Back to reality…….

17 11 2011

Really a lonnnnnng way to update….here am i, back to reality! Alhamdulillah….after almost half-year i didn’t come out with any news, here comes all the pending stories before 2011 ends………Never give up on a sure thing no matter what your friends say!



3 11 2010

Alhamdulillah…..May Allah blesses us with a good strength and health! Caring with regular exercises and good food can improve our immune system, especially to our kids, make sure they really washes their hands properly to avoid a very-very super duper virus now….SUPERBUG! What is Superbug? Super bug is a bacteria of Antibiotic resistant organism as it is identified in 37 people who returned to the UK after undergoing surgery in India or Pakistan. This Superbug is as much powerful that it is resistant to most powerful antibiotics so UK/ British scientists passed a warning that it will appear worldwide. Researchers’ already passing warning about this Super Bug as it will spreads more where the health system is low which is not having adequate medicines/ antibiotics. Even though it considered being extremely infectious in nature, which completely resistant from all antibiotics known at present, we still can avoid this by maintaining our cleanliness.  InsyaAllah…..Stay Clean!!!

Yes!!! Talking about good-quality food, I’ve read a book during ‘long holidays’ last few month….. (Silent is golden rite??), and it’s more about brain food which guide you how to boost your brain power. Throughout life, our brain is the busiest place for receiving, processing, storing and generating all information, thus we need to provide it with the correct combination of nutrients, make it able to think quicker, clearer memory and maintain with brighter outlook! May be I’m the one who ignore it, that’s why I cannot start my blogging before…hihihi……

First, I won’t write much here, someone is going to zzzzz then! I’ll jot few tips on how fruits and vegetables in natural bright colours can boost your brain!

  1. RED PEPPER: The red colour is due to the presence of high levels of beta-carotene – a vitamin A precursor and has 20% more vit.c than the green one.

2. ONION: The yellow comes from anthoxanthins, powerful protectants      against free-radical damage – earliest known foods to be used as a medicine for colds.

3. BROCCOLI: Rich in beta-carotene, also evident in carrots – without it broccoli would be a much lighter green. When buying these, choose the darkest, greenest stalks on display and cook lightly – a cup of cooked broccolis contains more vitamin C than 2 oranges!

4. TOMATO: Coloured red because of the strong antioxidant lycopene.  Pick or pluck the reddest, smallest and freshest only is the best!

5. CARROT: The orange colour comes from beta-carotene, the precursor to Vit.A


Brain Food by OOna Van Den Berg


We still luv these!!!! homemade rojak…..

Ramadhan is coming!

22 07 2010

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar where all Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan; fasting during daylight hours begin from dawn till sunset besides performing a special nightly prayers called, Tarawikh which held for the entire month……This is the best month ever in my life!  We as Muslims are getting closer to Allah and whoever fasts or prays with faith and seeking rewards from Allah will have past sins forgiven. Besides, you will get in shape too for coming Hari Raya. Insya’allah….!

Talking about getting in shape, Islamic fasting is different from such diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake, such as those which are protein only or fruit only. Everything that is permissible is taken in moderate quantities. But, Ramadhan also said as the food festival month! In Malaysia, many foods stalls rises-up and ‘Bazaar Ramadhan’ are everywhere selling variety foods and drinks with their own specialties; all will whet your appetite for sure and be careful in our spending, not to be wasteful in this holy month!

I believed, all ladies, wives and moms start to scrutinizing magazines and recipes either to get ready for coming Aidil fitri or  just giving a try to cook special cuisines and meals for “sahur” (pre-dawn meals) or “berbuka” (immediate meals taken for break fast)……. As for myself, I really having full-day commitment, less sleep, rest, double job or in other words – it’s the time to be an iron lady!

Silicone Pans and Bake wares

29 06 2010

It’s really fun to bake using silicone pans. And if you still remember that I will give u a proof about these silicones bake wares, YES!! Results were terrific! All listed tip and benefit were proven! Although these Silicone bakeware has been in use commercially for several years, I think it’s still quite new to the home market especially amongst Malaysians, might be it is slightly more expensive than ordinary pans (it’s may vary and depend on what brand you buy……..). Like anything new, I just want to give a chance to show off its great features.

Before move to next step – I really love this stage! No more greasing or parchment paper…..just pour it into the pans and start baking!

Mmmmm……they smells great!!  Chocolate & Buttervanilla cakes…

They all in shapes! Yeah…good enough for my first trial…

And these for our breakfast this morning! Filled with blueberry toppings (that’s the only i got in my fridge…..stock clearance! Hihihi), looks so great and you’ll tempted to try.

Special gift from him…..

18 06 2010

I  would like to thank my loving hubby who always support me and encourage me in my career….TQ so much for paying the bills each time my visit to the bakery suppliers!!  He really my moving ATM…..hihihi….And guess what, I selected these new tools yesterday….several types of silicone pans (will give it a try to bake him a father’s day mini cakes), beads maker, shaped mini pans and bla, bla, bla,..…. And for those who interested with these silicone pans or beads cutter/ maker – local brand with reasonable prices (I knew it would be quite expensive to buy Wilton brand, right?)….don’t hesitate to give me a call then….. Enjoy the pics!

