Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Taman Pertanian, Bukit Chaya

Our sunday outing to Taman Pertanian ( Agricultural park), Bukit Cahaya. Located in Shah Alam. We arrived at at 10.30am and the place was already swarmed with people. Entrance fee is RM 3 for adults and RM1 for children. My first impression of this place is huge. There are so many gardens within the park. Unfortunately, we were not able to explore every part of it. The best way to get around is either by taking the  bus or renting a bicycle. If you are up to burning a few calories,  the bicycle would be the best way otherwise ,you can hitch a ride with the bus if you don't mind waiting. Sensible walking shoes and insect repellent will make your visit alot more comfortable.

A small fishery. Lots of 'koi ' fish here.
The lookout tower at the mushroom garden. More like huge tree house. The view  from the top tower is nice. However, not a single mushroom in sight.
Inside the four season temperate house. Beutiful garden with lovely flowers.
Have bicycles will travel!

Happy Birthday To Rachel

Rachel celebrated her 9th birthday on 29/9/11 just 2 days short of independence day!

Pinkie Bug cake...well some of the kids thinks it looks more like a rat!
Rachel with her gang

Classmates of Grace Resource 2.
Birthday morning with traditional red eggs for luck and a moon cake!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Recipe for muffins if anybody is interested. They are very simple recipes nothing fancy to it. Just some delicious wholesome home baked muffins. It is easy to do , you don't even need a mixer  just a whisk and a pair of strong arms!

Black and white chocolate chip muffin.

Wet Ingredients:
113 gms melted butter - I tend to use salted, if you are using unsalted justadd a  pinch of salt to the dry ingredients.
2 Large eggs
240ml milk (better to use buttermilk)
2 teaspoon of vanilla

Dry ingredients:
230gm of self raisng flour
1 teasspoon of bicabonate soda
70 gms of cocoa powder
200 gms of sugar (note: I have lessen the sugar here because I do not want it to be too sweet. The original requires 250gm of sugar)
170 gm of choc chips - semi sweet. (I like to add white choc chips. If you are mixing then the portion should be half and half)

Banana Muffin

Wet ingredients:

3 large riped banana - meshed (If you are using smaller ones like pisang emas, then you will need about 6)
115 gms of melted butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Dry ingredients:

225 gms of self raising flour
100 gms of brown sugar (Again the sugar has been reduced for me. Original requires 150gms of sugar)
1 teaspoon of  bicarbonate og soda

These are two of Rachel's favourite. She just loves muffins, cakes and cookies. Hopefully I will be able to share more recipes as I go along. Happy baking!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Birthday

June 25th - Happy Birthday to me!!

I forgot the name of this cake, but it is 3 layers consist of chocolate & vanilla mouse and the bottom layer is Banana with chpped pineapple from Fichelle!

Steamboat buffet  & BBQ with the family .

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sungai Kanching Waterfall

A quick getaway to Sungai Kanching waterfall recently. Just 1hrs drive from KL heading towards Templers Park. It's a very big waterfall, great for a weekend R&R and family picnics. There are 7 levels altogether, but we only manage to go up to level 4. There are steps leading all the way to the higher levels if you'd like to explore further.

All the good picnic spots were taken but I guess a good sturdy rock will do for us!

Rachel enjoying the cool cool water.

Giant was huge!

A great spot for BBQ!

Nature's very own shower!