Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Christmas original - The Christmas Trot


Here's my entry for Rob Chapman's Christmas contest Chappers Xmas Kemper. It's always fun when you have to write an original. This was done initially on the keyboard where i set the mood and chord progression. Then played some basic drums and finally played the guitar tracks. I've called it The Christmas Trot. 

Happy new year!!





Monday, December 26, 2016

Gingerbread cookies



Gingerbread cookies
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter, 125 ml;
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, 175 ml;
  • 1/3 cup molasses, 70 ml;
  • 1 large egg;
  • 2 tablespoons water;
  • 2 2/3 cup flour, 600 ml;
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda;
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt;
  • 2 teaspoon ground dried ginger;
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon;
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg;
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves;

Icing:
  • Icing sugar;
  • lemon juice;

Approach:
  • Mix the butter in a bowl with the sugar. Stir in molasses, egg and water. 
  • Beat up the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. 
  • Add in the butter mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 180 ° C (350 ° F). 
  • Roll the dough into thin slices, use a cookie cutter to mold into various shapes and place on a baking sheet and in a tray.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool. 
  • Decorate with a thick mixture of icing sugar and lemon juice,
  • Let it dry.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Penang Char Kway Teow


Malaysian food is becoming one of my favorites of late. I decided to try making Penang Char Kway Teow


Ingredients (1 serving):-
  • 3 tablespoons oil, 30 ml;
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, 5 ml;
  • 1 small onion or spring onion, 10 g;
  • 1 tablespoon sambal chili paste;
  • 1 egg;
  • shrimp, 60 g;
  • rice noodles,150g;
  • a handful of soy sprouts, 30 g;
  • 1 tablespoon chives, 10 g;
  • 1/3 red chili peppers;
For the sauce:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 15 ml;
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 10ml;


Procedure:
  1. Cook the pasta in salted water. Then we put them in cold water to  prevent sticking.
  2. Fry in hot oil, the garlic, onion and chili paste (sambal). Add egg and keep stirring. 
  3. Add the shrimp and cook gently. 
  4. Add in the pasta, pour in the sauce and sprinkle with sprouts and chives. Garnish with finely chopped red chilli peppers.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Calgary, Banff National Park, Canmore and Lake Louise, Alberta


Spent a weekend discovering Calgary. This beautiful country has so many pristine places. The Canadian Rockies are breathtaking and bring you inner peace as you spend time in this beautiful landscape. Here are few pictures from my weekend.

Sunset at Bow falls

Passed a black bear on the hike

The picturesque Bow river

Caribou at Banff

Canmore

Lake Louise


Sunrise at Sulphur Mountain

The Bow at downtown Calgary

Calgary skyline