In any given day, choices have to be made: exercise, social media, reading (more choices here: favourite blogs, literary articles, fiction fix), laundry, cooking, cleaning, quilling, napping, writing all vie for time. As you can imagine, this has become even more challenging with Nanowrimo at the back of my mind. Continue reading “There’s always time for cake: Nanowrimo Update Day 16”
I love hot drinks. No matter how sweltering the Singaporean weather is, I love a strong cup of breakfast tea with a splash of milk.
Until now. It started with coffee several years ago; even decaf made me a light-headed and nauseated. Too much tea also makes me feel unsettled. It was long overdue for me to find non-caffeinated alternative. Continue reading “Fresh Turmeric & Ginger Tea”
Pancakes are one of my all-time favourite feeds. The first mouthful of cakey fluffiness, dripping with butter and maple syrup is comfort food at its finest! The alchemy of simple flour, egg & milk, stirred in a mixing bowl, and in no time at all, transformed into delicious sustenance! Continue reading “Family Time: Pancake Sunday”
This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 4 Oct; the lanterns are already up in Chinatown and mooncakes are everywhere! Continue reading “Five Minutes with Mooncakes: Mid-Autumn Festival”
Catching up with my favourite bloggers, I caught sight of this lovely and just had to make me some: whole-grain toast with low-fat Greek yogurt, topped with dried cranberries, fresh blueberries & a smattering of granola. Thank you Mack for another great food idea! Continue reading “Five Minutes with Yogurt & Toast: Lazy Saturday Breakfast”
Not quite green eggs & ham, but nevertheless, a challenge. I am not sure why drinking “vegetable drinks” is difficult for me, after all, I love vegetable soup. If you had told me that I would be drinking Green Juice before today, I would have collapsed in hysterical laughter. Continue reading “Green Juice”
Loving Husband & Older Daughter love dark chocolate, even the very bitter 100%. Younger Daughter and I prefer ours much sweeter and perhaps, milkier.
In considering where bitter fits in my life, I think our taste buds have it right: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and for the new gourmand, umami. It all contributes to our experience of food, and in a larger sense, of the world around us. It is about finding the right balance, the right combination, the right amount. Continue reading “100% Chocolate”
Younger Daughter and I have been experimenting with different cupcake flavours & combinations. This is quite a novel approach to baking for me as I’ve always opted for the quick & easy; everything in one-pot? even better!
So, this journey of discovery, which is recorded in part in Crazy Little Cupcakes, takes me a little away from my comfort zone. Younger Daughter is quite adventurous and I have to check myself often not to curb her enthusiasm! So what if she wants to make a curry cupcake! Bring the spice on! Continue reading “Glazing Fruit”
I love onsen eggs and when I saw this recipe in Savour (Cold Storage‘s free Food Magazine), I just had to try it. Younger Daughter thinks of them as Japanese poached eggs, and I guess that’s pretty close. I think the egg white is silkier and softer in the Japanese version though.
Feature photo shows the egg served immediately after cooking, with instant ramen & a variety of blanched vegetables (from Left to Right: broccolini, bean sprouts, cai xin).
This is definitely an Eggs-perience to repeat! I love lemon curd, but it is not easy to get it in Singapore, so we’ve just been doing without. But Younger Daughter wanted to use it in one of her cupcakes, so I found this wonderful recipe from The Food Charlatan. Continue reading “Egg-citing Eggs-periences: Lemon Curd (super easy! super yummy)”