The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.
More interesting fact:
Maybe I should post more recipes here. Maybe recipes from my mom and grandmas too because most of them is a reflection of my heritage; the Bangkahulu & Minangkabau background from Sumatera. It is somewhat similar to Padang food. Some of them are quite unique and you can definitely put them under the delicacy category. I have always wanted to compile the old recipes into a hardcopy for my girls future reference. Maybe I should just do it online for now.
I have made ayam percik for iftar last night and it was a BIG hit! Husband can’t stop licking his fingers and the kids ate a lot. Now, that says a lot coz my kids are such a picky eater! I have made similar roasted chicken before but I assure you, this one is a hit. Let me share out the recipe in malay language coz this is how I copy(paste) it down. Sharing is caring and this is a special request from my twitter buddy @marlianaz (*waving hand*). Here we go and enjoy!
Resepi ayam percik
Bahan-bahan (kuah percik) 4-5 orang
9 ulas bawang merah (dikisar)
1 ulas bawang putih (dikisar)
1/2 inci halia (dikisar)
4 sudu besar cili kisar (saya guna 2 sudu sahaja)
400 ml santan pekat (saya guna 1/2 biji kelapa yg diparut diambil santannya)
1/4 sudu besar halba (fenugreek seeds)
3 batang serai (diketuk)
Garam dan gula secukup rasa
1/2 cawan air
Minyak masak untuk menumis
Bahan-bahan (perap ayam)
1/2 ekor ayam
4 ulas bawang merah
1 ulas bawang putih
1 inci halia
1 batang serai
1/2 sudu besar ketumbar
1/2 sudu besar jintan putih
- Kisar bahan-bahan untuk memerap ayam. Perap ayam selama 30 minit. Kemudian bakar ayam sehingga masak.
- Untuk kuah, tumis bahan-bahan yang telah dikisar sehingga naik bau.
- Masukkan cili kisar. Kacau sekata, kemudian masukkan air.
- Masukkan santan, halba, belacan dan serai. Kacau hingga sekata.
- Masukkan garam dan gula secukup rasa.
- Masak sehingga kuah menjadi pekat (30-40 minit).
- Bila siap, curahkan kuah ke atas ayam yang telah dibakar.
Resepi dari: http://dapurmalaysia.com/resepi-ayam-percik/
Now, this is the picture of the real deal. *proud face* :p
I am sharing this recipe I got from BigOven. Sorry, I didn’t keep the name of the contributor. My bad! So this is a recipe from Anon and I love it! Approved by me and it DID taste like my favorite Ikea meatball! Love!! Ok here goes and enjoy!
My most basic (German) meatball recipe:
about 500 g mince meat
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 hard roll (or some other white bread, french bread, ciabatta or the likes – dried out and soaked in water till mushy – squeeze water out before adding to meat) (I use 10 pcs of weetameal biscuits)
seasonings to taste
(My MIL also adds breadcrumbs to make everything less moist and more compact, you might just as well omit the soaked bread to achieve that because then the only reason you add bread is to save money by “diluting” the meat).
I like them a little fluffy, so I stuck with my own mother’s as above – the egg and the moist bread make the fluff. I mix those using either my hands or a fork. For basic meatballs I add salt, pepper and marjoram – sometimes a tsp of mustard, but you can do any other seasonings as well. (I recommend the mustard!!)
Sometimes I sautee the onion first to get them soft. Italian herbs, garlic, and (drained off the oil) marinaded dried tomatoes are very nice for party meatballs.
You can also add chopped olives, corn kernels, or whatever else if serving without sauce (eg. cold for fingerfood) Wet your hands a little to shape the meat into balls or patties and fry from all sides.
Another recipe from me, the amateur chef. *cough* This is for you Wanie! Don’t forget to try it and let me know the results ya
Terung goreng sambal
2 biji terung panjang dibelah dua dan dihiris setebal 1cm
5 biji cili merah dikisar
1 biji bawang besar dikisar/ditumbuk
1 biji bawang besar dihiris
2 sudu besar cili kering
Sedikit minyak masak
Garam secukup rasa
Gula secukup rasa
Letak sedikit minyak masak dan ratakan atas kuali/frying pan. Terung digorengkan atas kuali sehingga lembut. Gaulkan cili merah, bawang dan cili kering yg dikisar. Panaskan minyak masak dan tumiskan kesemua bahan yg dikisar tadi. Tumis sehingga semuanya garing dan masukkan hirisan bawang besar. Masukkan garam dan gula secukup rasa. Matikan api selepas bawang layu. Tuang sambal keatas terung yg digoreng tadi. Makan dgn nasi putih panas. Enjoy!
