Wednesday, July 24, 2013

cookie bouquetEveryone enjoys receiving a gift from time to time. Sometimes, the best gift is an unexpected one. Generally, people give gifts for special occasions like birthdays or weddings. Other times they might give a gift to show appreciation. Teachers, coworkers, volunteers, friends, and family members need to know that people around them support what they do and are thankful for it. It will boost their spirits and encourage them to continue the important work and service they provide. Choosing a gift for someone though, can be quite challenging. There might be situations in which you want to thank someone for what they have done, but don’t feel like you know them well enough to pick a great gift. If this is the case, choose something that can be universally appreciated by anyone, like food. One idea that would be loved by just about anyone can be found at a cookie bouquet company.


It would be hard to find someone that doesn’t enjoy cookies. A cookie bouquet or gift basket can be customized to fit any situation or occasion. Gourmet sugar cookies are both delicious and personal. For instance, if you are giving a bouquet to a music teacher, you can choose cookies that are shaped and frosted like musical instruments and musical notes. Or, a bouquet for a baby shower could include cookies that look like baby bottles, rattles, blocks, and teddy bears. A cookie bouquet can be used for a variety of purposes. They can be used to apologize, as a get well gift, or for a sympathy gift. It’s amazing how food can help comfort recipients during hurtful times.


Sometimes, women struggle to find the perfect gift for the men in their lives. What man wouldn’t love a basket full of gourmet cookies? And, they are equally popular among women. This is a gift that spans all genders and ages. The versatility of a personalized bouquet makes it perfect for both intimate and formal situations. Whatever the special occasion is in your life, visit the website of a cookie bouquet company to see what arrangement they can come up with for you.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Eating and cooking a natural turkey can be one of the best experiences that you have had in your kitchen. If you enjoy the taste of turkey and the ease of making meals with it, you will love using an organic turkey product for all of your holiday meals.

A Tasty Treat

If you associate turkey with the holidays, then you know that it is one of the most popular items to serve for family dinners and to guests to celebrate the end of a year or a season. It is very simple to prepare, as long as you have a roomy oven and time to cook it. Turkey can get dry and tough if overcooked and will not make the best leftovers in this state. Purchase a turkey based on how many people will be eating it and if you want to use the leftovers for other meals during the week. Once cooked, it is necessary to finish off the extras within a few days. It can easily be stored in containers or bags in your refrigerator to keep fresh until you are ready to slap it between slices of bread for a hearty sandwich. Be sure to remove all of the meat from the carcass and throw the flavorful bones into a big pot to make the best turkey soup of your life.

Keep the Extras

If you have baked a huge turkey and have platters of leftovers, use them in a variety of ways for meals during the busy week. You can make sandwiches, soups, or casseroles with the turkey as a substitute for chicken or pork. If those are not appealing to you, simply eat the cold meat right out of a container. It will still taste great, and the flavor improves each day. If you are health conscience, purchase an organic turkey from a farm that does not use pesticides or hormones. You will be doing something good for the health of your family and friends.

Your Next Purchase

When it is your turn to bake a big bird, purchase a natural turkey for optimum flavor and juiciness. You and your guests will be able to taste the difference, and you will prepare this type of bird again in the near future.


Posted by LadyJava On July 23, 2013 No comments READ FULL POST

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cooking and eating food is one of the most primal activities in which a human being can engage. Anyone can cook as long as they have the desire. The more a person cooks, the more skill they build. You can discover new and exciting ways to entice the palate by searching for recipes online or by experimenting on your own. Going out to eat can be frustrating. Often times you receive a plate of food and taste it wondering why you didn’t  just cook your own food at home. The best tasting food is usually the most simply made. Many eateries have become more focused on profit than satisfied customers. Fortunately, there are still Boston Back Bay restaurants that focus on quality dining and whole ingredients.

Can They Prepare a Good Steak?

The ability to cook a delicious steak is a great way to test out the cooking skill of any person or fine dining establishment. Any meat eater will agree that cooking great steak is an art form that improves with practice. Some of the simpler recipes are the most delicious. Many restaurants make the mistake of doing too much or too little to their steaks. First, the meat should be of quality, properly aged, and butchered, harvested from a healthy animal. Secondly, the meat should be prepared for grilling by sprinkling sea salt on the meat and letting it warm to room temperature. Next, the grill should be heated before the meat is placed for cooking.

Equal Parts Skill, Instinct, and Magic

Cooking time will vary depending on how rare or well-done the steak is to be prepared. Always remember that steak will continue cooking even after it has been removed from the grill. There is nothing worse than having to send a good piece of meat back because it is well done when you asked for rare. Preparing a delicious steak is equal parts skill, instinct, and magic. Only an experienced chef or a great restaurant will be able to do this simple dish justice. Thankfully there are a few good Boston Back Bay restaurants left in the world.





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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Last week because of the bad haze (as seen here from my balcony), we decided to try Tesco Home Delivery Service and avoid going out in the haze. As mentioned in my previous post, we found some items even cheaper than Giant. I checked out all their promotion items page and selected a few that I thought was really worthit. Then I went around to search for the items that we really needed like our instant coffee mix, tissue, some frozen times like hotdog and fries. potatoes, sour cream… you get the idea. All in all we ordered 24 items and the amount came to RM225.77 inclusive of delivery charge of RM10.

Ok here’s what I found while shopping with Tesco. Firstly before you go shopping, check that they cover delivery to your area. You would think that right? Well actually you’re right and wrong. When I first check, they didn’t deliver to my area and the areas they put up for the state was very generic but because I wanted to see what they offered, I signup a the site anyway.  So after signing up I started to fill up my profile and delivery address and that is where I found a more detailed list of addresses. I knew we had a Tesco nearby so I for one would not understand if they didn’t deliver to my area. I looked at my postcode and I couldn’t find my road at all, so I look at another postcode nearby, and nothing.. then I click on another postcode and there it was, MY road.. lol… so at this point, I was really getting excited.  I told A about it and the said.. GO SHOPPING LOVE.. hahahahha…

So I did! The check out process is really easy.

  1. You select your items and check out
  2. The next page that comes out will be the Book Your Delivery Slot. Here you choose what date and time you want them to deliver your item. I choose Wednesday 6-8pm. Then click on Checkout
  3. The next page will be to confirm your order and delivery date and time again and you’re done
  4. Payment will be made when they deliver your items to your doorstep and mode of payment is ONLY via credit card or debit card.
  5. Wait for your grocery to be delivered.


how to shop at Tesco

tesco home delivery

I should have taken the picture when the basket was full with my delivery..haha..

Here’s our groceries. You might see that there are items in blue and white bag. Those in the white bags that stuff that I ordered and in the blue are for substitute orders. That just means the stuff that I ordered was not available and they substitute it with something else. In my case it was potatoes. At this point if you do not agree with the substitute you don’t have to accept it and they will deduct the cost from your total bill.

tesco home delivery

Shopping at Tesco is simply, for lack of better word, AWESOME. You get to shop at your own home and the delivery comes to your front door. Here’s their info again:

Tesco Online Store

PS: I can’t find any info on whether there is any minimum order but I reckon since they charge RM10 for each order and they do deliver right up to your doorsteps, I reckon you might be ordering a lot right? Enjoy!



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