This is another continuation of my memorable trip home recently. One of the special friends that I look forward to meeting again is Arthur, a food blogger that I came to know through blogging. I met him the previous trip I went back. He is a very friendly blogger. His blog is Still Crazy After [...]
GOT IT! GOT IT! AT LAST I GOT IT! My Swarovski crystal accessories…..YAY! The feeling was SO good….*BIG SMILES*. I got it 2 days ago.
I have been excitedly waiting for this day for quite sometime, to share with you about my exciting hunt for something most beautiful, useful and worthwhile on Groupon! You see, I’m [...]
Ever thought of a giant cookie? I have. My greatest attempt was only a giant pancake…….haha. I’m sure you have done that too. Making a giant cookie is always on my mind. My definition of a giant cookie means it has to be much bigger than my face…….*big grin*. Won’t it be a great idea [...]
I must admit that I just love books, especially cookbooks that come with pictures for every recipe. I LOVE the pictures! A very visual person huh……*big smiles*. I’m sure you do, too. I wonder if you would buy a cookbook without pictures. To me you are not very normal if you do….haha. Now you know [...]
Told you in my previous post that I will share with you my kaya cake recipe and here I come, though I didn’t expect myself to come so soon…..haha. Keeping a promise is always very refreshing and liberating which is good for the soul. I’m sure you will agree with me on that. And if [...]
This is a continuation of my memorable trip home. You can read my previous one at A Memorable Trip Home (Arrival And Election).
My hubby’s side has 10 nieces and nephews, most are still small. On my side, all my nieces and nephews are quite grown up and living in another town. Before I went back, [...]
I am finally back to the land of free air condition after being away for about 3 weeks of vacation back to home sweet home in Malaysia. Each time, the thought of going back makes us all over excited. It’s all about seeing our family, relatives and friends and enjoying all the delicious food. But [...]
Landed….landed….landed….at last, back to cold Aberdeen! I had been away back to Malaysia to visit families and friends, on top of enjoying all the best food there. I was away for about 3 weeks. I thought it would be a relaxing time but how wrong. It was all quite a madness….but good and fun madness…..*big [...]
Just when I thought I won’t be baking for a while, my husband asked me to make a cake! I asked him why. He said it’s for his birthday. He wants to share with friends. His birthday??? It’s not even here yet, still quite some time to go. Weird huh! Sounds like he likes to [...]
I think the title of my blog post today sounds like an alien from outer space has landed….haha. No, not alien, but a lovely Malaysian blogger friend whom I came to know only through blogging. Haven’t met yet. I’ve mentioned on several occasions that blogging makes my world smaller and exciting. It’s wonderful to make [...]
I love to talk about food and I love to talk about life, particulary about healthy food, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless I’m NOT a fanatic. I still break rules every now and then to keep my life exciting and be allowed to stay in my house……haha. My family will NEVER ever allow me [...]
I really wonder whether the clock is turning faster, I’m getting busier, I’m less efficient, I play too much or age is catching up! The clock can’t be wrong. My kids have grown up and I shouldn’t be busier. Let me think for a while. I think my life is just fun and exciting, most [...]
COFFEE! I must say I really like coffee. Just the mention or the thought of it would make me want to run to make a cup. But often I have to jam the brake on my cravings otherwise I will look wide eyed the whole day….haha. I may end up not sleeping and baking the [...]
It looks like I have fallen off the blogosphere! But no, I was away in London for an Easter family vacation and just got back. It was a wonderful vacation together as a family, just relaxing, enjoying food and having lots of fun chatting, laughing and playing cards. Nothing could be better than that. Wish [...]
Just wonder whether you have Wagamama in your area. Wagamama restaurants are Japanese inspired, serving various ramens, rice, starters and desserts. They are found in all the major cities in UK. We have been to the Wagamama restaurant here in Aberdeen a few times. It is located on the first floor of Union Square. We love [...]
No rise cake? It sounds like a failed cake, right? But then back home in Malaysia, we have a lot of cakes that do not rise because there’s no raising agents added. We classify them as ‘kuih’, a Malay word. There are many varieties of these no rise cakes and they are made with various [...]
