Archive for January, 2015

Nourishing Foods

15/01/2015

My favourite piece of equipment in the house at the moment has to be my breadmaker. Hubby had accumulated points from the use of our credit card so, with a little encouragement from a friend, we decided to chip in and make our own bread. Yummy!

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The wholemeal one is totally wholemeal-ed by us. Someone had given us hill rice, with the husks grounded off. So I scooped a little of the bran into the flour and added some rolled oats, and voila!

I also enjoy multigrain so into the mixture went pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and black sesame seeds …. yummilicious!

This is one of my favourite ways to eat my bread – cheese on toast with slices of cucumber. I could have this all day….IMG_4141

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SURPRISES!!!

08/01/2015

For the first one, they let me talk as they cleared the table. We were in a restaurant and had had a lovely meal. I happily chatted away and then a cake appeared.

I said, “Wow, what’s this?”

Brother-in-law says, “Dessert”.

“Oh,” I said. I was expecting fruits as usual.

Then I looked closer and saw the candles and the wordings.

IMG_3941_2Boy, did I get caught out!

A few days later, I got back to work. I had been traveling for my actual birthday. Whilst I had been on leave, three people celebrated their birthdays in my office. Fancy that! Two are members of the small team we have, and one was dropping by the office. What timing!

 

Anyway, while away, they sent me a photo to say that the white cake below on the left was my birthday cake which they were eating in my absence. Hah!

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When I got back, I got stuck into my work, trying hard to clear my table. Suddenly there is movement at the doorway and the lights go out. Haha! They tried to surprise me! This time, with the cake on the right! Amazing colours and taste!

What joy to be blessed twice this year! Feeling loved…..

Favourite Food

01/01/2015

The steamed popiah….

This is one of my favourite of all the things I can eat. Hotplated flour wraps encasing the most yummy thingsIMG_3876_2

 

Contents mostly vary from place to place, but one thing that is essential – the stir-fried sengkuang vegetable. You can add crunchiness from the deep fried prawns or crispy flour. You can add slivers of carrots for colour, enhanced by bit of cucumber with their skin still on. But the ultimate ingredient is this humble root vegetable. IMG_3891Another key ingredient which those of my hometown would know is the sweet sauce. As far as I know, this is the only place which will serve this sauce for this dish. Uniquely done this is a must-not-miss for my trips back to my birthplace. Yummmmmm!