Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coldplay - Clocks ( With Lyrics )

Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) - Landslide Lyrics

The Ultimate Boy Band Spoof: D' Wonder Boys- Baby Baby


Madonna - Borderline [Official Music Video]

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A Short Neurological Test
A Short Neurological Test

1- Find the C below..
Please do not use any cursor help. 

2- If you already found the C, now find the 6 below.

3 - Now find the N below. It's a little more difficult.


This is NOT a joke. If you were able to pass these 3 tests, you can cancel your annual visit to your neurologist. Your brain is great and you're far from having a close relationship with Alzheimer.

eonvrye that can raed this rsaie your hnad.
To my 'selected' strange-minded friends:

If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends and the person that sent it to you with 'yes' in the subject line.

Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!
 If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid too
Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed this forwrad it


Hadith Qudsi

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ:

" يَقُولُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: الصَّوْمُ لِي، وَأَنَا أَجْزِي بِهِ، يَدَعُ شَهْوَتَهُ وَأَكْلَهُ وَشُرْبَهُ مِنْ أَجْلِي، وَالصَّوْمُ جُنَّةٌ(1)، وَلِلصَّائِمِ فَرْحَتَانِ: فَرْحَةٌ حِينَ يُفْطِرُ، وَفَرْحَةٌ حِينَ يَلْقَى رَبَّهُ، وَلَخُلُوفُ(2) فَمِ الصَّائِمِ أَطْيَبُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ رِيحِ الْمِسْكِ".

رواه البخاري (وكذلك مسلم ومالك والترمذي النسائي وابن ماجه)

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA) from the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), who said:

"Allaah (mighty and sublime be He) says:

'Fasting is Mine and it is I Who give reward for it. [A man] gives up his sexual passion, his food and his drink for My sake.' Fasting is like a shield, and he who fasts has two joys: a joy when he breaks his fast and a joy when he meets his Lord. The change in the breath of the mouth of him who fasts is better in Allaah's estimation than the smell of musk."

[Bukhari (also by Muslim, Malik, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah).]

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Veggie Burger

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CHOW Veggie Burger Recipe - CHOW


* 1 cup dry TVP (textured vegetable protein)
* 3/4 cup hot water
* 1 cup grated zucchini (from about 1 medium zucchini)
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/2 cup minced yellow onion (from about 1/2 medium onion)
* 1 medium garlic clove, minced
* 3/4 cup grated carrot (from about 1 carrot)
* 1/3 cup peeled, shredded red beet (from about 1/2 large beet)
* 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
* 2 teaspoons tomato paste
* 2 teaspoons ground mustard, such as Colman’s
* 1 1/2 cups cooked short-grain brown rice (about 3/4 cup dry)
* 2/3 cup cooked brown lentils (about 1/4 cup dry)
* 2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley leaves
* 1 tablespoon dried thyme
* 1 cup coarse whole-wheat panko, such as Ian’s
* 3/4 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
* 1 large egg
* 1 large egg white
* 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 7 whole-wheat buns or kaiser rolls, for serving


1. In a medium bowl, combine the TVP and water. Stir and set aside until ready to use.
2. Toss the zucchini with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and place in a colander or strainer set over a bowl to drain, at least 10 minutes. Squeeze the zucchini to release any excess water, then set aside, discarding the liquid.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add the onion and garlic and cook until the vegetables are soft and translucent, about 5 to 6 minutes.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the soaked TVP mixture, the zucchini, carrot, beet, 1/4 cup of the sunflower seeds, the tomato paste, ground mustard, 3/4 cup of the brown rice, 1/4 cup of the lentils, the parsley, thyme, and 1/2 cup of the panko. Add the sautéed onion and garlic and mix well; set aside.
5. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in the same frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
6. Transfer the mushrooms to the bowl of a food processor; add the egg, egg white, tamari, pepper, and remaining salt, TVP, sunflower seeds, brown rice, lentils, and panko. Process until the mixture is well combined and uniform, about 30 to 45 seconds. (The mixture will not be smooth.)
7. Add the puréed mushroom mixture to the reserved TVP mixture and combine well (using your hands works best). Form into 7 patties (about 3/4 cup each) and place on a baking sheet. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 3 patties to the pan and brown on one side, about 6 to 7 minutes; flip and continue cooking until the burgers are crispy and heated through, about 5 to 6 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining patties and serve on whole-wheat buns or kaiser rolls with your favorite toppings.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lake Forest Park House

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This house was designed by Finne Architects—a Seattle based firm—somewhere north of Seattle. I’d guess Bothell/Lake Forest Park area. The house maintains a modern cabin aesthetic through its natural wood finishes, stone fireplace and steel appliances and structure.

