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Mother’s Signature Dish for Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 8th in the US and some other countries like Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium. It is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. An opportunity for us to express our love and respect to our mother. It’s time to pamper her for all she has done for us over the years.

In my country, Mother’s day (or Hari Ibu) is celebrated nationally on December 22. It is the day of the first Indonesian Women Congress  from December 22 to 25, 1928 conducted in Yogyakarta, Central Java.  It was attended by 30 feminist organizations from 12 cities in Java and Sumatra. Feminist organizations have existed since 1912, inspired by Indonesian heroines of the 19th century, e.g. Kartini, Martha Christina Tiahahu, Cut Nyak Dien, Maria Walanda Maramis, Dewi Sartika, Nyai Ahmad Dahlan, Rasuna Said etc.

Picture from gunawank.wordpress.com

The idea to make the day official was started during the third Indonesian Women Congress in 1938. It was signed by president Soekarno under the Presidential Decree no. 316 year 1959. The day was originally aimed to celebrate the spirit of Indonesian women and to improve the condition of the nation.

Why Mother’s Signature Dish?

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Happy First Anniversary to My Blog

Happy Anniversary!  Happy Birthday to my blog!  Today, 1st October 2010, My Cooking Without Borders (MCWB) turns   

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year already!.  I never thought I’d ever develop an interest in cooking and even have the nerve to blog about  it. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, learning new cooking tips, finding awesome recipes and meeting fellow food bloggers and making really good friends.

I’m really grateful to all of you who visit and read my blog also leave comment . It really means a lot to me and it’s very appreciated! This blog wouldn’t be the same without you and I hope you’ll continue to visit as MCWB grows.

To celebrate this occasion, and to show you my appreciation, I  want to post a very special dish for you all:  Indonesian Festive Yellow Rice!

Why Festive Yellow Rice?

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