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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

NATURAL FLAVORED DRINKS - sedapppppp~

Assalamualaikum.

Harini Cik Hani bawak natural flavored drinks. Humang aihhhh~ Jatuh chenta Cik Hani dengan benda alah ni. Alahaiii~ So, Cik Hani dapat resipi ni dari internet. Lepas ni kita boleh la lupekan air2 minuman yang kurang berzat ni. Bwahahaha!! (Konon2 je. Sat lagi pegi mamak, Anne, teh tarik satu!). Untuk tak nak lupe resipi ni, Cik Hani repost balik ye.


NATURAL FLAVORED DRINKS

flavored water
Say goodbye to soda, juice, and bottled water with these refreshing, healthy flavors! I'm keeping 2-3 flavors of this "spa water" in my fridge now, so I have a variety to motivate me to drink more water.
I was a hardcore Dr. Pepper girl for years. Then I gave up regular soda because of the high sugar content and switched to diet soda. Next we were warned to avoid the chemicals in diet soda; and more recently studies have indicated that diet soda actually causes rather than prevents weight gain (source). Geez. Lots of us moved on to bottled water, but that has landfill and environmental consequences and can be less healthy than regular tap water (source). Juice has more nutrition than soda, but is comparable in sugar, carb, and calorie content (source). Dang. It's hard to keep up.

Simply water At the end of the day, regular old tap water--or at least a filtered version of it--seems to be the way to go.  I'm fortunate that St. Louis is considered to have some of the best tasting tap water in the U.S. I still prefer the taste of it filtered through a Brita Water Filter Pitcher--we've been using one for years. But, I still don't drink enough water.
Aside from my morning coffee, I honestly forget to drink fluids throughout the day. I know that it's important for my health. I don't dislike water, but I do get kind of bored with it. That was the motivation for starting to make flavored waters.

Subtle flavor without sweetness
These aren't sweet waters, so they'll be disappointing if that's what you're expecting. This is water with subtle flavors infused into it. Water with a little something extra. A touch of flavor--not an explosion of flavor--with little or no sweetness. You've probably had pitchers of ice water with lemon served at restaurants. This is the same idea, but with more variety. Many spas serve fancy waters like these, and it turns out that they couldn't be simpler to make. And, they are oh-so-refreshing.

The KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach to Flavored Waters
My natural tendency is to go overboard and overcomplicate things, so I really have to fight that when I'm developing recipes. I read about and was tempted to try all kinds of methods for flavoring water that involve blenders, boiling, specialty infuser pitchers, and lots of different ingredients. But, I know myself. If I truly want to transition completely away from soda & juice and drink more water throughout the day, I have to make this simple so it can be an easy routine for me to maintain. When I read celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's quick and uncomplicated approach to making flavored waters, I was inspired to follow his lead and keep it simple. My easy formula for making KISS flavored waters is to use only fruit and herbs, water, ice, and a jar or pitcher. This is something I can make in a minute or two so I can always have flavored waters on hand in my fridge.

How to make
Naturally Flavored Water

Supplies Needed:
  • fruit -- whatever kind you like (except no bananas); make sure it's good and ripe for maximum sweetness and flavor.  I like to use all kinds of citrus and berries. I also found pineapple and watermelon to work well for flavoring water. If you don't want to buy whole ones, many grocery stores sell small containers of pre-cut fruit.
  • herbs -- these are optional, but many herbs are a surprising complement to fruit flavors; almost any herb will work depending on your personal preference
  • jars or pitchers -- I use 2 quart mason jars primarily, but any 2 quart pitcher will do.
    fruit infusion pitcher--I recently purchased one of these--it's another option if you think you'll be making infused waters regularly; a very easy, tidy way to strain fruit from water.
    fruit infusion water bottle--I love using this for a portable, on-the-go option.
  • muddler or wooden spoon for mashing fruit and herbs
  • water -- I use filtered water, but regular tap water is fine if yours tastes good to you 

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Fresh vs. frozen fruit. When in season, I prefer to use fresh fruit. However, when fruit is out of season, the fresh version can be tart or flavorless. Because fruit that is to be frozen is picked at the peak of ripeness, it is often the better option for the best flavor, sweetness, and nutrients. I find this to especially to be the case with berries and peaches.

