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A lovely head of garlic..

Love it or hate it, minced garlic is an important ingredient in chinese stirfry.

When I was a kid, my mother would give me the important task of mincing garlic.. It was an easy task, and I enjoyed doing it.. The simple task made feel useful in the kitchen.

While mincing the garlic, I would drift into my daydreams… Thankfully, there were no injuries before dinnertime. 😉

Ps: I don’t like the smell on my hands. If only there is a way to get rid of it.

Homecook dinner..

Shh… I’ve a secret to share.. I got a new job. 🙂

It’s my second week into the job.. and there is so much to learn!

New systems.. new cultures.. new faces..

Pretty overwhelming at first, but it’s starting to get better.

Everyday after work, I would look forward to dinner with the family.

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What’s for dinner? Fried Tua Kwa (extra firm bean curd) in bean sauce. Yummy!

Dinnertime is a time where I can relax and spend time with my loved ones..

.. conversations over delicious dishes and rice.

It is simple, yet satisfying.

A season in the kitchen..

When it comes to cooking, I’m not an expert.

I can handle simple dishes (e.g: spaghetti bolognese, basic chinese stir-fies, simple salads)… but complicated dishes are a no-no.

The love for food runs in my husband’s family.. Blueberry loves to cook, my Father-in-law makes good steaks, and my late Mother-in-law was a culinary instructor… As compared to them, my cooking skills are basic.. (much to my Father-in-law’s disappointment).

Not long ago, my Father-in-law gently suggested that I should help with dinner preparation. Since then, I’ve been actively helping in the kitchen.


One of the things I enjoy about cooking is.. the chance to see fresh ingredients. The fresh smell, colors and textures excite my senses.. I couldn’t help to snap some pictures.

Tonight, we are having petai and chinese spinach for dinner!

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Petai (stink beans) has a pungent smell to it.. They are delicious, when cooked with sambal and prawns.

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Green leafy vegetable

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Look at the beautiful spinach leaves! What a lovely shade of green.

I’m glad for this season in the kitchen.

It has given me a new level of appreciation towards fresh ingredients, and a chance to practice my cooking skills.

May it be pan-fry, stir-fry, steaming, or boiling- I’m fine to try. But, oh please, don’t ask me to fry seafood or deep-fry- it’s too scary. I would rather run for my life. 😛

Home Cooked Bak Kut Teh

Went to my girlfriend’s office for lunch.

She made Bak Kut Teh for lunch!

Home cooked Bak Kut Teh... made by my girlfriend.

Home cooked Bak Kut Teh… made by BFF.
It was so good!

The soup was bursting with flavor… simply delicious… Hmm!

With the fast pace of life, more and more people are opting to eat out… and home cooked food is becoming rare…

It’s such a treasure.

I think many people would love to have home cook food, but many of us (including me) can’t really cook… with limited cooking skills, cooking a decent meal requires alot of effort. After cooking, there is  washing up to do.. it’s very tiring to do that, especially at the end of a day’s work… 😦

I can understand why people would rather eat out than cook at home… it’s easier and less tiring.


Even though home cooking can be a hassle, I hope to get better at it… think some basic skills would be helpful.

Hmm… What dish should I learn?

This post is a prompt from- Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure