My flat is a bit of mess now as it is the midst of a 10-days upgrading work to the toilets that is largely government-sponsored. For the entire period, both kitchen and toilets are off limit. So, no cooking and washing for me (Yay!), neither do I have any internet connection. As my wireless modem is obstructing the work, I can only plug on in the evening after the workers have left. What else can make things more miserable? I can’t switch on the air conditioning for the entire period, not even at night and have to rely on two portable fans to cool down and sleep. Thankfully, the weather has been kind as it rained and not overly humid so far during these few nights. We also need to share the use of common toilets with other residents. Wow!!! It has been ages since I last experienced this. This is also the time you get to know other people’s toilet training habits as well.
The first two days was absolute chaos. All the hacking and drilling works stirred up lots of dust that enveloped the entire apartment. And, not to mentioned having to endure the day-long rattling noise from the drill. I almost fainted from all the cleaning up at the end of the day. Despite all the inconveniences, I must give credit to whoever that came out with the idea of installing a mobile toilet cum bathroom (which comes with a heater as well) for the affected residents to use for “small private business” and a quick bath inside the flat. At least, it saves us the trouble of having to queue up at the temporary common toilets provided at the block void deck. You can see what I mean from the photos I posted below. It helps to ease some, only just some of the pain. We had already survived for seven days, and everything will be over soon. Even my son has been counting the days. For my readers, please bear with me if I’m slow in responding to your comments. I will get back to you whenever I get access to the internet.
(Left: Mobile toilet cum bathroom; right: common residents’ toilets)
This post is centered on cauliflower, one of the most nutrient-rich vegetable that is said to have powerful anti-cancer properties. It is great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, potassium and dietary fiber. Unfortunately, as a child, cauliflower was the least favourite vegetable to me. So I was a bit apprehensive when I wanted to introduce this vegetable to my son. But over the years, the more I cooked cauliflower, the more I liked it. The reason being it is such a versatile vegetable in cooking. It can be pureed, steamed, stir-fried, sautéed, roasted, baked, or even eaten raw. Even though it doesn’t have much flavour when compared to broccoli, it can fit so well in most combinations, sauces or seasonings.
This casserole dish is a tasty way to introduce cauliflower to your fussy eater. The cauliflower blends perfectly with the rich and creamy cheese sauce, and comes with a crispy cheesy topping. To make this dish even more appealing to your kids, serve it in an individual portion. This dish is not only easy-to-make, but bursting with flavour and nutrients too! Your little tots will surely sink their teeth into this comforting dish.