Saturday, August 14, 2010

Carrot cake

Heya, sorry for the long absence. Been extremely busy and now busy packing and getting ready to go home. It's fasting month, and I had always been craving for carrot cake. The thing is that, I don't eat raisins and most carrot cakes available in shops/cafes come with raisins. So I had to sort my cravings out by making it myself. Didn't have a recipe and just blob everything in a bowl and pop in the microwave.

Here it goes.

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 cup of castor sugar
  • Shredded carrots just enough to cover the batter
  • Flour just enough to make it into a cake batter consistency
  • 1 tbsp bicarbonate soda
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Chopped walnuts
Just mix everything. And since I like it moist, I steamed it with microwave (microwave on high for 15 mins with water in a mig at the side).
Then bake in a oven just to brown it slightly. Let it cool in the oven slowly.

Iced it with cream cheese icing.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Chicken rice.

Been craving this for quite some time now. Only today had the chance to make it and eat it. It's easy to make and such a healthy comfort food I must say. Just simply slow cooked boiled chicken with fragrant rice and chilli sauce. YUM!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer is back again!

It was scorching hot yesterday in Eastbourne. Although I was busy with my presentation assessment preparation, I couldn't resist from going out enjoying the nice sunny day. Where else could be better when it's nice HOT sunny weather in Eastbourne if not the beach. Hehe plus, it was Shahin's first day off from Sunday work in 2010. He has been studying and preparing lots for his exams. I've been through that period myself, so I told him to chill up a bit and go out. Had lunch at the Balti's but he didn't join the beach as he had to return home to finish his printing. But he joined us back for tea in the evening.

The town centre was not that pack as people were flocking to the beach. 2nd picture, my old street where I used to live. Convenient place for food!!

Then went to the Balti's for their great curry and people. They always gives us discount without even having the loyalty card =D The bajis

Lost a kilo over the week, and stuffed myself up making it 2kgs in minutes!

Then met up halfway with Kak Nora and the rest (finally) after long waiting for them

Didn't do much at the beach, just spending the time and took pictures really. And we found dead crab! It stank so badly but Kak Nora insisted of taking it home just to see things more closely...

Look at them! The blue waters and sky = so beautiful!

Random shots.

A bit of me own shot and ice-cream!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beach walking

Just got back after a 3 hour walk along the seafront with Kak Nora. We thought of going for a jog, but ended up going just for a leisure walk. It was indeed a good time out, although it was planned at around 1am!!!

Along the way, we found this old military museum, and there we bumped into a Yorkshire couple who came to Eastbourne for a short holiday visit. The husband Trevor, started chatting when I said I'm from Brunei. He recalled his 3 years living in Brunei during the late 70's in Labi!! So I told how my family associated with Labi as my family used to live there for few years for work. This was way before I was even born, so I obviously wouldn't know anything about it other than from stories told by my parents. He recalled how Labi used to be flooded etc, stories that tallied to my mum's stories. He used to work for Shell and worked on the seismic evaluation. He was eventually made redundant in the 80's after working all over the world including Nigeria, Peru, Irian Jaya and many more.

Took a picture with Trevor.

From there we continued walking and stopped at the Fisherman's hut for a quick cold ready-to-eat seafoods. Yum Yum...

Found a 10p coin in the bowl!

After that, we continued walking and made our way back into town, and eventually home knackered!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicken curry - always be home at heart

Regardless where you are, nothing beats comfort food that reminds you of home-cooked meal. Made my usual chicken curry and for the first time that I actually took a picture of it. Had it with stir-fried bean sprouts with oyster sauce.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Shortcrust Chicken Pie

I tend to make my chicken pie with puff pastry, like pot pie. Today I thought I would give a try making with shortcrust pastry, the traditional way. Oh well, I'd say I personally prefer the puff pastry pie.

First, the pastry.

Then baked, and served! ehhe