Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Workshop

Christmas Workshop

Home Kitchen Creations
11 Chai Chee Road
Singapore 460011
Tel: 64463995 H/p: 90276873
E-mail: home_kitchen_creations@hotmail.com

Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to spend Christmas than to learn to make your very own Christmas log cake? It's simple to make and kids can use their creativity to create their version of the log cake. They will also learn to make little flower cookies, something that can be served to guests and visitors.
This hands-on workshop is designed especially for kids between the ages of 6 – 14 years old who are independent, creative and with the drive to learn new things. Vacancies are limited as class size is kept small for personal attention and hands-on experience.
Date of Workshop - Sunday, 24th December 2006
Time - 2pm - 5pm
Cost - $35 per child / $45 per child with 1 adult
Register by Friday,22nd December - $30 per child / $40 per child with 1 adult
Register with 2 other friends by Friday, 22nd December & pay $28 each per child / $38 per child with 1 adult (sharing 1 set)

TO REGISTER, please email us indicating name of participants, age, accompanying adult’s name, if any, and contact number

Monday, December 04, 2006

Chocolate Fantasy Workshop


Home Kitchen Creations


11 Chai Chee Road


Singapore 460011


Tel: 64463995 H/p: 90276873


E-mail: home_kitchen_creations@hotmail.com


Kids love to be able to do things on their own. Why not let them learn something useful during this school holiday break? They would be most happy to show you their creations in the kitchen.


This hands-on workshop is designed especially for kids between the ages of 6 – 12 years old who are independent and with the drive to learn new things. Vacancies are limited as class size is kept small for personal attention and hands-on experience.


Chocolate Fantasy Workshop


Chocolate! A universal favourite, a treat that few of us can resist! Its glorious aroma and appearance sets the taste buds tingling even before the first melting mouthful. One of the most irresistible temptations................



What you will learn in this workshop:-


Chocolate walnut cookies



Everyone especially kids love chocolate. Combined with walnuts, you get the added crunch and zest.



Rich Chocolate Muffins





Simple to make & fun to eat, these muffins will have them licking their fingers.



Chocolate Jelly


A special dessert that kids just love.



Date of Workshop - Sunday, 10th December 2006


Time - 2pm - 5pm


Cost - $35 per child / $45 per child with 1 adult


Register by Friday, 8th December - $30 per child / $40 per child with 1 adult


Register with 2 other friends by Friday, 8th December & pay $28 each per child / $38 per child with 1 adult (sharing 1 set)


TO REGISTER, please email us indicating name of participants, age, accompanying adult’s name, if any, and contact number


Monday, November 20, 2006

Blueberry Delights

Home Kitchen Creations
11 Chai Chee Road
Singapore 460011
Tel: 64463995 H/p: 90276873


Blueberry Delights Workshop
Continuing with our workshop for kids to keep them occupied during the long school holidays. Why not let them learn to make something useful in the kitchen? It's guaranteed to be fun and exciting. What's more, they get to bring back their creations and enjoy them with the family as well. This hands-on workshop is suitable for kids aged 6 and above. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Blueberries, especially wild species, contain antioxidants which have been found to reduce the risks of some cancers. Blueberries are used in jellies, jams, and pies, baked into muffins, and are an ingredient of many other snacks and delicacies. A group of researchers released details of a study that suggests certain compounds found in blueberries have a significant impact in reducing the degradation of brain function and may also help prevent urinary tract infections.

What kids will learn in this workshop:-
Blueberry D'Lite - a chocolate sponge cake with blueberry cream filling that is popular with many.
Blueberry Mousse - delighful & smooth. Best when eaten chilled.
Blueberry Muffins - small cupcakes that can be eaten during breakfast or for any occassion. Simple and quick to make.

Date of Workshop – Sunday 26th Nov 2006
Time – 2.00pm – 5pm
Cost - $35 per child / $45 per child with 1 adult
Register by Friday, 24th Nov - $30 per child / $40 per child with 1 adult
Register with 2 other friends by Friday, 24th Nov & pay $28 each per child / $38 per child with 1 adult

TO REGISTER, please email us indicating name of participants, age, accompanying adult’s name, if any, and contact number

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I Love Almond Workshop

Home Kitchen Creations
11 Chai Chee Road
Singapore 460011
Tel: 64463995 H/p: 90276873

I Love Almond Workshop
It's the start of the school holidays. Ever wondered how to keep the kids occupied? Why not let them learn to make something useful in the kitchen. It's guaranteed to be fun and exciting. What's more, they get to bring back their creations and enjoy them with the family as well. This hands-on workshop is suitable for kids aged 6 and above.