 A variety of fresh herbs. Use whatever herbs you like or happen to have on hand. I picked all of these from my herb garden and have tried them in flavored waters. It's surprising how well they blend with most fruit flavors, and they amp up the refreshing factor of the water. Mint is the most obvious herb choice. I also have tried basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, lavender, and tarragon. All good.
herbs
I'll share some of the fruit and herb combos that I've recently tried for flavoring water. But, honestly, you can combine most fruits and herbs according to your favorite flavors and what you have on hand in your fridge. I'll show you how to make 5 flavor combos. You can take it from there, creating endless flavor combos of your own.

Quantities: The quantities in my flavored water recipes are all for 2 quart jars or pitchers. However, I ran out of the 2 quart jars and used a few 1 quart jars, halving the recipe ingredients. So, don't be confused by the different jar sizes. It's easy to make a full or half batch depending on your jar or pitcher size.

The first 2 waters are flavored with fruit only (no herbs)
WASH FRUIT THOROUGHLY! The citrus and berries need to be really, really clean to keep contaminants and bacteria out of your flavored water. I recommend organic fruit, if it isn't going to be peeled. 

1. All Citrus Flavored Water (adds refreshing tartness to water) -- slice 1 orange, 1 lime, 1 lemon into rounds, then cut the rounds in half. Add to jar, press and twist with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Press enough to release some of the juices, but don't pulverize the fruit into pieces. Fill the jar with ice. Pour in water to the top. Stir it with the handle of a wooden spoon or a chopstick. Put a lid on it, put it in the fridge, and chill.
flavored water
You can drink it right away, but the flavor intensifies if it's made an hour or two ahead. It's even better the next day. 24 hours later straight from the fridge, the ice still hasn't melted completely in mine. The ice at the top serves as a sieve so that you can pour the flavored water without getting fruit bits in your glass.


2. Raspberry Lime Flavored Water (beautiful color and mildly tart) -- Quarter 2 limes; with your hands, squeeze the juice into the jar, then throw in the squeezed lime quarters. Add raspberries. Press and twist with a muddler to release some of the juices (don't pulverize the fruit). Fill the jar with ice, then add water to the top. Stir, cover, and refrigerate.
Flavored Water

The next 3 waters are flavored with fruit and herb combos

3. Pineapple Mint Flavored Water (a hint of minty sweetness). Add a sprig of mint to the jar--you can throw in the whole sprig; or, remove the leaves from the sprig, if you prefer to have the mint swimming around and distributing in the jar. Muddle the mint--the goal is to bruise the leaves and release their flavor--don't pulverize them into bits. Add pineapple pieces, press and twist with the muddler to release juices. Add ice to the top and then water. Stir, cover, and refrigerate.
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4. Blackberry Sage Flavored Water (subtle, refreshing flavor). Add sage leaves to jar and bruise with a muddler. Add blackberries; press and twist with muddler to release their juices. Fill jar with ice cubes, add water to the top, stir, cover and refrigerate.
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5. Watermelon Rosemary Flavored Water (lovely flavor combo). Add a sprig of rosemary to jar and muddle gently (rosemary releases a strong flavor without much muddling). Add watermelon cubes; twist and press gently to release juices. Fill jar with ice cubes, add water to the top, stir, cover and refrigerate.
Flavored Water


Here's the whole gang. It's hard to pick a favorite, because they all have a different, distinctive flavor. The all citrus and raspberry lime are both quite tart (and refreshing!), the watermelon rosemary and pineapple mint are the sweetest, and the blackberry sage has the mildest flavor (that may be because my out-of-season blackberries weren't very flavorful). I enjoyed all of these and love having a variety in my fridge. You can get creative and use this same simple method for combining all kinds of fruits and herbs. Flavored_Water7_Copy.jpg

