On Family and Food IVMonday, November 14, 2011
We spent the long weekend in my hometown. The Eid weekend. Raya Haji was still a Raya Haji to us, nothing fancy like the real Raya. The same ritual of Raya food feast and morning pray. No new cloth etc. We didn't do any qurban this year, but my my Andak's family did. They chose to qurban one big buffalo and I got a small chunk out of it. Alhamdulilah. For me, buffalo meat tastes better than beef. I love them in kurma.
Adam, as usual, being frappy all the time, chasing his grandma chickens around, and being chased by his aunties after that. Good news. My mom is a grandma to nine Boer's babies this year. Bad news. We didn't get to check out the newborns. I bet they're all adorably cute.
We got back in Singapore on Wednesday, with a loaded trunk of goodies. My mom homegrown's, of course. Kaffir lime leaves, the blue ginger, curry leaves, stalks of lemongrass, pandan leaves, more and more.....those which cost $ for me to buy here, and free to my mom. I wish I could plant those in pots. Dream on.
Anyway, here's some photos of food I made from my mom's homegrown.
Kampung eggs. I love half-boiled of them. I cooked some as masak lemak kuning, for Adam.
Masak Lemak Kuning with eggs, garnishes with turmeric leaves.
Prawn sambal with petai. Make sure you listerine your mouth twice or more after you eat petai.
and my mom's rendang itik (duck rendang). She cooked it. I bought the itik only. he he
Husband is away again. Sigh. It's 8:30 am. I had to wake Adam up for his playgroup class. He'll be a bit mamai
and hopefully I get to persuade him for a bath... without tricks.
Oh my. Here's come my routine without him.