What you will learn in this workshop:-
  • Almond Jelly with Longan - the ever-popular and favourite dessert amongst young and old that can be found in most Chinese restaurants. A delightfully refreshing dessert that's you'll find simple to make.
  • Almond Butter Cake - an easy-to-make butter cake topped with the lovely almond flakes giving it a beautiful nutty flavour.
  • Almond Cookies - learn to make these almond cookies that are normally served during the festive season.
Date of Workshop – Sunday 19th Nov 2006
Time – 2.00pm – 5pm
Cost - $35 per child / $45 per child with 1 adult
Register by Friday, 17th Nov - $30 per child / $40 per child with 1 adult
Register with 2 other friends by Friday, 17th Nov & pay $28 each per child / $38 per child with 1 adult

TO REGISTER, please email us indicating name of participants, age, accompanying adult’s name, if any, and contact number

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Deepa-Raya Festivity Specials


HOME KITCHEN CREATIONS
hp:- 9027 6873

Looking to order homemade cakes & cookies for the coming festivities? Look no further. All cakes & cookies freshly & lovingly baked upon order.
Email or sms for orders. Orders confirmed by 30th Sept are entitled to 5% discount (except for cream puffs & rolls).
Free delivery for orders $60 and above to one location on mainland Singapore.

COOKIES ............................................(S)....... (L)
Dolly's Glory aka Pineapple Tarts*......... $10..... $18
Coffee Butter ........................................$10......$18
Coffee Almond ......................................$10
Cashew Nut Cookies .............................$ 8
Almond Cookies ...................................$ 8
Chocolate Walnut Cookies ....................$ 8
Cocoa Peanut Cookies .........................$ 8

* speciality

CAKES
Chocolate Bliss
- sinfully rich & moist chocolate cake especially for chocolate lovers. Definitely not for the faint hearted!
(S) 5" - 6" heart $20
(L) 8" - 9" heart $35



Monkey's Chocolate D'lite
- awfully chocolate banana cake made with the finest dark chocolate.
(S) 5" - 6" round $20
(L) 8" - 9" round $35

Mango D'lite
- a refreshingly light sponge cake with mango cream filling to whet your appetite. Popular amongst kids & adults.
(S) 5" - 6" round $20
(L) 8" - 9" round $35

Strawberry D'lite
- a light sponge cake with strawberry cream filling for strawberry lovers.
(L) 8" - 9" round $35

Durian D'lite
- a light sponge cake with the king of fruits as filling, specially for those who love durians.
(L) 8" - 9" round $35

Blueberry D'lite
- a not-so-sweet light chocolate sponge cake with blueberry cream filling, popular with many.
7" square $25

Coffee Harmony
- a feather-light twin-coloured coffee butter cake specially for coffee lovers.
(S) 5" - 6" $10
(L) 8" - 9" $16

Rainbow Harmony
- multi-coloured butter cake that is light enough to leave you yearning for more.
(S) 5" - 6" $10
(L) 8" - 9" $16

Gee! It's Sugee
- a lighter version of the traditional sugee cake with a dash of brandy to tantalise your taste-bud.
7" square $16


KUIH LAPIS (specially prepared by the lapis specialist)
1 kg per box
Original $20
Coffee $22
Pandan $22
Prune $28

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specially imported
MINI CREAM PUFFS & ROLLS
Mini Cream Puffs
- vanilla
- choc-filled
$15 per pkt of 40

Mini Swiss Rolls
- vanilla
- blackforest
$23 per box of 42

Wishing each and everyone HAPPY DEEPAVALI & SELAMAT HARI RAYA.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Fun with Choc / Choc Fantasy Workshop Part 2

Home Kitchen Creations
11 Chai Chee Road
Singapore 460011

Tel: 64463995 H/p: 90276873
E-mail: home_kitchen_creations@hotmail.com

Kids love to be able to do things on their own. Why not let them learn something useful during this week-long school holidays? They would be most proud of their special creations.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for kids aged 5 and above.
Fun With Chocolate Workshop

What you will learn in this workshop:-
  • Chocolate Candy
    Learn to make your own chocolate candy with different coloured combinations.
  • Fruits & Nuts Dipped in Chocolate
    Design your own unique creations.
  • Cornflakes/Rice Crispies in Chocolate
    A simple-to-make candy that tastes equally good.


