Watch Conversational Cooking by EO Sally Foo, every Thur 10.30 am.
This LIVE presentation isavailable on our website and Youtube.
Watch Conversational Cooking by EO Sally Foo, every Thur 10.30 am.
This LIVE presentation isavailable on our website and Youtube.
Here’s a LIVE recording of the Peranakan & ASEAN Cooking, conducted every Tue at 10.30 am on SHC Zoom. Session last 1 hr.
To join the cooking session, contact Catherine Soon by leaving your contact here, or Whatsapp RSVP “Peranakan Cooking” at 9489-4360. You can also contact your Group Leader for details.
Each Wed, we shall feature a food or dessert item. Ladies and guys wishing to share their receipe and cooking method are invited to participate. This sesson will be conducted LIVE over Zoom video conference.
Session starts at 1130 hr sharp, follow by a live demo or Youtube cooking video. Members get to discuss the receipe and cooking. We hope you will find friends among likeminded casual and serious cooks. We leave you to mingle among the group.
You can also whatsapp 9489 4360 if you have a dish item in mind. We hope this start time suits you well, before you start cooking lunch.
To participate, just click here 5 – 10 mins before start time.
I am featured in this programme so if you have time, do tune in to watch the show. My apologies for the last minute notice as I was not too sure if I should share. Then I think, why not? If you missed it, you can catch it on toggle.sg. Btw, my segment is after the first skit by celebrities.
I may not look stunning or gorgeous, but I do feel good doing this show and my family and I enjoyed this experience very much.
Happy viewing and have a great weekend!
hi , i m karen – a old member but suffer a stroke n not active the past 3 years – seeing shc gathering yesterday make me want to go back n meet up with the old members n like b4 chit chat session.
date – 15 dec/2017/(friday)
add – blk 3a geylang serai #17-55 ( 1 bus stop from eunos mrt station
cos – ingredient about $50 n share by all , i will provide coffee n tea with the bryani we prepared for lunch
time – 1pm ( it will take only an hour for the demo – my maid will do the demo on behalf of me for this round
i m never a chef n cooking is never my passion too but i would like to share my ” nasi bryani i learned from a malay lady -i have invited many shc member to my place for this dish n now is my signature dish for all my friend gathering
you dont need to be a chef or able to cook to prepare this ” simple to cook nasi bryani
i have eo an event many year ago tote bag n i assure all that u don need to be able to sew to come t0 my class – trust me – i will lead u
as i m unable to do the demo myself , i will have my maid to demo to all members who r interested
we can have our lunch at the rooftop garden at level 7 in my block too – i will be shifrting out of this rental flat in january n i want to eo a even n make use of the garden for the get together too
if u r interested , do registered early so i can prepared the ingredient enough for all
these r member in mt class who don even know how to sew n they bring back a very personal bag sewed by themselve
esp the guy – i have forgotten his name
i love to prepared food n share with other n i got very good feedback on this recipe too
i want to get back to my old self n recover soon to get back to join all shc event asap.
Photos of some of my bakes.
In the past, Terence did bring up this activity to me about conducting lessons on cooking and baking for members.
I have been busy with work, family and social life. Well, I guess its now or never so I am putting up this post to gauge the response.
I am no expert but I have attended several baking lessons and have many many… years of cooking and baking experience.
I started cooking for my family when I was 9+ years old when my mother was taken ill. All my older sisters were in the morning session in school and I was in the afternoon session. Those days, there was hardly any supermarkets so marketing had to be done in the morning.
From then on, I started to develop a love for baking too. My first pineapple tarts were rock hard. That time, I didn’t understand about gluten development so I pulled and stretched my dough too much. My mum said I could crack the wall if I threw my pineapple tarts at it. And when she asked me for some of my tarts to take with her to visit my aunt in the kampong, I was so happy that she wants to let my aunt try it. But she burst my happy bubble when she said its to throw at the dogs in the kampong if they tried to attack her. But I was not one to be easily discouraged. Now my pineapple tarts and cookies are yummy (if I may say so) LOL!
