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Saturday 13th, August 2011

Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan is here again. Actually we are about 13 days in…so almost half way done.

And you’re wondering what could I possibly doing that is new, right?
More pictures of dates and fried stuff?
An artistic shot of a glass of water?

Well I intend to host my very first Iftar.

I’m going to give people food to break fast.

Now my mom is not very happy about this.
She may not like the menu either.

But I had a plan…for how I could cook everything…bake bake bake…I really need a second oven…

However I was saved. I am outsourcing the meat and one side.

I am making one side and salad (well I informed my sister in law that she is making the salad).

I’m excited and petrified at the same time.

Wsh me luck!

Sunday 1st, May 2011

Onion Rings

I need a recipe :-(

We have no kitchen however.
Renovation is still going strong…*sigh*

Wednesday 2nd, March 2011


I’ve been working at my new job now for about 16 months and I’m not sure if I’ve really blogged since.

I have no energy to bake even if it is pointed out to me that other people work over an hour’s drive from home and still have a life.

I still plot baking but unless it’s pizza it probably doesn’t happen.

Now to add to the burden, we started our downstairs renovations together with upstairs bathroom which just finished tile and looks awesome through the muck..

So we’re downstairs while lower roof is changing, new walls are added and support columns reinforced or replaced.

First casualty: they took down the garage roof and the lights there are connected to kitchen lights, main bath, back porch (as all these additions were done together I guess). No overheads but most outlets have juice.

Second casualty: in widening kitchen/breakfast table area, constructing new wall, we disconnected the washer and dryer last week. We went by my brother’s in-laws to wash on Saturday.

Third: the stove/oven was disconnected on Friday.

We are accepting food donations.

We did connect mom’s table top 2/3 burner stove so all is not lost. We could bake in the toaster oven I guess.

High points: as soon as the plumbers come and hook up our upstairs bathroom and we clean upstairs we can move back. Yay!

The house is half painted a lovely colour we all like and kudos to me for picking it and standing my ground.


A world of possibilities.

We can have everything.


Or too many possibilities and mom and I are going crazy ;-)

Thursday 18th, November 2010

chocolate … ew?!

Well chennette went belgium and bought us chocolate.

Lots of different kinds.

So today I pulled out the ginger and the lavender bars for mom and me to sample.

The ginger was nice, kind of rich. I didn’t taste the ginger so much but mom did.

So next one block each of lavender. When I finally managed to open that packaging well for sure I could smell it.

But oh no one little block with all that lavender … Like eating powder/powder/cream. I wanted to spit it out and it was just one tiny little square.

We had to run to get something to blank out the taste. The mixed caraibe bar was nice.

But ew what to do with the lavender!

Saturday 11th, September 2010

Taste T&T 2010: TOCO tomorrow!

what a lot of T’s.
I should’ve written out TwentyTen to make it look even better! :)

Our family is going.
Two trips.
There might be an earlier return trip.

I don’t think I’ve ever been to Toco!

Niece’s Eid Dinner: Multi-grain Cheerios

Niece’s Eid Dinner: Multi-grain Cheerios, originally uploaded by Lilandra.


Eid Breakfast: SAHINA!

Eid Breakfast: SAHINA!, originally uploaded by Lilandra.

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