Please bring along your aprons as this will be a messy workshop.


Date of Workshop – Saturday 2nd Sept 2006
Time – 2.30pm – 5pm
Cost - $35 per child / $45 per child with 1 adult
Register by Tues, 29th Aug - $30 per child / $35 per child with 1 adult
Register with 2 other friends by Tues, 29th Aug & pay
$28 each per child / $33 per child with 1 adult


TO REGISTER, please email us indicating name of participants, age, accompanying adult’s name, if any, and contact number

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Chocolate Fantasy Workshop Part 2

This hands-on workshop is designed especially for kids between the ages of 6 – 14 years old who are independent and with the drive to learn new things. Vacancies are limited as class size is kept small for personal attention and hands-on experience.


Chocolate! A universal favourite, a treat that few of us can resist! Its glorious aroma and appearance sets the taste buds tingling even before the first melting mouthful. One of the most irresistible temptations................

  • What you will learn in this workshop:-

    Marble Cake
    Learn to make this oh-so-simple butter cake which is beautifully light in texture.
    Famous Chocolate Cookies
    These chocolate cookies will have them licking their fingers and asking for more.
    Creamy Chocolate Pudding
    A simple-to-make dessert that makes your mouth water.


Date of Workshop – Saturday 9th Sept 2006
Time – 2.30pm - 5pm
Cost - $35
Register by Tues, 5th Sept - $30
Register with 2 other friends by Tues, 5th Sept & pay $28 each


TO REGISTER, please email us indicating name of participants, age

and contact number

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Strawberry Trail Workshop



Home Kitchen Creations
11 Chai Chee Road
Singapore 460011
Tel: 64463995 H/p: 90276873
E-mail:
home_kitchen_creations@hotmail.com

Kids love to be able to do things on their own. Why not let them learn something useful in their spare time? They would be most happy to show you their creations in the kitchen.


This hands-on workshop is designed especially for kids between the ages of 6 – 14 years old who are independent and with the drive to learn new things. Vacancies are limited as class size is kept small for personal attention and hands-on experience.

Strawberry Trail Workshop
Strawberries! A soft dessert fruit that is bright red when ripe and with many varieties. Very attractive and best when eaten fresh.

What you will learn in this workshop:-
Strawberry Muffins
Simple little muffins which are great tasting too.

Strawberry D'Lite
Sponge cake with delightful strawberry cream.

Strawberry National Day Jelly
Not forgetting to celebrate Singapore's 41st birthday, we have a special red and white jelly just for this special occasion.


Date of Workshop - Saturday, 12th August 2006
Time - 2pm - 5pm
Cost - $35
Register by Tues, 8th August - $30
Register with 2 other friends by Tues, 8th August & pay $28 each

Monday, July 24, 2006



A birthday cake for a special princess celebrating her 12th birthday.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Puff Pastry Lovers Workshop for Kidz Photos




Here are some pictures taken during the workshop last weekend.

Would say the two participants were happy to see their own creation of pastries.

I'm sure they enjoyed themselves as much as we did.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Mango agar agar recipe

Will share this mango agar agar recipe which I had created using mango puree,evaropated milk and agar agar, also known as jelly.

Ingredients:-
A
12 g agar agar
180 g sugar
200 ml mango puree
800 ml water

B
200 ml evaporated milk

Method
1. Put A into a pot, mix and bring to boil till agar agar has dissolved
2. Add B and stir till boiling, then remove from heat
3. Pour in moulds & refrigerate

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Puff Pastry Lovers Workshop for Kidz

Home Kitchen Creations
11Chai Chee Road

Singapore 460011

Tel: 64463995

H/p: 90276873

E-mail: home_kitchen_creations@hotmail.com

Puff PastryLoversWorkshop

Puff pastry is one of the great delights of the French kitchen. It is a light, flaky pastry that is buttery and rich without being heavy. Puff pastry is used in the making of Napoleons, palmiers, croissants, trunovers and many others.It's amazing how a simple component such as puff pastry can turn an ordinary dish into a show-stopping centerpiece.

This hands-on workshop is designed especially for kids between the ages of 6 -14 years old who are independent and with the drive to learn new things. Vacancies are limited as class size is kept small for personal attention and hands-on experience.



