Monthly Archives: February 2012

Buah Keluak

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Buah Keluak

No, I did not forget about all of you.

The weekend saw the Baba and I on a road trip with our Priest that took us on a gastronomical journey all the way through Johor (one day, remind me to tell you where to find the best Fuzhou food down south), landing up in Johor Bahru;
and ended with us paying a visit to an old friend’s first born in Muar.

I finally got about to cooking the buah keluak that’s been sitting next to my kitchen sink for the past fifteen-odd days yesterday, to splendid results – especially since this version did not contain pork in it.

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Poor (Baba) Man’s Porridge

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Poor (Baba) Man’s Porridge

I am still, most unfortunately, having hyperactive gastrointestinal movements.
The Baba is faring better. He thanks you for asking.

That hasn’t cramped The NyonyaCelup’s style, though.
I managed to treat the Baba & I to a (ridiculously) simple porridge – which (importantly) my stomach (and intestines!) happen to agree with as well.

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Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday

The NyonyaCelup and the Baba begin the season of Lent with a bout of food poisoning — I guess it means we’ll be putting the recipes on hold for the time being.

Most people do not realise that the season of Lent is not only a period of fasting, but one of prayer, charity, as well as preparation for the coming of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

And today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of this solemn season: according to the gospels, Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry.

So, in the meantime, here’s a lil’ something I found online — surprising what you can get via Google these days. 🙂

Ash Wednesday Cartoon

...you are dust, and to dust you shall return. - Genesis 3:19 (NRSV)

Love,
The NyonyaCelup 

Super Easy Peasy Vanilla Ice Cream

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Super Easy Peasy Vanilla Ice Cream

A decade or so of fertility, and the pain it brings, teaches you that there’s nothing a lil’ ice cream sundae can’t ameliorate.

After baking a huge a$$ pavlova last week, I was stuck with 6 egg yolks, which were put to good use in a (super easy peasy — and I will use this word many times) home made vanilla ice cream.

Now, meringues are a very good excuse for making ice cream, or vice versa, depending on which was your original intention.

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Bihun ala Melayu (Non-halal)

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Bihun ala Melayu (Non-halal)

I’ve always been a fan of Malay-style spicy bihun. Something in me always goes giddy with excitement when I see it on the menu of our morning meetings – I usually end up having three plates, or more, of that stuff. (Yes, the Ministry of Health’s efforts to promote a healthy eating lifestyle among its employees are all but lost on me.)

So, when I ransacked my freezer today, only to find meats of all sorts dating from Chinese New Year, making the NyonyaCelup’s interpretation of this dish seemed like a no-brainer. (It is non-halal, obviously, because the NyonyaCelup and the Baba cannot live without pork…)

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