When it comes to eating cheese, i must say i am a new addict :) Growing up in KK the only place that i knew that sells the imported kind is in Tong Hing Supermarket and usually it cost a bomb! Hence it's not so famous in our household. But every now and then we get to taste some during dinners or functions at a hotel buffet, but that's about it. And as for the names of the cheeses bah! couldn't care less what it taste like so knowing it's name is simply out f the question! One other thing....the smell! Yes this thing does smell badly and uhhh... can't imagine how it's going to taste like going inside my mouth is another thing!
But That was then, and now....i simply loveeeeeeeeeeeee cheese :) Married to a french, made me have more courage to try out bit by bit. My husband sudgested i try "Babybel", which is usually for kids in france as they first learn or introduced to the world of cheese or du fromage in french. So i tried it and gradually i move on up a level and now i can't seemed to let it go now :) My favourite is "Comte" and also "camembert" And now after every meal a good portion of fromage is a must for me now hehehe :) Like the french says, a good plate of fromage and a glass of wine is all they need for a wonderful meal!
Here is a collection of cheese boite or boxes or plastic wraps that i've collected especially for this blog post and now..i can get rid of them heheheh :)
well, enjoy them cheese :)
oh and there is another thing that i go gaga about too and it is called... "Petit LU"
it's 100% beurre/ butter that is why it's yummylicious :)
my favourites :) especially during coffee break which is @ 5pm here in France :)
Yes, it was one year ago when me and mon coeur were flying off to KK for our civil marriage ceremony the friday of 19th December 2008. For both of us this is the most meaningful moment of our life and going through the good and bad of things together and arriving to this day was just a wonderful and beautiful journey.
Happy 1st Anniversary mon coeur and hope to celebrate this wonderful moment again with you forever more!
Hello everyone just a quick post from me coz im just trying to fill my time as i have been sick with a cold these past few days and before that i was taking these pictures in the morning and i think this is what got me in trouble with the cold now...but anyhow, hope you guys enjoy the wintery pictures from Kampung Beauvoir :)
And then after this field trip outside the house that night i had a major fever...opppss! NO more snooping around with the camera no more...and im still not well after 4 days of housebound...haiyah! well i just hope i get well soon for i have tones of things to do and rendezvous to attend to but if i'm not well i can i possibly do all that.
Anyways, to everyone happy viewing, happy shopping, happy being with your loved ones and most of all stay well :)
This year is a bit tricky for both of us because we were not able to spend your birthday together this time. BUT however, deffinately we will celebrate it when we are together again sometime after christmas :)
Just a simple token from me to you mon coeur, je t'aime tres forte et Bonne Anniversaire!
Ah my first post from a new country and place :) ah well to start of my debut post i would like to wish Fariza Ismail Celestial VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY although i wont be able to cook this special meal to her but i hope with this recipe you can have a go at home and cook it together with your beloved family :)
Its actually very easy to make but a very healthy and yummy food to have and not much work on it too because you leave it to the oven to do the main job :) But anyhow...here is the recipe :)
The Ingredients :-
* 1/2 kg brocoli * 30 g flour * 1/2 l milk * a few slices of the craft cheese or whichever cheese you like * 20 cl creme * 30 g Butter * 2 or 3 potatoes * 1 chicken breast fillet / cubed * 1 big onion chopped
The Preparation :-
1. toss your onions in a pot for 2 minutes then add your chicken and toss for 3 minutes add your salt and pepper to taste. let it set for 2 mins then add 1 cup or more of water until the chopped chickens are submerged. covered and wait until it is cooked and simmering in the broth. take out the chicken cubes and set aside. and keep the broth aside.
2. Pealed and washed the potatoes are now ready for a short steaming for a good 15 minutes then followed by the broccoli for another 7 minutes. After steaming take out and let rest aside.
3. Preheat your oven to 200C.
4. Now you are ready to make your Bechamel Sauce. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the paste cooks and bubbles a bit, but don't let it brown — about 2 minutes. Add the milk, continuing to stir as the sauce thickens. Bring it to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste, lower the heat, and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir in 1 sliced of the Kraft Cheese during the last 2 minutes of cooking. After it dissolves remove from the heat.
