Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A fool for you.






Lyds and I have been working our asses off to get Foundry & Co up and running. Been ultra productive these few days but that just means my brain is kinda swollen. It's gonna be a crazy for the next few days, will update soon! Launching on the 1st of Feb so stay tuned y'all ! Thanks for all the support, already 43 likes at last count! Thank you guys so much T_T !

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Perversion.



Bought a set of knives that came with a giant cutting board for only $15 at Cash Converter today! ONLY FREAKIN $15 PLEASE?! It came with at least 6 different knives, a pair of scissors and even a blade sharpener (is that what it's called?). I died.

So anyway, it's a well known fact that I freakin' LOVE to eat but what people don't really know is that I also do love cooking. My siblings have suffered greatly through the years after being forced to eat my horrible cooking, so I'm glad to say their suffering (LOL) has been useful in a way. My food is now edible after years of training HAHAHAHA. But then again they may or may not have developed iron stomaches due to said torture so try the following recipe at your own risk lol.



Get an large yellow onion (white is fine as well), a bunch of celery and some carrots. Wash the vegetables (except the onion la) unless you love food poisoning to go with your food lol.




Peel / shave (i always say shave I don't know why!!) your carrots & celery stalks.



Randomly admire celery leaves. This step is optional.

(It's 4.23am right now okay you can't blame me for being abit siao HAHAHA)




Chop off the ends of the carrots, slice the rest into, um, slices and dice the celery. Ideally they shouldn't be very big chunks, maybe about half a centimeter thick. You want them to cook down in the shortest time possible and big chunks take a little longer. That time could be spent doing important things like finding the cure for cancer or something. You could also dice up the carrot into the same sized chunks as the celery but I prefer my carrots round. I may or may not be a little psychotic.



Peel your onion, dice into small chunks ( about 1/3 the size of the celery chunks).



Get some boneless chicken thighs. Boneless cause I'm lazy la but if you're hardworking you can go buy a thigh and debone it yourself lol. I know thighs are the fattiest cut but the meat always turns out so awesome in stews so I just use it anyway.

To justify said use of fatty meat, I remove all the skin and cut off all of the excess fat with a small paring knife. If your chicken thigh is still somewhat frozen, you can just use a pair of scissors to snip off the fat, it's a lot easier and a lot less messy. After removing fat, skin and bones, cut into big sized chunks.





(Clicking on the pictures makes the bigger version pop right up! Try it :D ! )

1. Heat stove to medium-high heat. Add in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, cook the chicken til opaque (usually around 5-7mins depending on the size of your chunks).

2. Add in your chopped vegetables. Add salt and pepper. The salt helps the veggies to release their juices (from what i've heard la LOL)

3. Cook your veggies down! They should start to wilt and cry a little. By cry, I mean they'll start releasing juices and your kitchen should start to smell pretty awesome right now!

For me, this is the longest part cause' my sister loves soft carrots so I cook them down til they're really really really nua. Recipes calls for 30-40 minutes but I usually cook them for about an hour. I used about 10 carrots though so just adjust accordingly. As long as your carrots are soft enough to cut through with no crunch, you're good to go!

4. Once your veggies have softened, turn down the heat to low. Add butter and stir til all the veggies are thoroughly coated.

5. Add in an equal amount of all purpose flour. Stir thoroughly til you can't see any of the flour anymore, then cook down for about another minute to get rid of any raw flour taste.

(Always put in the same amount of flour as the butter, else the texture will be weird. If it's too watery, you can always gently heat up some butter and stir in equal amounts of flour to make a roux. Whenever your stew gets too watery, dump in a spoon full of the roux at a time and it'll thicken up nicely.)

6. Add in 3 cups of chicken stock (I added 4 cause I like my stew that have more "soup". My siblings attack it and it's gone within an hour so I try to make as much as possible so I can at least have some T_T), and stir til there are no lumps. You can add thyme here if you have it! I added abt a teaspoon of dried thyme.

7. Cover with the lid but leave an opening so the moisture can escape (don't cover it at all if you want the stew to be thicker instead of soupy) and turn the heat back up to a medium high. I use a non-stick pot so nothing burns. If you're using a full metal pan then turn it up to a boil then down to a simmer and watch that pot! Stir every 15 minutes else it'll burn and taste rancid. Let it thicken for about 40 minutes.

8. Add in a bit of cooking cream to make the stew extra awesome and, well, creamy.

9. Ladle into a bowl, top with a bit of chopped parsley and serve with toasted crusty bread.

10. Consume as quickly as you can before your siblings whack it and it's all gone T_T. Optional should you not have greedy siblings LOL, in which case eat it while it's piping hot and savor every drop of creamy, magical goodness.




This is just luscious and creamy comfort for the soul, really. Sorry I didn't take more pictures, by the time my siblings were back it was around 7pm and the light was shitty by then.

