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Showing posts with label DIY / Tips. Show all posts

3 Quick Homemade Snacks with a Mexican Theme this Christmas!

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Whether you’re dining alone on the sofa, with a partner over a candlelit dinner or hosting a whole group of friends round for snacks and drinks, Mexican food is a delicious and fragrant way to treat your palette. From the basic dip and chip combination to a filling and scrumptious burrito bowl recipe, here are three recipe overviews to get you started in the world of salsa, rice and beans. Nothing complex, nothing too spicy, but all authentically homemade and all absolutely delicious and on par with any gourmet Mexican restaurant.
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The Top 3 Popular Types Of Fish Finders In 2017

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There has been a wide variety of fish finders that have been introduced into the marketplace in 2017. All of them come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Each fish finder serves its purpose as it is not a case of one size fits all. Finding the right fish finder will help you enjoy your fishing experience while at the same time helping you catch the fish you are looking for.

VMN's info on the best fish finders breaks down some of the important factors you need to consider to when you are searching for a fish finder. A fish finder should be both reliable and long-lasting. Before you decide on settling on one, it is essential to look at different features and the model which should help you meet your fishing goals.
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5 Things You Never Knew Turmeric Could Do For Your Face

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Has it ever occurred to you that one of your cooking ingredients has a place on your face? That is probably because you are unaware of the benefits of turmeric – a spice originating from Southern India, currently the largest producer of turmeric in the world.

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Turmeric is a natural ingredient that is known for its many health and beauty benefits. Below are some amazing benefits turmeric has for your skin in particular. Read on and be one of the 3 winners to walk away with a set of Himalaya 'Root To Beauty' Kit Worth $100 each!
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Baileys Snowskin Mooncakes with Black Sesame Paste (百利酒冰皮月饼)

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Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes
I did it! I made 100 #SnowskinMooncakes in just 2 days, and it is my 1st attempt! Together with my girlfriend, both of us made about 250 mooncakes; she took 150 and I took 100. That’s an achievement for me despite being a newbie! Don't you think I deserve a pat on the shoulders?

Well, we made different batches of mooncakes with snowskin using Green Tea and Earl Grey, liqueurs like Baileys and Grand Marnier, and also Fresh Fruits like Strawberry and Orange for the colours, so no artificial colouring is used.

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I have been wanting to make Snowskin Mooncakes for years but just never get to it. I am so glad I finally did it! Snowskin Mooncakes Recipe is relatively simple and pretty standard, but my partner-in-crime shared with me one secret ingredient that she got from a Sifu. Let’s see if you can spot the ingredient later.

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Sorry for publishing the recipe so late, as I was terribly busy packing the Snowskin Mooncakes for friends after making them. Hubby thinks I am crazy when we are not even a fan of mooncakes. Although I made 100, I only kept 4 for ourselves, and the rest are for giving away. Bought these colourful mooncake boxes for packing my mooncakes as gifts. Aren't they pretty?

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Since many are asking for the Snowskin Mooncake Recipe especially the ones with liqueurs, I am coming out with this first so that you gals can start making them in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival ( 中秋节 ) this Wednesday.

I know it is late, but I made 100 in 2 days. If I can do it, you can too! Trust me, it is not that difficult, and you can make just a small amount as 1 dough makes about 16 mooncakes. Head over to Phoon Huat or any baking store near your home, and start making tomorrow morning! You have a full day tomorrow, plus half day on Wednesday to make. If you want an easier job, you can even buy the Snowskin Premix Powder instead of the usual Phoon Huat Redman Kou Fien ( 糕粉 ) which we are using in this recipe. Difference is, we do not like ours too sweet so we prefer not to use premix flour.

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So let’s start our Baileys Snowskin Mooncakes with Black Sesame Paste ( 百利甜酒冰皮月饼 ) making session! * If you do not have a bottle of Baileys at home, use any liqueur of your choice.
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Coffee Jelly with Baileys Irish Cream, A Tasty Dessert Recipe

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Soft delicious coffee-flavoured gelatine cubes, served with Haagen Dazs Royal Milk Tea Ice-Cream and paired with Baileys Irish Cream, the popular Japanese Coffee Jelly is set to please any discerning palates.

There are different variations of Coffee Jelly. You can use Jelly, Konnyaku ( こんにゃく ) or even Agar Agar to make this yummy dessert. It really depends on the texture you prefer – soft, springy or harder finish. For this recipe, I am using Agar Agar for a firmer texture.