What you will learn in this workshop
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cheese straws - a favourite with kids and adults alike
almond palmiers - little delicious almond tasting heart-shaped pastries
apricot danish pastries - impressive and easy to make for breakfast or brunch
chocolate walnut pastries - simple tomake and a must for every occasion
sausage rolls - the all-time favourite hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry


Date:- Saturday,15th July2006

Time:- 2pm - 5pm

Cost:- $35

Register beforeTues, 11th July:- $30

Register with 2 other friends before Tues, 11th July:-& pay only $28 each



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Monday, July 03, 2006

Strawberry Harmony


Tried the same butter cake recipe which was used for the Coffee Harmony cake yesterday, but this time using strawberry concentrate flavour. Cake turned out moist & soft as usual but strawberry taste was very mild. Need to test it out again for a better strawberry flavour.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Tango with Mango workshop




The Tango with Mango workshop was held on Saturday. Instead of just learning how to make the cheesecake, agar agar and muffin, there was a special request to learn how to make the mango cream cake. Thus, those who attended the last workshop had a 'bonus'.

The kids, little chefs, had fun and couldn't wait to try their creations at the end of the workshop.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Strawberry D'Lite


Was terribly busy over the last few days attending a fun-filled mixer as well as fulfilling a last-minute order for a birthday cake & preparing for the Tango with Mango workshop today.

Made a Strawberry D'Lite for the birthday cake as can be seen. Comment:- was good, not so sweet but would have been better if cake was more 'spongey'. Almost half the cake gone in less than an hour.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Coffee Harmony


Coffee Harmony

Another light & moist butter cake that seems like the traditional marble cake except that this is made with coffee flavour, just like the one used to make 'Papa Roti'. Imagine the coffee aroma & exquisite fragrance of coffee. Mmmmm............

Monday, June 19, 2006

Pineapple Tarts


Pineapple Tarts - Dolly's Glory

Made more tarts yesterday to fulfil some orders. Many people like them just like my brother who is so fussy that he only buys tarts from Glory. Until he came across our special tarts which according to him "tastes as good as Glory". At the same time, we use lots of pineapple jam so much so that the tarts are pretty 'high' & thus earned the nickname Dolly's Glory - as huge as Dolly's, as good as Glory's.....

Feel like biting into those yummy tarts? : )

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Rainbow Heaven


Rainbow Heaven

Tried this simple butter cake that was not only colourful but tasted pretty good as well.
Since it has three colours, and according to comments by tasters that it was moist and soft and great tasting, we named it Rainbow Heaven. : )




Friday, June 16, 2006

Durian D'Lite

Durian D'Lite - sponge cake with durian cream. Both cake & cream made use of actual durian flesh that was pureed.

Tried doing this first time last weekend & made 2 small heart-shaped cakes. Since mum needed a cake urgently for a friend whose daughter's birthday was just around the corner, one of the cakes became the birthday gift.

Not too sure how to decorate the cake & tried 2 ways as can be seen from the pictures - small little colourful hearts which made a beautiful gift & the other was decorated with chocolate decor.


Definitely the cake was a pleasant change from those that you see in the cake shops.

Blueberry D'lite


Blueberry D'lite - beautifully light chocolate sponge cake filled with blueberry filling & topping.

Made this for 2 separate occassions - a) birthday and b)welcoming a japanese couple who had just arrived Singapore for a holiday.

Birthday cake was a 7" square cake which was shared by 6 adults after dinner. Most of them had 2 servings. And the balance was brought back by the birthday girl for breakfast.

Comments:- Was so good and not so sweet that must have 2 helpings.

Welcome cake was a 5" heart shape cake for the japanese couple. They had it after lunch and for tea as well.

Comments:- Not so sweet and tastes very delicious.

How about trying one? : )

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Chocolate Fantasy Workshop


Attached are some photos from our last session of the Chocolate Fantasy Workshop. The kids enjoyed themselves especially decorating their very own muffins and of course gobbling them up. Ummm..... Yummy yummy........