Ingredient List:

3 Carrots, peeled and diced ( I used 10 skinny ones cause my sister loves carrots lol)
1 Large Onion, diced
5 Stalks of Celery, peeled and diced
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into pieces
3 cups Chicken Stock
1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Cooking Cream
Salt and Pepper, to taste
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp thyme, chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley (for garnishing)

This is really the bastardized version of Laura's Chicken Pot Pie LOL. She has a video version la which is much easier to follow kuakuakua T_T.

Hmkay I hope you enjoyed this post, I wanted to do something a little different for a change lol. So anyway, it's 4.58am now and I am so fucking happy!!!! I just managed to figure out something I've been dying over for the last 2 weeks. Sometimes coding really is a huge pain in the ass seriously. So fucking happy that I figured it out *wipes tears*.

On a side note, I've also been working on the my new co-shared webstore, Foundry & Co.



Do like our facebook page here : www.facebook.com/FoundryAndCo

Pretty please? Cause right now it only has one like which .. is .. mine. LOL.

Gonna put up sneak peeks and finish up the website hopefully by tomorrow so we can launch by 1st Feb (: !

Speaking of February, I'll be stocking Nakedglory watches at Miyoc at Jcube from 1st of Feb onwards! Do head down and support k! I'm having a massive headache thinking about how the hell I'm going to decorate it. Really haven't had the time to even think about it cause I've been so busy with freelance work T_T. New collection for Nakedglory to be out around the first few days of Feb as well, so do look out for that too!

Hmkay back to coding the now-solved problem! HAPPY AS FUCKING CLAM RIGHT NOW WEEEEE ^_^

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I want to go to there.



Does this not look like the greatest fucking rave of all time?!?! Doesn't look like there were a lot of asians though T_T. I really want to goooo T_T! Maybe next time ? Or perhaps after I win the lottery and can pack up and leave at any time lol .. Hope y'all are having a good Sunday!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Massive selling post! (UPDATED!)







Things to note / how to order

- Meetups preferred (Tampines or Rivervale Mall only)
- Nego with multiple purchases
- Prices exclude postage
- SMS me at 96716946 to confirm

Tops


1. Warehouse Striped Tank (uk12) - $15



2. Denim Studded Button Down Tank (Freesized) - $16 Pending!



3a. Military Button Down in Olive or Black (free sized, fits uk8-10 best) - $16



4. Heart Dotted Hoodie (freesized) - $22 PENDING




5. Reversible patterned button down (freesized, fits uk8-10 best) - $17
- Studded collars
-black button down one side, full back on the other. Can be worn both ways (see above)



6. Owl Print Tie Back Tank (freesized) - $16
-Has inner white tank-like layer
Pending!



7. Panther Studded Top (freesized) - $18 Pending
- Sheer, fine when worn with skin coloured bra
- Cute, flat panther head studs sewn all over



8. F21 Studded Collar Top (Size M) - $22
- BNWT
- Slightly sheer



9. Dizzy Print Top (freesized) - $17 SOLD



10. Camo-print Peplum (freesized, fits up to large uk10) - $23
-Sturdy material
- Zip at the side



11. UO Keyhole Tunic (size L) - $24 SOLD




12. Cobalt Blue Keyhole Top - $14 Pending!
- free size
- Banded at waist
- Button closure at the back of neck




13. Batwing Buttondown - $20
- Freesized
- Cloth-covered buttons



14. ASOS Peach Tunic (uk12) - $10
- Worn a few times, thus cheap!
- very slight furring



15. Rust Waterfall Tank (freesized) - $12 Pending
- Banded at waist
- Slightly sheer below waist




16. Striped Oatmeal Knit (freesized) - $14 Pending



17. Watermelon tank (freesized) - $14 Pending
- Has short gold zip up the back of the neck



18. Catprint button down - $16 SOLD




19. Megagamie buttonup tunic - $20
- Has tieback sash attached at the back
- Too small to button across my boobs so I think fits small Uk8-10 best !



