Tuesday, July 30, 2013
4 tbsp cornflour
3 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 egg yolks
A few drops of yellow food colouring
(Makes 40 to 50 pcs)
Sift flour, cornflour and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Add butter to the flour mixture, and rub with your fingertips till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the yellow colouring to the egg yolks and mi well. Add the egg yolks to the flour mixture bit by bit to form a dough that does not stick to the mixing bowl. Shape into a ball and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Divide the dough into two. take one batch and roll to a thickness of 0.5cm between two pieces of cling film. Cut out circles on the rolled out pastry with your favourite tart cutter. Make sure to grease the sides of the mould. Arrange on the baking tray, and repeat with the second batch.
Roll the jam filling into thumbsized circles, and place them on the pastry rounds. Bake them in an oven, preheated at 175 degrees C for 25 minutes After 10 mins, rotate the baking rays so the tarts will be baked evenly. Cool on a rack and store the tarts in airtight containers.
I came across this picture whilst going through my photo album. The above were door gifts during the reunion dinner of my ex schoolmates. I could not attend the reunion because I had a wedding to attend, but my friend, also ex Monkshillian from Seremban, attended the reunion which was held in Singapore.
She brought along the above gifts and contacted me to pick it up at her abode in Seremban. Thank you very much Siti Hawa.
Kak Long's birthday was on 26th July, 17th day Ramadhan, but we had a belated birthday celebration on 27th July. Of course lah, she celebrated her birthday with her loving husband and adorable baby son first at their house in Damansara.
We gave her a Tefal food processor and a Menang multipurpose saucepan. She was so happy with the presents we gave her. Luckily the Menang saucepan came with a recipe book. Thus, she could then try out all the recipes. Kak Long, we love you very much.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The nurse had to change my wrist band at the hospital because it came loose. In its place was this cute cartoon printed ones....must have been leftover from the childrens'ward...hehehe....
Anyway, I was finally discharged Monday evening. My son, Khairulzaman, and Sofiyah picked me up and took me home. Just in time for iftar, but I was not fasting. I have to replace four days fasting after Ramadhan, In shaa Allah.
When I reached home, my grandson was still at home. I wanted to hold him, but hubby said better not, since I just returned from the hospital. My final diagnosis was...food poisoning. Had to consume more medicines for a few more days....
O Allah, to You I seek forgiveness and please cure me from my ailments. Amiin.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
My grandson visited me last night. So happy. He now could lie on his tummy and held up his head. So cute....
Third day today, and I am still nauseatic.... The nurse took my blood early this morning for more tests. Alhamdullilah, during the earlier test, it was confirmed not dengue fever, though the symptoms were almost similar. If its denque again, I may not be able to recover. Dengue is so painful.....I do not want to get it again.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Yesterday afternoon, when I returned from Seremban, I found a package couriered from Johor. It was from one of my FB friends, Seri Kandi Tanah Jauhar. Seri Kandi Tanah Jauhar (aka Yusa) sent the Mee Siput, because, according to her, this is one of the best Mee Siput found in Johor.
When I first came across this Mee Siput, Ayeshah was the one who brought it from Johor, I did not know how to eat it. I thought it was like the Maggi noodles. Boil it and then add the chilli paste. Boy, was I wrong..... Ayeshah told me just pour the chili over the crunchy crackers.
Then, when I posted a picture of the Mee Siput on FB for the attention of my Johorian friends, Seri Kandi Tanah Jauhar responded and taught me how to eat it too. Then she said she will couriered the best Mee Siput from Johor. Indeed it was very delicious... Thank you Seri Kandi Tanah Jauhar (her blog Alam Sari).
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
فَمَا اسْتَمْتَعْتُمْ بِهِ مِنْهُنَّ فَآَتُوهُنَّ أُجُورَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً وَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِيمَا تَرَاضَيْتُمْ بِهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ الْفَرِيضَةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا
Ertinya: Kemudian mana-mana perempuan yang kamu nikmati percampuran dengannya (setelah ia menjadi isteri kamu), maka berikanlah kepada mereka maskahwinnya (dengan sempurna), sebagai suatu ketetapan (yang diwajibkan oleh Allah). Dan tiadalah kamu berdosa mengenai sesuatu persetujuan yang telah dicapai bersama oleh kamu (suami isteri), sesudah ditetapkan maskahwin itu (tentang cara dan kadar pembayarannya). Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Mengetahui, lagi Maha Bijaksana (al-Nisa’[4:24]).
