGet ready a [….]

Homemade Fish Stock Broth

December 20, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients3 stalks of leekSome shallots3 slices of ginger1 kg fish bones MethodHeat up some oil in a pot.Stir fry shallots and ginger till fragrant.Add leek in and stir fry.Add fish [….]

Rice Cooker Chicken Rice

December 20, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients1 chicken thigh or any parts that you likeSliced chicken breast (I have some left from the chicken stock that I made, so I sliced them and put with this [….]

Tomatoes with Dried Orange Peels

December 19, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsTomatoes (quantity up to you)Dried orange peels (quantity same as the tomatoes) MethodWash tomatoes and dry them with cloth or kitchen towel.Cut the orange peels to about 2 x 2 [….]

Hotdog Egg

December 15, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients2 eggs, beaten1 hotdog, sliced ( I get them from IKEA)salt and peppercheese (optional) MethodHeat up oil in wok and fry sliced hotdog till golden brown.Pour egg mixture in and [….]

Homemade Diaper Rash Oil

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

This is the recipe of a homemade diaper rash oil blend that blocks the skin from bacteria from their urine and poo. Have you ever seen what the ingredients are [….]

Flu Essential Oil Blend

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Lavender is known for their ability to help in anxiety, pain relief, disinfection and enhancement of blood circulation. It can also alleviate respiratory problems, which is why I am using [….]

Chicken Baked Rice

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients1 cup uncooked rice, rinsed and drainedWater to cook rice3 garlic cloves150g button mushrooms, sliced (white or brown fresh ones)150g chicken fillet, cubed10g butterFew tablespoons of Campbell’s cream of mushroom [….]

Soya Bean Milk

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Soy milk is a beverage made from soybeans. A traditional staple of Asian cuisine, it is a stable emulsion of oil, water, and protein. It is produced by soaking dry [….]

Sweet and Sour Pork

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

This dish is made up of the sauce and popcorn chicken (see recipe here). You can also use this sauce for fish and seafood. 

Popcorn Chicken

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Fried chicken is a dish consisting of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens which have been floured or battered and then pan-fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds [….]

Stir Fry Ginger Sesame Chicken

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients5 slices of ginger, cut into thin strips3 tbsp sesame oil300g chicken, cut into pieces50ml water2 tbsp light soya saucea dash of rock sugar, blended MethodHeat up sesame oil under [….]

Onion Prawns Omelette

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

The aroma of eggs has always been one of the most fulfilling of all, this time with onions and prawns, which further enhances the taste. With minimal seasoning, one can [….]

Hakka Glutinous Rice Wine

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients1 kg Glutinous rice3 spicy wine yeast 辣酒饼2 sweet wine yeast 甜酒饼3 tbsp red wine yeast 红曲 (if you want to yield red wine instead of yellow)This is a type [….]

Kai Lan with Braised Mushrooms

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients (Serves 2)4-6 prawns (frozen or fresh)1/2 squid (cleaned and cut)1 big tomato (cut into small cubes)dried parsley leaves (fresh also ok)cream or milk (your own preference)parmesan cheeseseafood or prawn [….]

Seafood Tomato Cream Pasta

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients (Serves 2)4-6 prawns (frozen or fresh)1/2 squid (cleaned and cut)1 big tomato (cut into small cubes)dried parsley leaves (fresh also ok)cream or milk (your own preference)parmesan cheeseseafood or prawn [….]

Nonya Achar

December 14, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients3 tbsps Rempah (Recipe available here)1 cup white rice vinegar1½ cups water2 cups sugar (400 g)For blanching2 cups white rice vinegar2 cups water1 tbsp sugar1 tbsp salt150g carrots, peeled, trimmed, [….]

Glutinous Wine Chicken

December 13, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients Glutinous rice wine, enough to cover the chicken parts. (click here for recipe)I made this wine myself as it is illegal to sell wine here without license, it is [….]

Fried Pork Lard Cubes

December 13, 2016 Christina 0

IngredientsPork Fats (any amount will do)Salt MethodCut into cubes.Marinate with salt.Turn on stove and put cubes in. Do not add any other kinds of oil.

Rempah

December 13, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients10 dried chillies, soaked in water and cut to small pieces8 fresh red chillies8 candlenuts (usually found in the dried goods stall in markets)3 garlic cloves15 shallots (I like more of [….]

Hae Bee Hiam Spicy Dried Shrimps

December 13, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients250g dried shrimps100g shallots6 garlic cloves15 fresh red chilli8 dried chilli, soaked in water for about 15-20 mins and drained.10 bird’s eye chilli2 tbs brown sugar1 tsp salt4-5 tbsps vegetable [….]

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Spices Oil

August 27, 2016 Christina 0

This is the concoction I got from a new neighbour who is always cooking for her kids. It definitely brings out all flavours when you use it every time you [….]

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Moisturizing Hand & Body Cream

July 28, 2016 Christina 0

1/4 cup coconut oil (I also really like Nutiva organic or Tropical Traditions)1/8 cup shea butter1/8 cup cocoa butter (See notes for alternatives)1 Tbsp aloe vera juice1 Tbsp liquid oil of [….]

Peppermint Lip Balm

July 28, 2016 Christina 0

Ingredients2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles2 tablespoons shea butter2 tablespoons coconut oil30+ drops peppermint essential oil MethodMelt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or small glass bowl over [….]

