Monday, August 10, 2009

Italian Pizza minus Cheese

I brought an oven to my rented house in Subang, therefore I have been thinking of making something out of the oven . Even though I have no experience of using one, I am sure that the recipe I found will guide me through the whole cooking process. If i have succeeded in making my own dish then I think it would be waste of money to spend money in buying those food.

I have tried before using a small toaster oven to make oatmeal cake , but I think the control and also the setting of the oven are more comprehensive and manageable.The small toaster oven don't have the temperature setting that make it even more difficult to bake something.

I found myself in the mood of making a pizza dough . I bought the flour and rising powder. Follows are the ingredient:

The ingredients for pizza dough:
0.5 kg of flour
2 tablespoon of rising powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/3 cup of water

Pour the rising powder , warm water, salt and sugar into a bowl and mix it .
Wait until the solution has bubbles on it , then pour the flour into the solution.
Mix well until the dough is formed ,and use hands to mix it until it is not so sticky .
Leave it aside and let the flour and rising powder rise .
After 45 minutes , press the dough to become flat . Place it on a shallow baking plate.

* Remember to drizzle some olive oil onto the baking plate before placing dough for baking.This is to avoid the pizza base from sticking .

Set the timer to 20 minutes , and temperature to 250 degree Celsius.

In the meantime , let prepare the ingredients for pizza toppings:
half bulb of capsicum (any colour)
3 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoon of tomato pasta sauce
a dash of oregano powder
a dash of paprika powder
a pinch of salt
150g of fresh chicken breast meat

Cut the capsicum into smaller pieces and dice the garlic.
Cut the meat into chuck size and marinate with tomato pasta sauce , salt and oregano powder.
After the base is set, spread the meat with tomato pasta sauce on top of the pizza base .
Set the timer for 10 minutes with temperature 250 degree Celsius .

After it is done, spread capsicum , garlic, paprika powder on top of the chicken chucks.
Set the timer again for another 10 minutes with temperature 250 degree Celsius .

*To add cheese , please make sure that the ingredients of the topping is dry to avoid sogginess after the covering with cheese. Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese would be perfect.

The chicken pizza is ready to be served!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chikugunya Attack!

This is not the first time that I admitted into hospital but everytime when I admitted I felt that I leave my routine life behind which is good . But on the other hand, the unpleasant thought keep on lingering in my mind.
Nevertheless , I felt neither I am on a holiday nor working.

It's all started when I was about to finish my exam on Friday . By the exam ended, it was 9 am . But we felt something wasn't right on the test paper we sat . It was ridiculously difficult , those are not taught by our instructor . An annoncement was made saying that our exam is invalid. Therefore we need to resit for exam in a later time , which is 12pm . FYI on friday , all muslim ought to pray in the mosque. After finished the exam , they were late for Friday prayer.

I felt my body had rang it's siren . Therefore I ate a tablet of panadol .After the afternoon nap,I felt my body feeling much better but my eyes become swollen . I imagined the worst is yet to come , if this is the reaction of my body taking panadol, that means my body started to sensitive towards the medicine. I hope that this is not true ,to get a clearer picture I went to our medical centre and I was adviced if the symptom persisted , then I have to visit the medical centre .

On saturday morning, I developed again the swollen eyes ,I have no avail solution to my problem . Therefore , I was certain that if i didn't take panadol to bring my temperature down , I will not recover. But if I ate Panadol,then I will developed swollen eyes. After skipping my saturday activity.I quickly packed my bags and take a shuttle to the air terminal before boarding flight home .

At the terminal , I felt my body shivering under normal air conditioning and my mind was hard to comprehend anything . I was still hungry while waiting at the departure terminal. I sat down on a bench and started to 'enjoy' my white bread. With cigarette smells near where i sat, I felt tortured by the chocking smoke . Without much energy to find a new bench , I soon find myself in the same bench -smoking second hand smoke. Nothing is more torturing for me to walk around the huge airport with temperature on my head . I felt the world is spinning and I was helplessly waited for my flight. How I wish I can sit on a wheelchair to be pushed around . But I didn't request for it.

As soon as the flight touched down , I , seated next to the aisle (9D) stormed out of the flight and walked as fast as I could to get to the hospital. I saw my face reflected on a duty free window , my eyes turned red and my tears kept flowing down . As soon as I get into the car , I couldn't really get up from the car after I arrived in the hospital. At the sub-conscious state , I was really weak to even stand properly and walk. A wheel chair is sent to transport me to the emergency area. I kept shivering in cold and my whole body was aching . The feeling is like torturing your body until it hurts your soul. I never had this experience before.I didn't even have the mood or not to bother to look at anything , just I felt that I was pushed into the ward . I couldn't be bother to know whats happening around me . Besides the agony in my whole body, I felt that a sense of relief because I was no longer have to fight my fever alone.

After the next day, the blood test result has came out. I was screened for dengue and chikugunya fever . Unfortunately , I was downed with Chikugunya virus . I remember that Friday morning when I was at the school having my exam and I had a fever . That means I downed with the virus since then. Finally ,I fully recovered later in the week.

I was given a nebulizer to help me with my flu to cough out phlegm.

Magazines and games accompanied me through my stay!