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!