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I got these pretty glass cocktail glasses from Daiso Singapore some time back. Pour some coffee liqueur into these pretty glasses to pair with your sweet treat and drizzle them over the ice-cream just before serving, the Coffee Jelly with Baileys Irish Cream is definitely a hit with your guests.
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British Airways Flying with Confidence Course plus Tips!

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Did you know that 1 in 4 people have a fear of flying? Flying with Confidence is a course provided by British Airways that has helped over 45,000 people overcome their fears of flying. The course covers a range of topics including relaxation techniques and a flight simulation.

British Airways Captain Steve Allright, said: “It’s an amazing privilege to be a part of helping determined people to achieve their goals. It’s very special to be able to help bring families together and reunite them with their loved ones – just like Ronnie and Chantel. As professional pilots we love flying and want to share that with as many people as possible.”

The British Airways Flying with Confidence course has been running for more than 30 years and has successfully helped more than 50,000 people overcome their fear of flying.

The one-day course includes sessions with highly experienced British Airways pilots explaining the technical side of flying and common concerns such as turbulence, as well as expert advice from a clinical psychologist on relaxation techniques, and managing anxiety.

The courses run throughout the year in several airport locations across the UK and the rest of the world including; Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Johannesburg and Dubai. UK based courses include a chartered flight with a dedicated British Airways short-haul aircraft and crew.

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Watch, as British Airways Flying with Confidence course helps 73-year-old Ronnie Leach, who has suffered from a lifelong fear of flying, take to the skies for the first time ever!
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5 Tips To Selecting Best Cosmetics For Your Acne Prone Skin

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No matter what age you are, having acne prone skin can be a nuisance on so many levels. Acne can prohibit one from having healthy self-esteem or feeling good about themselves. Acne can be painful and embarrassing and having it on your face is the worst as it is highly noticeable. The truth is that often times those who have acne are unable to manage the problem which is why it festers and does not go away. Acne is formed by oil and dirt getting plugged into the pores, causing an infection, resulting in red bumps. It can be a nightmare no matter what age you are and therefore there are many products on the market that aim at clearing up acne prone skin. This article will provide some tips to selecting the best cosmetics for your acne prone skin.
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Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps Seafood Porridge ( 蟲草雞精海鲜粥 )

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Yes, another of my cooking video is out but with a different twist this time, a collaboration with BRAND'S Singapore and Share Food Singapore!

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BRAND'S Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps
Using one of my favourite health tonics, the BRAND'S Essence of Chicken ( 白蘭氏雞精 ), to come up with a recipe is really a no-brainer job since I have been drinking the essence from young. For those not familiar with the brand, the British-born BRAND'S ( 白蘭氏 ) is one of the leading providers of health, beauty and wellness supplements.

With their recent new product launch, the Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps ( 蟲草雞精 ) is ideal for seniors who want to remain active, and busy professionals who suffer from fatigue, lack of sleep and stress.

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The BRAND’S Essence of chicken can be taken straight from the bottle and is perfect at room temperature, chilled or warmed. How about adding into your food like this Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps Seafood Porridge ( 蟲草雞精海鲜粥 )? Check out our video tutorial with cooking tips!
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Creamy Chicken Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tasty Treat For All!

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If you are a fan of Carbonara Pasta, you will love this creamy pasta with strands of spaghetti and slices of white button mushrooms enveloped in a delectable Emborg Cream sauce. Paired with pan-seared golden brown Chicken bites and healthy Foglia Sublime Baby Spinach, this Italian recipe is a must-try!

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I am fan of Foglia Sublime greens, specializing in a variety of salad from Azienda Agricola Altamura, available in the local supermarkets. Baby spinach is harvested earlier, hence the small leaves and more tender and sweeter taste in comparison with mature, fully formed spinach leaves. Try cooking this Tasty Creamy Chicken Pasta with Baby Spinach this weekend!
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3 Easy Tips To Quickly Straighten Hair!

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Summer is upon us and looking your best while you are out and about with friends and family is of importance to many. With the warmer temperatures and high humidity comes difficulty when styling your tresses. Often, there are challenges with hair due to the weather. These challenges can be an overly oily scalp from sweating, frizzy hair from intense heat and humidity, or chlorine from swimming pools changing hair color from blonde to greenish gray. While all of these dilemmas are pertinent to summer hair care, this article will focus on quick tips to straighten frizzy hair.
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TWG Grand Crus Prestige: Iced Lychee Tea Recipe ( 荔枝冰茶 )

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I have fallen prey to Iced Lychee Tea since a food tasting session at Arteastiq Boutique Tea House some time back. I had the chance to demonstrate my creativity once again when I was hosting a guest from Australia recently, and the idea of serving her the Iced Lychee Tea surfaced.