5. Now you are ready to assemble your baking dish take a wide Pyrex see through dish if you have or anything that you can use for baking. Pour some bechamel sauce in your chicken and stir through it thoroughly until all portions are covered then pour everything to the baking dish and level it out then sliced your steamed potatoes just like the size a potato chip but not too thin the arranged them in your baking dish so that it will be well composed with the chicken and finally throw in your steamed broccoli and the pour down the other half of the Bechamel sauce and if its not enough to cover the dish add in some of the chicken broth u made with the chicken early on.
6. and finally layer down your kraft cheese as much as you want or you can use mozzarella cheese as you like. Sprinkle some black pepper and some basil leaves and its ready to go in the oven.
6. after about 25 to 30 minutes when you see the cheezes started to turn golden or brown turn off the oven and you are ready to serve your Gratin de Brocoli with chicken!!
In the original recipe, it doesnt have any chicken cubes thrown into it but i like it to be a one meal thingy so that you can eat it just like that so thats why i put the chicken in :)
I hope you like it and oh by the way.... Happy birthday to you my dear Fariza and many happy returns :)
2nd part of the wedding was a dream like for me, it was dreamy and yet it was fast to reach to the final purpose of this occasion. The pictures below tells much of the story for me :)
According to mademoiselle arrangeur, Mapsey -Do - A lot we are a little bit behind the schedule so for sure mon coeur is wondering where is my bride hehehehe
Donc, here is a picture just perfect to illustrate how mon coeur is handling the jitterness of his bride being a tiny bit late :) But its ok... because armed with his two bestest man he calls them he is evidently didnt even noticed the time :)
and here is me fighting against the veil because its stincking very much to my fantastic and heavy lashes by the way :)
here my darling Daphne was trying in vainly to held the vail from touching my eye lashes hahahah
Aha.. mademoiselle arrangeur, Mapsey -Do - A lot is of course arranging my girls and boys :° they look sooo cute and handsome dont they and its one great mixture :)
And thanks to Jean Mi for this lovely snap of my brother and his family just before the ceremony begins..
And i soooooooooo love this picture! My cousin Alan was trying to console little Triny that it wont be too long now...look at them tiny hands on her daddy's shoulder.....cayanggg tuh Triny :)
Another funny moment with my fantabulous bridesmaid Daphne perhaps it was my ever so famous lashes again :)
Here is a collage of my girls and boys in their handsome attire, even the barrier of language seemes to be no problem when it comes to little ones, coline seen here trying to pujuk Trinity hehehe so cute :) Theres Rozane with her princess like dress, really cute indeed and there is my best friend's daughter Azizah so charming with her crown. The boys was in a handsome attire too. So handsome with their papillon on and especially for my cousins they are extra excited as it's their 1st time as flower boys i guess they are called or something and finally little Severin who have the biggest task of all as the Ring Bearer. He takes his job seriously indeed!
But the joy of me watching all of them in their dresses and pappilions is doubled because those dresses are quite meaningful to me because they were made by my own best friend from my childhood days and that person is Mazura Othman. Through out the process we only just communicate through emails for exchanging details on the girls measurements and along with it a photograph of the girls. So to my dearest bestest friend Zura, oyur simply amazing and your work is superb! thank you once again best of luck to your sew cute
While waiting i presume.... my best friends, Dollie, Datul and Diane The Triple Ds hehehe
ahh..the walk on the aisle....super nervous at this moment , because i was worried i would trip myself on the red carpet hahahaha and mom and dad did a good job escorting me down the aisle. Love both of you mom and dad, never can explain how i was feeling at that moment but i knew i was going to cry with all the emotions going on... it was the moment of my life indeed.
And looking on at the far right foreground of this pic is the one and only my childhood bestfriend Sharilyn somewhere out there is Zulee too :)
Azizah and her ever so composed post, just like her dearest mummy who is my best friend since childhood and to have her daughter as one of my flower girls is just one of my happiest moments. To Syedatul and Hubby Roslan thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to steal azizah for my speacial day. Thank you both!
