Saturday, March 30, 2013

Nasi Dagang Terengganu - Versi Manir

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During the recent school holidays, I managed to set aside two days to go to Terengganu with some friends.  It had been a very long time since I went there.  Come to think of it, I never actually spent any time in that state.  All those times living in the state of Cik Siti Wan Kembang, I only passed by Terengganu on my way back to Kuala Lumpur and back.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Petite Pink Pavlovas

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This is another one of those things I make only upon request.  My girl has been requesting me to make her some pavlovas for quite sometime back; to the point that she was getting angry at me! (this one is a little hot-tempered!)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Strawberry Oreo Tarts

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I made this tart in addition to the Beef Rice I made last week.  Like I said, it is all well and good to care for your students even during the weekends, but it is during these two days that your kids need you more since they see you less during working days.  Anyway, cooking is such a sheer joy to me that it helps to release my stress accumulated throughout the week!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Red Velvet Brownies

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It was not a difficult decision when I made up my mind to made this brownie for the pot-luck that the form 6 teachers were having.  It had been quite some time since our last pot-luck which, if I'm not mistaken, was late last year.  Of course, when someone suggested that we did a pot-luck, everyone unanimously agreed!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nasi Daging / Beef Rice

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A teacher's work is never done.  Sometimes I think to myself if it is really worth all the hard work, sacrificing your weekends that you can spend with your family, just so that you can be with your students!  I mean, isn't spending more than eight hours a day for five days a week with the students more than enough?  In reality, on those working days, once you come home, you are drained out of your energy to entertain your family.  So, that is why I really look forward to the weekends.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Puding Som-Som Pandan

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I mean, who doesn't love local puddings especially Puding Som-som.  I remember when I was young (many, many moons ago!) my late mom used to whip up this dessert without ever having to refer to a recipe, and the result was not only beautiful to look at but also very delicious.  I am always at awe with people of her generation who can cook the simplest and the most difficult of food with ease without ever having to refer to recipes!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Honey Chicken with Olives/Ayam Zaitun Bermadu

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My interest in trying new recipes has finally rubbed on to my missus.  It's exciting to note that when I came back from work the other day, she surprised me with a dish!  She had adapted the recipe from a local magazine (Sedap No. 43).  Plus she did it to celebrate my birthday (see how I stagger my entries! Hehe!)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blueberry Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

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ii.  Jom Masuk U!

And so, yesterday I took the day off from work because I was not able to relax on my birthday which incidentally fell on Monday the 25th of February.  I was really glad I took leave from work and I was not surprised that I did not miss the work environment at all; I didn't miss the common room, I didn't miss the paper work and most of all, I didn't miss the particular group of students!  Bliss!