I hope to be able to do a 3-in-1.
That is to have the cookie baking session followed by tea to enjoy the fruits of our labour and talk about anything (and karaoke optional). I shall also make something sweet or savoury (with compliments) to complement the cookies and coffee/tea for the “tea time”. You pay only for the ingredients and miscellaneous items at cost for example, baking paper, paper cups etc. Basically to share what I know and in the process to have fun together. I am not making any profit from this activity.
Date & Time: TBC (probably early afternoon on Saturdays in the third quarter of the year, when I am in the festive mood)
Venue: In my humble chicken coop in Bedok
No of Pax: 6 pax per session and strictly for members only.
1. Stella Sheng
2. Jassmine Teo
3. Dolly Lim
4. Maria Tan
5. Yat Sing
6. Joan Ang
7. Susan CH Tan
8. Christine Teo
9. Doreen Chan
10. Sally Tan
11. Winnie Tan
12. Grace Kang
1. Gingko Tay
2. Roland Leow and
3. Dona Ching
4. Karen Thio
5. Serena Tay
From here, if there is enough interest and support, we could move on to more “difficult” cookie recipes and maybe include some simple cake and bread making too. However, I can’t teach cake deco except piping of cream rosettes.
Yay!!! Weekend is round the corner. Have a good one!
Stay Healthy & Happy! Its a bonus if you are lucky too!
Caroline aka Carly
Hi fellow members,
I have been following up on SHC Whatsapp Cruises and Whatsapp Gardening, and I am impressed with the success of the groups discussion and interests. The participants were genuingly interested in cruises and gardening. Those who find the discussions not to their interests can drop out of the group anytime.
So, we move on. Cooking (not baking or making cakes) has been talked about in SilverHairsClub for years. We tried cooking demos, recipes, and classes. Some worked, others didn’t work. But I am only an eater.
Well, guys and gals, if you are truly into cooking ie cooking different dishes, welcome to SHC Whatsapp Cooking. Feel free to drop a note here that you are interested, and I shall contact you to the group.
Please keep strictly to cooking, or the fairy godmother will wake up after years of sleeping. I hope you enjoy yourself.
Cooking brings friends together. Not for those who wish to eat only.
More details later. Please indicate the items you will bring be bringing.
Terence Seah (replaced by Thomas Loh)
This is an opportunity for those who want to try their hands at making sushi.
Venue: Sushi King KSL City , Johore Bahru.
Cost: $20.00 for Bento Lunch and Class fees.
Please make payment to Susan Tan’s account: 102-15222-0 Posb Savings.
Closing date: February 22nd, 2015.
9.00am Meet at Kranji MRT Station.
10.00am Sushi Making Class – A competition will be held and prizes to be given. Attendance certificate will be presented to you. All will receive a goodies bag.
12.00pm Bento Lunch (Free)
2.00pm Shopping/Massage at your own cost
4.00pm Back to Singapore or overnight trip to Desaru.
For a long time, we have been trying to organise cooking classes. We love to cook, try new receipes and finally eat, what we cook. However, it has not been easy to find a cooking place. Conducting cooking classes in the house or apartment has not been very successful, due to limited space and resources. Venue has always been hard to find. Schools with cooking facilities are expensive; although they are idea. Some members have their own specialties. There are Hokkien, Hakka, Beijing, Indian and Indonesia food. We can also have break making classes, cakes, etc. Last week, I was shown around the cooking training classroom with full kitchen facilities at CSC Tessensohn Road. I was impressed. Holding cooking classes at such venues has its advantages, although there is cost, timing, cleaning and effort to go with it. But, maybe we can now try cooking classes, a great way to meet the club objective of providing a platform for members to meet new friends. Food through the stomach; and putting members and seniors skill to good value.