One of my top favourite fish is salmon. Scotland is famous for its salmon. They are so fresh and delicious. It’s good to eat more fish as they are good for health. Most of the time I cooked salmon in curry, marinated with curry powder and pan fried. Besides that, teriyaki salmon is also one [...]
This big juicy meatball dish is one that my youngest daughter said it’s really delicious despite all the sweet corn and garden peas added to it. She always hates garden peas but I’m adamant in adding them to fried rice or any other dishes, much to her dislike……oooops. But well, she has no choice. She [...]
I always love February because there’s so much to celebrate. There’s the 15 days Chinese New Year celebration, then Valentine’s Day and then my birthday….yippeee. But well, another year older. Though I don’t like to be another year older, it’s one of the things in life that’s beyond our control. So let’s grow old gracefully. [...]
It’s the 2nd day of Chinese New Year…the year of the snake. My gosh….snake! Not one that I like. I just cringe at the thought of it. I heard it’s the year of the water snake……cringing even more now. I’m going to leave that aside and wish all my beloved readers here a Most Prosperous [...]
I’m really excited to share my new creation with you. It’s a healthy Oatmeal Banana Cake that I made early this morning. I was a little anxious that it may not turn out well but I was wrong. It’s really moist and delicious. This is the first time I used oatmeal in my cakes. I [...]
Time for some nice desserts with friends. It’s quite a while since I last made something very sweet. As the weather has been, and still is, freezing cold, it’s nice to do some baking to forget about the miserable weather outside and also to warm up my kitchen. It looks like my kitchen is gradually [...]
Britain is going through very bad weather condition with lots of weather warnings…..strong winds and heavy snowfalls in many parts of the country. There are areas where thousands of homes were left without electricity due to the severe weather and transport disrupted. Imagine going through this freezing weather without heating! If that happens to Aberdeen, [...]
Wow…….here we are, into the middle of January! Where has all the time gone. Just hard to believe. Yesterday in church, my pastor asked us whether we had set goals. Of course I did…..quite a few. But I have to admit that I didn’t get onto a good start……..sigh. But never mind, I’ll reset my [...]
At last all the busyness of the Christmas and New Year season is over! It was all so much fun going to friends’ parties and also parties at home. It was almost like endless cooking and eating. While the past couple of weeks had been so full of joy and fun, it’s good to get [...]
Christmas nativity scene
I have been a little ambitious the other day when I said I would still blog about my food and recipes but I realise time has not been on my side at all. So I think I will just keep this short and wish all of you, my treasured readers…….
A MOST BLESSED CHRISTMAS [...]
Christmas is only a few days away and I had just started any food preparation yesterday. Had been going out too much!….badminton, friends, cafes. It has been all fun and exciting but I need to start cooking! Oh, quite stressful to think of it. I told myself that I really need to get started. I [...]
This post is a mixture of my joy and sadness! I was invited to a show in London that I would really like to go (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) but I couldn’t….so sad. It’s just too far to travel just for a show. But since my daughter, Sharon, is there, I know she would love [...]
Christmas will soon be here! I attended an early Christmas party last week where there were roast potatoes. I found them very delicious. I told myself I must try, but with a Malaysian kick to it…spicy ones! And sure enough I did. I received some Scotty Brand Kestrel potatoes and thought it just perfect to try [...]
I’m so thrilled to announce another giveaway here. This one is for UK readers. My apology to international readers. Hope one day, I’ll have giveaways for international readers too.
Gousto is sponsoring TWO 2-person meals for the giveaway, for 2 lucky winners. They provide you with high quality ingredients for the meal you choose and you [...]
December is always a very busy month for me because of the Christmas season. There are church events, parties to go and parties at home. But before I get completely knocked out by the busyness, I’m going to try my best to put up as many posts as possible. I have several friends with health [...]
At last, I’m excited to announce the winners of the Scotty Brand DVDs giveaway. The 2 lucky winners are Uma and PING. Congratulations! I’m really very happy for you. I really hope that your family enjoy the DVD.
And for those who did not win, please don’t be discouraged. There’ll be more giveaways coming up soon. [...]
Every week I tell myself to write more blog posts but then every week I continue to play a lot and don’t end up writing. By the end of each week, I feel guilty but tell myself that I’m very happy to have written at least one post a week rather than none…..*big grin*.
