Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quails in Hot Coconut Gravy/Puyuh Salai Masak Cili Api

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Whenever I go to the morning market on Saturday, I always think about what my children would like to have for lunch or dinner.  And as I pass by the stalls selling different kinds of vegetables, fish and poultry, I imagine myself preparing special dishes for them.  Sometimes I buy some ingredients just to put in the freezer; to be at the ready whenever my children come home.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Oyster Mushroom Kerabu

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Last week I was supposed to visit a school with two of my colleagues.  We had visited one school earlier and the prospect of driving another 50 kilometres didn't really appeal to me.  But my two colleagues insisted on going there, so off they went.  It was just their luck I guess; when they got there they each got a helping of fresh oyster mushrooms as token of appreciation to take home.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Simple Beef Stew

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This is another dish that uses whatever ingredients that have been lying in the fridge because there were too many of them.  This usually happens when I buy in bulk due to the cheaper prices of the ingredients or sometimes I buy them because I just fancy how they look; usually due to their freshness or their sudden availability in the market after a long absence.  Well, like local fruits, vegetables have their own seasons too.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Grilled Dory with Bechamel Sauce

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Well, Ramadhan is here again and since all are at home once again, seeing that most local universities are having their long three-month holidays, I can expect to get many requests from my kids for me to prepare certain dishes or anything that captures their fancy.