This time, we shall hold this event together with the Cycling group, led by Douglas Chan.
Douglas will provide the details in the cycling post.
The venue will be at the same Pit as the last.
Not sure if it was pit 4 or 5. The car park is a few minutes to the pit. The bus stop is also a few mins to the pit. Now confirmed at PIT # 5.
The BBQ at Changi Beach Park will enable members to mingle around, and enjoy the breeze and fresh air.
Meantime, please keep this date, Sat 19 July in your diary.
I need someone to help me book the same pit as the last, as I am now travelling and payment has to be made at Sam Post. Pit booking done.
Due to transportation difficulties, all participants to bring their own drinks, beer or coloured water. You can bring your own mat or foldable chair, if you wish to sit down.
Please make payment transfer to Karen Thio at POSB account 207-31089-1. Let us know your transfer reference number.
If you can offer to help, please let me know. Thank you.
Strictly for SHC members only. More details to come.
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Most of us love to have friends whom we can get together. We all love activities. We want to join activities. And we want to meet new people and catch up with old friends. Since the Club started, I have always love to see SilverHairs meet up with other old SilverHairs, and meet new ones too. Let’s see how fast this program catch up with our membership.
First of all, I have found a place to hold a beachside potluck. I accidentally found the place while doing an evening walk. There are new BBQ pits around. It is located somewhere in Changi, near some river mouth. There is a jetty nearby, with some boats there, to ferry people to the islands. The place looks new. I have seen many Malay families gather there with tents, home cook food, doing cycing there.
I like to organise a big picnic there, Once I have identified the place, I shall indicate the date and the time, likely an afternoon 2-6 pm. And, of course, if my diary is free from any travel. Likely date: within April 2014. Somehow, I had cut down my travel after the MH370 issue. No program, food or drinks has been planned. Let’s build the program from here.
All members are invited. Non-members are also invited.
Let’s start. Run wild with your ideas. If ok, I shall say yes, If no, I shall say no within 24 hours.
The Picnickers are:
Life to us is like going on a journey by train to our destinations. From day one it may not be as smooth as we expected. We meet with all kind of challenges and people. To some of us it may be near the end of the journey but we accepted the good and the bad and make the most of it. Do find time to share and lift up one another.
We meet again at same place same time and hopefully more enticing foods! There will be kok and singalong and board games like chess, mahjong(cards) and Big Two (Cards game). You may bring along your own cds and snacks for High Tea.
Venue: Kolam Ayer CC/Geylang Bahru/From Lavender MRT Bus-stop on Lavender Rd Bus 107 and 61. alight 5 stops later.
Time: 1.00pm -5.00pm
Cost: $6.00 if we have 10 pax. $3.00 if we achieved 20 pax.
Start a New Year with sharing among members…..
We will meet to share homemade cookies. Each of you will have to bring some to eat and also a bottle of homemake cookes to exchang with one another. At the same time, we can share baking tips (which I am sure that we can benefit from each other thru this). Catching up with one another and get to know all better.
Coffee/Tea will be provided and this occasion is only to the first 20 members who sign-up. Looking foward to seeing you…
Event: Cookie Exchange Day
Date: 18th Jan, Sat
Venue: Blk 103 Bishan St 12 S’pore 570103
EO : Kristy Quek….
Interested members as follows:
1) Kristy Quek
2) Richard Lean
3) Karen Thio (baking demonstration)
4) Lily Ho
6) Amy Ko
7) Fred Heng
8) Lillian Teo
9) Anne Chee
10) Sally Kang
11) Yew Kwong
12) Susan CH Tan
13) Caroline Gee
15) Eileen Thean
16) Ann Lim
18) Paul Kong
19) Peggy Kong
20) Nina Choo
There is in each one of us a wish for a better tomorrow. A hope that life will be smooth sailings with no worry of ailing health or a weak heart. A desire for good companionship and unfailing friendship.
