Monthly Archives: January 2011

Burger Joint in Orange, NSW – Mackies Cafe

If you don’t have time to make burgers at home, one of the MUST-GO places to get your burger fix is Mackie’s Cafe. IMPRINT THIS ON YOUR BRAIN – no Macca, go Mackies! (Just kidding, I love’em both!)

It took me a long while to discover this jewel despite I drove pass this place almost everyday to get coffees.  The embarrasing part is it took one of my visiting friends to convince me to have lunch there (instead of the other way round, sigh!). I wasn’t really attracted to its exterior thinking it would be one of “those” takeaway places. Yes, I was being vain and almost missed the “awesome burger” boat. It’s definitely necessary to [insert don't judge a book by its cover here].

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Nigella Lawson’s Recipe – Chocolate Croissants

Yep, I have just realised that I have an unopened pack of 10 puff pastries sheets sitting at the bottom of my freezer. Obviously, I have forgotten completely about them. Counting down to the second last day until the big move, I am kinda freaking out at the moment. How the hell am I going to finish 10 sheets of puff pastries in 2 days?

Okay, I have 3 options: (1) I can throw the unused ones away – but that’s would a complete waste! Definitely not my style. (2) Give to a friend – My only close friend here was away and couldn’t give her the stuff in time. Also I think it’s odd to give your acquaintances a packet of puff pastries as a gift, no? Or (3) Bake the crab crap out of them with little time I have left.

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Coconut, Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies

I’m currently packing for my big move on this Saturday and I have to admit the progress has been slower than a snail gliding. Despite it is not the most pleasurable thing to do and yet necessary, I couldn’t help but to get  distracted easily from this important task to internet surfing and baking. Perhaps it would be smart to pack away my laptop and kitchen stuffs?

Considering a girl has to cook and stay in touch with the world (via internet) in the meantime, I have decided to keep these box-free until the last minute. ;)

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Spicy Long Beans with Chicken

Okay, this long beans also known as snake beans.

Call me paraonoid or overly self-conscious but since I’m Asian, I am somehow nervous about putting the word “snake” and stir fry in the same sentence (I get a lot of people asking me whether I have eaten dogs, snakes and some other predatorial animals that are exotic enough to be in the zoo. And the answer is NO!).

Furthermore, staying true to my Malaysian origin, I grew up calling them as kacang panjang which means long beans in Malay.

So don’t mind me, I’m just going to stick the name I’m most comfortable with. :P

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