Monday, August 29, 2011

Velle Can Cook 22- Feta cheese with juicy cherry tomatoes

MAKE IT YOURSELF: MELTED TOMATOES
(newspaper cut from Straits Times)

Ingredients:
500g yellow or mini tomatoes
500g red cherry tomatoes
5 cloves garlic
6-8 sprigs of thyme
5 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
150g feta cheese
5-6sprigs parsley, chopped

Method:
1.Preheat oven to 180deg C
2. Rinse tomatoes under running water, pat dry with paper towels. Place in a medium baking dish that will hold the tomatoes in one layer.
3. Peel the skin off the garlic, slice into slivers, scatter over the tomatoes.
4. Pluck the thyme leaves off the stems, scatter the leaves and stem over the tomatoes. spoon the olive oil evenly over the tomatoes, add sea salt.
5. Place in oven for 40mins, remove and let cool for 5 mins. Discard the thyme stems and garlic.
7. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste, mix through and spoon the tomatoes over bread or toss with pasta, topped with feta cheese and chopped parsley.

serves four as an appetiser, two as a main course.


made with lots of love

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Battery Operated Light tubes from IKEA

here's something which I bought from IKEA which I thought was pretty nifty!
it's a battery operated light tube that needs no wiring = no electrician needed.
and it can flip up or down to shine the light.
small and slim.
super user friendly.
Best of all, easy to clasp onto a shelf for deep areas in the cupboards where i have no lights.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Velle Can Cook 19- Ham & Cheese Hello Kitty Sandwich

wakie wakie

to a breakfast made from Sanrio???





ham & cheese sandwich with scrambled eggs on side with milk +orange juice.





Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hongkong Day 04

HAPPY NATIONAL DAY TO ALL MY FELLOW SINGAPOREANS!!!
and i'm here in my third day in Hongkong having dim sum with my parents!

Daddy is very happy when all his food has arrived to the table....


Mum goes..."aiyah...Singapore also have very good bao....sup sup sway here lah...."
Dad goes with raised eyebrows..."huh....you think so..."

weijie goes..." sigh...MILS...just eat can already...but i better keep my mouth shut."

time for a shot for my parents!

and a shot of me and wj in my spanking new colourful rainbow top!!!! Plus new hairband too!


after loads of dim sum, it's time to walk off all the calories and we are off shopping for home living stuff! Okay peeps, you got to scroll all the way down to see the buys for today..cos when i shop, there's hardly time to take photo at the same time.



Love dropping by the outlet mall near disneyland cos there's always a good buy/steal somewhere! This time i bought a kate spade sling bag at a fraction of its original price!

After approx 2 hours of shopping at the outlet mall, it's time for some serious stomach filling noodles...and my fave place is Mak Mun Kee 麥文記麵家 quite famous in Hong Kong’s Jordan area for its wonton noodles. It’s located at Parkes Street, just next to Australian Diary Co where it's famous for their breakfast set where their scrambled eggs are soo fluffy, buttery and YELLOW!!!!

Mak Mun Kee Noodle House – Address: 51, Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong.

WJ had the dried noodles while i tried their shrimp powder noodles which wasn't to my palette. So to those out there reading, please just eat their soup wanton noodles. Playing safe is a good choice.


such a small bowl of noodles...mum was pretty pleased....watching her weight but daddy was like "huh...where got full like that!!!" But it just means that we have more space in our tum tum to eat the street side food!!!


eat how old fashion it gets???? Retro wall tiles and wooden benches.
After eating my fave wanton noodles, we went down to La Foret and Island Beverly where i left my parents for some shopping on their own....and i quickly headed over to Xu Lui Shan for desserts!!!

WJ isn't too pleased here that i had left my parents just to eat my bowl of mango chunks with mango puree on top of pulut hitam...gosh someone should really start selling these in Singapore!


Time flies and after a few hours of shopping, we went back to Mongkok for some night street food fare!!! and here is our bowl of beef innards!!! hahahahah.....

see WJ's disgusted face! But i lurve it!!! so delicious!!!! YUMS!!!!
it's not stinky or fishy or anything...it's just stewed too perfection...soft and moist and taste just right!


here are the buys for today!!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hongkong Day 03

Good Morning everybody!!!
today we are travelling overseas to Macau...and what a better way to start the day is to have a hearty breakfast and get ourselves ready for loads of walking, shopping, sightseeing and a night of cirque du soleil to enjoy!!!!

we have booked our tickets earlier online before we left the trip, can't wait to watch them perform all their acrobatic acts which has been so highly acclaimed plus their stage works.

Breakfast was somewhere near our hotel, had the very typical HK breakfast - instant noodles and egg with sausage sandwich and a cup of HK milk tea in the "cow" cup! heehee....

After breakfast, it's time to head to the harbour to catch our cruise to Macau. And this cruise "Cotai Jet" goes directly to Venetian macau with free shuttle service.
CLICK HERE for the direct website where we booked our cirque du soleil tickets but it's seasonal...changes all the time for Macau Venetian shows.




on the shuttle bus and we saw hard rock hotel nearby....

And we have reached the grand lobby of the Venetian..WOW...quite grand the ceiling was!



dad took a photo of us here...but not much of the background can be seen.


Salesgirl at the back " No photo taking please!!!"
Mum goes big eyed " OH . OH..."




ahren at Venetian....and our tickets to Cirque du Soleil, the play is called ZAIA.
After abit of walking, our stomachs were growling, so we went in search of food...we ended up at the foodcourt...and the food isn't great.

here's WJ pork rib soup and rice while i had the beef brisket noodles...which wasn't good either. I WANNA GO BACK TO HK to eat!!!!


more phototaking here cos i simply find the shops at Venetian is ACTUALLY VERY BORING!


mum and dad found some stilt walkers to pose and take photos with....

while i waited at McDonalds with my ipad and games...

YEAH! finally it's time to go into the theatre for the show!

as you can see we are all very excited, even ahren too!! with his new casino chip on his lap.










we truly enjoyed the show!!!

Nights everyone!!!