Last week Aina’s shipment from UK just arrived and it means we need to clear some of our unwanted stuff in the closet. Well… to be honest.. we kept a lot of our old stuff … we have a hard time to let go most of our things… I still have the duvet and duvet cover from my study years in Sheffield 27 years ago hehehe. Hoarders? Nay… we are not hoarders hahaha… we are just people who are attached to their belongings 🙂

I am not looking forward to the whole exercise of clearing the closet space to make space for Aina’s stuff but I am so excited to receive these…

As I told you in my last posting, my other half always buy me the Lilliput cottages whenever we go to UK. This year is no exception. He ordered them through eBay couple of months prior to our trip and get them shipped to Aina and Nurin’s house. This year we were a bit unlucky because one of the cottages got damage during the shipment but the seller was very good… we got back our money almost immediately after we send him the photos of the chipped cottage. I am looking forward to re arrange my collection.. hopefully soon. Need to find some time and do it. Will share with you guys the photos soon.

Okay… as for the recipe today… I am glad that I found it. One of my dear friend posted it in her blog and I am pleased to let you know that I have been using this recipe for few times already. It is so easy to make and trust me.. you would not regret making it. They are sooo soft. I use these homemade tortillas for many things from fajitas, shawarma, pizza base or simply eat them with curry. What I love about this homemade tortillas is you can freeze them for later use… simply defrost them in microwave and then heat them up on the pan. They still taste like a fresh made one.

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl of a mixer. Using a dough hook, mix the dry ingredients until well combined.
  • Add oil and water with the mixer running on medium speed. When mixture comes together and begins to form a ball decrease the speed to low. Continue to mix for another 2 minutes or until the dough is smooth.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured work surface. Divide into 16 equal portions. Form each piece into a ball and cover them with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before proceeding.
  • After the rest period, heat a large pan over medium heat. Roll each ball into a rough circle, about 6-7 inches in diameter, keep the work surface and rolling pin lightly floured.

  • When the pan is hot, place a dough circle into the pan and allow to cook about 1 minute or until the bottom surface has a few pale brown spots and the uncooked surface is bubbly.

  • Flip to the other side and cook for another 15-20 seconds.

  • Remove from the pan and stack them in a covered container or zippered bag to keep them soft.

Okay guys… happy cooking and enjoy your weekends with family. Assalamualaikum.


Lilliput Lane Cottage Part5

Every year I will tell my other half that I don’t want any Lilliput lane cottages anymore.  I have enough Lilliput Lane cottages in my collection and have no place to display them but… he still purchase them for me. Thank you for being able to read my actual thoughts hehehe.  He normally purchased them via eBay and get them to be sent to our daughter’s house in the UK as the postage within UK is free. If you intend to purchase them from the shop… be prepared to pay a very premium price as I think the price has gone up since the demise of the founder Dave Tate in January 2017 after a nine-year battle with cancer. So my advice is.. get them from eBay.

Let’s look at two of my collections..

Make A Wish.

It is from The British Collection and was introduced by Lilliput lane in 1988 and is now retired. This lovely little wishing well is truly amazing. It measures approximately 2.3″ H, 2″ L, 2″ W. You can find this type of fancy well head in a formal gardens or parks.


Gulliver’s Wishing Well

It is from Visitors Centre Special collections. It was introduced in 2003 was retired in 2009. Measures approximately 7.4cm x 5.6cm x 5.4cm. Gulliver’s Wishing Well was located on the original company site at Skirsgill, Penrith, Cumbria.  A lot of Visitor Centre tourist has had their photo taken at the well and Lilliput Lane finally decided to issue a memento for those dedicated collectors.

Okay.. that’s all that I have time for today. See you again next time.