The story of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is the story of mankind struggle for existence. The Scarecrow wish to have a brain, the Tin man for a heart and the Lion for courage. Let’s look forward to the New Year with excitement, meeting and cherishing new friend.
Join us for a time of singing and singalong as we celebrate another year coming to an end. We shall have High Tea, bring snacks to share. After the session we may adjourn for Steamboat Fish Head nearby and a leisurely stroll on Orchard Road. Alas, I wish for red wine but not with High-Tea!
Venue: Kolam Ayer CC, Geylang Bahru, 11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT.
Date: December 28 (Saturday), 2013
Cost: $6.00 if we have 10 pax, $3.00 if we achieve 20 pax. Balance of $44 from last gathering will be use to defray snacks or reduce contribution from each of you.
To everything there is a time and a season under the sun. A time to come together, to cherish one another. A time to hug and to hold and a time to let go. A time to do good and to sow good seeds. A time to play and a time to sing and a time to serenade a loved one. What are the niceties of life, a touch, a smooch, a longing for someone?
I got a place just for you:
Venue: Kolam Ayer CC, Geylang Bahru (11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT)
Date: November 29 Friday, 2013
Cost: $6.00 if we got 10 pax, $3.00 if we achieve 20 pax.
This is a karaoke lounge with capacity up to 40 pax. You can sing or singalong in a group, you can play board games or just chit chat and enjoy the ambience. Bring your own cd or dvd. Hot water provided, bring your own instant beverages. We shall have potluck here. If you are in the mood for red wine, bring it along and share with your buddies here.
This is an EC event and I may invite another Club members to join us.
How can members mix around at a buffet restaurant?
It’s always a battle. When we gather together, we all love to plong ourselves on a chair. Then, we don’t move for the next 2-3 hours. And then members complain we should move around because we are not mixing around. Then, we have introductions, games, and members feel they have no time to network.
I like an “All standing gathering” with a drink on the left hand and some snacks on serving tables. We keep our right hand for shaking hands. But then, we complain the legs are just not that strong. “Why no chairs?”
At Hans restaurant, some tables are long, and we don’t know who to talk with, on the right or on the left. Some tables are small, and we squeeze and again, we don’t move.
What about a buffet restaurant? If we go for a buffet lunch or dinner, and we sit down in tables of four, how are we going to mix and network. At the end of the gathering, we go home knowing 3 persons, and not knowing the others. What can we do?
SilverHairs love to make friends. Don’t have to go into the why’s. How do we mix and network at monthly gatherings and still get to know a good number of other members?
There is always a spread of food on the serving table. Nowadays, the restaurants serve ah la cart buffet or order as you like. And, each of us get our own plates, bowl and fork and spoon. Can we move ourselves, say every 30 mins? The EO can “ting a glass” and time to move. Those who don’t want to move can sit still; others can move. We do it 3 times, and in 2 hours, we get to meet a new set of friends.
What do you think? Do you have ideas?
It may not be the ideal venue but as a compromise we have place to seat up to 40 pax and at a neat cost. Once again a time to croon and singalong to all our favorite evergreen golden oldies. No worries if you can’t sing alone, we will sing in groups. You are encourage to bring your own cd or dvd.
Our DJ is a very obliging guy. He can sing duet in Chinese or English with anyone. With his great voice he will guide us if we start on the wrong keys. Bring along board games like chess, scrabble or rummikub and look for kakis to play with.
Venue: Kolam Ayer CC/Geylang Bahru/11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT. Those coming bus check with gorgeous Google
Date: October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6.15- 10.00pm
Cost: $6.00 each if we have 10 pax and if we have 20 pax each at $3.00 only.
Bring only red wine for our happy hours and foods (Potluck). This will be an EO event, if turnout is slow I will change it to an EC event.
A place and a time to relax and chat and ‘ketchup’ with new and old friend!
Mid Autumn festival is traditionally held annually in the month of September and October. The official date for year 2013 is September 19. Moon cakes abounds in shops all over towns and carrying of lanterns lends gaiety to the occasion. What is the significance of this festival and how does it affect the life of each of us? Many folklore are told and it would be good to hear from those who are familiar to share with us here. One fable was those how it came about.
‘The Zhuang people, for example, have an ancient fable saying the sun and moon are a couple and the stars are their children, and when the moon is pregnant, it becomes round, and then becomes crescent after giving birth to a child. These beliefs made it popular among women to worship and give offerings to the moon on this evening’.
Well, that only half of the story. We are here to join in the celebration and I have booked a nice place.
Date: September 29 (Sun) 1.00-5.00pm/Kolam Ayer Community Club, Geylang Bahru/Nearest MRT Potong Pasir (11 minutes walk)
Bring Moon cakes and snacks for High Tea. We shall have singalong and fun. Hot water only provided, bring hot beverage packages.
Cost: If we have 10 pax each at $6.00, if 20 pax $3.00 each. We especially appeal to new members to join us…………
Now that the Mandarin class is under able hands I shall focus on another topic of interest. Book reading seems out of place for us oldies. Back to the drawing board and losing more hair in the process. Singalong session will be encouraged throughout. Everybody will have to sing in groups.
One of my policy from day one was to organize event that can reach to as many member as possible. How else can we get the new member to come forward to become active and to play a greater in adding vibrancy to the Club?
Four hours for singing. An opportunity to meet new friend here.
Date: September 29 (Sunday)
Venue: Kolam Ayer CC, Geylang Bahru (11 minutes walk from Potong Pasir MRT)
Cost: $6.00 if we have 10 pax, $3.00 if we achieve 20 pax or pro-rated.
Hot water provided, bring your own beverage packages and some snacks for High Tea.
Depending on respond, we may have it on monthly. Please indicate whether you are coming for one or both session.
Our intention for the event in question was to pro-rate the cost based on the number of participants. One of us suggested to collect $5.00 from each, why?. The cost was mentioned in the post and 33 pax signed up to attend but what if we don’t achieve this number, who will bear the difference. The EOs are at risk here because no money was collected upfront.
Actual person attended was 29 with 25 pax contributing and 4 abstained. Leftover of $25 was used to defray part of the dinner cost. Was the EOs justified to do that? Let’s us consider other considerations, 2 of us went to recce the place at our own cost and the unsung hero here is Susan who borne the cost of preparing porridge and mee-hoons for about 30 pax which I figure may amount to $25 considering she took a train from Jurong and catch a taxi from Kallang MRT to the venue.
What I can say here is we answer to nobody but for future events we like to invite ideas and opinions.
By popular demand once again we shall go back to this famous Chicken Rice stall to indulge. Last time we were here was in June 2010 where 40 pax attended.
To help us do away with our guilty conscience we will try to rope in Boon Liang to lead us in a leisurely night stroll at Labrador Park.
Venue: Sin Kee famous Chicken Rice, Blk 38 #01-02 Commonwealth Avenue (3 minutes walk from Queenstown MRT).
Dinner Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm
Night Walk – 8.00 – 9.30pm
Menu: – Steamed or roast chicken/Chicken soup with crab & vegetable/Friend egg with onion/Braised bean-stick & Tau pok/Fried vegetable & mushroom with oyster sauce/Pork Trotter or steamed prawns/Ice cream/Free flow of juices.
No charges for second helping of chicken rice.
Cost: $8.00 nett per pax.
Please register here:
EOs, Dan, Boon Liang
All of us are familiar with Home Potlucks. To our friends and new acquaintances, it is always nice to cook a meal, invite others to bring something, and enjoy time together, get to know each other and find common interests.
Very often, the host has to put in a lot of effort to make sure the Home Potluck runs as planned, and the food and drinks are sufficient for the group. The schedule has to be right, the cake just well baked, the curry hot and yet caters to those who have delicate lips, the apartment is cleaned, before and after the event and the guests are able to gel with one another.
