Monday, August 30, 2010

Time Together in the Kitchen

When Sarah is well behaved enough, I do not mind getting her involved in the kitchen sometimes (as long as she obeys my instruction).



I teach her how to use her plastic knife to “cut” veggies and the other day I’ve taught her to use flour and water to make different type of “food”.


(Sarah asked me to take photo of the “food” that she made)

She was very happy when she’s able to “bake a cake”; she even sang it out…

video
(A fast-forward version of “Pat A Cake, Pat A Cake”)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tofu Soup

This is the soup I enjoyed cooking lately, it’s simple yet flavorsome.

If you like shark fin soup, this recipe will taste something-like-that (according to hubby) but of course, it requires less expensive ingredients - see here for recipe.



I like my soup to be less thick, so I did not put too much corn starch in it; besides, I’ve added some brown mushroom this time. It gave extra flavour to the soup.

P/S: I omit vinegar from the menu but I have always added a little Shaoxing Wine. It tastes superb!


(I chose to serve in claypot but it is really up to you.)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Partying

The last fortnight was sure the “partying time” for all of us, especially Sarah; started with Nicole’s daughter birthday party, then my cousin sister’s wedding and Peggy’s son birthday party.

We have so much fun in all the mentioned events; great hosts, good food and best of all, Sarah showed much improvement in social skills when meeting with my relatives and friends.

It used to be so much crying and the stress we had whenever we brought her for social outing. I believe now that as she grows, she had gradually outgrown that phase and gaining confidence to overcome her fears. I love this transformation!

Actually I have so many things to say about the events, but I think I will let the pictures do the talking.

Jacelyn’s Birthday







Cousin’s Wedding





Bill’s Birthday





P/S: It was nice gathering with all of you ladies and thank you Nicole, Peggy, Yugene and Jennifer for the party pack and lovely gift.

(010810 & 080810)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Computer

I don’t know… some may think it’s little too early for kids to “play” with computer, but I am still glad with the way Sarah handle my laptop.

I can’t recall when her first-contact with computer was, I just remember Sarah always like to “disturbed” when daddy is busy on his PC.

She’s now like to click around on YouTube for nursery songs, and browsing the pictures all by herself.



Maybe I am still playing with sticks when I’m her age…times change, so do things.