Monday, March 16, 2015

roasted chicken thigh

this is probably the one and only recipe 
where I can't give accurate measurement
besides the chicken thigh the rest is purely seasonings
and it is really up to your taste buds!

Seasonings used for this recipe:

paprika, cajun, ground black pepper, salt and parsley

Here is how simple it is to make:

Cleaning the chicken

remove the skin of 1 chicken thigh, rub salt all over and wash thoroughly with clean water

the salt will remove all slime and fine feathers from the chicken

rinse well in water and drain it in a colander to remove excess moisture

Seasoning the chicken

I like it hot so I was quite generous on the paprika rubbing it all over the chicken thigh

I was cautious on the cajun so I sprinkled it bit by bit on the chicken

as for the black pepper just a dash of it is enough

be generous on the salt and parsley

Baking the chicken

preheat oven at 180C

grease the baking tray with little olive oil before placing the chicken on it 

bake for 30 mins or until both sides are cooked

serve hot


Quick easy and simply delicious :)

Monday, March 9, 2015

spinach and tomato in soup

As I recall
the only green leafy veggie I ate when I was a kid was spinach :)
my mom made a simple soup with it and I've loved it since
today I added a whole fresh tomato into the soup
it gets so much more tastier!

so simple to make and cooks in 5 mins!

lets get straight to the making..

wash 250g of spinach thoroughly to remove all sands and what have you

separate the leaves from its stem and cut up the stem into 2" length

soak 10 dried anchovies for 5 mins and remove its head and intestines

crush 1 garlic and chop it up finely and then thinly slice 1 shallots

on the stove heat a medium-sized pot over medium fire and pour in 1 Tbsp cooking oil

toss in the cleaned anchovies and fry till golden brown and aromatic

then toss in the shallots and garlic and saute till golden brown

add in 1/2 cup of water and bring it to a boil

meanwhile cut 1 fresh tomato into wedges and toss it into the boiling soup

add in 1 tsp of salt and cook the tomato for 2 mins 

toss in the spinach and cook for 2 mins or

until the spinach turns soft with a brilliant dark green color

taste for saltiness and off the fire

serve hot


simply wholesome goodness :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

peach rose

I have a tiny garden by the window :)

And the only rose I have made her debut appearance with so much glory and magnificence
4 months ago..

scented with a peachy fragrance 
this sunset glory brought so much happiness to my heart :)

never had I imagine it would change its shape in its blooming trends

this was taken today

Not only does it have thick and bushy petals but the shape of the flower evolves as well

Is this something new or was I simply ignorant about roses
I know I DO have a lot to learn about roses
but to see it changes to another species really throw me off!

Any rose experts out there to enlighten me on this?
appreciate any feedback  ;)

meanwhile I'm enjoying the sweet fragrance it exudes especially in the morning
to wake up smelling it is heavenly..

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