Monday, June 12, 2006

Tango with Mango workshop

Home Kitchen Creations
Chai Chee Road
Happy Holidays!
Home Kitchen Creations has come up with another exciting workshop specially for kids
aged 6 - 14 years.
Do join us in this delightful "Tango with Mango" hands-on workshop. Vacancies are limited
as class size is kept small for personal attention and hands-on experience.
For this workshop, we learn 3 different ways of cooking:- mango and chocolate chip muffin which is baked, the non-baked mango and peach cheesecake and mango agar-agar which is boiled.
TANGO WITH MANGO WORKSHOP
Mangoes are high in Vitamin A, and without a doubt have a lot of vitamins and minerals. Mangoes are a good source of Vitamin C too! The flesh of a mango is peachlike and juicy with a hint of pineapple flavor. The flavor is pleasant and rich and high in sugars and acid. The mango is the apple (or peach) of the tropics, and one of the most commonly eaten fruits in tropical countries around the world.
Our hands-on workshop includes:-
Mango chocolate chip muffins
Simple & fun to make, yet tastes good!
Mango and peach cheesecake
No baking necessary for this refreshing cheesecake made with mango & peach.
Mango agar agar
A special dessert that is popular with both kids and adults.
Date of workshop:- Sunday, 25th June 2006
Time:- 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost:- $35
Register before Wed, 21st Jun - $30
Register with 2 other friends before Wed, 21st Jun & pay $28 each

Strawberry D'Lite with jelly beans

Strawberry D'Lite - a sponge cake with strawberry cream, decorated with colourful jelly beans for a 11 year old birthday boy whose birthday fell on May 27.

Feedback:- not so creamy & not so sweet. So good that the family of 3, who seldom eat cakes, finished it in 2 days.

Monday, May 22, 2006

busy

Been busy these past few days. Attended the Singapore Sling mixer, a Ryze network, on Thursday. Not bad a crowd & got to know quite a number of people and their 'uniqueness'. Pretty fun & would be good if more people are able to join in this network.

Also celebrated Parag's, the founder of Sing Sling chapter, birthday with the gift shirt. Was glad that the cake was gone in minutes. : )

Tried out some recipes using peanut butter & chocolate chips today since this will be the theme of the next workshop for kids to be conducted next Sunday, 28th May. Even tried the double chocolate milkshake with peanut butter flavour. Not bad!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Gift Shirt Cake



Hi,

Just managed to complete a gift shirt made out of butter cake topping up with coloured icing around the top and 4 sides of the cake last night.

Thought it looks good but hopefully some comments from anyone visiting this blog.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

birthday cake

Just completed Monkey's Choolate D'lite, a chocolate sponge cake filled with banana filling, for a birthday gift.

Next on the list would be a coffee butter cake to be made in the shape of a 'shirt'. Will be using ready-to-roll icing & being our first try, hope that it will come out well.

Hopefully will be able to post a 'proper' picture on this blog same time tomorrow.m

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Cruise Ship Cake



Had an order of this cruise ship cake and managed to complete it. It's my first try and all of them seems to like it very much. Not just the design and shape but also the taste.

I started about 9pm and managed to complete it by 2am. Not bad for a first timer huh?

Any comments from anyone here please? Good or bad all comments are welcome.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mother's Day Cakes




























Been busy these few days preparing Mother's Day cakes. Popular design:-
Queen Mother dolls as attached

Lovely to see
Delicious to eat

It's been wonderful to see happy faces when they see the cake
: )

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

How healthy is our home?

Each year, over 1 milion children are accidentally poisoned in their homes. More than 250,000 of these victims are hospitalised. Three thousand children will end up in intensive care. Dozens more will die. Thousands of children and adults are permanently disfigured or injured through contact with chemicals in the home each year. Incredibly, the most common substance to poison children is a household cleaner. Many of these products are considered safe! Think of your own home. You probably have dozens of bottles of cleaners, containing hundreds of chemicals. Could an accident happen in your home?


Did you know that the labels on products only have to warn of the acute (immediate) harm from ingesting a product, breathing the fumes, or contact wih the eyes and skin. They don't reveal the harms presented by chronic (long-term) exposure to the chemicals in these products.


Cancer in smokers is the result of daily exposure to the trace amounts of carcinogens in cigarettes. In the same way, people who are exposed daily to low levels of carcinogens in their cleaning products face similar risks. Chemicals in household products also put the user at risk for nervous system damage, kidney damage, liver damage, and asthma. Children are especially vulnerable to the chemical fumes released by these products. Fortunately, switching brands is easy. There are companies that manufacture safer products for your home which are free from ammonia, phenol, chlorine, petroleum distillates, synthetic solvents, and other dangerous ingredients.

Senility Prayer

Subject: Senility means.......

1. I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got mydoctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. Idecided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted,gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

2. Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman asked:"And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?"She simply replied, "No peer pressure."

3. The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.

4. Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, "How old was your husband?" "98," she replied. "Two years older than me." "So you're 96," the undertakercommented. She responded, "Hardly worth going home, is it?

