April 17, 2017

Banana plum ice cream (how to)

I made ice-cream using bananas! (again, using Sofia's leftovers...) Sofia likes to eat bananas, so almost every week we'd get some for her. We would get her pisang emas because my mum said it's kurang berangin for her compared to pisang berangan. I accidentally bought pisang berangan the other day so yeah. Let's just make ice cream.

The basic ingredients are:
3 bananas (cut and freeze solid)
1/2 cup of fresh milk
1 tsp of vanilla

You can add in any fruits you like (but must freeze it first). I added in plums (again, Sofia's leftovers)... The fruits were supposed to be only 1/2 cup. I guess I added in too much plum, it turned out so masam! And oh, I added more milk (pandai-pandai sendiri) because the blender got stuck I guess it must be because of plum overload.

Happy trying! (Selamat mencuba!)

April 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Farm Fresh Cafe Latte

I've been eyeing this one for quite some time. Finally bought one. Hoi memang kaw... Drinking just one sip got me feeling really guilty already. Let's see if it really keep my eyes wide open. Haha.

Update: Yes, it definitely keep my eyes open... WIDE OPEN!

April 5, 2017

Potato cheese balls

My third new recipe for 2017! 

Well, minus all the bubur nasi I prepared for Sofia. New jugak tu. Nasi chicken carrot, nasi chicken sweet potato, nasi chicken pumpkin, nasi ikan bilis carrot...

Anyway, I used up Sofia's Russet potatoes to make then. Which then I regretted so much! Because it so happened that just at that time she was hungry and I only have secebis epal kukus. Geram. Because the potatoes were in the fridge for so long and just when I just added black pepper, salt, and flour to it, MASA TU LAH NAK MAKAN.... But it was my fault also. Secebis epal mana cukup. Should have at least left one cut of potato for her. Sofia crying for more food got me stressed and I ended up steaming all her apples and the remaining potatoes.

(And ternyata she didn't eat them all pun, so I decided to make another batch of these potato cheese balls. But this time I left some for her.)

Anyway, making this took me days. Yes, a simple recipe. One day to mix the potatoes with salt, black pepper, and flour, and shape them into small balls. Another day to put in cheese inside the balls, and cover the balls with bread crumbs. The next morning baru boleh goreng dan makan.

Because the potatoes were just remainings of Sofia's, I managed to get only 13 balls.

The ingredients are simple; potatoes (I use Russet because the texture is more smooth. Kukus.), salt, black pepper, flour, cheese (cheddar), bread crumbs (I made my own using the burger bun, grated), egg (celup telur, golek di serbuk roti).

Put them in the freezer, and simply fry it api perlahan. Siap!

March 20, 2017

Being a mum nowadays

I was sweeping, well basically cleaning up the staircase when suddenly this one thought occurred. If it wasn't because of mum using my handphone and I had nothing to do (Sofia's sleeping), I wouldn't be sweeping now. Haha. Seriously. I would be going online reading up articles or (and) scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. Not sweeping.

 But I'm handphone-less now as my mum was using my phone.

Anyhow, feeling bored, I got up and do some cleaning. Our house is not that messy (just in case you got the wrong idea), it's just that there are little things that can be done to make it more neat. Tangga, dapur, anywhere, everywhere. Which makes me think, wow I actually have the time to clean up!

Which I think why it is hard being a mum nowadays (well for me, at least). Because sometimes we got too attached to social media. And updating my life on Instagram and Facebook is more important... Than cleaning up the staircase? But seriously, sometimes it is like that. Taking a good photo of it, must flatlay, must arrange nicely, is time consuming already. Thinking of a caption (and the hashtags) is also time consuming.

And if you don't post a picture on Instagram for a long time, when you finally posted one, Instagram would inform your friends, 'Bashtiah finally posted an update after a long time' (lebih kurang, can't remember the exact sentence). See how Instagram welcomes and appreciates you for updating? Your friends would check out that picture and double tap. And you'll be like, eh siapa ni bila masa dia follow aku. And then you click on their profile, stalk stalk stalk... Eh Sofia dah bangun! Tangga dah kemas belum? Tangga tu, tangga...

This not only occur to my tangga. But all the other chores like basuh baju, sidai baju, lipat baju, masak, masak makanan sofia, masak makanan untuk kunyah-kunyah...

But I have other excuses. I have a business so I HAVE TO GO ONLINE. Hahaha. Padahal things can be done in advance; schedule posts etc... The thing is, I think things are more simple wayyyy back then. Without smartphones, without unifi, without wifi... But then wayyyy back then, although things are more simple, but don't you think in a way things are actually more complex? For example to cook, have to go out find kayu api, wash clothes at any sungai, have to go find/ hunt for food in the forest... Which I think, every generation faced different challenges. My mum being a mum in her days faced different challenges, me being a mum these days faced different challenges. And Sofia (inshaAllah) being a mum will face different challenges as well.

Anyhow, right now after realizing how much time I actually spent on social media and how it affected my staircase, I've resorted to reduce my time scrolling through Facebook and Instagram (and blogger, too). I've resorted to go through one blog at a time. I'd visit one blog per day and read and drop comments for just one blog at a time. Weh you guys really write a lot! Compared to me, one entry per week? Hahahah. But seriously, I'm trying to slow down a bit on social media and try to be a better person offline. Like, rumah betul-betul kemas instead of just one spot yang kemas that is reserved for photos uploaded online. Get it? We tend to portray only good things online. Ah but that's another topic pulak.

Okay, that's it for now. Got to go kemas-kemas!