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I was staring at my collection of TWG teas, and picked the TWG Grand Crus Prestige Grand Jasmine Tea which I thought would be a perfect match. I paired the sachets of tea with a can of Mili Lychee in Heavy Syrup, and out came the Refreshing Iced Lychee Tea ( 荔枝冰茶 ). My girlfriend loves it and in fact, she cleaned up all the dishes I cooked for her that day without a trace. That of course, made me very happy! Let’s check out how easy it is to make this iced tea!
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3 Ways To Access Beauty Tips In 2017

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Are you one of those people who is always looking for the best tips to enhance your natural beauty? Whether it’s about the latest makeup craze or the newest superfood in the market, there is always plenty of new and exciting news about the beauty industry.

In the past, people have always relied on media such as television and magazines to know more about how to make themselves more beautiful. There are shows on TV solely dedicated to know about the latest fashion and beauty trends. And before the Internet became so popular, there were hundreds, even thousands of magazines published that were geared toward the beauty market.

Nowadays, you don’t need to turn on your TV or buy the latest issue of a magazine to get advice on beauty. Here are 3 other sources you can tap into when you’re looking for an answer to your beauty question:
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Narcissus Pork Leg Rice with Cabbage Recipe ( 美味猪脚白菜饭 )

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Pork Leg Bee Hoon is one of Singapore’s favourite homecooked food. It is easy to cook and extremely delicious, yet so economical. If you have been following Luxury Haven, you will know that I like serving Crispy Dried Fish as an extra ingredient so that it is not another boring dish. You can find these dried fish in the supermarkets or local provision shops and there are quite a handful of varieties you can use.

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Do you know that other than cooking vermicelli with Narcissus Pork Leg or their Stewed Pork Chops, you can also cook with rice? Cooking for two is not easy, so I kinda like this one-pot dish. In this post, I shall show you how simple it is to cook this fuss-free dish. It is like a one-pot dish where you practically throw everything into the rice cooker, and out come an Appetizing Narcissus Pork Leg Rice with Cabbage ( 美味猪脚白菜饭 )!
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Grilled Pork in Garlic Sauce from Daiso ( オーマイ豚肉のにんにく醤油焼き )

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If you are a fan of Japanese Sliced Pork, you will appreciate this Delicious Grilled Pork in Garlic Sauce from Daiso.

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During one of my shopping trips to Daiso, I found these two gems from the Food Section - Oh My Ahijo ( オーマイ アヒージョの素 ) and the Oh My Grilled Pork in Garlic Sauce ( オーマイ 豚肉のにんにく醤油焼き ) mentioned in my earlier post.

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I love the popular Japanese Pork Ginger dish ( 豚の生姜焼き ), so I had given the recipe a tweak by marinating the pork with Minced Ginger in my cooking and also sprinkled Roasted Sesame Seeds for an added punch. Served with a simple cabbage salad, this makes a great yummy lunch!
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Visit Perak 2017: Instagram Spots in Ipoh and Royal Belum

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Just back from a 4D3N media trip in conjunction with the Visit Perak Year 2017, and I must say that the expedition was quite different from what I had imagined.

Perak ( 霹雳 ) is one of the 13 states of Malaysia, and is the fourth largest state in the country. I can see why Perak has been voted 6th Best Place in Asia to Visit by Lonely Planet in 2016. This trip to the rugged Malaysian region has definitely expanded my horizon, allowing me to step out of my comfort zone to explore deep into the jungle, away from the Ipoh city I knew.

Ipoh ( 怡保 ) is known for their vibrant food scene available in any corner of the town, but there is definitely more than just food in the capital city of Perak. This post also takes you to the Royal Belum State Park, a huge park in the northern parts of Peninsular Malaysia.  So if you are planning for your next vacation in Malaysia, below are some of the Instagram spots in Perak worth checking out:

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Evolution, Tin Mining Town With Chinese-Style Painting
Jalan Bijeh Timah, Perak, Malaysia
‘ Art of OLDTOWN ’, a collaboration between homegrown kopitiam chain OLDTOWN White Coffee and Ernest Zacharevic, a renowned Lithuanian artist to create the Ipoh wall art murals.

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Plan B at Ipoh Old Town
75, Jalan Panglima, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Relax, indulge in a cup of artisan coffee at Plan B Ipoh, aimed to be a space for people to dine in, hang out, and get inspired. The indoor planting element offers a green oasis to the laid-back pre-war building that houses a trendy cafe, and acts as a platform for local designers to showcase their products.
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Daiso Shrimps Ahijo with Mushrooms Recipe ( ダイソーオーマイアヒージョの素 )

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I like cooking with garlic, and Japanese Ahijo is certainly one of my favourite food. Ahijo ( アヒージョ ) is a dish cooked in garlic oil; also known as Ajillo in Spanish. Gambas al Ajillo ( Garlic Shrimp ) is an extremely popular Spanish dish, and the Japanese version is known as Shrimp Ahijo.

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One of my favourite pastimes is browsing in Daiso; you will never know what you can find in these $2 shops. Recently, I found the Oh My Ahijo ( オーマイ アヒージョの素 ) and the Oh My Grilled Pork in Garlic Sauce ( オーマイ 豚肉のにんにく醤油焼き ) in Daiso. The results were rather satisfying, and my family likes the dishes. You may follow the instructions on the package or do it your own way just like me; I have given it a tweak.

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That evening, I made Shrimp Rolls with Wasabi Mayo, Green Dragon Veg with Sakura Ebi, Shrimps and Mushrooms in Garlic Oil, and Japanese Pork Ginger using the Grilled Pork in Garlic Sauce from Daiso.

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I had added Cherry Tomatoes, Enoki Mushrooms and Champignons into my Shrimps Ahijo, and the dish tasted wonderfully fragrant. Let’s cook this Delicious Shrimps and Mushrooms in Garlic Oil!
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Beware of Apple Store Phishing Emails and How to Identify!

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I am sure all of us have received spam emails at one point or another, but do we really know how to handle them to avoid being spammed? Should you be clicking on the links? How do you identify if it is a phishing email?

Phishing emails are scams that trick receivers into giving out personal information such as your passwords, bank account and credit card numbers. These senders often disguise themselves as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as this recent one that I had received from Apple Store.

In this post, I shall relate my recent encounter and discuss how we can tackle phishing emails to avoid falling into scammers’ traps.
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Hong Kong Fried Noodles with XO Seafood Recipe ( 香港XO海鲜炒面 )

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Spicy food lovers will adore these thin springy strands of Hong Kong Noodles enveloped in a delicious XO chilli sauce sauteed with succulent seafood.

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fortune hong kong noodles xo sauce recipe
In this dish, you find a good mix of garlicky prawns and squids stir-fried with this packet of Fortune Hong Kong Style Noodles ( 鴻運港式面条 ) bought from NTUC Finest. A very easy and economical recipe that is great for week nights especially for busy executives and housewives who just want a quick meal.

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The Samsui XO Sauce ( 三水XO酱 ) with conpoy and belachan from Soup Restaurant is a bit sweet so you can use less if preferred. You can buy the bottle of chilli paste from Soup Restaurant or local supermarkets. If you don’t like it spicy, just leave out the chilli and add more oyster sauce instead. Shall we start cooking this Tasty Hong Kong Fried Noodles with XO Seafood ( 香港XO海鲜炒面 )?
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Avoid These Ten Mistakes For a Successful Property Investment

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When it comes to investing in Singapore, you can never ignore the property sector. Land ownership is arguably the most ancient expression of wealth. Currently, the human population is exponentially increasing while the land is in a relatively limited supply in Singapore. As you would guess, any market that has significantly higher demand than supply is likely to experience price inflation. In many ways, Singapore is an extreme example where land outweighs the supply. Unfortunately, this scenario may give a false impression that you can never go wrong by investing in property. Perhaps this is why real estate investment has become the most preferred retirement asset for most Singaporeans.

Property investment is an excellent way to generate a healthy passive income, but only if you know what you are doing. Otherwise, it can be a precarious market characterized by lots of difficulties here and there. However, with the right guide and a good idea of your marketplace, you might be well on your path to becoming a successful property investor. So today in this particular post, we want to explain to you in fine detail, some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid even as you aim to build a proper portfolio. Read on and get to know!
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Valentine’s Day Recipes Round-Up with Fun and Creative Food!

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Valentine’s Day is just next week! Are you all ready to spend a romantic evening with your partner? Well, we have selected some fun and yummy recipes for you to display your culinary skills.

Nope, you don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen with these step-by-step photo instructions. In fact, some of these recipes are so easy even your kids can make them! We have rounded up 7 Valentine’s Day Recipes for you to choose!

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How about kicking off your Valentine’s Day event with this Strawberry Roses Bouquet ( 情人节草莓玫瑰花 )? You've probably seen these Strawberry Roses Food Art, but do you know all you need is a paring knife. some love and patience and your strawberries flower bouquet will be done in just minutes?
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