Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Thousand Island Dressing: Easy & Simple

Before Christmas I came up with a simple recipe for tartar sauce (Home-made Tartar Sauce) which we used for our fried tilapia.  I thought of making one for my veggie salad because I don’t want to use vinaigrette again.  I need something different so I googled any dressings for veggie salad and Thousand island dressing is one of those suggested.  So i tried making one.  My veggie salad is just made up of lettuce, carrots, and cucumber.


Mayonnaise – 1 cup

Banana Ketchup – 1/2 cup

Garlic, chopped – 5 cloves

Onion, chopped – 1 medium bulb

Hard Boild egg, chopped – 2 pieces

Pickle Relish – 1 tbsp

Salt and pepper to taste

Sugar to balance


Mix all ingredients, chill in the refrigerator for an hour before using.

-Sharosem (28December2010)

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Home-made Tartar Sauce

This sauce is ideal for dipping fried, grilled or steamed  fish, seafood, or even chicken as well.



Real mayonnaise or Miracle whip salad dressing – 1 cup

Sweet pickle relish  or chopped dill pickle – 1 tbsp

Onion, finely chopped – ½ of a medium bulb

Garlic, finely chopped – 4 cloves

Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp

Salt and pepper to taste

Sugar, as needed to balance the taste

Add chili orTabascoto make it hot.

Cooking Procedure:

Mix all ingredients.  Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.  It is ideal to prepare this sauce a few hours  before  using it, but it can be used immediately. This can be Stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

- Sharosem(23December2010)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Chamomile-Ginger-LemonTea Concoction

I’ve been coughing for almost a month now since Frederick and I went for a few days of vacation in thePhilippines(he’s now back  in Congo and I’m in Signapore, sad :-( ) He bought me a cough syrup (robitussin) but it’s not working, I’d probably go visit a GP doctor tonight or tomorrow.

Anyway, I made myself this tea concoction last night. When I'm a kid, my Lola Paring or my parents usually make Ginger tea (salabat) when somebody is coughing at home.  I've also read that chamomile tea is an effective home-remedy for coughs.  Lemon is too. I tried to mix all three and I think it worked.  I had a good sleep last night as compared to the previous nights where my persistent coughing hinders my sleep.  That’s why I have puffy eyes :-(

This concoction is not only good for cough & flu, but also for sore throats, tonsillitis, digestion, and of course, it aids in weight loss :-)


Lipton Chamomile tea– 1 teabag

Ginger roots, crushed and chopped – 1 thumbs size

Lemon juice from freshly squeezed half lemon fruit

Honey – 1 tsp

Water – 1 cup


1)     Boil water and ginger roots for 5 minutes.  Remove from fire.

2)     Steep in it the chamomile tea bag for 5 minutes.  Let cool.

3)     Add the rest of the ingredients to the cooled green tea-ginger concoction