Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fresh Blueberry Cupcakes

We've been under the weather lately. Runny nose, cough, headaches and backaches have been plaguing us. Poor Fat cheeks is the most affected of us all. We've all been taking medication faithfully and I am keep our fingers crossed that after this weekend, all will be well. To cheer up Fat cheeks, I decided to let her do some simple baking. This time we're doing Blueberry cupcakes. Seems they are in season and a punnet of blueberries cost less than $3. I measured out the ingredients and had her do the rest with me giving instructions at the side. I adapted the recipe from my Nutella cupcakes here. I replaced the white sugar with brown sugar and folded in the punnet of fresh blueberries in the end. The cupcakes turned out really well, very light & fluffy. The brown sugar tastes less sweet & I love how the fresh blueberries explode when you bite into them. Yummy! Fat cheeks followed instructions well & did a fantastic job!! =)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I've got presents! =)

I've got presents all the way from Sweden. =)

Thank you Sylvia for your lovely handmade key chains, we love them! Just looking at them makes me smile.

It's really wonderful to have friends. As I grow older, I realise genuine friends are hard to come by especially for me. I'm quiet, boring and don't socialise much. I don't like attention and am actually happy to be part of the flower vase in the background observing things going on around me. I also enjoy doing things alone. I find it much less complicated that way. Hence it's no surprise my group of friends is small. But the few I have, I treasure them much. We may not go out often and we hardly meet up, but I know they are there for me like I will be there for them. I use to work with this small group of friends and I do miss them much. Pai seh, the key chains is making me mushy!! =)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hot Dog with Tomato Salsa

Hot dogs!! I love hot dogs. They are salty, juicy and bursting with flavors. They are not the healthiest food but I just cannot resist them. I try my very best not to eat them too often but when I do, I try to buy the better quality ones & they don't come cheap. After a tough work week, today I thought we indulge ourselves. I simply pan fry my hot dogs over low fire till done and served it with my self-made tomato salsa. For my tomato salsa, I diced up 1 tomato, add a small portion of chopped onion, a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a few dashes of tobasco sauce, a few tbsp of ketchup, a sprinkling of dried parsley leaves and a pinch of salt to taste. A dash of lemon juice would brighten it up but I didn't have any. Nevertheless, it still went well with the hot dogs. This is like the perfect brunch for me. =)