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Houdini James Stuck in Sticky Situation…..

Just the other day I found James out of the house with the gate closed and locked.
It kept me puzzled on how he managed to do just like Houdini did!

I fianlly caught him half way through his disapprearing act!

Linking up with Ai Sakura:

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IKEA Make A Friend Contest | $500 worth of IKEA Children’s Furniture & Gift Card to be Won!!

We were invited to IKEA for a sneak preview of IKEA make a Friend Contest
which will be happening on 23 November 2013.

We had so much fun and we can’t wait to tell you why!

Check out all our other blogging friends too:
Dinomama, Ai Sakura, Sengkang Babies, Cheekie Monkies, Gingerbreadmum, Mother Kao, PeiPeiHaoHao, Beanienus

IKEA Make A Friend Contest is a competition for mummies, daddies and kids. Each family will have 1 hour to make a Robot with recycled materials!

The best looking Robot will win $500 worth of IKEA Children’s Furniture & gift card.

Plus bragging rights as their winning creation will be turned into huge, life-size robot that will be exhibited at both IKEA stores!!

What are you waiting for?

IKEA Make A Friend Contest is happening on 23 November 2013 (Saturday),
from 10am onwards (5 session – 30 parents-child teams per session),
at Tampines IKEA; level 2 car park

Online Registration Starts on 28th October 2013 (Monday)
Slots are limited, so Book your Slots NOW!
-Click Here to Register for IKEA Make A Friend Contest-

Please note that contest is ONLY open to Småle and IKEA Family members ONLY.

Not a member? Do not Fret.
Membership is FREE!
Click on the links below to get more information about membership.
Småle Member | IKEA Family Member

Good Luck!
Have fun creating your Robot Friend!

Full Disclosure: We were invited to attend IKEA Bloggers Preview Party for Make a Robot Contest. We were not compensated for our time nor this post.

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Easy Peranakan Ayam Kuning Recipe | Turmeric Chicken Recipe

I love how Peranakan food makes food looks better and taste better with the uses of herbs and spices. Kunyit, also know as turmeric, yellow ginger or Wong Kheong has an earthy, slightly hot peppery flavor and a mustardy smell. This Ayam Kuning Recipe so simple. I rate it fail proof and even the most novice cook could do it!

2 Chicken tighs + Dumsticks (cut into smaller pieces)
Lemongrass (serai) 1 stalk
White peppercorns 20
Fresh Red Chillies 3
Turmeric (Kunyit) 2.5cm Knob
Salt 1/2 tsp
Cooking oil 5tbsp

1) Wash and drain chicken pieces. Set Aside.
2) Combine lemon grass, peppercorns, chillies and turmeric
by pounding until fine in a mortar with a pestle. Set Aside.
3) Marinade chicken with pounded ingredients and salt. Leave for 1 hour at least.

4) Heat oil in frying pan. Put in chicken pieces and stir well.
5) Reduce heat and cover pan. Stir once in a while until chicken pieces are cooked. Add some water to keep dish moist during cooking.
6) Dish out and Serve.

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Greenfields Milk | Milk so honest you can trust

I am a “brand-washed” consumer. One that sticks faithfully to one brand and rarely explores the rest. After all, if your mother tells you that it is good, it has got to be good right?!?!? Something changed my thoughts about product loyalty.

How honest is your milk?

As a mother, I find it reassuring to know that Greenfield milk does not contain additives, chemicals, antibiotics and hormones – just pure all natural honest milk!
*image source from Greenfields*

Greenfields Milk comes from their very own integrated dairy farm based at Gunung Kawi, Malang, East Java. It’s has over 6,000 scientifically sourced and managed Friesian Holstein cows. This ensures that the milk is produced, pasteurized and packed within the dairy. This process significantly cuts down the chances of bacterial contamination.

As compared to others milk which are imported from down under, Greenfields Milk only needs to be pasteurized once due to closer proximity from Singapore.