20. Navy Cutout Tank - $12
- Freesized



21. Mint High Neck Top - $18 Pending
- Pleather collar
- chio shade of mint green

22. Orange Cutout Tank - $12
- Freesized



23. Royale Chiffon Top from TheTinselRack - $20 Pending
- Was a dress but i cut it into a tunic lol



25. Highneck Keyhole Top in Black - $13
- Freesized
- Button closure at back of neck

26. F21 Printed Tube - $16
- Tagged M
- Ruched at chest



27. ASOS Cutout Crop Top - $14
- Tagged Uk 12 Petite



28. F21 Basic Zippered Top in Green - $14 Pending
BNWT Tagged M



29. Gojane button-down dress - $18
- Tagged L
- can be unknotted
- longer at the back



30. Newlook Teal Tube (Uk8) - $10



31. Zara Batwing Top (BNWT tagged M / Mesh back / shorter at sides) - $15



32. ASOS Flounce Top in White (Tagged UK12) - $13 Pending!





33. F21 Sheer Button Downs in Peach / Mustard / Cream - $18
- Tagged M



34. F21 Puff Sleeved Tops in Black / Navy - $10
- BNWT Tagged M



35. The Handle Bar Elephant Print Top - $15 Pending!
Freesized
Slightly sheer

36. Topshop Crochet Tank Pending
UK 10



37. TTR Royale Chiffon Maxi in Blue and White - $25 Both sold
Retailing at $32
Sold out on site



38. Nastygal Wild Thing Tank - $22 Sold
Tagged M



39. Cotton On Gold Spot Button Down - $17
- Tagged M
- Spots are shiny gold

Bottoms



40. Button Down Skirts in Maroon and Mint - $15 Pending
- Freesized
- Elastic at back



41. F21 Metallic Faux Leather Shorts - $22 Pending!
- Fits uk8 best



42. F21 Essential Woven Shorts Red - $13
- BNWT Tagged 28 or 29 i think



43. F21 Wool Shorts - $13
- Tagged 29 or 29



44. F21 Wool-Blend Shorts - $15
Tagged M or L



45. F21 Striped Referree Skirt -$15

Dresses



46. F21-inspired Feather Print Dress - $18 Pending!
- freesize
- fits uk 10 max
- zippered back
- tie-back sash attached



47. Tie Back Sunday Dresses in Light Green and Blue - $18 each Pending
- Tie back
- Zip up
- Fits uk8/10 best



48. F21 Floral Bustier Minidress - $20 Pending
- Tagged M
- Ruched at waist
- stretchy material



49. Zara Printed Dress - $26 Pending
- Tagged M
- Retailed for $79++
- Cutout back



50. F21 Contrast Racerback Dress - $20
- Tagged L
- BNWT



51. UO Silence & Noise Crepe Halter Neck Dress - $22
- Tagged US 8



52. ASOS Halter Bodycon Dress With Scallop Detail - $24
- BNWT Tagged UK12



53. ASOS Toga Maxi - $23
- Tagged UK12



54. Topshop Heart Back Rib Prom Dress - $65
- BNWT Tagged UK10, Retailed for $129



55. ASOS Dress With Peplum in Red (Tagged UK12) - $18 SOLD



56. UO Sparkle & Fade Horizon Dress - $18
Tagged M



57. ASOS Mini Dress With Cage Back - $18 Sold
Tagged UK 12
Shortened into a tunic



58. ASOS Mini Dress With Strap Back - $16
- tagged uk12



59. ASOS Textured Bandeau Dress with Tulip Skirt - $18
-Tagged UK10
-Has cut out back with button & zip closures



60. ASOS Bandeau Dress with Peplum in Black - $22
Tagged uk12



61. ASOS PETITE Exclusive Strapless Slash Back Dress (black) - $15
uk 14 petite



62. Motel Skeleton-Back Dress in Blue (Tagged M) - $21



63. ASOS Wal G Toga - $23
Tagged uk10

Shoes




64. UO BDG Classic Textile Oxford - $22 SOLD
Fits uk7/40 best



65. Vans Slip On Low Pro Stripe Espadrilles - $30 SOLD
Bought at $70+
Fits uk7/40 best!

Accessories



66. ASOS Orange Crystal Clubmasters Sunglasses With Mirror Lens - $13 Pending



67. ASOS X Burn Out Lens Sunglasses - $12



68. UO Censored Glasses - $15



69. ASOS Pastel Bunting Anklet - $10 Pending



70. And Mary Bow Rings in Gold and Silver - $10
- adjustable back

Bags



71. Mock Croc Hugeass Clutch




72. ASOS Orange Laptop Case (fits macbook pro 13" nicely) - $17 Pending




73. Squishy Orange Clutch in Orange / Green / Blue - $16
- Faux leather
- SQUISHY
- Zippered
- Fits about 80% smaller than A4



74. Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Abstract Duffel Bag - $20



75. Urban Outfitters Pink Society Wool Satchel - $35

(Fits 3 babies, damn roomy and chio in real life!)




76. Black Hugeass Clutch - $16
77. Brown Hugeass Clutch - $16 Pending!



78. ASOS Cottle Canvas Shopper Navy - $16 Pending!
100% Cotton
Height: 44cm
Width: 37cm
Depth: 2cm

Things to note / how to order
- Meetups preferred (Tampines or Rivervale Mall only)
- Nego with multiple purchases
- Prices exclude postage
- SMS me at 96716946 to confirm

TIA ^^

PS - You can try to ask me for measurements la but usually I don't have time/ take really long so you might have grown a beard by the time i get back to you LOLOLOL sorreh but you can try anyway :D !

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