September 23, 2011

Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake


For the crust:
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:
2/3 cup sugar
zest on 2 lemons
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup fresh raspberries, slightly mashed with a fork

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon of sugar and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and lemon zest until the sugar becomes moist and fragrant. Add cream cheese and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add lemon juice and vanilla mixing to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped topping until well blended, then fold in the raspberries.
3. Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries and a sprig of fresh mint.
Recipe Notes:

-If you make this into one pie, simply use pour the cream cheese mixture into a 9-inch graham cracker crust and chill for 3 hours before serving.
-This recipe tastes really delicious with blueberries and strawberries as well. Play around with different fruit combinations to create a wide range of flavors.
-I have not tried this recipe using fresh whipped cream, so I cannot attest to the results.

Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction

Fried Bocconcini with Spicy Tomato Sauce


For the sauce:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes, juice reserved
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the fried mozzarella:

3-4 cups peanut oil, depending on type of pan you will be frying the cheese in
1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 lb. mozzarella bocconcini (about 50 pieces)
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups panko

Special equipment: Deep-frying thermometer


1. For the sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the 1/2 cup olive oil.
2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the garlic is soft but not browned, about 1 minute.
3. Add the tomatoes and their juices and simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
4. Preheat an oven to 200°F.
5. For the fried mozzarella: Drain the cheese from its liquid. Place the cheese on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and pat dry.
6. If your cheese balls seem pretty big, halve or quarter them into bite-size pieces. Once they get the panko breading on them, they will be a lot bigger.
7.In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
8. Put the egg mixture and bread crumbs in separate wide, shallow bowls. Combine the panko with the teaspoon of salt and Parmesan in another wide, shallow bowl. (*If you only have one shallow bowl, use it for the panko. It will help you immensely with the breading process.)
9. Roll the cheese in the flour, dip into the egg mixture and coat with the bread crumbs, shaking off the excess after each step.
10. Repeat the breading process one more time for each cheese piece.
11. In a large, deep sauté pan over medium-high heat, pour the oil to a depth of 3 inches and heat to 350°F on a deep-frying thermometer.
12. Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden, about 45 seconds (or until golden brown-watch them carefully as oven temperatures may vary). If you notice that your thermometer’s reading decreases, wait for a little while until the oil gets back up to the proper temperature.
13. Transfer the fried cheese to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt and black pepper. Place the cheese on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while frying the remaining cheese.
14. Serve with the warm tomato sauce.

September 22, 2011

Words Of Wisdom 2

Not On The High Street

Menemukan website online store yang super seru buat para crafters dan artisans..gilaaa..ngga berhenti melongo ngeliat barang-barang yang di display di wall mereka.


Barang yang ditawarkan amat selected dan semua hand made. Karena memang misi dan visi mereka adalah mengumpulkan barang-barang lucu yang terkadang kita temukan di urban market, atau thrifting store yang ngga masuk di list mall atau plaza yang established.

Kita juga bisa menjual hasil karya kita bareng mereka..ada kok petunjuk untuk para crafters dan artisans yang mau hasil karyanya dikenal lebih luas..tapi memang para crafters dan artisans yang join dengan Not On The High Street ini adalah mereka yang hanya bermodal minim atau small business aja.

Langsung cek website lucunya itu yaa..even the website is so cute and very tempting.
Happy shopping..:)

September 21, 2011

Flowers and Jars

This is happening !! And super gorgeous !!

You can make it your own from the used of teh botol bottle (remove the brand first from the bottle) or jam jars or even a used bulb..:)

Use your imagination and be be creative.

All pictures can be found on Pinterest

Movies, Anyone ?

I love watching movies. I'm a fans of any kind of movies and stories behind them. It's like we can pretend to be someone else without really have to be "someone else". Do you see what i mean here ?

And i always fancy good movie posters.
Anything eye catchy with provocative tagline can brought up your curiosity to watch the movie even though the movie itself is kinda suck at the end.

These are some of the minimalist movie posters, created by creative people who really love watching movies and and if you ever disappointing with some of movie posters, can make it your own..:)

You can find the rest of the design here.

September 20, 2011

Giveaway from MYURBEY

Ini yang Myurbey tulis di kontes Giveaway-nya :

Sudah lama rasanya aku gak buat giveaway ,yap kali ini aku mau membuat giveaway dengan hadiahnya product baru ku ,namanya si 'dream'
alasannya : karena dream ini adalah pillow yang ada pocket nya ,karena aku kebiasannya mendengarkan lagu sebelum tidur ,maka aku buatlah bantal imut yang enak di peluk dan ada tempat untuk si iPod
untuk kalian yang suka denger lagu juga sebelum tidur dan semoga mimpi indah hiihih

who knows .kamu beruntung :p

Pertanyaan nya : sebutkan salah satu Lagu Ter-Favorite kamu ,atau biasa kamu dengerin sebelum tidur ?

Dan inilah hadiah giveaway-nya :

T&C about this giveaway bisa dilihat di sini yaaa..

Good luck people...:)

September 19, 2011

Bestival !

What is Bestival ?

Bestival is an award winning 3 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill - a beautiful leafy country park (a veritable Garden of Eden!) near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight.

The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank's Sunday Best empire. The BBC Radio 1 leftfield DJ had a dream to one day create his vision of how the modern day festival should be. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co founders / partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now fulfilled. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are bringing some magic to the shores of the Solent and spreading the love worldwide.

It's Rob and Josie da Bank's creative vision that sets Bestival apart. Whilst the massive musical brain of Rob ensures the Bestival line-up is the most eclectic you'll ever experience, it's Josie's creative wand that casts its magic over Bestival land. From the most original boutique campsite experience, to the Bollywood Cocktail Bar, fancy dress en mass and even a Hidden Disco, it's this uniqueness that makes Bestival a wondrous world of discovery and adventure that will inspire peace, love and dancing not only in September but all year round...

Bestival 2011 line up artists :

It's a hits !! Look at those uber cool people...

All pictures courtesy of Bestival 20011

Ketika Stres Melanda


Sudah agak lama ngga posting cerita-cerita yaaa..sejuta alasannya lah kenapa saya baru nulis lagi sekarang. But the main reason is : dunno what to write !

Yeesss..seriuusss..orang-orang selalu bilang, apa susahnya nulis..kan setiap hari kita mengalami berbagai peristiwa yang pastinya bisa untuk diceritakan..tapi tidak dengan saya. Ketika stres, saya ngga bisa menulis. Apapun itu temanya. Alassan kenapa saya stres pun beragam. Mulai dari urusan anak, mengelola sendiri online shop beddings saya..jangan dikira punya online shop ngga bikin stres..justru makin complicated stresnya karena shop ini cuma online. I have to convinced my customers about my products since they can't touch and see and feel by themselves, belum lagi saya mesti memikirkan rencana buat meng-ekspansi bisnis kecil-kecilan saya ini dan mesti bertemu dengan beberapa investor (now, i'm really really really crossing every fingers that i have !!)

Dan ketika stres melanda seperti ini..saya cuma pengen dengerin musik. Any kind of music will sooth me well.

And since this song is soooo happening after casts of GLEE featured them on their i thought this could be my medic.

And after hearing this song, i kinda miss my single life ! Hahahahaaha...;p

September 12, 2011

September Giveaways

September Giveaways from Heart Handmade UK collaborating with Marysza...

Home sewn beautiful laptop bag !

The dimensions are:
width - 38,5cm
height - 27,5cm
depth - 5,5cm
lenght of the handle - 120cm

To enter:
follow Heart Handmade UK blog
follow Marysza blog

This giveaway is available to international readers come and join..:)