Here are my troops! Elegant and beautiful just as i imagined them would be! Thank you very much my little ones and for Marine & Hannie for being the big girls in charge that day merci and thank you and as for Coline, Trinity, Azizah and Rozanne thank you for being beautiful on that day emmuahhh to all of you fairy flowers! And as for the boys, Bubu, Fizie, Didie, Syafiq , Baptiste and Severin, you guys rock!!
as mon coeur always say...ho ho ho, the troops is finally here...perhaps he is nervous but by the look on his face i dont think so, thats my darling mon coeur always cool and smiling all the time :)
Was unable to control my emotion just after my mom and dad hand me to Mon coeur's arms, i couldnt believe i'm finally going to be somebody's wife and that somebody is the love of my life mon coeur and away from the watchful eyes of my parents it was something very sad for me but at t he same time happy because being the eldest i'm very much attached to my parents and family and now it's my turn to live the life of what my parents had in their life before and so c'est ma vie.
Mon coeur loves this photo very much because he said he can see both my parents are happy to give me away to him for mon coeur felt very good and nice feelings about it :)
The mystery hand belongs to.....
The one and only Deacon Rayner Bisius. It was quite meaningful for me to have him made all the ceremony more beautiful and meaningful as Deacon Rayner was once in the same College as i and so it was altogether another one big reunion for me and thanks to him we managed to work things out swiftly for everything to everything thank you to all Sacred Heart Cathedral Church Staffs and amin and to our reader madame Juliet .
Hahaha sempat lagi take pictures :)
Anciously waiting and listening...
And...And...And.... It wouldnt be Raymond & Priscilla if we didnt make anybody laugh on our big day....its a sure thing! Obligatoire say Mon coeur :))
Reading our vows and promises...
The Ring blessing
And looking at this picture for sure there is something to laugh about for one thing...mon coeur's reading glasses fell off while he was reading because his glasses broke the day before and and and...of course...
Mon coeur trying to balance his broken spectacles hehehe..poor mon coeur but managed to smile at the same time not nervous at all and for that matter...for him to make another mistake as to say his name instead of my name :))
Je t'aime mon coeur!
ANd too all that excitement raymond making the mistake alone is not fair right? so the next blunder was mine :> i put the ring on the wrong hand!! :))
Voila! the exchange of rings is finally done...donc, what else to do then to kiss the bride :)
I'm having this kiss forever in my life!
We have another suprise for the ceremony when Jean Mi's son Clemont, presented us with his beautiful composition playing his clarinet to us while we make our way to signing the Marriage Certificate. Merci Beaucoup Clemont!
The signature of life....
Oui, pendant notre vie ensemble
To all our witnesses, Robert, Jean Luc, Severeno and Clare, Thank you & Merci Beaucoup for helping us make our speacial day a remarkable day together. thank you!
Show me love moment with my best friend from Kindergarden, Zullie and looking on is also my best buddy Sharilyn and daughter Nadya
And here is my Handsome cousin Ben Nair who managed to add more love to the ceremony with his presence, thank you so much cuz! emmuah!!
The family portrait with my parents
The family portrait with all my family members
The family portrait with family and friends from France
Here all my bestfriends and friends all in one photo. Superb!!
Me and my flower boys and girls :)
A photo with my ex-collegue
With our family in Sabah
With our family in France, siblings of mon coeur
With my siblings
With some of my mom's friends
Encore, another kiss :)
Mr & Mrs now :)
Being with someone will not make you happy, it will only make you happy-ER. After all, if you don't know what makes you happy, how can you possibly expect some stranger to figure it out? And so.. you need to do that by yourself...so be happy and find Happy-ER :)
This was my title of my blog and i must say i have found my happiness and so the story goes and off we go to the time of our life together.
To everyone, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts near or far, all of you are much loved by us!
And... As usual, i have my favourite picture to pick and i pick this picture because i cant imagine i can have all of my best friends together like this as shown in this picture i have each and everyone of them together on my big day and that is the greatest and biggest gift of all, to my friends who have been with me through out all our lives together near or far, lets hope our friendship never ends and that it will continue to grow until the end of time...
Thank you for your love and thank you for your friendship Love, Peace and harmony from both of us
Clarity & Mon coeur
Speacial thanks to Contributing photographers namely: