Story Challenge: Letter “C” is for Cooking

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Cooking and photography, two become one! I do like cooking and baking and I do love photography. Two different things that blend together as part of my hobby. Since I have my own camera I learn how to shoot the cake or food I made especially if I want to share it online. 😀

I don’t know since when I like cooking. All I know is my big sisters and my mom always involved me in the kitchen for baking and cooking every time Christmas came when I was a kid. And as I grew up I liked to try new recipes in my spare time even until now.

As part of my entry for Story Photo Challenge: Letter ‘C’ by Frizztext then below are some pictures of a new recipe that I made few days ago called The Fastest Blackberry and Apple Tart from Delia Online.

The Fastest Blackberry and Apple Tart

The Fastest Blackberry and Apple Tart

The Fastest Blackberry and Apple Tart

Fancy anyone?! 😀

Have a Blessed Sunday!

My Homemade Flapjack: Apricot and Honey Flapjack, and Cereal Bars


Few months ago I’ve posted a recipe of Oat Crunchy Biscuits – Flapjack likely. I always wanted to make a proper flapjack recipe and finally I found it last night on internet! The good news with the recipes that I got is I could make different variations with all ingredients that I had but couldn’t finish it.

So tonight I made two different recipes of the flapjack: Apricot and Honey Flapjack by Elaine Lemm from British and Irish Food website and Cereal bars by Norma McMillan from All recipes UK website. Apricot and Honey Flapjack is an alternative for traditional flapjack recipe.

The reason why I like this snack bar because it is a healthy snack as stated in the recipe. I eat this one sometimes to substitute my breakfast if I missed it for some reasons and buy it from supermarket. But the ones from supermarket are just too sweet for me. So I am so happy when I found the recipe and after made it tonight I found their taste are perfect! Not too sweet at all!

The method and the ingredients of those recipe are very simple. We even can make our own variations as long as we have the main ingredients: butter, honey or golden syrup, oats, and banana. This snack is not always using brown sugar especially if we used some natural sweets from the fruits.

This recipe is a worth try and homemade is always better!

Here what I’ve made tonight:

My Homemade Flapjack

Cereal Bars

My Homemade Flapjack

Apricot and Honey Flapjack

The Versatile Blogger Award


Few days ago my new online friend, pinay e-motion, has left me a comment on my post here says:

Hi Inge,

Hi, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I think your post is great. You have impressed me not only in your ability to discuss different interesting topics in your blogs, but have also captivated me in your ability to capture different great images through your genius manipulation of the lens. I hope you’ll consider accepting it and the acceptance rule: Versatile Blogger Award.

Have a nice day!

Oh wow! She’s really surprising me since we’ve just met online less than a month until now. We had a little chat when we met first time and apparently she could speak Indonesian, my mother language, though she’s from Philippine! How nice is that?! So we ended up ‘speaking’ (or I should say writing) in Indonesian and her writing is very good!

Now she’s nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award (VBA) with other 14 bloggers here. What an honour! Thank you very much for the nomination, pinay e-motion!

My Yellow Rose Flower

Now it is my turn to nominate 15 bloggers as a part of the rule. I would like to nominate those who have given me lots of inspiration for what they have been doing in their works and for having shared their great experience in their life. Also this nomination would go to those who have supported and encouraged me so I’ve been enjoying so much blogging here.

Here they are:

  1. Marks Armstrong Illustration
  2. Katie’s camera blog
  3. Bucket List Publications | Indulge – Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences
  4. Life Just Is
  5. Münchow’s Creative Photo Blog
  6. Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  7. Suzi Smart Photography
  8. life as i see it
  9. ASWAD ALWEE
  10. Cardinal Guzman
  11. Campanulla Della Anna
  12. mywordwall
  13. Flickr Comments by FrizzText
  14. Katiepede’s Blog
  15. FrugalFeeding

I would like to thank you in advance for giving time to visit and have a look their blogs.

Finally here seven things about myself:

  1. I love simplicity
  2. I have an interest in learning philosophy
  3. I have passions in photography, baking and cooking, and like to listen to the music
  4. I love nature and doing outdoor activities
  5. I like to meet new people
  6. I am an outgoing person
  7. I like people who have sense of humour since I am quite a humorous person as well

My African Violet

I dedicated this post for all my followers as well as I’ve reached a hundred followers until now. Many thanks to all of you!

I hope that my nominee-bloggers would like to pass this award to other bloggers and follow the VBA rules as follows:

  1. You must give credit to the person that has nominated you and create a link to their blog in your post.

  2. You must create a list of 15 blogs that you enjoy most and link to those as well. Then you must go and tell them you have nominated them. That means if you do not have 15, you cannot do this step. If you do not complete this step, then you cannot claim this award.

  3. Finally, you must create a list of seven things about yourself.

My Banana Cake: A Combination Recipe


Few months ago I read on Twitter of somebody whom I’ve followed about the story behind his wife successful business of selling banana cake. He said that one day they had overripe bananas at home and were planning to throw them away. But before they did it the wife decided to search on internet if there was any recipe using overripe banana. Fortunately she found it and started to make it. After tried few times then the wife started to share it with their friends especially when they had party. Apparently they got good responds. Since then their friends always order their banana cake and then how the wife has started her business in selling banana cake.

Few weeks later after reading that tweets I bought some banana fruits that been reduced due to their condition that nearly overripe. I bought them for making smoothie. Some of them nearly went off before I used them all. Luckily I remembered the story of the wife and did the same thing by searching on internet for the banana cake recipe. Apparently there are lots of banana cake’s recipe on internet and I decided to combine two recipes that I got. One from BBC Good Food: Banana Cake by Ghis, and one from DeliaOnline: Banana and Walnut Loaf. I’ve been making this cake twice or three times in a week ever since, but only in past few days I’ve used walnut as stated in Delia’s recipe and it tastes better.

Here my combination recipe:

 

Ingredients:

4 overripe bananas (medium or large)

150 gr walnuts pieces

170 gr soft brown sugar (or demerara sugar)

170 gr self-raising flour

170 gr butter at room temperature

1 rounded teaspoon baking powder

1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon

grated zest 1 orange

grated zest 1 lemon

3 large eggs

Few drops vanilla essence

 

Method:

I follow exactly the method from Delia’s.

And here you go:

My Banana Cake: A Combine Recipe

This cake is very easy to make and can kept for few days, unless you finished it in one go!

Excuse me to finish mine, LOL.

Fried Noodles with Bean sprouts and Chick Peas

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Noodles. As a person who originally comes from Asia, Indonesia to be exact, noodles is a sort of food that is very common in my country. There are lots of different kinds of noodles and obviously you can make it … Continue reading