24 December 2012

Joyeux Noel

Hello dearies!

It's been a loooooong time, I know. Well, to cut the long story short, I got lazy. But look! It's less than a week left to the end of the year and you'll cut me some slack, right? I won't be writing lots since I'm running out of time, but here's two "recipes" for you, if you're up for some last minute Christmas baking. Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

28 October 2012

Just so you know...

...that I haven't been idling around! It's been 6 months (almost 7!) since I last posted and so many things have been happening. Work has been keeping me really busy and now I'll be having to move on to look for another one... made a trip to Tokyo at the beginning of the month and had a great time... and obviously been busying myself in the kitchen too! Let's hope I get around to post about some of these things. 

Have a great week ahead!
And Happy Halloween :)

17 April 2012

Bread Making II

Apple and mozzarella loaf

Taking advantage of my available weekends, I've been making bread every Saturday ever since I got hooked on kneading bread by hand. I've been trying my hands on different recipes to build up my experience in working with yeast and it's been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. After my sweet success at bread making baking the pumpkin marble bread, I think I got a little too proud of myself. Because right after that, my subsequent bread attempts yielded quite disappointing results.

22 March 2012

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives me lemons, I think I'd prefer to make lemon cake. Well, so life didn't actually give me lemons, I got them the very un-supernatural way at the supermarket, way too many of them. I've been craving for lemon cake for the longest time, specifically the lemon cake from House @ Dempsey. I think I started missing the marvellous cake just as I was leaving the restaurant. Come to think of it, I don't exactly remember how exactly it tasted except that it was wonderfully sour and tangy. I never got around to satisfying my craving because it's just darn hard to get to House, and I wasn't sure if the more accessible Skinny Pizza outlets offered desserts (and I always neglected to investigate).

11 March 2012


***, originally uploaded by Ms_evinrude.


23 January 2012

The Year of the Dragon

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

It's the year of the "water dragon" for 2012 and let's hope the rain brings with it showers of blessings. I don't think I've ever remembered a Chinese New Year that rained though. Here's some mandarin oranges (albeit teeny weeny ones) for luck, leeks to bring in lots of money for you to count and a pink ang-bao for good wishes and blessings.

Happy Holidays!

11 January 2012


It's my birthday today and I've baked myself a birthday cake! Lemon cake layers sandwiched with lemon curd cream, slathered with fresh whipped cream all over and topped with baked meringues. Totally not the perfect cake but it still makes me happy! Took me twice to get the cake done, because I ruined the first. It's a long story but that shall come later.

In in meantime, happy birthday to me!