I spent a good 6 days of rest and relax in Movenpick Karon Phuket with some good friends and their families.
Though I have been to Phuket many times but this is the first time we stay in Karon. We love this part of the beach as it is very family oriented and not so congested and we will definitely go back again.
The hotel food was good and the facilities were awesome. The kids spent many hours in the pool playing ball and swimming. We hired a driver that takes us to some nice place for our meals as well as activities like go karting, ATV and BB gun. We also spent a day in Coral island doing kayaking and para-sailing for the older kids.
I didn't expect the kids to gel so well together. They had such a great time as well and we, as parents were extremely pleased with them.
Time passes by so quickly and though been home for already 6 days, my list of to do doesn't seem to end.
This blogger’s party came at a perfect timing for me as I really needed some "me" time after working so hard the past few days.
After our Cook with Love event in October, we decided to meet up again so that we can connect properly. Initial plan was to gather in some cafe or restaurant but knowing us, there are plenty to share. Thus, J volunteered her condo function room this time round.
An afternoon passed by so quickly, there were so much to share among like minded people. Speaking the same lingo bonded us even further. With a wonderful spread of goodies shared by my fellow bloggers, I wish my tummy was more expandable to eat more.
Didn't have a chance to take a proper picture of my contribution but I am pleased that I got a very good review on this Banana Loaf
This loaf is moist, soft and delicious.
I also done some muffin based on the same author but it turned out to be a disappointment. I strongly suspect that I overmixed it. Overall taste was not that bad actually. Will try it again later on.
By The Batter Baker - Liquer Chocolate Cake
By Busy Gran's Kitchen - Sambal Sandwiches
By Tested and Tasted - Konnyaku Jelly. Sorry D, I missed out your Macaroni Cheese
By Sugar and Everything Nice - Chicken Drumlets
By Baking Library - Pizza Pie
By Baking Library - Chocolate chip cookies
By Passionate about Baking - Blondies
BySweet and Happy Ending - Potato Salad
Sorry couldn't take better pictures but I can ensure you that each and everyone is delicious. If you are interested, you might find the recipe in the respective blogs.
Thanks gals and guy, I had a very great time and see you all in 2011.
Recipe source: Small Cakes - Roger Pizey
What you need:
2 bananas, mashed or puree
150g unsalted butter
230g castor sugar
50g ground hazelnuts
2 eggs, lightly beaten
175g plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
133g sour cream
Greased and lined a 18X7X8 cm deep loaf tin.
Preheat oven to 170 degree c.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add in ground hazelnuts and followed by eggs.
Sift in the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix well together.
Mix in the sour cream and finally add in the bananas.
Pour into pan and bake for 20 mins.