Friday, August 31, 2012

Multi Coloured Choker Dagger Necklace


Product No.: NKL0030
Location: Made and Design in Singapore
Price: SGD19.90
Materials used: Glass seed beads, Large wooden bead, Fire polished Glass Dagger bead
Above is a total handmade weaving necklace. I spent quite a bit of time to do this necklace as you can see it is not easy to do it. When I finished weaving the necklace, I realised it resembled some tribal necklace which I had no intention at all. I am happy with the result. I hope somebody can appreciate my design.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clean Toy and Donate!!!

Here is a video clip of my son cleaning his toy before giving it away. Once in a while, I will be doing some house cleaning and thrown out some of the stuffs that we do not used anymore. I asked my son whether he stills wants to play with some of the old toys that he has and he replied no. He asked me whether he can cleaned them before giving them away. I was happy and decided to take a video. Enjoy Caspar's Cleaning Service


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Japanese Beef Stew

Last week, I was cooking my son's favourite dish, Japanese Beef Stew. I brought the mix from the supermarket which I cannot remember exactly which supermarket. The steps I used is a bit different from the box. The amount of food to put inside is also varies.

A packet of Japanese Beef Stew mix
500 grams of beef stew pieces
200 grams of beef mince
2 medium sized carrots
1 large brown onions
1 litres of water (I used only about 800 - 850 ml for thicker sauce)

1) Wash all the ingredients
2) Cut the brown onion into slices
3) Cut the carrots into big chunks
4) Use a thick base pot to cook the stew as you need to stir fry the ingredients first.
5) Put about 1 teaspoon of oil into the pot to heat it up
6) Put onions in and stir fry till translucent
7) Put the carrots in once the onions is cooked
8) Once the carrots are in for about 5 - 10 minutes of stir frying, put in the beef pieces and mince
9) When the beef is half done, put in the water and bring up to boil on high fire
10) Once the water is boiled, turn the fire down to medium fire and add in the stew mix
11) Stir the stew till the mix is completely dissolved
12) When it is done, cover the pot and turn the fire to low and simmer for 1 1/2  to 2 hours. Depends on how soft you want the meat to be, you adjust the timing. Please remember to give the stew a stir once in a while if not it will burned at the bottom of the pot.
13) People who have pressure cooker can do it faster than the normal pot. You can use the pressure cooker to cook the stew for about 30 - 40 minutes.

Enjoy cooking!!!