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NO red BULL!!!....ONLY praYER.islam

Monday, June 27, 2011

Impressive Bachelor’s Crib: Apartment Al. Casa Branca in Brazil

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Impressive Bachelor’s Crib: Apartment Al. Casa Branca in Brazil

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~Beautiful recitation of al fatiha by a little boy!~

A Very Beautiful Adzan by Mishary Al Afasy

Islam for Parents » Recipes for Mum

Lovely cake recipes from Islam for Parents website and much more....Alhamdulillah....!
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Islam for Parents » Recipes for Mum
Practical Tips for Raising Children & Useful Resources for Your Parenting Needs

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Daddy, Can i have $ 10 ?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door.

“Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

“Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man.

“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?”

“That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.

“I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy.

“If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.”

“Oh, ” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?”

The father was furious. “If the only reason you want to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you’re being so selfish. I work long, hard hours everyday and don’t have time for such childish games.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy’s questioning. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money. After an hour or so , the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. May be there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door. “Are you asleep son?” he asked.

“No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy.

“I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here’s that $10.00 you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, beaming. “Oh, thank you daddy!” he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man.

“Why did you want more money if you already had some?” the father grumbled.

“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied.

“Daddy, I have $20.00 now… Can I buy an hour of your time?”

Give time to your children, because its easy to get carried away with life.

Handful of food for your servants.....

lagi na lang (my princess)

Huwag Na Huwag Mong Sasabihin - OST Lovers In Paris

"Buwan" Kitchie Nadal

Breathe : Kitchie Nadal

bulong by kitchie nadal

Kitchie Nadal - Run

SAME GROUND- Kitchie Nadal

SAME GROUND with lyrics -Kitchie Nadal


What sugar actually does to your brain and body....
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Sunday, June 26, 2011


Hang Drum Solo

Feature: Gourmet M.D. Catering

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Romantic Sea House with Lovely Rustic Details

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Here is a home that is sure to bring out your romantic side. Located not far away from the sea, this residence inspires peace, tranquility and an overall sunny feeling. With a delightful rustic design, both the exterior and the indoor decors give out a warm feel. According to Skeppsholmen, the building is located in Malarhusen, Sweden and has a total living area of 485 square meters. A generous courtyard was arranged by the owners so that many activities could take place outdoors, when the weather allows it. A small pool and cozy patio furniture provide just enough for the inhabitants to have a lovely time. The interiors are truly delightful, with rustic decorative elements enhancing the space and ensuring a unique, unforgettable atmosphere. We decided to present a large number of photos for this home, simply because we like each and everyone of them and we believe so will you. Enjoy!
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Romantic Sea House with Lovely Rustic Details

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Charming Combination of Rustic Furniture and Modern Textures

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Rustic details add a charming touch to any apartment and create a warm and inviting space. Today we would like to showcase this amazing home designed by Marta Espregueira Mendes and found on Casa Tres Chic. With a breathtaking living space opening towards an original kitchen, a large hallway and a cute bedroom, this crib seems perfect for a small family with a classic education and an original way of life. We really like the splashes of color which enrich the entire home as well as the daring modern textures contrasting the traditional ones. The furniture is diverse and exquisite, just have a look at all the chairs, chests, tables and you will be convinced. Wood and stone are natural elements used both indoors and outdoors, with a great aesthetic effect. Enjoy this home and get inspired!
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Charming Combination of Rustic Furniture and Modern Textures in Portugal
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cake Decorating-"Sugar Orchids"-Scott Clark Woolley

