MERDEKA!

31 August 1957 … it has been 55 years … and still counting!!

May we remain living in a peaceful country!

To all Malaysians … SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA!!

 

By the way, i’m proud to say that … SAYA ANAK MALAYSIA!!

RECIPE: Roasted Lemon Potatoes

I haven’t tried this recipe (because i don’t really cook) but it looks yummy!!

Ingredients:

2 pounds potatoes
4 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
coarse sea salt
paprika powder
3 garlic cloves
2 lemons
pepper
parsley

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C).

2. Peel the potatoes, leave the smaller potatoes whole and cut the bigger ones in half (or even in three). Make sure all potatoes end up similarly sized. Give them a good wash.

3. Give one of the lemons a wash also. We’ll be using its zest.

4. The zest is where all the flavor is, so grab a bowl and grate it. Make sure you don’t grate too far because the white pithy stuff underneath the yellow zest can be very bitter. Also add the juice of both lemons.

5. Get 4 tbsp oil, a really, really good pinch of black pepper, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (no more than this), a heaping tsp oregano and 3 garlic cloves in there (grated or chopped of course). Officially you’re supposed to use Greek oregano but well, I don’t have any, so this will have to do.

6. Now pour in 1/3 cup of chicken broth.

7. Give everything a twirl!

8. Transfer the potatoes to a baking dish.

9. Now pour the dressing on top and dig your hands in there, toss everything around to coat all the potatoes.

10. Sprinkle a royal amount of coarse sea salt and some dried parsley on top. The sea salt will give a great crunch after they’re baked, the parsley just makes it look pretty.

11. The last step is to up the colors a nudge. Use a small sieve to sprinkle a little paprika powder on top. This won’t add a whole lot of flavor but we don’t need the flavor, what we do need it for is to intensify the color of the golden crust we’re after in a simple way.

12. Put them in a preheated oven for 30 minutes, take them out, flip them over and put them back in for another 20 minutes. Check for readiness.

13. Serve with a royal amount of chopped fresh parsley sprinkled all over.

For step by step photos, visit the source at: http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/roasted-lemon-potatoes

Separating egg yolk is now EASY!

My friend talk about this during lunch today so I decided to search for the video.

THIS IS DAMN AWESOMEEEE!!! (later I will need to buy 1 egg to try out 😛 )

Thanks Ivan Tay for sharing!

The Island of the Dolls … La Isla de la Muñecas

THE ISLAND OF THE DOLLS – A DARK TOURIST ATTRACTION IN MEXICO

A world renowned tourist destination is “La Isla de la Munecas”- a Spanish name which means the Island of the dolls. This Island of dolls is situated in Mexico and as the name suggests, one expects to see a beautiful world which will leave an everlasting impression. But the reality is exactly opposite and very harsh when one discovers the thousands of mutilated ugly dolls hanging from every tree on the island.

 

Don Julian Santana, a hermit who renounced the world and his family to inhabit this island dedicated his last fifty years of his life to the make the “La Isla de la Munecas”. It is believed that, he did this to please the spirit of a little girl who had drowned in the canal. Whatever may be the reason, he managed to turn this island into a bizarre, scary place where an eerie eye of mutilated dolls haunts your every move, on this strange island.

In 2001, Don Julian was discovered drowned to his death in the same canal surrounding his home. Don Julian is dead to the world but his eerie disturbed vision stays on, in the faces of lifeless dolls mutilated and hung in the worst forms of human torture and punishment.

SOURCE: http://planetoddity.com/the-island-of-the-dolls-a-dark-tourist-attraction-in-mexico/

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