Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Joomla error on XAMPP 1.7.2

"Warning: Parameter 1 to modMainMenuHelper::buildXML() expected to be a reference, value given in C:\xampp\htdocs\Joomla\libraries\joomla\cache\handler\callback.php on line 99"appears under the Main Menu, Resources, and Key Concepts.

XAMPP 1.7.2 contains PHP 5.3.0. Joomla! is not certified to work with PHP 5.3.0. You have to use a lesser version of PHP (e.g., PHP 5.2.9).

Download XAMPP 1.7.1 from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/ and install it.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Barbecue or Barbeque or BBQ or Bar-B-Q or Bar-B-Que?

I've had some of the nicest BBQ s at my friend Tomas's place. Here's one of the first Barbecues for this year. Spicy king prawns, pork ribs in two marinades, Steaks and Chicken Tandoori of course with a lot of wine and beer!

Trying hard not to blur the snaps :) Snaps should always be taken first

First attempt at making Pizza

Time to clear the Hard disk of all the clutter. Here are a couple of no-frill pizza recipes

Onion base with Spicy sausage, Cheese, Tomatoes, Green Olives, Capsicum, Oregano.
Salami, Cheese, Green Olives, Capsicum, Oregano.

Smoked Ham, Cheese, Broccoli, Oregano.