In some other countries, double pasteurisation is not even recognized as a legal pasteurization method. I honestly think the lesser they temper with my milk, the better it is. So in this case, less is MORE. :p

Variety of wholesome Greenfields Milk for different needs……

Other than enjoying our milk straight from the carton and in our breakfast cereals, we’ve also made some Choux Pastry (cream puff) with it.

These delicious shell of light pastry filled with eggy custard, makes it perfect for a tea time snack.

Have it with Greenfields Chocolate Malt Milk, and it will propel you to another dimension in the desert wonderland!

Ingredients for Crème Pâtissière
3 cups (750ml) Greenfields Fresh Milk
1/2 cup (100g) caster (superfine) sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
6 egg yolks
1/3 cup (50g) Cornflour (constarch)

Directions for Crème Pâtissière

1) Combine milk, sugar and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, then remove from stove.
2) Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and corn flour in a medium heatproof bowl; gradually whisk in hot milk mixture.
3) Return mixture to saucepan; stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens.
4) Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least for 4 hours.

Ingredients for Choux Pastry
1/2 cup (125ml) water
60g butter, chopped into small cubes
1 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp icing sugar

Directions for Choux Pastry

1) Pre heat the oven to 220degree Celsius. Lay trays with baking paper or grease them.
2) Combine water, butter and caster sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to boil. The butter should melt with the water evaporating.
3) Add flour all at once; beat with wooden soup over medium heat until mixture comes away from the base of the pan.
4) Transfer pastry to a medium bowl; beat in 2 eggs, one at a time.
5) Whisk remaining eggs with fork; beat enough of egg into the pastry until it become smooth and glossy but still holds its shape.
6) Drop level tablespoon of the pastry onto trays. Leaving a gap of 5 cm inbetween the puffs.
7) Bake puffs for 10 minutes.
8) Reduce oven temperature to 180 degree celcius; bake for 15 minutes.
9) Remove from oven; Cut a small opening at the base of each puff.
10) Continue baking for 10 minutes or until the puffs are dry.
11) Cool on trays.
12) Spoon Crème Pâtissière into piping bag fitted with 5mm plain tube; pipe through cuts into puff. Dust puff with sifted icing sugar.

This is One Honestly Good Choux Pastry.
Go ahead, try it and let me know how it went for you…..

Greenfields milk is available at leading supermarkets and 7-11 convenient stores. Fresh Milk, High Calcium Low Fat, High Calcium Skimmed milk and Chocolate Malt comes in 1 litre packs (S$3.25). Fresh milk 200ml packs and Chocolate Malt 200ml packs – only in selected Cold Storage (S$1.20) and 7-11 convenient stores ($1.50). Fresh Milk, High Calcium Low Fat also comes in 2 litres bottle (S$5.95).

Full Disclosure: We received monetary compensation and products from Greenfields Milk for this review. All opinions and views stated are my own.

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EcoKidd Graduation Concert 2013 (Punggol 33)

Sometimes, in moments like these, I wished I had the special ability to stop time.

I miss her chubby cheeks, nearly non-existence hair and innocent chatters.

As a young child, Sophia had separation anxiety issues. We were initially quite worried about her adapting to school at the tender age of 3 years old.

But, it turns out that we’ve underestimated her! She was excited to go to a “big kids” school just like Hiroshi. She managed to integrate well into the system. With her sociable and trusting nature, she has very close relationship with teachers in school. And even made very good friends in the span of 3 short years!

It’s Sophia’s Graduation Concert today. It is held at The Republic Cultural Centre @ Republic Polytechnic. Sometimes I feel that she is 6 going on 16. My dear baby, please don’t grow up so soon!!

This year’s concert is themed as Magical Season Land.
Sophia’s act is in The Winter Dimension entitled Last Christmas.
I thought she danced really really well….
Either that or I am just bias! Coz that is MY Sophia!

It was great opportunity for Hiroshi to catch up with old friends.

No matter which primary school we may go to next,
we will always remember that we were Best Friends Forever today!

A Parent’s Love Is Whole No Matter How Many Times Divided.

Presenting the Graduating class of EcoKidd Childcare 2013. (Punggol 33 Branch)

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