I’ve never had sweet potato in cake before. So, when I found myself with 1.6kg of sweet potato to use up, I searched through my recipes for something we could make. I found a gem in one of my favourite cupcake resources: Cupcakes with Attitude. Continue reading “Sweet Potato Cupcakes: an unexpected deliciousness!”
Younger Daughter & Loving Husband really enjoyed swimming pool at The Haven on this previous holiday to Ipoh. They were in the pool/jacuzzi religiously twice a day, every day we were there.
I adore outdoor art!
Some 10 years ago after visiting the Hakone Open Air Museum, I decided my favourite sort of art would be found outdoors. Don’t get me wrong, I would jump at the opportunity to revisit the National Gallery in London or the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, but there is just something about a sculpture garden, or a tromp l’oeil, or a mural. Continue reading “Murals in Ipoh”
I love breakfast!
Never thought I’d hear myself saying this as I really am not a morning person. I still can’t eat first thing when I wake up, but a couple of hours later, I really enjoy this first meal of the day. And breakfast foods, I could eat them all day long: pancakes, oatmeal, omelettes, French toast … what am I saying, I do eat breakfast foods for lunch, and sometimes, even for dinner! Continue reading “Brekkie is the Best!”
“I write for myself” was the excuse I used for the longest time for anyone who suggested that I made public my scribbles. I was even a little embarrassed when my Big-Hearted Brother bound some of my poetry into a book as a birthday gift some decades ago.
But the reality is, whether one writes for catharsis or because there are things that just need to be said or for a particular purpose, there is a part of us that fears no one will read what is written, that they will be abandoned in a Jasper Fforde-ian Lost Well of Plots. Continue reading “Is anyone out there?”
It’s been a while since we’ve taken a road trip; the girls have been asking and finally, we are on our way! We will leave on Monday, 1 Aug, 5am and should get into Ipoh at 2pm after a leisurely drive. Continue reading “Road Trip: Back to Ipoh we go!”
“Eat the rainbow!” is something I’ve tried to do of late. We’ve discovered purple vegetables which we’ve gotten a kick out of trying: purple potatoes, purple cauliflower …. did I mention that purple is one of my favourite colours? Continue reading “Fun with Purple-ish Fruits & Vegetables”