Sunday, June 14, 2009

Are You A Lost Generation? You Can Still Reverse This

A friend of mine just share this video with me which I think it is a must seen for all. It is simple yet it says so much. Enjoy

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pineapple Roll Tarts

Today I made pineapple roll tarts for Chloe's teacher who has been so patience in teaching her to do art work. Did you notice the picture that I attached in my previous post Chloe's Preschool First Day? That is a cloth's version of Humpty Dumpy. She is feeling better now when we talk about school. Whenever I fetch her, she will sing song (unlike the sobbing face when I send her to school in the morning). She will help the teacher in art work, dance around at school, hop hop hop like a kangaroo. I guess she starts to enjoy it. Below is the recipe that I use to make the roll tarts. Enjoy.


Pineapple Jam (Filling)

500gm rock sugar

3 big pineapples

2 cm cinnamon sticks



250gm Butter

60gm French Sugar

1 whole egg

1 egg yolk

400gm plain flour

40gm castor powder



Pineapple jam

1. Cook grated pineapples together with cinnamon in a pot with sugar for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally

2. Cook until the pineapple jam become brown. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.

3. Roll jam into small balls.



1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C

2. Cream butter with fine sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

3. Add egg and beat well

4. Sift flour and custard powder into the mixture. Fold to incorporate all ingredients to form a smooth pastry dough


For pineapple rolls

1. Beat 1 egg in bowl for glazing

2. Place some pastry dough into mould. Using your thumbs, pipe dough of about 5cm in length. Place a pineapple jam ball on it and roll the pastry up to enclose the pineapple jam

3. Brush tarts with egg wash. Bake in a greased, lined tin for 15 minutes or until golden brown

4. Cool the tarts on wire rack.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Preschool: First Day

Chloe was so excited to know that she is going to school. I had talked about how fun school is, how she can play and learn at school.... I am new when it comes to bringing a child to school. Well, there is always first time right. I browse through the web to make sure that I get this right... trying to make sure that it will be an easy transitioning for Chloe. P6050282

I woke up early in the morning to prepare snacks for her, I packed her bags and make sure she got all her things ready and she was all excited as she watch me. I drove her to school on that day. Talked to her again about the expectation and sang with her so that she will be at ease. When we reached there, suddenly she cried very loud saying that she needs mommy. She asked me to carry her and bring her home.

OMG, I panicked. She cried so loud that my heart broke down. I told her that mommy will be back after her playgroup and teacher will take care of her. However she wouldn't let me go. The teacher advice me to leave the room so that they can take over and I had to leave her crying :(

When I picked her up from her playgroup, she cried again and hang on to me. The teacher told me that she had been keeping an eye on the door the moment I left. She told her teacher that she wanted mommy and home....

That was her first day. How about yours?