The Changing Seasons: January 2021

It’s been more than a year since I’ve been to church for a mass.

I’ve never been one to feel an obligation to community worship, but I really do miss it. Loving Husband must miss it too, as he suggested that we do our own virtual Camino in Singapore, with the view that while we get our exercise (we plan a run around the vicinity of the different parishes), we will also pause to reflect & pray a moment. As we embark on a challenge for the rest of this year, we will enjoy sight-seeing in neighbourhoods familiar as well as new.

With 7 Catholic churches (as well as several Hindu temples, Chinese temples, an Anglican cathedral, and a mosque) visited in January, I think we made a rather good start.

On the food front, we revisited old favourites and tried some new recipes.

From top left, clockwise: Blueberry Streusel Muffins, Milk Rolls, Walnut Blondie & Cream Cheese Truffles, Butter Cookies, Pineapple Tart Blondies, Lemon Loaf Cake with Creme Fraiche drizzled with lemon curd

This post is my contribution to The Changing Seasons hosted by Su at zimmerbitch.

Lead Photo taken at Church of St Anthony.

37 Replies to “The Changing Seasons: January 2021”

    1. You are the Queen of Loaf Cakes – I think of often when I make one (lemon, persimmon, rum & raisin, chocolate mint). I don’t think I have posted about this one ….

      We thought having our own little Challenge would give our date runs a little focus – turns out that we are getting to see lots of Singapore as well.


      1. Ah there is a double bonus in running around Singapore!
        How nice that you think I am the Queen of loaf cakes. I have another lemon yoghurt one to share soon! I can’t get enough of lemon cake!!


          1. Tang is good! I have taken to putting a few drops of lemon juice neat on the top of lemon cakes fresh from the oven. Then there is no need for any icing but you still get that sweet tang!


          2. We like tang too – instead of straight lemon juice, I do a lemon syrup drizzle: mostly lemon juice with just a little touch of sugar (because I cut out so much of the sugar from the cake).


  1. What an interesting idea, visiting different houses of worship in a city where there are so many. We’ve been visiting different parks and nature preserves. It’s nice to have a challenge to focus on during the pandemic. Your pictures are inspiring!


  2. hi purple pumpernickel
    fun post and beautiful to pause and pray
    – and for artsy composition – the St Bernadette photo is masterful –
    that tree line and color and cross


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