6 months [...]
This is the other dish that I promised to share with you early this week. See, I do keep promises….*big smiles*. If you are new here, I mentioned in my previous post that I received ingredients from a gourmet company, Gousto, to cook 2 dishes. I shared about the Salmon Quiche in my previous post. [...]
I was so thrilled when I received a box of ingredients from Gousto yesterday! I picked 2 menu from their website last week. They are ‘Salmon, Broccoli and Dill Quiche’ and also ‘Chicken and Quinoa Rissoles with Almond Broccoli’. I chose them because I have never cooked quinoa before and I have never tried making [...]
I have 2 exciting news to share with you here. One is how to make a Super Nutritious Chicken Soup and the other is a giveaway sponsored by Scotty Brand.
My aunty from Malaysia was such a blessing to me when she came to visit me for a week recently. One of the things that she [...]
I just wonder why I hardly cook Scottish food even though I have been here for almost 10 years. I mean Scotland has so many awesome food. Strange to think of it….hmmm. I love Scottish food though, like this Scotch Broth. And I really love the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. I need to make that [...]
I’m having the time of my life this week with my young and sweet aunty. She came from Malaysia to visit me……SO happy! We have been having lots of fun going out, chit chatting and enjoying lots of food. Both of us must have looked and felt 10 years younger…haha. I wanted to cook lots [...]
I have aways been most intrigued by red velvet cake. It looks like one of the most popular cakes. I love the colour but not the taste as I can taste the strong red colouring. There is as much as 2 tablespoons of red colouring used!! 2 TABLESPOONS!! No, I do not want so much [...]
I actually wanted to continue with Part 2 of my London trip but I think I have more exciting things to share with you….food of course!…..*big smiles*. I’ll share more of my London trip in another post. And if you are just dropping by and wonder what I’m talking about, please check it out at [...]
I’m back to reality after almost a week away in London, enjoying a family vacation at the same time renewing our passports. It’s a very relaxing vacation. We really enjoyed it. We spent a lot of time just strolling, chatting, long rest in between because of my leg, food and playing cards. We found a [...]
Wow…wow….wow…….what a cake that I had tried! I made the second time yesterday. The first time when I made it, it was not sweet enough. I used too much cocoa powder and too little stevia, a natural sugar. But this time it’s perfect…..so happy….big smiles! I made this healthy chocolate cake for a special friend [...]
I’m sharing with you my favourite, daily health drink. And that is Bragg’s apple cider vinegar and raw honey mixed. To me, it’s my best cocktail….a highly healthy one. I drink 2 big mugs a day. My big Starbuck mug (pictured above) holds at least 2 cups. I love to use big mugs because it [...]
I used to wonder how people can eat raw salmon like in sushi. I just don’t fancy that. That includes smoked salmon. But then salmon is very good for health because of its high omega-3 properties. I need to try but it has to be very nice so that I will not only eat once [...]
One of the two root vegetables that always attracts me is the beet root. The other one is the carrots. This is because of their bright colours. Both of them are extremely good for health. My family drinks freshly made carrot-apple juice for breakfast on most mornings, occasionally with beetroot added. That’s because I’m not [...]
Need a quick vegetable dish? Here’s one to go for. It’s my first time cooking it this way and my family loved it. We had a friend over to join us for dinner and he just loved it. It looks colourful, healthy and flavourful. This dish would go very well with rice, noodles, pasta or [...]
I make these spelt pancakes very often in the morning for my hubby to bring to work. Buying a loaf of bread can be cheap and convenient but nothing can be compared to homemade ones. To make it healthier and more nutritious, I used unrefined sugar instead of the white sugar, olive oil instead of [...]
I’m excited to announce my NuStevia giveaway. Finding the 4 winners were easy because only 4 people followed the 3 simple steps to enter for the giveaway competition, i.e. state a successful step in health change, share a joke and subscribe to my blog through email. I fully enjoyed all the jokes. Had a good [...]
I am just so excited to host this wonderful natural sweetener, NuStevia, as a giveaway. I’m really thankful to NuNaturals for sponsoring this giveaway and it’s open to all my readers world wide! 4 lucky winners will be chosen. And if you are into healthy eating, then here’s the chance. You may be the lucky [...]