There are many benefits of these silicone bake wares but I will not tell u more than what I’ve read through….Do gives me a space to try it first!

Benefits of Silicone Bakeware

  • Silicone bakeware is non-stick. No greasing or parchment paper necessary!
  • Pans heat quickly and bake evenly with no burnt or dark edges or bottom.
  • Removal from pans is super easy – a slight twist or gently pulling on the sides and roll out your baking.
  • They’re freezer, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
  • Bake, store, freeze and reheat right in the pans.
  • No rusting or staining.
  • No need to alter your batter or temperature – bake as usual.
  • Cleanup is a breeze.
  • Lightweight and perfect for a camper or RV.
  • Storing is easy – although they do not easily nest, no special attention is required and they retain their shape.

Notable Tips for Successful Baking

  • Follow manufacturer’s maximum heat ratings.
  • Pans are hot to touch while in the oven but cool down quickly; use hot pads to remove them.
  • Using a cookie sheet underneath will provide stability even for smaller pans.
  • Always use a metal baker’s sheet or specially designed sled or rack underneath wider or larger silicone pans.
  • Wash pans thoroughly before first use.
  • Warranties tend to vary with bakeware brands.
  • Do not use knives or sharp objects – they could damage your pans.
  • Never use on an open flame or on stovetop burners.

Sources:  Baking desserts and housewares

Now… journey begins…..more new activities coming….wait for the next updates!

A Family Getaway…..

18 06 2010

Planning a budget trip for the family might not be as hard as u think. All u need are some patience, time and resourcefulness…As for me, to hang on the apron and close the ‘lab’ for a few days during the school holidays takes just a few minutes to think…..with good schedule and arrangement will  help u to stop ur routine and pamper urself! I knew that bakers out there might have a tight schedule to cope with weddings, parties and many more activities……..and of course it earn a lot!

Here are 4 easy steps on how u can plan an ideal budget for the whole family, it’s really save!

1. Travel to Local Destination

We are lucky for Malaysia is blessed with a myriad of beautiful holiday destinations. It helps our local economy out and spends in to local destination! Not only significantly cheaper than traveling overseas, it also require a shorter travel time, especially for those with young children…even myself had a difficulties to stop them from keep on mumbling and asking….are we there yet? Are we there yet? How long do we have to reach there? hihihi…..

2. Bring everything U need (Save-travel mini sizes pack)

Make a list of things u need to bring along in case u forget, especially toiletries. It might cost u a fair bit to buy at travel destinations.  Make sure u just brings only necessary and suitable costume for all there!

3. Eat Cheap!

This is the best part for me when we had a holiday journey! Whatever it is, I prefer to cook my own simple meals like sandwiches, self-made nuggets or ready made nuggets, burgers, fried chickens, healthy snacks such as peanuts with raisins and most important thing I would pack together is my ‘little fridge’ – Mr. cooler (this is one of the tip to move my kids attention from quarrelling and mumbling – having a cool and nice drinks during the trip!…hahaha)… It is more comfortable for me to bring plain waters than buy it from the petrol stations along the highway. For sure homemade food is safer, cleaner and of cz better food, and perhaps we just have to eat outside on the 2nd day at the hotel area.

4. Cut down On Souvenirs

You don’t need to get a gift for everyone in the office or neighbours when u travel… Identify those whom u really want to give ur thanks to for watering ur plants, holding the fort at the office when u’re on vacation or drove u to the airport! Buy souvenirs in bulk for a better price.

………Assure u a stress-free, fun-filled holiday for everyone especially to ur family

Mini Faux Cakes For Aqiqah and Cukur Jambul

14 05 2010

Salam and hi to all, I’m back to blogging and baking mode again!! Spending almost a week with mom, dad, and all my dearest especially with my sis’s new baby – Aisyah Farisah makes my days there fulfill with sweet memories which lasting only for a short time! All the moments that reminds me of a magical time or a happy memory together with my love ones.

Main actor and actress on their big day ………….the sleeping beauty – Aisyah Farisah  and his cute chubby bro – Muhd Faris

I realize that when planning a trip back to my hometown this time, I could feel that I am the busiest person with my mom, the best actresses awarded in the kitchen, hahaha……planned everything from the main dish, side dishes, desserts inclusive the door gifts! And of course I done my job here in shah alam before departure to ensure my faux cakes completed within 3 days! Alhamdulillah, all the gifts completed for that big day – Aqiqah and Cukur Jambul,……landed safely from KL to Kch as a compliment from us to all the guest.

It’s so fragile……packed with cares before departure!

Safely landed journey…Pandan, red velvet and black forest mini cakes packed in small transparent boxes as a special gift for them….

Nice to see, nice to hold, consider not to eat!!….

Rewang time! here are my super grannies…..before the ceremony begins……

Behind the scenes……