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Get To Know Me

Today I feel like writing random post. And I decided on this theme. Get to know me tag. I’m going to answer 25 random questions. If you don’t really want to know me more, then you can skip this post 😛 So let’s start! 1. What is your middle name? Faradilla. 2. What is your favourite colour? I used to like orange pretty much my whole life and then suddenly I turned to turquoise and mint. 3. How tall are you? Around 165cm I believe. 4. What is your favourite animal? Lion. 5. Do you speak any other languages? And how well? Indonesian (Bahasa) obviously, Swedish about 20% talking and 50% understanding 😛 6. Computer or TV? Computer. 7. How many siblings do you have? 2 little sisters. 8. What phone do you have? iOS or Android? Android forever. 9. Tell us one of your bad habit! I often being way too honest and end up hurting other people because of that 😦 10. Tea or coffee? Tea (and milk). 11. What is your favourite …

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to me! It has been sooooo long since I had the will to write anything here. That’s why I want to give this blog a new life and fresh start again. Noticed the changes in blog? A cleaner and simple theme this time. Love it a lot! I don’t really know what’s going on in the blogging world now. What’s the trend and other stuffs. I’ll have to find that out by more blog walking I guess 😉 So, how am I doing for the last 11 months? Thanks God I’m fine, as well as my husband and udaughters. To be honest, there weren’t very many exciting stuffs, except that we went to visit my family in Indonesia again last February for 8 weeks. And we came back a month ago. Always nice to be around everyone I love. Meeting my friends and their kids. Already 10 years since I graduated from high school. That’s crazy! Can’t believe it. This is the first post after a long break and I already don’t know …

Learn From Your Mistakes

You know… I often change some stuffs here and there in most of my recipes. Mostly foods though. Today’s post is about those foods that I’m not entirely satisfy with. But I still want to share them with you, and tell you what’s wrong with them. To some of you, they might look ok but I’m just not happy enough. The first one we’re going to talk about is this Japanese Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote. I’ve made this a while back, when it was still baking in the oven, it looked really good but when I took it out, it started to shrink and form a wrinkle ring around the cake (as you can see in the photo below). The cake it self (without the compote) tasted really nice. Very soft, moist and fluffy and not too sweet (just how I like it). As for the compote, I didn’t take enough time to make it, that’s why it looks grainy (I added a little bit of agar powder). Next time, I’ll take my time to …

Snapshots from Ridha’s Kitchen

Hello December, hello everyone! It’s pretty much a dead blog is it not? Please blame it on my pregnancy hormones. They make my brain slower, mood swings, not to mention other unexpected things. This time is definitely slightly more difficult compare to my first pregnancy. Just hoping I won’t have a slightly more difficult delivery too. Anyway, I really am sorry for letting the blog abandoned like this for long time now. Even though we still have around 11 weeks until our new family member arrives, but I’ve been reading a lot about baby stuffs than I ever did with our first daughter (long story). I spent around a week (for one item) doing research and reading reviews and everything before deciding on which one to buy. That’s how I spent my time in front of computer lately (more like on my tablet and lay down on the bed, I dislike sitting in front of computer since being pregnant). I actually have tried out so many new recipes (mostly Indonesian foods and snacks). But I …

Just an Announcement

Ehm ehm… So dusty around here *coughcough*… How long has it been since my last post?  4 months or something? Sorry I left this blog abandon for so long. I promise I have a good reason for that. So what have I done in the past weeks? What happened? This might be able to answer the questions 🙂

Photographing food

A very gloomy Thursday here. And I’m going to share something different today. I gave you a hint in my previous post. Today, I present you my husband. They guy behind the camera and almost all the photos in this blog. He’s going to tell you how he shoots the photos for my blog. Since I’ve gotten some compliments about it, so I think it might be a good idea to talk about it a little bit. As you can see (if you’re my reader) the food photos in my blog look very basic, natural and bright (but trust me, it’s not as easy as it looks to take these photos, I’ve tried few times and gave up :P). Sure I like to look at darker and moody food photos as well. But I think bright photo is so me. And even though my husband isn’t specialist in food photography and I don’t own that many props but at least I still have decent photos to look at (and even managed to get compliments on …

The Unusual Breakfast and Lunch

Finally I can share some proper food photos that my husband managed to shoot while we were in Indonesia. The photos above are some snacks or breakfast snack that you can buy in the early morning for breakfast and snacks. When I say early in the morning, it’s around at least 5am. But most places open from 6am. Not so healthy breakfast I know, but they’re yummy 😛 Something I miss here in Sweden.

Indonesia Trip 2013-2014

I’m baaaaaaaaaack!!! How is everyone doing? I hope you’re all okay and healthy. Today in Sweden is -6° C. Definitely not my favourite number in the temperature. As you all know, I’ve been away for around 7 weeks. Spending some time with all of my family in Indonesia. The purpose was to celebrate my 25th birthday. And it was awesome! Just like I wanted it to be. In this post I won’t share any recipe. But I’m going to share some photos from the trip and also some foods that I my husband managed to captured.