Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Before I start on my tag, I would also like to tag the 6 ladies above. My tag of 5 things :-
- Mini pantry for Kimi's milk feeds
- Mini torchlight by my bed to check on Kimi in the middle of the night so I don't have to turn up the lights
- A bottle of water
- Air filter
- Kimi's cot - he sleeps right next to me and it's such a wonderful feeling to be awakened by his smiling face every morning!
- Travel to the Himalayas, Tibet and making the journey on Silk Route.
- Live in a penthouse with a large roof garden that overlooks the sea or the city. It is equipped with a large kitchen with lots of storage & state-of-art baking and cooking equipment. FABULOUS!!
- Learn to speak Finnish, Norwegian, German, French, Spanish, Thai, etc. I love languages.
- Have more than 10 children! (I can't even manage with 1 now, sigh..)
- Play the piano & harp
Found in my bag:
- Kimi's dummy, snacks, face cloth, feed cloth, wet & dry tissues
- Lip gloss
Found in my wallet:
- Credit cards
- Used receipts & ATM slips
- Discount & Membership cards
- A folded heart made from a $2 note
I'm currently into:
- Thinking up of complete meals for Kimi and exploring new ingredients
- Blogging - it provides a channel for my rantings and is a great relaxation therapy
- Wubai (since when I'm not?)
- Melodolic lullabies, folk songs, nature sounds and soothing music for Kimi
- Books on parenting
Ladies, happy tagging!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
But it was fun, fun, fun cos he is just so funny & tickled when we asked him to roll his hands. It's the sign for 'SIGNING' in the Baby Signing Times DVD. Sadly, I've yet to capture that on film, will try to do that soon!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Kimi is 10 months old today! What a journey we have walked together, darling!
Instead of the usual smily, posey shots, I'm posting a collage of Kimi sleeping. I don't know why but I love and enjoy looking at Kimi when he's asleep. He looks so innocent, beautiful and sometimes funnily cute when he opens his mouth! I enjoy taking his shut-eye shots, think I have quite a number over the months...
Remember to take these shots of your baby cos they are priceless!
Friday, November 16, 2007
- 250g salmon steak
- Dash of pepper & kelp
- 6-8 tbsp of Thickened Cream (Bulla)
- 20g of shredded Cheddar
- 1 tsp butter
- Dash of black pepper
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Some milk (optional)
- 2 florets of cauliflower & broccoli (steamed, chopped & set aside)
- Rub the pepper and kelp onto the salmon steak
- Add a little oil in pan and fry the salmon skin side first on medium heat
- Once the sides are golden brown, turn and continue to fry until the salmon is light golden brown. Use fork to separate lightly to check if it is fully cooked.
- Remove and place on flat plate. Use fork to remove skin and dark flesh under the skin and discard. Continue to flake and set aside
- Add the butter to a saucepan (low heat), once melted, add the cream and stir till bubbling.
- Stir in the cheddar cheese and let it bring to boil. If too thick, can add a little milk.
- Add nutmeg and pepper
- Stir in the vegetables and pasta and turn lightly till all coated.
- Remove and serve immediately. ENJOY!
As with all pan frying of steaks whether beef or salmon, do not keep turning and frying as this will dry out the meat and render it tough. A slightly high fire is used when we first place the steak in so that it can seal in the juice. Then reduce heat slightly so that the inside will cook well. Check by looking at underside of the steak or at the edges. Once the other side is done, turn and let the new side cook. At the very most, turn 1 more time and serve.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
- Tahini - What is it? (Adapted from the book, Super Baby Food)It is a super healthy spread made from ground sesame seeds (just as peanut butter is a spread made from ground peanuts). It is high in calcium, protein and the healthy fat that your baby needs for proper development, especially brain development.
- Kelp - Powdered kelp (which is actually a seaweed) is a rich source of iodine. Purchase from natural stores and ensure it is deep sea and organic.
Friday, November 02, 2007
- 1 carrot
- 1 - 2 sticks of celery
- 1 clove of garlic, minced or chopped
- 1 tbsp of chopped onion (large orange type)
- 1 tsp of corn flour
- 2 dried apricots (thinly sliced)
- Dash of pepper
- Dash of powdered kelp (optional)
- 1 tsp butter
- 120ml of chicken or vegetable stock
- Put slower cooker on high
- Add butter, garlic and onions and let it simmer in slow cooker till slightly soft & fragrant, about 5 to 10mins
- In the meanwhile, cut chicken, carrots, celery into small cubes
- Marinate chicken with pepper, cornflour and kelp
- When garlic & onions are soft, add chicken, veg, apricots and lentils.
- Then add in the stock
- Reduce heat to Auto and let it simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until chicken is soft and fragrant
- Remove, cool and serve
Depending on age of baby, you may wish to either mash/chop or puree in blender for appropriate texture using the gravy from the stew.