If we are the sociable type, we always like to be invited. If I find that someone else is invited, and I am not, I tend to sulk and wonder why I am to invited. Maybe, it’s another clique, and I am not in that group. Sometimes, we rather not put up a Post on a home potluck, for fear that we invite someone we dont like or we receive overwhelming responses. Or maybe, we might have two persons who do not like one another, for whatever the reasons.
Then, if we have many responses, it will cost a lot to buy the food and the drinks. And, it will also be a big headache to do the preparation and ooh, the clean-up. Maybe, we can organise one or two Home Potlucks. But, how about every month? No, sometimes, we think better not, to avoid all the headaches. It’s sad if these concerns prevent us from having regular Home Potlucks. Some participants may not bring anything, and just say I shall drop in. Others may bring an item, that two other members have brought along too.
Many of our members are excellent cooks, prepare great dishes and make beautiful kueh kueh. Would it not be nice if we get to taste these foods?
How do we encourage Home cooked food? Sometimes, words are better not said, but I tend to think that we should be open about having home potlucks, some guidelines maybe, some costs ideas?. We then can call these home potlucks an SHC-style Home Potluck. What about "Invite and be Invited"?
(Please do not point or push anyone who respond to this Post to organise a home potluck. This can discourage views and opinions from being raised). Let’s have open ideas and discussison on a SHC-style Home Potluck.
Those of you who are wondering wat to do on a picnic day may consider flying a kite. We are not talking of spending money to buy one. What we want to do is to make our own kite. Anyone out there good at making kites. A simple kite to make can be from paper or plastic.
We going to make it full of fun at the picnic day. Indicate here if you can make a kite and let fly it together. While we were young most may not have such an opportunity to fly a kite. So, let’s do it here.
If you are cracking your head how to make a kite, try googling.
The date is May 19, 2012.
(This activity is in conjuction with May’s Monthly
Dear fellow SHCians,
I have not organized any activity for quite some time and hopefully (crossing my fingers), some members will find the time, the day and the date of this Potluck Picnic convenient for them to join. My thanks to Dan Huang and Charles Chua for making the trip with me to recce the park on Monday 30th April’s morning. We have unanimously agreed on an excellent spot that is near the main road, bus stop and toilet facility. There is a sort-of shelter from the heat but not from the rain, lots of benches, grassy ground, trees and a lovely view of the cleaned-up Kallang River.
In my previous thread I received offers of help in provision of food and transportation from some members. I am very grateful for their kindness.
Details of this activity are as follow:-
Meeting Point 2 is at the spot nearest to the pedestrian bridge linking the park to Crawford Street. If you look at the map, it is at the bottom left. There is a toilet facility near the spot we’re to meet.
What to Bring
Members who are keen to join this activity will get to enjoy a relaxing afternoon picnicking with other members and taste the various dishes made/cooked/bought amidst serene surroundings.
Please register early stating what type of food you’ll be bringing. Kindly refrain from duplicating the same dish a member has already offered to bring (except for drinks/fruits).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
It’s time we do our part for charity. With Terence’s encouragement, we have fixed this date for the event. Trying to find a charity home to help is no mean task as there are too many to look at. I have identified the Queenstown Community Club as they have a special department looking out to the underprivileged in the vicinity.
It’s always more blessed to give so let us take this opportunity to play a small part. The Queenstown area comprises the lower income group from Tanglin Halt to Mei Ling St to Stirling Rd. Most are rented flats. Those who live here are the older folks. Our target are those 60 years old and above.
Venue: Queenstown Community Club, Commonwealth Avenue (Air-conditioned hall, can accomodate up to 300pax and has a big stage)
Cost: $5.00 per pax (Each member who signs up must sponsor one or more elderly residents)
Menu: Food catered by Sin Kee Famous chicken rice includes white and roasted chicken, an egg dish, a toufu dish and a vegetable dish. We need a sponsor for soft drinks.