A dear friend requested penang laksa recipe. *waving at doc ikeen!* I only remembered my mom’s laksa utara resepi. It is a bit different from penang laksa as in, we don’t use pineapple and mint leaves to garnish our laksa. Another thing, I am not good at writing recipe in english so it will be in malay instead. Enjoy and happy cooking!
1 kg laksa beras (dicelur)
1 kg ikan kembung/ikan sardin
2 batang bunga kantan
5 keping asam gelugur
3 sudu besar cili kering yg dikisar (boleh kurangkan kalau x suka pedas)
1 tangkai daun kesum
2 batang serai (diketuk)
4 liter air
1 biji timun (dihiris)
sedikit daun salad (dihiris)
2 biji bawang besar (dihiris)
2 biji cili merah (dihiris)
limau kasturi dibelah dua
telur rebus sebagai penambah selera
otak udang secukup rasa
Garam secukup rasa
1. Rebus ikan hingga lembut. Buangkan tulangnya & kisar isi ikan bersama air rebusan hingga halus.
2. Simpan kepala ikan dan tulang yg lembut tadi utk dikisar dgn baki air rebusan. Tapiskan air kisaran tulang ikan untuk dijadikan stock dan dicampurkan bersama isi ikan yg dikisar.
3. Masukkan bawang besar, bunga kantan, serai, daun kesum, cili kisar, asam gelugur dan air ke dalam periuk. Masukkan isi ikan bersama stock dari tulang ikan tadi
4. Rebus sehingga mendidih dan masak. Kemudian tambah garam dan otak udang secukup rasa.
5. Masukkan laksa ke dalam mangkuk & tuangkan kuah panas hingga penuh, bubuhkan salad, timun, bawang, cili merah & telur rebus. Perahkan limau kasturi jika suka dan sedia utk dimakan.
*Picture from Google Image
What can I say, twitter and now drawsome has conquered my free time. Of course, family, kids and work (and FB) too!
This is how my kids keep me and DH very busy, by playing and fighting with each other! They are quite competitive too. It makes me worried sometime.
Let me illustrate it with some pictures:
Kakak pon ikut menonggeng.. :p
Adik got stucked and cried coz she can't get up :p
Kakak pretend to get stuck too! :p hahaa
Adoi.. there are many more example but I am so lazy to list it down. Letih ok! Everything needs to be repeated. Everything must be in sets of two. If I bathe kakak, adik will cry and wanna join us. I feed adik and kakak want some milk too. If hubby is not around I think I will go crazy lah! Like I am not “crazy” enough juggling work and family.
I am not so strong. My house looks like a sinking ship most of the time but thank god for an understanding hubby who are willing to help around the house. (If I am lucky and he is available around the house :p haha)
I am supposed to post this earlier but you guessed it right, I am too busy with family, day job, part time job, twitter and instagram (might add pinterest soon! :p) to finish this post. So here it is, the first beauty haul for the year 2012.
Nyx Round Lipstick in Sierra *love this!*
Nyx Megashine Lip Gloss 131 (pink with gold shimmer)
Nyx Studio Liquid Liner - Extreme Black
Trio Eyeshadow - TS40 Aquamarine
Bobbi Brown Classic To Go Palette
I love all of them and have use them all except for the lip color in BB palette. This reminds me I need a lip brush to use those beautiful lip color. Another trip to Guardian soon I guess, so I can get my hands on those pretty lip butter by Revlon! I need to move away from nudes and rose colored lipstick. Maybe I should venture into red and pink. We’ll see :p
By the way, I bought all Nyx product shown above with a friend who owns a blog shop! You can join her Nyx spree and one is coming soon! Besides beauty product, she also conduct coach and spanx spree. Checkout her website here: http://beautybazaar.blogspot.com/ Happy shopping and enjoy!