Monday, October 25, 2010

Let's have some dessert..

Last night after dinner at home, we decide to have ice cream for dessert. We went to Baskin-Robbins, couple of blocks away from our place. It's always hard for me to choose the flavor. I am not a big fan of strawberry/mint/caramel/green tea flavor.

Kinda boring to choose plain old vanilla/choc/cookies n cream/choc thought of trying something different. Finally, decide to get a couple of scoop of the neapolitan dynamite and the old fa
shioned butter pecan. Opt to have it with the chocolate waffle, hot chocolate topping plus m&m together with whipped cream and maraschino cherry on top. Snapped a couple of photos then notice that it looks like a clown face. I'm having a great time, very satisfied with the new ice cream flavor that i tried!

Here some pictures from me having a wonderful time enjoying everyone favorite dessert.

001 from the local store
002 @desserts
003 @häagen dazs
004 again

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pomegranate (buah delima)

Buah delima (an article did mention, a handsome fruits) hehe. Not very sure when the last time i ate this fruit, all I can remembered, it was so long time ago, during my childhood time. Seldom sees this fruit nowadays. I wanted so much to find it since people says it good to eat during pregnancy (yahh btw i'm pregnant, now in week 15). My friends say, in her place at Kuala Kedah, sell a lot of this fruits cost RM1.00. She dont mind to post over, its just that I feel the cost of posting will be much more expensive then the fruits itself. So I decided to wait for the season here, maybe the time will come soon. About 2 weeks later I went to Jusco Seberang Prai, so lucky that we manage to get the buah delima (india pomegranate) that cost RM5.00 each(wooh). Its imported from Indian, so I guess that's way the price slightly expensive then the local one. I only bought 2 of it, just to give it a try first. Glad that finally i find it here.

Promegranate benefits

1. It may help reduce the risk of having a heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Studies show that pomegranate juice daily may help support the normal blood flow to the heart. Because of its antioxidant properties, pomegranate keeps bad cholesterol from forming, and thus, may help keep the arteries clear of clots.

2. It may help support the body's normal defense in the prevention of certain cancers. Since pomegranates has very high levels of antioxidant called "flavenoids" that is thought to be effective in counteracting various cancer-causing radicals, more and more experts recommend this fruit as a possible part of a healthy diet. Because of flavenoids, many people are consuming pomegranate because it is believed to help support their good health.

3. It may help reduce the risks for illnesses such as atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. Because of the properties of pomegranate, conditions that are known to cause the thickening and hardening of arterial walls and damage in cartilage and joints are hoped to be helped by this fruit. Studies are needed of course to get test results. No claims are made as to what the pomegranate may or may not help.

4. It is a rich source of various vitamins. Pomegranate is a good, natural source of vitamins A, C and E as well as folic acid.

5. It is rumored to help reduce the possibility of having premature babies. Pomegranate juice and extract is thought by some people to help expectant mothers avoid having low birth weight babies.

6. Some users claim it is beneficial for relieving minor illnesses such as core throat.

7. Other users believe it might reduce the possibility of developing Alzheimer's disease among older people.

8. It is prized in some countries for the belief that it might help in achieving and maintaining a clear skin with youthful glow, and it is believed to help soothe skin inflammation.

9. The antioxidants are thought to help support the immune system.

10. It may help support healthy blood flow because of its iron properties. Pomegranate supports the blood by supplying it with iron, thus may help prevent anemia symptoms that include exhaustion, dizziness, weakness, and hear loss.

11. Aside from having lots of anti-oxidants, pomegranate also might have some anti-viral properties.

12. Pomegranate juice and extract is thought by some women to help in overcoming the feeling of general malaise during menopause.

original article extract from here

Friday, October 15, 2010

Make your own muffin with a very simple steps


Muffins with chocolate chunks

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup light-brown sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk

1/2 cup butter (melted and cooled)
2 eggs - beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate bar, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans -- chopped

Preheat oven to 220°c. and grease up muffin cups.

In a large bowl,
stir together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla until blended. In another bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; add milk mixture and stir just to combine. Stir in chocolate chunks or u can replace with any fruits/jem

Spoon batter into muffin cups; bake 15-20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean. Remove muffin tin to wire rack; cool 5 minutes and remove from tins to finish cooling.

Serve while it;s still hot!