A medical point will be set up from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm for those coming to check their glucose level, foot scan and blood pressure.
Programme : 11.00am – 12.30pm Karaoke Singing (Judy assisted by Jeffrey)
12.30pm-1.30pm Stage singing by our singers led by Jeffrey and Irene and opera singing by the CC Opera Troupe.
We need ushers and helpers to make the event a success!
Joy Ah Long will be on standby. Please pay to Joy’s POSB Savings Account: 159-131645.
Please register early.
Generous donors :
Irene Poh ($50)/received 8 Jan
Judy Lim ($50)/received 8 Jan (manning the karaoke selection)
Kenneth Tan ($50)/received 9 Jan
Peggy Tan ($100)/received 8 Jan
Lam Hoy Tzee ($88)/received 13 Jan
Bee Gek ($50)/received 13 Jan
Wong Wai Kheng ($50)/received 11 Jan
Gabriella Chua ($50)/received 9 Jan
Caroline Gee ($50)/received 10 Jan
Janie Leong ($100)/received 10 Jan
Aaron How ($100)/received 10 Jan
Angela Straaten ($300)/received 10 Jan
Bira ($100)/received 10 Jan
Richard Wong ($100)/received 10 Jan
Clara Chay ($50)/received 10 Jan
Daisy Yeo ($50)/received 11 Jan
Jane Tan ($100)/received 12 Jan
Boon Liang ($60)/received 12 Jan
Susan CH Tan ($50)/received 13 Jan
Kind helpers coming on the day itself :
1) Dorine Tan #9 tbc
2) Peggy Tan #12/medical team/drinks
3) Janie Leong #32/thermos flask/tea and coffee bags
4) Caroline Gee #36/cookies
5) Dolly Lim #48/help
6) Gabriella #49/help/sing
7 )Winnie #51/help/cloth bags
8 ) Joan Ang #56/help
9) Daisy Yeo #63/help
10)Boon Liang #70/help/photographer
11)Susan CH Tan #74/help
12)Bee Gek #78/help
13)Judy Lim #14/drinks
16)Kristy Quek #81/help
17)Lily Ho #83/help
18)Wong Wai Kheng #84/help
19)Janet Chan #90/help
20)Audrey Wong #99/help
21)Lilian Teo #103/help
22)Josie Yow #105/help
23)Allison Ong #105/help
24)Lydia Soh #118/help
25)Susan Tan SW #141/help
26)Jane Ong #141/help
27)Jane Tan #79/help
Kind contributors in kind :
1) Jeffrey Gan, music
2) Irene Gan, music
CLICK here to view PHOTOS
Sometime, in 2012, we should do something simple and yet feasible for sme charities in Singapore. In the past, some members have embarked on visits to homes and providing some food and entertainment for the day. In some cases, some monies were collected and given to the selected charity.
I had the privilege to spend some time discussing with some SilverHairs other options or ways of giving monies to charities. This good deed may be debatable to some people, for various reasons.
Many members are keen to support charities, but this act has to be sincere, genuine and support a good cause. i hope I am not starting a debate on the why’s of giving to charities.
The discussion caught my attention, and I was hoping to find some way of giving to charities. This is a big potluck event where participants contribute a potluck item to the event. Those wshing to try and buy an item pay, say 2 dollars, for one item. Let’s say we open this event to the public.
All proceeds, we donate to charities. And, if the idea is good, we do this event once ayear. We may even combine this event with another event.
Let’s take some time to discuss. What do you think? Please do not trash any ideas or suggestions.
Staying young is easy… when you understand the science behind the aging process.
You’ve probably been hearing about the role of antioxidants to fight against free radicals – the main enemy of our cells and thus, our body.
