2012

KEUKEN #2: The Flavorsome Intimacy

A few weeks to go for the most anticipated fourth, yet we could still relieved the merriness of the previous Keuken. We experienced a day when the usual street shut down from vehicular traffic and all the stands and stalls offering every delicacy imaginable and the live cooking stage you could drooled just from taking a single whiff, with a day-long live entertainment spilled onto the sidewalks from the earliest morning till down. The crowds were tremendous, even the sudden rain in the afternoon couldn’t stop people from pouring down all the stands available. It’s hard to say no for delicious food, really. Believe us, we tried.

Below are some of the pictures of Keuken #2, The Flavorsome Intimacy. You can see the past line-up here. In the meantime, we’re preparing something special for Keuken #4. Can’t wait to share them all with you :)

Veggie

Cooking!

Keuken's Picnic Mat

Teman Sebangku

People #4

more photos after the jump!

A Day With Animals

Animal #1

Animal #4

Animal #3

Animal #2

Dahulukan Satwa Melintas

Animal #5

Animal #5

Animal #6

Animal #7

Animal #12

Animal #8

Animal #9

Staff #1

Animal #10

Animal #11

Orang Utan & His Trainer

Mia & Kijing

Staff #2

Picnic #1

Kijing

Picnic #2

Taman Safari Indonesia, Bogor. 2012.

Taken with Yashica FX3 Super + Kodak Colorplus, Lucky Color

The Sweet Escape

Traveling is one of our favorite things in the entire world and the thought of getting on a plane to go somewhere anywhere always excites us. With our head resting on the window, staring out at the clouds, we imagined we go somewhere with a sunny feeling to it. We were driving around the town on one of those perfect almost-summer days, where the most important thing on our to-do list is eating gelato by the sea (we always had a massive soft spot for anything summer).

Well, these days doesn’t fail to be delightfully miserable weather wise as far as our memory serves (do mind the countless hours of heavy rain these past months). So, we couldn’t resist temptation and created an inspired spring mix to kick off this holiday season that can rescued us during that almost unbearable weather. We listened to this a few times and it perfectly accompanied Oslo’s quiet day catching up on work and me caught up on piles of assignments at home (duh!). Pretty sure this would be an excellent mix to play on a road-trip too, if we have one (boo-hoo). Yep, we decided not to go anywhere this holiday due to our hectic weeks (deadlines, exams, assignments, and so on and on and on….. blah!)

Still, in the spirit of celebration and giving, we hope this music mix sets off your holiday on a good note. Have a great one!

Tracklist:
01. We Bought a Zoo – Jonsi
02. Keep The Car Running – Arcade Fire
03. Winter Winds – Mumford & Sons
04. I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
05. Rum Hee – Shugo Tokumaru
06. Bundle of Joy – Mocca
07. New Fabled Stories – Giorgio Tuma
08. Ballad du Paris - Francois Parisi
09. Postcards From Italy (Beirut Cover) – Florence The Machine
10. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
11. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon
12. Tower – Bon Iver
13. Enemy (Worst Friends Light Leak Mix) – Jack Johnson
14. I Love Penny Sue – Daniel May
15. Christmas Time is Here – Mayer Hawthorne

Download The Sweet Escape mixtape here

All music is for sampling purposes only, please buy the artists’ records & support them.

 

Oslo’s photograph, somewhere in Bandung (2011)

Seasons by Donna Hay

We love the photogenic food photos. Clean styling, warm lighting, smart use of props, and of course the food itself. The photo is so good, you can’t handle yourself for not licking the picture (figuratively speaking, of course :p)

Couple of months ago, we stumbled on this recipe book at BookDepository when it’s on 50% sale (lucky us!). We fell in love with the cover (we are the “judge the book by its cover” people) and bought one instantly. After waiting for weeks, it finally came and we just can’t take our eyes off it’s every pages. It’s so beautiful and some of the recipes are quite simple even though, not all the ingredients they used in the book are available in our country (sad face).

Seasons (2009)
Author: Donna Hay
Publisher: Hardie Grant

 

Here are some of the pages we willingly share to you all. It didn’t give justice to the book because all of its pages are so damn beautiful, you should see it yourself.

 

More photos after the jump

Bon Appétit!: Our Favorite Mojito

Mojito is a famous cocktail from Cuba. It has a refreshing taste and it could reminds you of summer. We love Mojito so much, we always wanted to try to make one ourself. This weekend, we finally experimented with some recipes we found on the internet and modified it a little.

The ingredients are mint leaves, lime, lemon, a chilled soda water, and simple syrup. First, you chop some of the mint leaves and put aside the rest for garnish. Then you slice the lemon and lime. Next, add the chopped mint leaves, the sliced lemon and lime into the glass. Pour the chilled soda water about half of the glass and add 3 to 4 tbsp of simple syrup (we used Monin‘s Mojito Mint instead). Stir well. Add some ice as desired and put some mint leaves and a slice of lemon as a garnish. If you want, you can sprinkle 1 tsp of brown sugar (ssst… this is our secret ingredient!) into the glass.

Mint leaves

Lemon & Lime

Soda & Simple syrup

Mojito with brown sugar!

Cheers!

Tadaa! It’s done!

This recipe is a non-alcohol kind (Virgin Mojito) but if you want, you can add a shot of rum.

 

 

Bon appétit!