Sunday, September 25, 2011

Know Your Sambal

Sambal can be define as a chili based sauce, which is made by either sauteing blended chili or just consumed fresh by pounding it to a paste in a mortar. There are various variety of sambal, from the fried to the fresh. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pragmatic Cook Book Review 1 & 2

When you walk into the cooking section in a book store, you are first greeted by a whole wall of cookery and baking books. I always feel drowned by the choices laid out for me. It also makes me nervous and I fear that I pick up the wrong books. Finally ending up with a book that I hardly open and instead collects dust on my shelf. What I do when I go out to purchase myself a book I use myself practice theory,  the "Pragmatic Cook Book Theory". The first question I ask myself before I pick up a book from the cooking section is how "pragmatic" is the book for me?

So, I've decided to compile a list of reasons to consider before purchasing that book. I have used this technique on myself countless time before I purchase yet another book for my kitchen. Lets begin with REASON 1 & 2 for this week and I shall update next week with REASON 3 & 4.

Monday, September 19, 2011


We were featured in time out with Erna in the picture - with her accomplice Chi Too!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lost & Found - & SOOQ BAZAAR in Oct 2011

Dear everyone,

Gosh, we are terribly sorry for going MIA on everyone again. When Ramadan came, our cook just lost track of time and because none of us could cook and taste food during the day, we just did not see the point of posting up recipes to share with everyone. We believe in good honest recipes when sharing with people- it only makes the love spread further and better.

However, we have news to share with you today. We've just came back from an art market at the Annexe Gallery, the same one Erna was at a few months back. This time however, in stead of postcards we sold C.I.B Brownies for a change. Good to know that the recipe works and the brownies SOLD OUT

If you've missed out on our cake sale this time and our previous postcard sale the last time, well Mark your calendar! and be ready to catch us at the next SOOQ Bazaar on Oct 1st, Saturday and 2nd, Sunday at Rasta, TTDI, from 1PM - 7PM .

We will be coming up with a new batch of Recipe Cards consisting of basic paste recipes and perfect combo meal recipe cards. Also,  we will be bringing you our famous velvet, chewy, super moist brownies and 2 new additional cakes to our table. 

So, come on down to join Erna at the booth, sit down, have a piece of cake and lets just chat about cooking and good food. Perhaps, we will also offer you a choice of ice cold milk or hot tea to have with your cake? and maybe offer to send your choice of postcard to someone you love. 

See you at SOOQ!

Warm wishes,
C.I.B team.