Featured BakeShop: Cake Nouveau

Truffle Cake Recipe

Photo via Tiny Chef
Truffle Cake Recipe


How to make it

  • Heat oven to 425 F.
  • Coat an 8x3-in. cake pan (I like using an oval pan) with nonstick spray. Line bottom with wax paper; spray paper. Have a large roasting pan ready.
  • Melt chips and butter together;stir until well blended.
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl with mixer on high 7 minutes, or until tripled and soft peaks form. Fold in chocolate mixture until blended. Pour into cake pan.
  • Place large pan in oven; place cake pan inside. Pour boiling water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of cake pan. Cover cake pan loosely with foil; bake 40 mintues. (Cake looks soft but sets when cold.)
  • Cool cake in pan on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours, or until firm. Invert on serving platter; shake down sharply to release cake. Peel off paper.
  • If desired, lay five 3/4-in.-wide strips of paper 3/4 in. apart on cake. Sift cocoa between strips; carefully lift paper. Repeat in opposite direction, this time sifting on confectioners' sugar.
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Cake Truffles Recipe

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Cake Truffles Recipe:


How to make it

  • Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingredients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.
  • Use a tablespoon sized cookie scoop to make balls uniform in size. Roll te scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip in chocolate or roll in confectioner's sugar or cocoa.
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Just remember this beautiful sunnah when you see a harmful thing on the road or  on your path !!! Let us revive the Sunnah in every aspect of our life !!! Get rewards even from the small thing...

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu 'alayhi wa salam said:

"When a man walk in a street, finds a thorny branch on the path, puts it aside, thanks Allah for it, He will forgive him." [Muslim: 4940]

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Vintage Wedding Flatware

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Handstamped Vintage Wedding Flatware with Loving Words & Phrases | The White Library: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Sugar gum paste flowers : "Sugar flower creations "

How to make gumpaste cherry blossoms-Sugar flowers Creations

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Florida I.C.E.D. Cake Competition

Oklahoma Sugar Art Show 2010

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Strawberries Romanoff
Strawberries Romanoff |

Strawberry Romanoff
Servings: 4

1 pound Fresh Strawberries
1/4 cup Cointreau
3 tbls. Sugar
1/2 cup chilled heavy cream

As served at the San Francisco Palace

Quarter 1(one) pound strawberries and gently toss with 1/4 cup Cointreau and 2 tablespoons sugar, then marinate
(or the word used when fruits are soaked is: macerate) strawberries and cointreau mix at room temperature for 20 minutes, stirring while strawberry mixture is marinating*.

Whip 1/2 cup chilled heavy cream with 1 tablespoon sugar until it holds stiff peaks.

Serve berries with their juices and whipped cream.

The Strawberries Romanoff look pretty served in glass goblets.

*Note: Marinating the strawberry and cointreau mixture should only be done in a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel bowl or container, never aluminum, because most marinades contain acid ingredients.

Many thanks Diana'sDesserts!


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Crispy and Light Waffles

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Finally!!! PERFECTLY Crispy and Light Waffles |

3.75 oz all purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
1.25 oz corn starch (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk
1 tbsp white vinegar
5 tbsp melted butter
1 extra large egg, separated
1 tbsp amaretto liqueur (optional, but gives it a lovely nutty aroma)
1 tbsp vanilla sugar (or do regular sugar with 1/4 tsp vanilla extract)

Place the milk and vinegar in a medium bowl and set it aside so it can curdle a bit. Preheat your waffle iron.

In another bowl, whisk to combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Add the melted butter, amaretto, and egg yolk to your curdled milk, and whisk until well combined.

Place the egg white in a very clean glass or metal mixing bowl (no plastic or the whites won’t whip up), and use a mixer to beat the egg white until foamy:
Once foamy, add the vanilla sugar and beat until you get stiff peaks. You check for stiff peaks by putting the beater heads directly into the bottom of the bowl, lifting straight up out of the bowl, and inverting the beaters, like this:Whisk the curdled milk into the dry ingredients, and make sure to leave some lumps. Next, add the stiff egg whites in plops, and gently fold them into the batter to lighten it. It’s fine to leave a few egg white clumps in there, because you don’t want to deflate them too much.

