Hobbies

My holiday trip to Kashmir.

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In April this year I joined 2 of my classmate of my college days to spend our holiday in Kashmir. Such beautiful climate as the snow were slowly fading away , the blossoming tulips, the beautiful local people not to miss the beautiful sceneries either.

Who Am I Not To Be

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Welcome 2012. I have not posted any entries this year as I was busy with my family errands. My son entered a foundation course in Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia) in the middle of January just lately.

I am in the process of intergrating (hope I apply this word correctly!) my hobbies of bakery and gardening aspects into a webpage. I have created a page in my Facebook recently under the name of Norri Bake and NRK Garden . Feel free to visit these 2 pages not forgetting to “like” them and I’ll be writing further  about my online cookies….

Both my husband and I are slowly converting our outdoor backyard into a presentably nice and not too overcrowded landscape. We’ve started transferring some potted plants especially the bougainvilleas alongside the wire fence.

Baking and Gardening Activity for 2011

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Hi, I’ve been busy starting my home gardening project. I process my own seedlings from the vegetables and fruits I prefer like mango tree, chillies and zucchini also some pots of flowering plants and herbs.

My activity planner for 2011 is simple ie….Baking for this coming festive season ie Hari Raya or Eidul Fitri celebration and at the same time start my Home Garden project growing vegetable, fruit trees not forgetting some flowering plants to create a cheerful and happening outlook at my backyard.

Since I moved back home I haven’t been busy baking execpt for an engagement party which is a small order of strawberry tarts and blueberry cheese tarts.

Cooking Tips :- to make a good crusty pie or base for tarts always refrigerate your flour, butter salted or unsalted, most importantly ice-cold water. Would be even better if you can keep your mixing bowl in the refrigerator for a while!

Other Benefits Of Pineapple Fruits

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Last weekend I went to the market to buy groceries for cooking over the  weekend lunch and dinner. I stumbled upon a stall selling “honey” pineapple. I bought one which is about  2 kg.  Wow!! aren’t they delicious???

This is the pineapple I bought….so delicious!!!

Pineapple is a  remarkable fruit. The fruit is not only enjoyable to eat because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavour, but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today. If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis. The juice  helps to get rid of intestinal worms.

I’m always interested to look at how pineapple affects other conditions of our body system.

Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue.  A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount. It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.

Because of my passion in gardening I also break off the top portion of the fruit or some called it the “crown” and wrapped the bottom with some wet tissue and newsprint papers. I sprinkled the papers sparingly every alternate mornings to make sure they remain fresh. I plan to grow  them ( there are 2 stalks) on the ground of my home when I go back to Subang  Bestari. Don’t know yet whether  the soil in our area are suitable….

Hobbies

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Welcome!

Thank you for dropping by. This blog of mine features my hobbies in cooking (especially baking) and gardening. I love to make cookies and sold to friends, neighbours and relatives during festive seasons only because working life does not permit doing and selling cookies full-time all year round. There are few types of cookies that I made but the most popular request is Pineapple Tarts.

Some of my cookies product line

Recently I’ve pick up a new hobby sewing clothes and curtain. I attend classes to polish up my skill in sewing.

Following my husband’s work transfer in the Northern State  of Perlis , I stayed in the outskirts Kedah, an area where I am able to grow vegetables for own consumption but our neighbours also like to buy my vegetable products.

Products of my ‘green fingers’: Eggplant, chillies,  tomatoes,cucumber etc..

I love to eat fruits and vegetables and always make an effort to make desserts or snack during my past time. Any desserts or recipe with pineapple are my favourite. However pineapple are not suitable to be grown in poly bags.