5. I've sure gotten old.! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees. Fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

6. A 97-year-old man goes into his doctor's office and says, "Doc, I want my sex drive lowered." "Sir," replied the doctor, "you're 97! Don't you think your sex drive is all in your head?" "You're damned right it is!" replied the old man. "That's why I want it lowered!"

7. An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her best friend she had two final requests. First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Fairprice. "Fairprice?" the best friend exclaimed. "Why Fairprice?" "Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week."

8. My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

9. Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

10. I've still got it, but nobody wants to see it.

11. I'm getting into swing dancing. Not on purpose. Some parts of my body are just prone to swinging.

12. It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffeemaker.

13. The good news is that even as we get older, guys still look at our boobs. The bad news is they have to squat down first.

14. These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, "For fast relief."

15. Don't think of it as getting hot flashes. Think of it as your inner child playing with matches.

16. Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back up!

17. Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing.

18. THE SENILITY PRAYER : Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Chuckle of the day - Grandma's joke

The family wheeled Grandma out on the lawn, in her
wheelchair, where the activities for her 100th
birthday were taking place.Grandma couldn't speak
very well, but she could write notes when she needed
to communicate.

After a short time out on the lawn, Grandma started
leaning off to the right, so some family members
grabbed her, straightened her up, and stuffed
pillows on her right.

A short time later, she started leaning off to her
left, so again the family grabbed her and stuffed
pillows on her left.

Soon she started leaning forward, so the family
members again grabbed her, then tied a pillowcase
around her waist to hold her up.

A nephew who arrived late came up to Grandma and
said, "Hi, Grandma, you're looking good! How are they
treating you?"

Grandma took out her little notepad and slowly wrote
a note to the nephew...

"They won't let me fart."

Sunday, May 07, 2006

A poem for mother

Came across this on the web. Thought it might be interesting...

Mothers aren't mothers right away,
Of course. They need some time to undergo
The long and well-wrought windings of the way,
However steep, that choice and fate bestow.
Even with the passion to endure,
Reminded of sweet memories to come,
'Tis time's brutal way to be unsure,
Severing the addends from the sum.
Do, then, make your way into the void
Afoot with expectation unalloyed,
Yearning yet to be what you've become.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

History of Mother's Day

Mothering Sunday - That was what Mother's Day was called when it was first celebrated in Greece and dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, in the 1600's.

On Mothering Sunday, England's poor who worked as servants would be given the day off and they would go home and spend the day with their mothers bringing with them a cake known as the mothering cake.

Over time, the Christian church celebrated "Mother Church" to honour Mary the mother of Christ and people began honouring their mothers as well as the church.

In 1872 in the United States, Julia Ward Howe first organised a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace. Ms Howe would hold Mother's Day meetings in Boston every year.

In 1907, Anna Jarvis campaigned to memorialise the life work of her mother, also named Anna and establish a national Mother's Day. Ms Jarvis persuaded her mother's church to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May.

Ms Jarvis and her supporters were successful as by 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. In 1914, President Wodrow Wilson made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national Holiday to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

While many countries of the world celebrate their own Mother's Day at different times throughout the year, there are some countries which celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May, which has become the most popular day of the year to dine out as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honour and to express appreciation of their mothers.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Mom - Job Descriptions

MOM - JOB DESCRIPTION

This is hysterical.If it had been presented this way, no one would have done it!!!!

POSITION: Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy, Ma

JOB DESCRIPTION:Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The rest of your life.Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.

Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.

Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.

Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.

Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.

Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.

Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices..

Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.

Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.

Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION: Virtually none.

Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required unfortunately.On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION:Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloonpayment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that collegewill help them become financially independent. When you die, you give themwhatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is thatyou actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS:While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement,no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplieslimitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

A tribute to Mother

M - O - T - H - E - R


"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Mother's Day Cakes

Mother's Day is just around the corner, falling on 14th of May, 2006. Why not show your appreciation for her by ordering either one of our speciality cakes for that special lady in your life, the one who has always and unconditionally been 'there' for you.

*** Chocolate Bliss ***
A sinfully rich & moist chocolate cake that will leave you wanting more. Specially created for chocolate lovers. Definitely not for the faint hearted!





*** Princess Mum ***
Delight her with the most beautiful Mother's Day sponge cake. This cake is specially decorated just for her and no one deserves this more than that wonderful lady in your life.





Email home_kitchen_creations@hotmail.com for further queries. Order by 7th of May 2006 for an early bird discount of 20%.

Thank you and have a nice day.
Here's wishing all mothers a Happy Mother's Day, with love.