Time to cook them waffles! Pour the batter into your waffle iron, and note that you will have to play around with your settings. For my particular waffle iron, cooking them on high burned them, and medium was about right for mine. I served my waffles with blueberry sauce, fresh berries, and a dusting of powdered sugar. Perfect for summer berry season. Enjoy!

Makes 6-8 waffles, so probably about good for 2 people.

Many thanks FifteenSpatulas!

Richness is Self-Sufficiency....

Blueberry Buckle

PhotoCourtesy of  | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
Updating the classic Blueberry Buckle | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

Katherine’s Blueberry Buckle

For cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups fresh blueberries

For topping

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter


Grease a 9 x 13 pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350. Set butter for topping on counter to soften. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt for cake in bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter for about 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and mix to incorporate. Alternate adding dry mixture and sour cream until incorporated. Spoon batter into pan, remember it will be sticky. Spread blueberries evenly over the top. In a separate bowl, mix together ingredients for topping using a fork or your fingers to cut in the butter. When it resembles coarse crumbs, sprinkle over the top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden. Serve warm with or without ice cream.

Many thanks | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide!

Cook Shares Tips For Award-Winning Chocolate Cake

S'mores Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

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S'mores Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches | 52 Kitchen Adventures

S’mores Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes around 1 dozen cupcakes

Marshmallow Ice Cream

2 C half and half
1 10-oz. bag of large marshmallows
2 C heavy cream
2 T vanilla extract

In a large pot, combine half and half with marshmallows. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat and let cool briefly. Then place in fridge to cool for 20-30 more minutes, until chilled and slightly thickened.

In the meantime, whip heavy cream until you have soft peaks. Fold into cooled marshmallow mixture and add vanilla extract. Stir until everything is combined. Place in ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions for making ice cream.

Graham Cracker Crust

2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/4 C sugar
8 T unsalted butter, melted
Pinch of salt

Line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners (you’ll need around 24 crusts total if you want to make a bottom and top for each cupcake). Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a small bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter and salt with a fork. Drop around 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture into each cupcake liner and press down firmly. Bake for about 5-10 minutes (until edges of crust are golden). Remove from oven and set half aside. Leave oven set at 350° F and prepare cupcake batter.

Chocolate Cupcakes

1 C + 1 T sugar
14 T unbleached all-purpose flour*
7 T unsweetened cocoa powder*
3/4 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 large egg
1/2 C milk
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 C boiling water

Sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir lightly with a fork to combine. In a mixing bowl, combine egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Combine dry and wet ingredients and mix on low speed for a minute, then medium speed for 1-2 more minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl in between if needed. Add boiling water and mix just until combined. (Note: The batter will be very thin at this point.)

Pour 1/4 cup of batter on top of half of the crusts (mine were a little over 3/4 full). Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until tops are firm and toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Let cool completely.

To assemble:

Slice the rounded top off of the cupcakes to level them. Place a small scoop of ice cream on top and flatten with the back of a spoon. On top of the ice cream, place one of the baked graham cracker crusts. Enjoy quickly or place in the freezer until you do!

Many thanks 52 Kitchen Adventures!

Le Bonhuer....

Meet Perry

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Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
I got a confession to make. I am food addict, over-indulgent! I crave for anything especially sweets, chocolates, cakes, ice cream, strawberries, halo-halo, leche flan, banana Q, breads, pasta, Nasi Goreng....tell me what you got in your fridge ;-D. Thank heavens for I got my mum's genes, I can gain and lose pounds that easy and quick. I am here to share with you my food recipe collection (almost forgotten in a corner of my room) and search for new, exciting recipes, meet good people, and discover more about the world of baking. I am no professional baker or chef (just a wanna-be for now) but we'll get there in time. In sha Allah. Afterall, DREAMS just got to start somewhere, and it starts right here, right now! Meantime enjoy this food journey with me among other stuff....amigos to the kitchen! [Thank you for visiting my blog,you're always welcome to come by! Feel free to dig deep into the posts, much treasures there. And leave your comments, I'd appreciate your words....] [P.S. Borrowed articles/photos can be deleted anytime, please advise.Thank you.]

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