Monday, 5 January 2015

Candied Yuzu Peel

Been so crazily busy that I have forgotten about this post.

Remember the yuzu curd that I made not too long ago, well to fully utiltised this precious babies, I made some Candied Yuzu Peel as well.

When I first started blogging, an overseas blogger that I know, made candied orange peel and I was thinking whether it will be achievable in our weather.  Though I could have used orange peel to test it out back then but somehow I never gotten into doing it.

So this time round, I decided to use yuzu instead as the smell of yuzu's skin is so heavenly.  



Verdict: This tasted so good that I regretted it is only a small portion.  Will definitely be nice to serve this on Lunar New Year to cleanse the palette from all those fatty food.

Now I am thinking I might try using orange peel instead.  In the meantime, I am going to do a small test to see whether it store well inside the fridge and not having the sugar crystal melting away.

Result: The sugar coating is still good after a period in an air tight container store inside the fridge.

What you need:

6 yuzu skin
450ml water
½ cup sugar

Method:

Slice of the white pith as much as possible.

Cut into ¼" thick.

Place yuzu skin in a pot and add cold water.  Bring to a boil and discard water.  Repeat another time.

In another pot, add water and sugar and bring to a boil.  Add in yuzu skin.

Bring to a boil, remove the foam using a stainless spoon.

Lower down to flame and continue to simmer for 45 mins - 1 hr.  The liquid syrup should left about two or three tablespoon only.

Drain and lay yuzu slices evenly spaced out.

Let it dry for 3 hours.

Coat with sugar.

Store in air tight container in the fridge.




Sunday, 4 January 2015

Salt and Pepper Chicken Wing

I am also looking out for ideas to serve chicken wings.  Even though family is contended with just Shrimp Paste Chicken, I am not.

So today, I decided to try Salt and Pepper Chicken Wing instead as I have a full bottle of Black Pepper that my sister gave me.

Really love freshly cracked pepper!  It is so different from bottle.

I am sure this goes really well with a mug of ice cold beer, unfortunately hubby drink it.




What you need:

36 pcs chicken wings
3 tsp salt
4 tsp black pepper (will increase this to 5 tsp next round)
4 tsp sesame oil
5 clove garlic (minced)

Method:

Wash and drain chicken wings.

Combine salt and pepper together in a bowl.

Marinate the wings with the salt, pepper and garlic.  Best to let it sit over night in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Bake for 15 minutes in the air fryer until golden brown.


Serve and enjoy!


See ya!



Thursday, 1 January 2015

Music Pillow

Lately my sleep is always so disturbed and even after a night of rest, I still woke up feeling tired.

Blamed it on my hubby's snoring or was it myself?  (I started snoring after I broke my nose many years ago)

I read that it is good for one to take a nap in the afternoon.  A short 10 mins power nap is enough to recharge to continue the day.  That is why for year 2015, I am practice that.

I was intrigued by this Music Pillow and wonder whether this will help me to sleep better. 




This small little pillow looks like a green apple.  Pretty cute I must say.  I do like the velvet material as it is soft like a soft toy and it doesn't have lint coming out of it.


It easy to plug in as the speaker sits inside a small pocket at the back of the pillow.   It is designed in such a way that you won't feel the hard object when you sleep on it. 


As I sleep on my sides, I felt that the design is rather flat and thus I needed more support to raise the height to make it comfortable.


The sound decibel is also set in a manner that you won't have the chance of accidentally increase the volume and have it blasting into your ear drum.  So I think it is also very safe for babies too.

I also don't have to worry that I will disturb anyone when I turned it on.  

This pillow might not work on people who sleeps face up as the music might be not have impact on them as the volume will not be ideal then.


The pillow also sit round the head comfortably.   Overall, I did had a pleasant experience with this Music Pillow.  Now the next step is to get my kids to help me to download more soothing music!

So that I can go into my La La land without any trouble...................

Well, Valentine's Day is coming soon, perhaps you can consider this for your loved one.


You can find out more about the product here: http://bicycles.sg/shop/music-pillow/




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Cheers!