Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chef Bagus Cook-off challenge 2013 ~ Marriot Hotel

I would like to dedicate this post to my future grand children and so on......, enabling them to know  what their grand mother  has been through during her golden era.

Since my inaugural live cooking contest by Lady's Choice,  and subsequent  Cornell Cooking Contest, my confidence of live cooking has built up.  I could still remember my hands were trembling during my 1st cooking contest.  LOL.... 

On the Marriott Hotel's  Chef Bagus challenge, six finalists were chosen to compete for the Chef Bagus Cook-off Challenge 2013 LIVE at Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya on the 4th July 2013 (Thursday)
The contestants had to prepare 2 recipes  with 2 different main ingredients within 1½ hrs.  We were required to prepare 2 sets for each of the dishes; one for the judges to taste, another for display/photography.
The contest is somehow similar to the "Iron Chef" concept as no clue was given for the two main dishes prior to the contest day!    Phewwwww............  Stresssss  lo.....

Nevertherless, it was a fun and challenging event for all the 6 contestants.  I personally would like to say A BIG THANK YOU to MARRIOTT HOTEL, PUTRAJAYA for organizing the event.  BRAVO! 

The recipes of the 3 winners were prepared by chef of Marriott Hotel  to showcase  at their Ramadan Buffet 2013 promotion.

The Winners
I won the 1st Runnerup prize, a flight ticket for a 3D/2N stay for two in Miri Marriot Resort and SPA, Sarawak. Thank you Marriott Hotel!  

Friday, July 26, 2013

Home Remedy for Healthy Heart

I am no nutritionist nor doctor, but would like to share a so call home remedy to clear blood vein blockage at our very own kitchen with some simple ingredients.  This health drink has been circulate on internet, facebook and media for sometime.  It  was reported that even the physicians  feel that there is nothing to lose as these are natural remedy. 
As one email even show a 'before and after' x-ray slides of arteries that had cleared and opened up after one month of consuming this kitchen remedy.  

My hubby who exercise regularly also felt there was changes after drinking this health drink for 2 months. He finds that after climbing 20 floor of steps is feeling less breathlessness now.  

Home Remedy for a more Healthy Heart.  It taste good too.  Enjoy it!

Take one (1) tablespoon daily before breakfast.  It is believe that it helps to unblock the vein's blockage in the heart.

Write out in the Malay Mail -  Lifestyle -  Kitchen cure for Cardiac Ailments dated 6th March 2013

 Apple Cider Vinegar

Lemon, Garlic and Ginger can be easily obtained.

Skinned Garlic ~  blend it to obtain the juice.

A muslin cloth is used to squeeze  the blended ginger and garlic to obtain the  juice.

 In the boiling process

 The home remedy for a healthy heart Drink is ready to be bottled.

The two x-ray picture above is taken from an email and is for illustration purpose only
Ingredients for  a healthy heart that can be prepared  at our kitchen.

1  cup Lemon Juice
1 cup Ginger Juice
1 cup  Garlic Juice
1 cup  Apple Cider Vinegar

3 cups of natural honey
1 clay pot ( I used  corning ware)

 (Ratio 1:1 for the above with honey ratio 1:3)                                                 

Mix all the above four (4) ingredients  namely  lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice and apple cider vinegar in the corning ware (clay pot),  simmer in low heat for about 60 minutes or till solution reduces to 3  cups.

Set aside to cool,  then add in 3 cups of honey and store in cleaned bottles.
Drink 1 tablespoon daily before breakfast.  It is believed to help to clear blood vein and artery blockages in most cases.

I prepared the drink with 3 times of the ingredient and yield 4 ½ bottles as shown above.

If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to consult your personal physician for further advise .

Updated on 11th October 2013.  
In addition, I would like to share an  video recording  that was found  here   and in Cantonese version.  take a look at it. 

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Alvin of Chef and Sommelier

Healthy Living!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Passion Fruit Ogura Cake #12 百香果相思蛋糕

It has been almost 2  months that I last posted my Ogura Cake Series.  No, its not that I stopped baking Ogura Cakes, in fact I have baked a few with different  favors but all the photos  have been kept in the file collecting spider webs.  Lazy worms all stuck over my body, having tough time to get rid of them.   hehe....

But this Passion Fruit Ogura Cake is one of my most successful products so far in term of  the texture.  The only complaint I have is my itchy hands sprinkle the passion fruit on the top  layer of the batter before going into the oven  that resulted  with so many ugly 'tahi lalat " (mole) on the surface of the cake.  That made the cake looked cracked but it was not.    Otherwise I will have a perfect smooth looking Ogura Cake.  Sign....

 Sensational Passion Fruit Ogura Cake -  with  melt in mouth super soft texture

 Photo taken from balcony to get more sunlight!   Running out of location for the 'main actor' to post de .......

Green Tea Light Cotton Cheese Cake 绿茶轻乳酪蛋糕

This yummylicious cottony cheese cake was shared by FB Ms Kathrine Kwa.  A big  Thank You to her.   She has lots of beautiful recipes to share in Chinese version.  

My other Baked cheese cakes are -  Cheddar Cheesecake Walnut chocolate Cheese Slices
Baked Cotton Cheese Cake .

 The cake is well received by my daughter, Tammie and her friends.

I have lots to learn on photography for quality photos and presentation as well.