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Jakarta 24 July 2016

July 25, 2016 Christina 0

Today is our last day in Jakarta before setting off to the airport at 3pm. So we have planned to try breakfast at PIK Bebek Bihun. Chance of Chng tng [….]

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10 Things About Bandung

July 24, 2016 Christina 0

Stay in a nice hotel as high up as possible. The breeze and breakfast will be worth it. As it is a place well visited by Indonesians from other cities, [….]

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Jakarta 24 July 2016

July 24, 2016 Christina 0

This morning I had breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Pretty good as they serve some local traditional dishes. I’m a sucker at the words ‘local’ and ‘traditional’. After passing by [….]

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Food bought during Jakarta trip

July 24, 2016 Christina 0

Emping manis IDR18,000/packet 2.5kg of limes IDR7,500 2 Bika Ambon IDR220,000 15 packets of Jeha Special 61 IDR12,000-15,000/packet Freshly made chilli mix from Nasi goreng stall IDR40,000 Freshly made potato [….]

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Toilet Renovation

July 19, 2016 Christina 0

Few months ago, I started thinking of renovating my toilets. When I bought my house, I did not do any renovation to the toilets, as they will still in usable [….]

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Share from Bagan Trip

July 5, 2016 Christina 0

I think these are pretty important for a new visitor like me after visiting Myanmar. I hope that you read these before embarking on this journey.Flies and bugs are everywhere, [….]

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Ordering Groceries Online

June 15, 2016 Christina 0

Honest Bee (https://honestbee.com/en/stores) Minimum Order: Delivery Fee: Fastest Delivery Time: Pros: Cons: Redmart (https://redmart.com/) Minimum Order: Delivery Fee: Fastest Delivery Time: Pros: Cons: NTUC (http://www.fairprice.com.sg/) Minimum Order: Delivery Fee: Fastest [….]

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Zac called from school

February 1, 2016 Christina 0

Just received a call from Zac when he has finished his lunch in school. Time is so precious and the kids are growing so fast every day. Seems like yesterday [….]

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A dog named Fluffy

January 25, 2016 Christina 0

My kids have been asking for pets and I have always turned them down, thinking that I will eventually be the one who will be taking care of it.  But [….]

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Searching for a Maclaren

August 2, 2015 Christina 0

Since I am taking care of my newborn Zoe, carriers and strollers have become a definite neccessity in my daily life. This is a superlate post as I have been [….]

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Homemaking

June 20, 2015 Christina 0

It’s 3 am in the morning and I can’t sleep… Gosh! I’m starting to ramble though, was just looking through my blog and realised that I missed out a lot [….]

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Choosing an oven

July 8, 2014 Christina 0

Recently I’m crazy over a kitchen machine. And I think it’s because I just bought a decent oven. For the longest time I have been using a tabletop oven. If [….]

Day trip to Pontian

June 19, 2014 Christina 0

We ventured out to Pontian with House of Lim. All I ever know about Pontian is the wantan noodles. So what we must try is also that when we reach [….]

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Third month coming

May 28, 2014 Christina 0

The third month is finally within sight. Yesterday she seemed very tired as she was sleeping in chunks. Maybe she is growing. I just hope to see a great improvement [….]

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Week 10 Jaundice cleared

May 19, 2014 Christina 0

Today we went to the polyclinic to take the blood test for jaundice and it measured 23, which is really low and it means that Zoe’s jaundice has cleared. Fortunately [….]

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He is simply cunning

May 15, 2014 Christina 0

Scenario 1 After 3 hours at Polliwogs… Zac: Mama i let you choose. After we buy french fries, will you let me play game or play water? Me: *thinking* who [….]

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Week 9

May 15, 2014 Christina 0

I still sometimes struggle hard to manage her expectations and wants, especially when we are out. I am always latching and she is always fidgety. But one great heartwarming gesture [….]

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Week 8

May 10, 2014 Christina 0

This is the end of Zoe’s 8th week. Supposedly on books and online media, growth spurts will all be over. I hope it does not knock on me soon. The [….]

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Mother’s Day 2014

May 10, 2014 Christina 0

One thing I like about school is that they teach kids about all festivals and important days in our lives. If i were to homeschool him i would feel wierd [….]

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Day 20 (5 Apr 2014)

April 5, 2014 Christina 0

Baby shower has been fixed on 13th Apr Sunday and I chose Chilli Api Catering according to some good reviews online. The dishes that I will be ordering are Kampung [….]

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Day 18 (3 Apr 2014)

April 3, 2014 Christina 0

Today Zoe has been drinking every 2 hours, I wonder whether she is having a growth spurt, which I hope since the nanny is still here. Experience really makes a [….]

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Day 15 (31 Mar 2014)

March 31, 2014 Christina 0

Everything is well and I can feel that baby has grown since she came back from the hospital. I bought a weighing scale just for weighing her so that I [….]

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Day 13 (29 Mar 2014)

March 29, 2014 Christina 0

No school for kids which kinda meant noise throughout the day for me. I was REALLY tired that I could not be bothered with the kids and just slept. Had [….]

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A new school

January 8, 2014 Christina 0

It has been 2 months since I changed their school and Zac immediately responded that he preferred the new school when I asked him today. I’m glad he was able [….]

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Playing with sand

January 8, 2014 Christina 0

Playing with sand has always been an enjoyable moment for Zac and Zann. There was once we went to West Coast Park during early January. The breeze was simply unforgettable! [….]

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