How long will they keep? Put a lid on them, put them in fridge, and they will keep for up to 3 days. It only takes a few minutes to make several varieties to keep on hand. No more boring water for me!
flavored water

Pour a glass. When there's still ice left in the jar (my ice lasts up to 24 hours in the fridge), it will filter out the fruit/herb bits as you pour the water into a glass. After the ice melts, if you don't want to drink fruit bits along with the water, use a small wire strainer to remove them as you pour the water into your drinking glass. UPDATE: Another option that was suggested by reader Kelley in the comments section is to use a sprout strainer lid made to fit wide mouth mason jars. I bought one, and it works great! (Thanks for the tip, Kelley!)
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    Sweeten it up, if you must. If you have a sweet tooth and find these flavored waters undrinkable without some sweetener, go ahead and stir in some simple sugar syrup, honey, agave syrup, or whatever sweetener you prefer. 1 teaspoon of sugar only has 15 calories, so go ahead and add one to your glass. Given that a single can of soda or juice has the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar, you are still way better off drinking slightly sweetened water. If you are hooked on sweet tasting drinks and want to reduce or eliminate sugar or artificial sweeteners, you may need to wean yourself gradually. Unsweetened beverages are an acquired taste. I prefer them now, but it took me awhile to get there.
    Or, try making my Naturally Flavored Fruit & Herb Honey Syrups. Just stir these into your chilled water for a healthier way to add a hint of flavored sweetness.
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    Great for entertaining! Flavored waters are very popular now, as more people are avoiding soda and juice. Make a variety of flavored waters to offer at your next party. Look how gorgeous they are! Refreshing, healthy, inexpensive, and beautiful. Plus you can make and refrigerate them well in advance of the party.
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    KISS Flavored Waters. My new beverage of choice. How about you?
    flavored water
    Let me know if you have other flavored water combos to recommend.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Tips Hilangkan Jerawat Dengan Bahan-bahan Yang Mudah

    Assalamualaikum.


    Cik Hani tengah stress so jerawat tengah berlumba2 naik kat muka ni. Huhuhu~ So masa surfing internet ternampak la artikel ni....boleh la try nanti..hehehehe~


    11 Fast Natural Home Remedies to Treat Pimples

    Natural remedies that are easy peasy and super budget-friendly!

    Pimples. Acne. Zits. However big or small, just one of them making a cameo on our faces could instantly send us into panic mode. OMG, PIMPLE! Of course, sometimes it's not their fault for appearing. Stress, eating pimple-friendly foods and many other factors can be blamed. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent them and there are ways to zap them away! For the times when you run out of pimple gel or if you're looking for a more natural pimple cure, we've found a few simple home remedies you can try and you'll be surprised at how they're items you already have in your kitchen!
    Psst... remember to use these remedies with care and in moderation. OVER-using them might make your skin worse or cause dryness.

    1. Tomato
    tomato pimple home remedy
    You always hear about how eating tomatoes are great for your skin but did you know that applying it externally also works wonders? Just cut a tomato in half and rub some of the juice on the spot(s) once or twice a day! Wash it off after an hour.



    2. Lemon juice
    lemon juice pimple home remedy
    They make great lemonade, but on their own, just dabbing some on a pimple could help shrink it thanks to their astringent properties. Word of caution: wash it off before heading out into the sun; it could bleach your face and make your skin extra sensitive. 



    3. Green tea ice cubes
    green tea pimple home remedy
    While ice cubes are known to reduce swelling, freezing green tea turns it into an extra astringent power-up. Rub one over a blemish for several minutes to reduce inflammation and for antimicrobial action.



    4. Egg white
    egg white pimple home remedy
    Time to crack an egg! Use your (clean) fingertip to swipe a little of the gooey raw egg white left from the egg shell and apply it on your zits. And then, err...scramble that egg or something.

