Sunday, December 23, 2007

Kabil Learns A Lesson

Once there lived an old farmer in a faraway village. He had a small hut and only a camel and a few other farm animals for his company. Everyday the old farmer worked very hard on his tiny farm. Although he had very little money, he always had enough of food to eat and feed the animals. The farmer loved all his animals especially the camel. The farmer called the camel Kabil.

Kabil is a good camel. Everyday Kabil helps the farmer without grumbling. One day Kabil met a few camels passing by his hut. They were stray camels and did not belong to anyone. One of the camels said boastfully, “ We are free animals. We do not have to work day and night like you. We can sit and sleep the whole day, while you Kabil have to work all day long!”. They teased Kabil and went away laughing at him.

Kabil started to think about his hard life. He had forgotten how much the farmer loves him. Kabil also did not think about how safe he is staying with the old farmer. That night Kabil pulled free from his rope, and ran away from the farm. Kabil ran aimlessly not knowing which direction to go. Finally he became very tired and stopped to rest under a tree. Soon he felt asleep.

After a while when he woke up, Kabil found a rope around his neck. A stranger was standing next to him. The man took Kabil to a crowded market. He kept Kabil in a small cramped cage together with other animals. There Kabil met the stray camels who teased him before. They looked sick and tired. “ Kabil, why are you here?” asked the camel. “ Did the old farmer send you to be sold in the market?” Kabil kept silent. He was ashamed to tell them that he had ran away from his master who was a kind and gentle man.

Kabil stayed in the market for many days. He was very afraid. He was hungry and longed for his beautiful farm where the farmer and all his friends were. A few days later, Kabil saw the old farmer in the market. The old farmer quickly recognised Kabil. He came and talked to the man who brought Kabil to the market. Kabil saw the old farmer give five shiny coins to the man. Soon Kabil was freed from his cramped cage, into the safe hands of the old farmer.

Kabil knew the farmer had very little money and yet he had used them to save him. He felt so ashamed to have caused so much trouble. Kabil vowed he will work extra hard and never run away again.
Sara G 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Chicken Rice Special


For the rice
3 cups of basmathi rice
5 1/2 cups of chicken stock
Some pandan leaves
margerine (opt)
turmeric powder 1tsp

For the stock (boil all together with ten cups of water)
1 bowl of chicken bone
cinnamon 3cm
star anise 1
3 cm ginger bruised
some garlic bruised
1 whole onion

For the chicken(marinate for 1 hour)

7-8 pieces of chicken fillet
1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
1tsp of cumin powder
1/2 tsp of chilli powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of brown sugar
salt and some soy sauce

Take 5 cups of stock and pour on cleaned rice add some salt and turmeric powder. Cook in rice cooker. When rice is done put 1 tbsp of margerine inside the rice and stir.

Now for the soup. Take the remaining stock, add water if necessary. Put some white peper and half a chicken granules. Simmer a while. Garnish with chopped celery and fried onions.

For the chicken, take the chicken which had been marinated and assemble them onto a rectangular foil. sprinkle the fillets with 1 tsp of oil. Now fold the foil to make a neat packet. Put it on a baking dish and bake for 20mins. Then open the packet and bake again for another 10mins or so.

Serve rice with chicken, sauce and some slice cucmber

For the sauce ( blender )
10 red chille
2 clove of garlic
lime juice
salt and sugar
sweet chilli sauce

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sayur Kailan Tumis


1 ikat baby kailan dihiris (asingkan daun dan batang)
5 ulas bawang putih dicincang
1 biji cili merah dihiris
1 sk ikan bilis
garam lada putih
minyak menumis

2. Masukkan ikan bilis dan hirisan cili merah
3. Masukkan batang dan goreng sebentar. Tambah air jika perlu.
4. Sekarang masukkan semua daun, garam, dan lada. Tutup api. Hidang bersama nasi putih dan hidangan makanan laut.Enjoy!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ikan Cencaru Belah belakang


Ikan cencaru 5 ekor
serbuk kunyit 1/2 sk
serbuk cabai 1 sk

10 biji cili kering
3 ulas bawang putih
4 ulas bawang merah
1 batang serai
sedikit air asam
belacan garam gula secukup rasa


1. Gaul kunyit, serbuk cabai dan garam dengan ikan. Diperap 30 minit
2. Untuk sambal, tumis semua bahan-bahan giling sehingga naik minyak. Biar sejuk sebentar
3. Sekarang goreng ikan yang disumbat dengan separuh sambal hingga garing. Hias dengan hirisan tomato dan timun. Sambal yang lebih boleh dituang diatas ikan.Sedap dimakan dengan nasi putih dan sayur kailan tumis. Enjoyyy!!

Buddy Award from Yasmeen

Buddy Award from Yasmeen

An Award from Yasmeen of Health nut

An Award from Yasmeen of Health nut