Saturday, November 24, 2007


Just dropped by the Saturday fruit market and bought loads of fruits! Here's what's in season now.

Grape tomatoes are damn sweet! This whole tray for $3. Yes, whole tray.

This tray of tomatoes for $1. You heard me.

Strawberries are in season now and are so sweet! Unlike those in Singapore which are bland and sour, these are sweet and juicy. $2 for the WHOLE TRAY.

Oh-oh-oh and we bought mangoes which are plentiful and sweet (almost eating them everyday now) and kiwis which we bought for $7.50 for a WHOLE BOX!

Damn, I just wish they had durians.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sticky stick

My grandma's over here to stay for a month and when grandma's here, you know what that means. Lots of nice food!

(Don't worry mum, your food is still NUMBER ONE)

Here's a little what granny did today. Home made muah chee with home made peanut powder.

Mmm mm!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Carrot... I like!

What's your kind of carrot cake? The savoury kind with dark sauce, preserved vegetables and fried with an egg which you can find at your hawker centre or the slice of soft and moist cake filled with sultanas and walnuts and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting that you can find at most cafes, or at my place.

Oh yeah, I'm a sucker for good carrot cakes and even though I found a place which sells damn good carrot cakes (even better or on par with Cedele's), I prefer to bake my own because I can substitute in gluten free flour and make everything edible without a consequence, at least to me.

Mmm mm! A strong dose of cinnamon, a good handful of sultanas and a chokeful of chopped walnuts is definitely enough to get me going.

Here's my recipe for my healthy carrot cake:

2 cups self raising flour
3 tspn cinnamon
3 tspn vanilla essence
1/4 tspn nutmeg
1/2 tspn salt
4 eggs
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sultanas
1 cup chopped walnuts
3 cup grated carrots

1. Mix eggs, sugar, apple sauce, oil and vanilla essence
2. Sieve flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg
3. Stir in 1. into 2.
4. Mix in grated carrots
5. Stir in chopped walnuts and sultanas
6. Bake in oven at 175 deg C for 50 minutes or toothpick comes out clean

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Corica - Heavenly

Forget Ritz or whatever strudel you've been fooled into thinking is gastronomically divine. The stiff pastry, the overly sweet custard and the scarce display of caramelized apples. Pooh! Don't they put me off!

Let me show you something that's good. Something that'll be worth your time and money, something worth taking an hour's drive for. That's Corica's apple strudel for you.

It's pastry is soft and flaky to the fork with an abundance of adequately sweetened custard orderly lined with soft, sweetened apples. My man, this is truly to die for.

There are several things Perth is famous for and Corica's apple strudel is among those things. Famed for it's apple strudels, it also bakes a mean carrot cake which I find truly fantastic. It is, by far, the best carrot cake I have ever taste. With a subtle sweetness, softly dense and topped with cream cheese, I regret not taking a picture of it.

If you ever happen to come by Perth, I'd advise you to try the apple strudel. After all, the first apple strudel was invented in Perth and *whispers*, you wouldn't want to go back to Ritz would you?

Oh boy, don't I miss writing these stuff.