    5. Honey
    honey pimple home remedy
    If you see the pimple head, it means it's time to dab a little honey on it and then put a band-aid over it. Go to sleep. When you wake up, it'll be smaller, or better yet, gone!


    6. Apple Cider Vinegar
    apple cider vinegar pimple home remedy
    Simply dab some apple cider vinegar on a pimple once or twice a day with a cotton bud. Leave it on for a minimum of 20 minutes. Be sure to ONLY apply it on a raging zit as it'd otherwise be too strong for your skin. 



    7. Potato
    potato pimple home remedy
    Whether you use them sliced, grated or juiced, potatoes are great for pimples, dark circles and puffiness! Well, for the latter two, you can only use potato slices. Leave it on your pimple for 5 to 7 minutes to reduce the swelling and inflammation!


    8. Carrot
    carrot pimple home remedy
    Boil, mash and then apply the now-carrot-paste onto your pimples. Rinse it with cold water after 15 to 20 minutes. Seems too tedious? You can try carrot juice too.

    9. Strawberries
    strawberries pimple home remedy
    While these aren't your average household fruits, this trick will help maximize its usage when you DO buy them. Slice the top part of the strawberry (with the leafy bits) and rub the remaining itsy bitsy flesh on your pimples. Leave it on for 20 to 30 mins. Rinse.



    10. Garlic
    garlic pimple home remedy
    While we're not THAT sure if it can really kill vampires, it can most certainly kill bacteria. Peel a garlic clove, smash it into mush and apply it (or the juice) on the blemish. Leave it for 20 mins or so, and rinse.  




    11. Listerine You've heard of the toothpaste remedy, but it turns out this mouthwash works too! Just dab it with a cotton bud and hold it there for 2 minutes before letting it air-dry OR you can rinse it off after 1 minute. However, there are two things you should note - make sure you use the original Listerine and not the other flavours, and it's best not to try this if you have sensitive skin. 

    Source: Yahoo! Voices, Crunchy Betty, Reader's Digest, Style Craze, Modellist-id; Photos: StockExchange, atlantablackstar.com (apple cider vinegar), MOffice (green tea)

    Status Halal Restoran Pelita


    Assalamualaikum.

    Kecoh jap gambar kat atas tu kan? Pasal Restoran Pelita ni halal ke tak sebenarnye.



    Pasal kes gambar Restoran Pelita yang kecoh jap tu. Ni penjelasan dari orang yang membuat sedikit kajian. Beza antara orang bijak dan sengaja tunjuk bijak adalah USAHA DALAM MENCARI ILMU PENGETAHUAN. Orang bijak, dia berusaha untuk cari pencerahan maklumat tu betul ke tak. Orang tunjuk bijak main share je maklumat tu. Tak tau betul ke tak kan?

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    Dari Tuan Zamri Mohamad
    Setakat penyelidikan saya, mereka mempunyai kumpulan pengarah, termasuk Muslim.

    Maklumat sehingga 2009, ia bukan bisnes warisan keluarga seperti perniagaan India Muslim lain. Ia bermula dari gabungan rakan kongsi

    Pelita Samudera bermula dengan lapan rakan kongsi yang mempunyai kemahiran dan latar pendidikan yang berbeza.

    Antara mereka merupakan pemimpin agama, arkitek, peniaga, pengurus perniagaan berasaskan makanan dan chef.

    Mereka merupakan ahli lembaga pengarah yang dipengerusikan oleh Shamsuri Ahmad.

    Rekod sehingga tahun 2003, Jabatan Agama Islam Pulau Pinang telah memastikan sijil halal dikeluarkan selepas 12 orang pekerja dilatih dalam memproses bekalan ayam sebanyak 2,500 hingga 3,000 ekor ayam sehari untuk 10 cawangan restoran Pelita Samudera yang beroperasi pada ketika itu.