The good news is: Our bodies has the ability to produce a Master Antioxidant – glutathione. There are more than 96,000 studies on glutathione worldwide, yet you have probably never heard of it. The reason is, up until now, there was no easy way to get additional glutathione into your body. If you tried to take it like a supplement, t gets destroyed in your stomach and G.I. tract before it reaches your cells. I shall share with you simple ways you can eat, enjoy, and stay young!
Participants will learn:
– The Anti-aging Miracle of Glutathione – Your Body’s Master Antioxidant.
– 3 Easy Ways to Stay Young
– The Top 10 Age-Erasing Foods that are delicious and great for you!
– How to power up your organs so they stay young and you stay healthy!
– Discover why your body needs to reset your biological clock
– Learn how to build a younger body
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
Time: 7.00 to 9.00pm
Venue: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza #33-07 Singapore 079903
This will be FUN, informative and definitely what you need to know to stay young and healthy. Limited seats only. Free for all SHC members.
Registrations start here :
Since our last session on June 5, 2010 we had not organised another food and fun fellowship.
This time round we will have a hearty and healthy vegetarian meal and then go for a leisurely stroll to Sentosa (RWS) led by Boon Liang. After our meal, we will take a 15-minute bus ride to Harbourfront. Alternatively we may take a train from Dakota or Aljunied MRT. It is also worthwhile if four persons share a cab. Those who drive may wish to pack in a few friends, new and old.
The walk will be along the boardwalk from Vivocity to Resort World Sentosa. Per entry to Sentosa is a dollar. You may join us just for the dinner if you do not want to make the journey for the walk or you may join us just for the walk.
Venue: 8treasures Vegetarian Restaurant, Guillemard Village, 102 Guillemard Road (Former Singapore Badminton Hall)
Dinner time: 6.00pm
Depart to Vivocity: 7.00pm
Dinner cost: $12.00 per pax
Yummy menu: Fresh Mushroom Roll/Kung Bao Chicken/Clayport Beancurd/Vegetable Delight/Sea Cucumber with Vegetables/HongKong Noodles/Dessert. Drink is on your own.
Please pay to Joy’s POSB Savings Account: 159-131645 by July16, 2011
EOs, Boon Liang, Dan & Joy(alamak, which of the three is banging the head!)
Hungry diners and walkers :-
Anyone knows where to buy good fresh mud crabs?
I have tried the wet markets at Bedok (several) and Chinatown and also the various supermarkets but only found sub-standard ones.
If you know of any good place, please share with me cos I would like to cook Black Pepper Crabs for my daughters as they love the way I cook it.
I would like to share my recipe with you.
BLACK PEPPER CRABS
2 pcs big mud crabs about one and half to two kg
3 tablespoonful black pepper corn, coarsely ground
half tablespoon white pepper corn, coarsely ground
5pcs shallots chopped fine
2 pcs garlic chopped fine
2 slices ginger, ground
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon canola/sunflower oil
Kill crabs. Separate shell from body and clean crabs and shell. (I use the hard bristle toothbrush to clean the crabs cos you can reach all the small angles – erhm not used toothbrush heee!).Cut crabs into quarters and steam until half cooked (about 5 mins on high heat).
Heat wok and put in oil. When oil is heated up, add chopped onions and garlic and ground ginger and fry till fragrant.
Lower heat and add ground black and white pepper and fry till fragrant (about one to two minutes). Make sure not to burn pepper.
Add oyster sauce and butter and stir till butter is melted and fragrant (careful cos butter burns easily) and then add steamed crab. Stir gently so that the pepper sauce
coats the crab without breaking it up. Add a little water and cover and cook on medium heat till crab is done. This usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Crab is done when it turns to an even orange in colour. Add salt to taste but usually not necessary as crab itself is a little salty and the oyster sauce too.
The seasoning and cooking times are estimates cos it depends on the size of the crabs and seasoning is usually to taste. Also, this recipe uses less oil by steaming the crab first. Usually at restaurants, they deep fry the crabs instead of steaming them.