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Showing posts from January, 2012

Butter Prawns

Sunday cooking! I had prawns at home and I had a dish in mind. Unfortunately, the specific recipe I wanted, I could not find.. but I found this one, which I thought was easy to do, again, everything's available in your/ my kitchen. No extra shopping. As always, recipe here Changes Made - substituted the Shaoxing Wine (Chinese wine) with a dash of vinegar, and regular white wine (I used some South African wine that the brother bought recently). - The prawns had already been prepared to be deveined and shells removed, couldn't do anything about that, but they turned out so soft and succulent, that I'd probably keep it that way. - Not sure how to make kerisik? click here. I loved the taste, and this is definitely going to get cooked again, multiple times in the future :)

Gen Y on Internet Censorship

I was born in 1985, and the people of my generation are called, amongst other things, the Millenial or the Intenet Generation. I do feel because of this, my opinion on and about the censorship of the Internet is more important than that of any other generation. Now that I've grabbed your attention, let me explain.

Because I think the people of my generation represent the hope of all those before us, of this unlimited, uncontrolled stream of information that could be used infinitely. Instead of waiting for a local, franchised magazine to publish its latest interview of one of the Spice Girls, we could have them found on the Internet, printed and brought to school. Doing so earned you cool points. And doing too much of it earned you geek points. Well, we now know that being laughed at in school and being a geek, has turned out to be one of the best things that could've happened, in our generation.

We were also the generation that saw The Terminator 1 & 2, saw the advent of…

Chocolate Walnut Brownie

Since I'm on a roll with these posts, here is another something that got cooked today. Again, yes, boredom was the inspirer of this on. Basically, when I went vegan I bought a packet of Walnuts and pumpkin seeds, needless to say when I switched back, I didnt know what to do with them. I hunted out a really nice RECIPE and tried it out. Again, very pleased with the result..though my baking disasters are legendary. The only thing wrong with this thing, was when I flopped it over, it split into two, horizontally. I was horified, but good thing it didn't really make a difference to the taste. Also, as mentioned before, I added pumpkin seeds too, and loved it! Can you see how rich and beautifully brown this is.. tastes heaven too! And no this wasn't the original batch size. A lot of it got eaten, from the oven to the kitched to the dining table :)

Caramel Custard

It's Republic Day and unfortunately it's at the end of the month. My last amount of money is under investigation..used the Catholic Syrian ATM to withdraw money, and yup, you guessed it. No money, funds debited. Arghhh. I had tons of cream left over from a cook out a few weeks ago, so after many years (close to 10) tried again, to make caramel custard. I remember previous times I'd made it, I just FAILED to make actual caramel. SO I thought, on this day.. I'd give it another shot. Here's the recipe that I followed Making the caramel. One thing the recipe doesn't tell you is when you're pouring the lemon juice and water, step back! It spatters!

The caramel bottom... Pouring the egg and milk mixture into the moulds or glass bowls Post baking! Tadaa... I was really happy with the outcome, though I have to admit, I messed up the caramel AGAIN, think I should've removed it like 5 seconds before I actually did.

Love, Adventure & Miracle


Like an artist, he painted soft kisses all over my face and promised he will wait. Wait for me till I came back, and all I had to do, while I was gone, is assure him that he would be a part of my life. He urged, with his eyes and with his fingers curled around my palm, that this was important else we may not still know eachother when I returned. I nodded, I promised and boarded my plane. I dug into my pockets to get out my I phone 4, and looked through our pictures the whole journey. I was sorry I was leaving him, but something told me that this would be good for us.


As the plane landed, the Captain announced temperatures of 30c, and it was only 11 in the morning! I sleep walked over to baggage collection and checked out of the airport. Great. Taxi time. Took a deep breath, and with ease I had not anticipated secured a fair price to get to my hotel only to find, that fixed prices before the journey meant nothing after the journey. Not wanting to haggle (and quietly giving…