    Jika foto digunakan seperti ini, sama seperti kita meletakkan foto orang Jepun pemilik AEON JUSCO sedang merasmikan tokong di sana ketika mana pelanggan majoriti Muslim membeli produk di AEON dan membeli sushi di sini.

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    Dari Puan Sri Diah Shaharuddin
    Saya bersetuju dengan kenyataan Tuan Zamri Mohamad. Ini info yang saya dapat. Restoran Pelita Nasi Kandar mempunyai 7 orang pemegang saham dalam syarikat ini iaitu:
    - Dato’ Shamsuri bin Ahmad
    - Dato’ Murugan Doraisamy @ Ramesh - muslim
    - Uswath Khan bin Kirudu Mohamed – non muslim
    - K. K. Sihabutheen bin Kirudu Mohamed - muslim
    - Syed Abbas Ali bin Abdul Rahman - muslim
    - S. Prebagaran Subramaniam – non muslim
    - Azeem Qusairy bin Bardril - muslim
    - Berdasarkan Profil Pengurusan ini 5 orang pemegang sahamnya yang lain adalah beragama Islam. >< Ahmad Anas Ismail.
    - Pihak JAKIM tidak meletakkan syarat pemilik syarikat mestilah beragama Islam sebagai syarat untuk mendapatkan sijil Halal JAKIM. Oleh itu, isu ini sememangnya tidak wajar diperbesarkan.


    Untuk pengetahuan korang, Tuan Zamri tu antara penggerak BACA@LRT and Puan Sri Diah tu adalah penulis novel and sekarang bertugas di Karangkraf. Seronok berkawan dengan orang-orang pandai yang memang suka buat research ni (cuma Cik Hani je tak lekat perangai tu. Bwahahaha!!) daripada deal dengan orang2 yang selalu tunjuk pandai ni.

    So, kesimpulannya kalau anda rasa was was dengan restoran pelita ni hala ke tak, tak payah la pergi kalau tak yakin. Dalam Islam pun dah cakap kalau was was tu better jangan buat kan? Kalau Solat was was pun kita kena start or buat balik kan? So, the choice is yours.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Jebat Ruffedge vs. Keadilan dah mati?

    Assalamualaikum.

    Topik harini berat sket. Rasanya ramai dah tahu pasal Jebat a.k.a Iwan Ruffedge telah dijatuhkan hukuman bersalah kerana merogol anak tiri dia dan dihukum penjara 20 tahun dan 10 kali sebatan. Tersentap sangat dapat tahu berita ni sebab ada 2 3 kali jugak Cik Hani bertembung dengan dia masa event By Heart Clan. By Heart Clan antara kumpulan nasyid underground yang sangat aktif dan Jebat menjadi salah seorang mentor a.k.a tenaga pengajar a.k.a abang kepada bebudak BHC termasuklah adik Cik Hani. Dalam kalangan BHC memang dah tahu kisah sebenar pasal Abang Jebat ni. Kesian dia. Bukan salah dia. Tapi mahkamah dah jatuhkan hukuman.

    Bila dikenang balik, agaknya besar kemungkinan kes2 rogol budak bawah umur kat Malaysia yang melibatkan cikgu-cikgi ke ustaz2 ke dan sebagainya mungkin sebahagian dari mereka menerima nasib macam Abang Jebat. Which is, diorang tak buat tapi bukti menjurus kepada diorang bila dikemukakan bukti dan saksi palsu. Kesian.

    Cik Hani tak tahu nak terangkan macam mana tapi my first impression untuk Abang Jebat ni dia memang abang2 kot. Protective! Adik Cik Hani tak pernah plak mengadu kena harassment ke hape kan...Adik Cik Hani pompuan tau. Selalu je diorang training vocal la hape la kat studio, takde plak dia mengadu... Ntah la.

    Banyak cerita di sebalik kes ni. Boleh baca kat Warung Kopi SeeSharpMinor


     Untuk Abang Jebat, Allah sentiasa bersama orang-orang yang sabar. Saya doakan abang diberikan keadilan sewajarnya.