the secret garden that’s not so secret anymore

the secret garden that’s not so secret anymore

How are you people?  How was your week end? It''s been a beautiful summer weather here in Perth.  Average temperature is just below 30 celcius, until yesterday it reached 38C OMG...hot...hot...hot! But I think it will go down to around 30s, which is still bearable for my liking.  Good time for some beach actions, I [...]

chilli crab (singaporean style)

The other day DH and my boys and friends caught some crabs. So, chilli crab on the menu for dinner. This old recipe of Singaporean chilli crab is always handy so that’s why I reblog again and thought it would be useful to share too. Sorry no recent pictures of the crab, as I didn’t get a chance to take a pic, the chilli crab gone in 60 second 😝

The Shallow Kitchen

Firstly, Happy New Year Internet! 🙂 Secondly, this is my first ever post in 2013.  Been busy during this school holidays that I (again) neglected this blog. But, I am back now with bit spicy recipe of crab.  It’s just the season of crab in my household.  Hubby and my boys were out crabbing twice so far and every time they would bring home some fresh crabs for me to cook.

chilli crab

Ingredients:

6 – 8 crabs, cleaned.

1/2 cup cornflour

1/2 cup peanut oil for frying

4 or 6 red chillies

1 tsp shrimp paste

1 stalk lemongrass, sliced thinly

2 tbspn olive oil

5 red shallots, sliced thinly

3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly

3-4cm fresh ginger, finely grated

3/4 cup chicken stock

1/3 cup tomato sauce

2 tsp sugar

2 – 3 green onions, sliced thinly

1/2 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped

1 limes, juiced

Method:

Clean / rinse…

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thank you for blessing 2018

thank you for blessing 2018

Two thousand eighteen is almost done and dusted.  It has been a good year for our family with good health and steady work for le hubby. So, thank you 2018. It has also been a busy year for the boys with all the sports and school activities.  Good reports at the end of the school [...]

this mama’s life

this mama’s life

 It's been a few months since my last post on this blog.  And now it's already December and only less than  a week before Christmas!  My gosh this year is gone so fast, I can't believe it! Well, at the moment, in the middle of state swimming championship, I tried to sit back and take [...]

my green lovers

my green lovers

I used to think that gardening or plants are just for old people.  I mean, when you are 60 and above, then it's the kind of thing you would do to kill time.  I often admired my late mother in law's  garden and amused with all her colourful petunias.  I always love pretty garden though, [...]

BLUEBERRY PIE BARS

BLUEBERRY PIE BARS

I haven't blogged any recipe posts for such a long time!  Pardon moi!  I had lots of fresh blueberries (they are in season at the moment) so yesterday I decided to make this blueberry pie bars. It's so easy and quick, with no mixer or rolling pin needed.  If you know me well enough, I [...]

unplug for the better version…of me?

unplug for the better version…of me?

Sometimes life can be so frustrated. Or maybe more like, I myself that feel frustrated about life. Every little things that don't matter (and not important I suppose for people who have real life) just seems don't work well with me. And that drives me mad....and frustrated. I can't really tell you what it is [...]

restless soul

restless soul

In this part of the world where I live, spring is in the air.  Although some mornings and nights are still chill, but at least the sun shines and the flowers bloom.  I can say bye bye to turtle neck and thick jumpers, finally! I can't believe that more than half of the year has [...]

the copy cat: friend or foe

the copy cat: friend or foe

I used to get angry when someone drew the same thing as me in Kindergarten.  If you were grown up in Indonesia in 70s, you probably knew the standard kindy kids drawing back then; a mountain, with big smiley sun shines, clouds, trees along the road, a house....remember? 😛 When I was in my teenager era, [...]

bali baby!

bali baby!

Bali seemed like a good idea for this school holidays.  It just fitted our time frame perfectly. Since le hubby couldn't get much time off, so 8 days in the island of paradise was just what we needed.  We actually didn't really plan to go to Bali again, since our last visit was in February, [...]