Simple Braised Pork in Soy Sauce with Hardboiled Eggs

~ Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:55 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, one that I learned from this awesome cooking book I bought (will share one of this days)! My MIL used to make this dish often as hubby's side of family is Hokkien and they love to eat pork dishes. As a Cantonese, I'm not really a fan of pork dishes but I told myself to give this recipe a try and see how it turns out. After all, I promised myself I will learn to cook for the family, so that said, I have to cook whatever dishes that my family likes, not just what I like. Right?

Without further ado, here is the recipe for Simple Braised Pork in Soy Sauce with Hardboiled Eggs:

* Garlic - 1-2 cloves chopped finely
* Ginger - sliced thinly
* Eggs - quantity up to you
* Pork - cut into bite sized
* Oil - about 2 ~ 3 tbsp

* Water - 2.5 cups
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 tbsp sugar
* Sweet soy sauce - 1/2 cup

* Boil eggs separately and once done, let it cool.
* Heat oil in frying pan, fry the ginger slices for a minute or two.
* Fry the garlic next until you smell nice garlic-ky smell from the frying pan. Be careful not to overfry them as it will give bitter taste then.
* Fry the pork until brown.
* Pour in the sauce.
* Let the sauce simmer for 1 hour.
* Add eggs about half hour before end.


My hubby likes the dish and being a Hokkien who loves to eat pork dishes, I feel happy to hear that feedback. This recipe is for keeps!

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Learning From Car Dashboard

~ Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM ~

I'm all for teaching our kiddos whenever the opportunities arises. One day as we are getting ready to leave the house, our 5 years old boy asked me what are those letters and pictures in front my steering means. I checked my watch and since we have a bit more time before we have to send him to his preK, I started explaining what is the area called.

Dashboard. It allows us to see how fast/slow mummy is driving, how hot or cold the car is and the petrol amount left in the car, some of the easier things I think is adequate to explain to him for now.

I go on to explain to him when mummy drives the car, say about 40, it means I'm covering 40km per hour, I go on to explain if mummy drives very fast when the road has speed limit then that is very dangerous and a big no-no.

I moved on to the temperature side, I asked him what letters are there, he said H (as in 'hah' and 'cah' phonics way). Then I explained H means Hot, C means Cold. If mummy's car indicate it is hot, then mummy gotta stop and cool down the car, it needs water and rest!

And lastly, on the petrol indicator side, I asked him what are the letters there, he said 'Ffffhhh' and 'Eehhh'. I explained to him F means Full while E means Empty.

Pretty easy and simple right? Just because they are kiddos and you think they might not understand mechanical stuff etc then you don't dare to teach them? Nooooo! Scale down to easier parts if you are worried they might not understand so much. You might missed an educational opportunity if you keep quiet right? Go on, give it a try the next time your kiddos hop into the car with you! ;)

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Product Review - CUT IT OUT Wall Stickers

~ Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:11 AM ~

Two months ago, I received an email on the possibility to review some wall stickers. At that point, my hubby and I were discussing on the possibilities of converting a small space below our attic to be our small living room and I thought it might be good to have one of these stickers in the room. The idea didn't work out due to some circumstances but still, the stickers did not go to waste. I put it into our bedroom :) Anyway, let's continue with my review below...

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About the company:
"Cut it out wall stickers was created with its customers in mind, offering you an affordable yet innovative way of styling your interior. We are a team of professional London based graphic designers who set up cut it out in late 2011. We began as a trio, tired of our mundane 9-5 jobs we decided we needed change! Following the recent trend for wall vinyl we followed in swift pursuit but of course with a little cut it out flare. Our doodled designs on post it notes grew to become panoramic wall art.

We have now migrated from our cramped bedroom offices to a studio, horaah! With an additional three members of staff we hope to continue growing from strength to strength. Nevertheless we retain our founding principles, hand finished craftsmanship and a bespoke customer service, something rarely found on the high street. Providing a great customer shopping experience from start to finish is our utmost objective.

Our wall stickers are not mass produced and every wall sticker/decal is made to order by us. The beauty of these particular wall stickers is that once they are applied they look like they have been 'hand painted' blending seamlessly onto your walls. With a colour palette to die for, you will be spoilt for choice."

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I browsed through the website selection for family type of wall stickers and finally decided on the "May Love Be The Heart Of This Home Wall Sticker". I love the inspiring message and hope it is that way for our family and home :)

There is an easy to follow video tutorial on the website guiding you how to apply the wall stickers, it is easy and to be honest, I initially have some concerns on applying the wall stickers I got as I thought it would be tough what more with the cursive writings and all. But my concerns were all gone right after I watched the tutorial and realised how easy it was to apply the wall stickers.

The wall stickers are of good quality, easy to apply and gives an amazing new look on our wall. Love it!

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.