Saturday, May 24, 2014

Roti Bawang Putih...

Ok, dah tahu khasiat bawang putih... mari cuba buat roti bawang putih guna ramuan neh...

3 sudu besar margerin / butter
2 ulas bawang putih - chopped
1 sudu teh dried oregano

Campurkan dan sapu pada roti sebelum dibakar dalam kuali... enjoy!



Herbs used : Oregano...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tyler Florence's Brick Chicken...

Tak brick sangat la sebab aku tak ikut pon cara masak ayam ni dengan resepi asal dia. Aku masukkan dalam oven je sebab nak sangat rasa rempah ratus yang digunakan untuk masak ayam ni.

Resepi asal boleh dapat kat sini...
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/brick-chicken-with-apricot-couscous-recipe.html

Ingredients

2 tablespoons cumin seed
2 tablespoons whole coriander
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1 whole free-range chicken (3 pounds), split (see directions below or have butcher split chicken for you)
Extra-virgin olive oil
Ground black pepper

Directions...

Toast cumin, coriander and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over low heat until fragrant. In a clean spice grinder or coffee grinder, blend spices until fine. Add the toasted spices to a bowl with paprika, cayenne and black pepper. Season with kosher salt. Stir in the olive oil and lemon juice.

Prepare chicken by splitting it down the back and removing the backbone, breast bone and rib cage. Lay the chicken out flat and rub the blended spices all over. Marinate for up to 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Kesimpulannya: Aku suka resepi ni! Cuma lain kali kene kurangkan sikit lemon juice tu sebab terasa sikit masamnya. Kat dalam show Tyler's Ultimate, black pepper ada diletakkan masa nak marinate ayam neh... aku ikut tv je la....

Monday, May 12, 2014

Citronella Plant: Growing And Caring For Mosquito Plants...

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Aku dah pernah post pasal pokok ni kat sini...

Ini info terbaru yang aku dapat pasal pokok ni...


By Nikki Phipps
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden)
You’ve probably heard of the citronella plant. In fact, you may even have one sitting out on the patio right now. This well loved plant is essentially prized for its citrusy scent, which is thought to hold mosquito-repelling properties. But does this so-called mosquito repellent plant really work? Keep reading to find out more about this interesting plant, including information on growing and caring for mosquito plants.

Citronella Plant Info

This plant is commonly found under a number of names, such as citronella plant, mosquito plant geranium, citrosa geranium and Pelargonium citrosum. Though many of its names leave the impression that it contains citronella, which is a common ingredient in insect repellent, the plant is actually a variety of scented geranium that simply produces a citronella-like scent when the leaves are crushed. The mosquito plant geranium is a hybridized plant that came about from Chinese citronella grass and African geranium.

So the big question still remains. Do citronella plants really repel mosquitoes? Because the plant releases its smell when touched, it is thought to work best as a repellent when the leaves are crushed and rubbed on the skin as mosquitoes are supposed to be offended by its citronella scent. However, research has shown that this mosquito repellent plant is actually ineffective. As someone growing and caring for mosquito plants myself, I can attest to this as well. While it might be pretty and smells good, the mosquitoes still keep coming. Thank goodness for bug zappers!

A true citronella plant closely resembles lemongrass, while this imposter is larger with foliage that resembles parsley leaves. It also produces lavender blooms in the summer.

How to Care for Citronella

Growing and caring for mosquito plants is easy. And even though it may not be an actual mosquito repellent plant, it makes an ideal plant both indoors and out. Hardy year round in zones 9-11, in other climates, the plant can be grown outdoors during the summer, but should be taken inside before the first frost.

These plants prefer at least six hours of sunlight every day whether it is planted outside or indoors near a window but can also tolerate some partial shade.

They are tolerable of a wide variety of soil as long as it’s well draining.

When growing mosquito plant geranium indoors, keep it watered and fertilize occasionally with an all purpose plant food. Outside the plant is fairly drought tolerant.

Citronella plant typically grows anywhere between two and four feet high and pruning or pinching is recommended to encourage the new foliage to bush out.