Antara persoalan yang disebut oleh para ulama adalah, adakah boleh jika mahar perkahwinan dibuat dalam bentuk sesuatu manafaat seperti mengajarkan al-Quran. Kesimpulannya, para ulama membenarkannya dengan banyak hujah (Tafsir al-Munir). Antaranya adalah kisah mahar perkahwinan nabi Musa AS:
قَالَ إِنِّي أُرِيدُ أَنْ أُنْكِحَكَ إِحْدَى ابْنَتَيَّ هَاتَيْنِ عَلَى أَنْ تَأْجُرَنِي ثَمَانِيَ حِجَجٍ فَإِنْ أَتْمَمْتَ عَشْرًا فَمِنْ عِنْدِكَ وَمَا أُرِيدُ أَنْ أَشُقَّ عَلَيْكَ سَتَجِدُنِي إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
Ertinya: Bapa perempuan itu berkata (kepada Musa): "Aku hendak mengahwinkanmu dengan salah seorang dari dua anak perempuanku ini, dengan syarat bahawa engkau bekerja denganku selama delapan tahun; dalam pada itu, jika engkau genapkan menjadi sepuluh tahun, maka yang demikian itu adalah dari kerelaanmu sendiri. Dan (ingatlah) aku tidak bertujuan hendak menyusahkanmu; engkau akan dapati aku Insya Allah, dari orang-orang yang baik layanannya" (al-Qasas[28:27]).
Dalam sebuah hadith, Sahal bin Sa’ad RA menceritakan seorang wanita datang menawarkan dirinya untuk menjadi isteri Rasulullah SAW tetapi baginda menolak. Lalu seorang sahabat menawarkan dirinya untuk menjadi suami wanita tersebut. Baginda Rasulullah SAW kemudiannya mengahwinkannya dengan mahar mengajarkan wanita tersebut membaca al-Quran, sabda baginda:
فَقَدْ زَوَّجْتُكَهَا بِمَا مَعَكَ مِنْ الْقُرْآنِ
Ertinya: Sesungguhnya aku kahwinkanmu dengannya dengan (Mahar mengajarkannya) surah al-Quran yang engkau miliki (Sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan al-Tirmidhi).
Bagi memudahkan kefahaman murid saya dalam kelas Tafsir itu, saya berkata:
“Antara contoh akad yang mungkin berlaku apabila dipersetujui mahar perkahwinan berbentuk manafaat adalah: Ahmad bin Abu! Saya nikahkan awak dengan anak saya Aisyah binti Ismail dengan mahar perkahwinan mengajarkannya al-Quran”,
“Atau si bapa boleh juga berkata: Ahmad bin Abu! Saya nikahkan awak dengan anak saya Aisyah binti Ismail dengan mahar perkahwinan mengajarkannya subjek statistic untuk kegunaannya dalam menyiapkan MASTER ILMU WAHYU di UIAM”.
Murid dewasa dalam kelas Tafsir tersebut tersenyum lebar. Saya katakan pula kepada murid yang masih muda dan belum berkahwin: “Anda berani menganjakkan paradigm mahar di Malaysia?”
I wanted to buy second hand blackout curtains at a bundle shop in Kajang Prima. My tenant at Maytower had requested for blackout curtains since their baby was restless with the daylight coming into the room.
When I went into the shop looking for the said curtains, I had to leave, disappointed, because they only have window curtains, not for sliding doors. Well, I may have to buy new ones then, In shaa Allah.
It was when walking to my car, Wahid was the driver, I noticed a boutique selling clothes for babies and toddlers. Wow... there were so many items to choose from...so, I bought five pieces of jumpsuits for my grandson. Never mind it the sizes are for six months plus... Muhammad is growing up fast...Alhamdullilah.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
We had the predawn meal at 5am. Hubby, as usual, ate his favourite Kjeldsens Danish butter cookies. Our children ate toasted garlic bread which I made. As for me, I had dried dates.
For the first time this year, I went marketing at Kajang market. I bought fresh beef and mutton, kampung chicken, battery chicken, and vegetables.
Then, just before 1pm, I received a call from Fitness Concept informing me they are delivering the treadmill (BH RT AERO TREADMILL (MP3 Compatible) I ordered from Fitness Concept at Alamanda.
Thus, besides being the first day of Ramadhan, it is also my son-in-law's birthday and the arrival of my brand new treadmill, Alhamdullilah.
I will try out the treadmill after terawih prayers. I did terawih prayers at home, whilst hubby and our children went to Uniten mosque for their Terawih, Alhamdullilah.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Alhamdullilah, tomorrow is the first day of Ramadhan. Tomorrow is also my son-in-law's 33rd birthday.
Hubby and our children, excluding kak long n Wahiduzzaman, went to Uniten mosque for terawih prayers. As for me, I did my terawih at home. Tonight I began reading the Holy Quran from Juzud 1 which i finished reading after solat eshaq n terawih, Alhamdullilah.
Then I phoned kak long, who lives in Damansara, and Wahiduzzaman who lives in Ipoh, to recite the verse for fasting the whole of Ramadhan. My other children recited the verse with me at home, Alhamdullilah.
I also need to set the alarm for 'sahur' (meal before dawn) tomorrow. Usually I will wake up at 3.30am to do qiamullail. Then, by 4.30am, I will prepare the pre dawn meal, In shaa Allah.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Hubby was on the same flight with my favourite singer, Jamal Abdillah. They were returning from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur.
Since my daughter, Ayeshah will be fetching hubby at the airport, I will be mising this opportunity to meet Jamal Abdillah in person. :(:(:(
Sunday, July 7, 2013
A month after hubby and I left Mecca, the upper level for tawaf nearing completion, Alhamdullilah.