Monday, July 27, 2009

new gadget

Baking dh mmg my hobby since i was teenagers. Ingat lagi dulu2 bila balik rumah tok, mesti buatkan dia kek mentega pelangi hehe. tok panggil kek panas(sbb dia makan masa tgh panas2). smpi dh besar (tua) ni, bila tok makan kek yg org lain buat tok still akan ckp "sedap lagi kek panas ana(nama manja kt kg ok.)". N kalau dh lama xbalik buatkan tok kek tok akan ckp "bila ana nak datang ni buat kek panas". Baking ni dh mmg minat (n talent kot) since zmn budak2.. tp masa kecik2 aku pun suka pomen barang. tu psl masa sambung belaja amik engineering (tp end up jd programmer. long story anyway.. i screwed up, made a big mistake n here i am...)

I dare to say that I can bake in my family and friends environmen, but i'm always game to learn frm proper source. Will attend deco cookies class this sunday and been planning to take Wilton Method Class 1 this coming Oct. Yup, all the courses will costs me a bomb. I need to set aside big amount of money for that purposes. **phew**

And here's what's best to talk about - Finally, at the age of 31 and after 3 yrs of residing at own house, i got myself a big standing oven. Alhamdulillah. Sebelum ni adala pakai oven tp kecik aje. kalu nk wat baine marie pun xleh sbb saiznya yg kecik limited sgt saiz loyang yg blh masuk. N since last yr, bila ada masa n duit lebih sikit, setat invest pg kelas, beli brg, beli buku, wat reading thru internet n all. Tp before this sumer tu limited. not only financial constraint.. tp masa jugak. ada anak kecik n breastfeed pulak tu. So now, thanks to dear husband, i got myself a Europa Valencia 688e oven frm Jetcook system range. N my next plan - enroll to as many as classes as possible, bake more and hopefully one day, this will be my playground... and who knows, it will turn into home enterprise (I do pray hard for this to happen, i must say).

The oven itself quite bulky. dapur comel aku dh jd makin sempit. tambah pulak letak oven tu atas troli (ikea mari). saja mls bubuh bwh (atas lantai) coz xnk anak2 ter"touch" the body masa aku tgh baking. takut jd domestic injury pulak. Tp decision utk letak ats troli tu sbnrnya yg add up to sempit tu.. xkisahlah... must think of the kids safety 1st.

my cute little kitchen. nmpk tak oven tu atas troli? tggi daulat dia hehe

So my 1st attempt utk test drive oven tu, aku bake 40pcs of red velvet cuppies. guna 2 layers of tray. and they were baked beautifully huhu**victory dance**. mmg cpt masak, masak sekata n tak tau lah nk ckp apa mmg puas hati lah. It has all the criteria that I needed in an oven - big, i can fully utilised the space/trays, produce good results and most importantly - byk function. Value for money hehe.

So here's the cuppies in the oven. note the tray a bit senget hehe(tp pas sekali bake, the tray xsenget anymore. ke aku yg salah place dlm oven??). The 2nd layer aku guna tray oven kecik aku aje sbb aku xbeli extra tray. Tp aku blh pulak beli extra "jaring2" tu. dua sekali beli (costs me additional rm50). i must look for more trays after this..

and last but not least, here's the photos after i frost them with cream cheese frosting (and topped with cherry. yummy!!) btw, i always got rave reviews (with this cuppies) EVERYTIME from those i gave the cuppies to. Thanks to internet.. i manage to find all the recipes by "glue"ing my eyes to this not-idiot-at-all box whole day surfing the net!

Monday, July 20, 2009

busy me

busynya. smpikan entry on day 2 activities in redang tergendala smpi skrg.

