Friday, July 31, 2009

Strawberry Milkshakes

I was saying before that this morning the weather is a little bit cool.. but when it comes to noon..It's totally the opposite!.. Oh my.. the sun is shining on its highest! And I think this is also unusual weather. Jakarta is almost hot everyday.. but today, it's absolutely hot than ever!..In fact, couple days during this week is the same when it's at noon. So terribly hot, you can't even feel if there's any wind. :(

I thought I need something fresh before I got dehydration (I also drink lots and lots of water). Happens that I still have a fresh strawberry juice, strawberry fruits and a milk. So I made a strawberry milkshake without adding any sugar on it.

Don't know where I got the idea to put just a squeezed of Lemon, and the taste is quite good.
So refreshing!

Big Breakfast

American Breakfast Style

Morning All...
It's 6.30 a.m, the sky is blue and the weather today is.. cold? What?..
I noticed several days in this week, Jakarta's been a bit cold in the morning. Specially if the wind's blowing.. I could feel the breeze like in Puncak. Seriously! So while I'm up and feeling fresh because of the 'unusual' air, let's make a big breakfast to start this beautiful day.

Juicy Beef Sausages

Bon Appétit!

I love American Breakfast, besides It's easy to make and you get anything that's important in one meal (or two or three?). Carbo, Protein, and Veggies if you wanna add some fresh salad to it. But for today, I'll skip the salad part, since I don't have any in my fridge.

Scrambled Eggs with Melted Cheese & Oregano

Hot Teh Tarik

Happy Friday Everyone! And Have a nice weekend :D

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One Hot Afternoon with Cold Coffee (and Chocolate)

For months I've been doing all mostly in chocolate (cookies, cupcakes, cookies) I must have been overwhelmed by chocolate.. Who wouldn't anyway? :D

I saw these chocolate bar called "Monggo".. as in Javanese language could means "Yes Please". I was interested not only because of the name but also the packaging which I think it's simple and nice. And mostly I'm surprised that this chocolate made from local, Yogyakarta. Cool..

One hot afternoon I enjoy it with a really cold Starbucks Frappuccino. Hmmm... :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crispy Rice Chocolate Cookies

Having a left over cookie dough in my fridge (and yes, it's still a lot), I'm thinking to make the rest of the dough another cookie shaped this night. Happens the cookie already turns too dry, and I'm kindda lazy to roll them first and then shaped them with cookie cutter.. not to mention to decor it with icing sugar afterwards.. Aarrggh just too many steps and not enough time.

So I ran to one of my fave blog, and saw this recipe that I could try using these ready dough. I had this box of rice chocolate cereal for my son, but he doesn't really like the taste compares to other chocolate cereal. Inspired by the recipe, I just mix some melted chocolate into the dough (to make it stickier again) and just add more chocolate chip and those rice chocolate crispy.

After that, just like making usual cookies lay them into baking tray and bake them around 15-20 minutes. Taste wise, I should have put the melted chocolate more, so they would taste more chocolatey. Despite on that, I like how the rice chocolate brings a crispy sensation! It's just something new. Will try other time with the real recipe as posted in the blog. Thanks for sharing Mamin :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cookies who wants Cookies...

Cookies hmmm...

My Sister & I spend the day making cookies. She's learning how to decorate with icing sugar making Elmo's face (since her daughter loves Elmo so much).

Elmo's Face (my sister did great job, mine is a bit messy :P)

Flower Power

'F' is for Figo (my son)

We had so much fun making it, and Sidney (her daughter) felt overwhelm looking at her favorite character in Cookies. What a Fun 'me' time for both of us :)

Sidney loves Elmo (cookie)...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Dark Chocolate Cup Cake

I bought a local book of various recipes for cup cakes and tried one of them which is dark chocolate cup cake. Since the ingredients not that complicated so I'm gonna give it a try to bake it this weekend.

I add more chocolate chips and bittersweet chocolate inside the cake, so when it's done you could taste how the chocolate is melted.

Turns out only 14 cupcakes done if using a medium size cup. I brought 8 cupcakes to my family and ask them to try.

They said it was really really Good!!! My hubby also said it's even better if you eat it when the topping still warm. Super duper chocolate. I Like!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Morning Coffee

My beloved camera just RIP :"(. I really love my Kodak Easysharing. It's not really small, thin camera, but I love its capable of capturing moments (sounds like an ad). But it's true! All pictures here were taken with my beloved Kodak in outdoor (in front of my house). I've own it for 7 years already! Wow! it's actually really 'strong' huh? So it's sad if you've already attached to something for that long and you have to let go (since it's broken).

Well the sadness musn't be too long. I got a replacement for it (new camera), so I could take pictures again and up load it to my blog. This time I wanna try Lumix Leica from Panasonic. Still exploring how to use it, but I think I'm gonna love this new camera too.

So, let's have a coffee first welcoming my new camera :)