Well actually I am not busy wif office work. Since it's economic downturn time, projects were not as much as when the economic was far better. It just me that discover new hobby that brings some $$ to my own pocket that catch my interest more. I'm so much into selling tudungs now. Well I don’t actually direct sell the tudungs to my friends etc. I'm more on supplier part thingy. I bought nice and good quality tudung, and I supply to my fren in Kuantan. Every week she'll order 2 kodi (40 helai). I even supply the tudungs to my cousin in Melaka. Sounds easy eh but actually it was a tedious job. I have to try one by one of the tudungs. just to make sure the tailoring job is good and all. Then I have to punggah to office, pack nicely, head to post office and post them to their rightful buyer.

Last week, I spent whole week's lunch time going back and forth from office to Masjid Jamek just to stock-up. And on last Saturday, I was down with very2 bad migraine (trust me very bad until I couldn’t even open my eyes!). So now I'm on 1 week medication. doctor says to make sure all my saraf2 relax n stable. huhuhu. This is the problem that I always have wif me - I can’t stand hot weather (as if I was born in Switzerland ya hehe!) coz I will definitely caught with migraine.

this few days, I keep on thinking. why the hell am I doing this? one thing for sure, I feel like doing this small business is good in helping me to de-stress. it's kinda diverting my attention from this IT job that I'm doing my whole life to something that totally different, fun and very girl thingy kind of thing. I'm slowing down now. Probably I will stop doing this in next few weeks to come. I need rest.

My kids - they have been so much better with each other nowadays. Less fighting and hair-pulling scenes now. Farris improved so much in his speech and behavior. Safiya is still my dear manja girl but now makin lasak. she'll do whatever her abang did. Abang lompat dia lompat. alamak jd jantan la anak dara aku esok.

Hubby, well, after > 5yrs together as man and wife, he's still the same man that I know when we were much younger (I know him since we were 18 y-o) only less romantic. hehe. I'm glad that as days passed by, he's more into his kids and the best sidekick to help and guide me in moulding our kids. And the one that I know doesn’t mind to nappy change, clean up the kids after poo poo, bath them and get them to sleep. But I’m still waiting for him to prepare me breakfast in bed. Yup, he's the same man that I know.. will never get his hand dirty in kitchen. **sigh**. how I wish I have someone to cook me dinner sometimes. how sweet it will be kan..

on my other hobby - baking. Well, I didn’t bake often nowadays. but I did bake blueberry muffin for my mom last week (use fresh blueberry). and I did bake sperlicious butter cheesecake the week before. the recipe is from a cheesecake book that I bought last yr. And last Sunday, I baked red velvet cuppies and it turn out great! Yess.. seronoknya!!! hahaha. My hubby lurrve them so much but he didn’t eat the cream cheese topping. My hubby is not fancy of any topping at all OK.
Photos of my latest baking adventures hehe

fresh blueberry muffin. for my mom who's fancy about sweet treats

butter cheesecake. mmg will crack just like in the book. but it is served upside down. sbb tu pakai loyang chiffon cake. tp mmg sedap. moist n lembut jerk

my red velvet cuppies sebelum frost with cream cheese topping. tester. hehe mmg yummilicious. Resipi cari kt internet ler mana lg..

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Entry yang tak dapat dipikirkan tajuknya

entry ni bukan utk uplaod 2nd batch of Redang Photos. Tp nk war2kan yg saya punya blog baru dh publish.

Blog baru tu purposely utk my online biz. Saya jual Collagen. Saya xpernah nk wat online business smpi lah saya cuba produk ni n nmpk perubahan di kulit saya. bukan takat kt muka aje tp whole body.

Saya suffer acne breakouts yg sgt teruk kesan dari injection "family planning". Lepas tu, saya pakai IUD and sejak pakai IUD, things getting worst sbb saya period 3,4 ari, stop 2,3 ari n continue balik selama almost 5mths. Jerawat, kulit kering, menggelupas, scar yg mencomotkan.

Kwn cadangkan saya cuba produk ni. Lepas 2weeks cuba, dh nmpk kesan. n saya teruskan sampai sekarang.. n skrg saya nk share dgn semua orang yang berminat nk cuba. kalu tak minta pun blh baca juga. In case berminat, feel free to contact me. Special price for everyone..

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