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Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Lately I’ve started baking again. But it’s just basic, no-fuss cakes like butter cakes. Came across this highly raved Sicilian orange cake recipe when surfing the net. Apparently, it was all the rage in the baking blogosphere way back in 2009. It’s actually a very simple recipe, but the result is a wonderfully buttery and [...]

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We’ve been to celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Singapore outpost at Marina Bay Sands once to try their highly acclaimed burgers. Didn’t take photos that time and hence didn’t blog about it, but that meal was a wonderful introduction to db Bistro Moderne’s excellent offerings. Besides burgers and a la carte menu, db Bistro Moderne has [...]

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Hubby has been lamenting that it’s been a long, long time since I made my own radish cake aka dimsum-style lor bak gou. Since it’s been so long, my memory is a bit rusty and the proportions are a little off, hence the texture is a wee bit firmer than I’d like. But overall, it [...]

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Sometimes, all you want is just a no-frills, classic egg mayo sandwich. Mashed hardboiled eggs + creamy Jap mayonnaise + pinch of salt + bread = simple, yummy breakfast. Have a great weekend, everyone! The image in this post was captured with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (review unit from Sony Singapore).

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Strangers’ Reunion

This is where magic happens. Specifically, Strangers’ Reunion is where Ryan Tan — two-time national barista champion and second runner-up of World Latte art championship — makes Magic, his signature double ristretto.

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This looks like a mess. But oh, what a delicious mess it was! With the addition of fresh orange juice, the French toast has a lovely citrusy fragrance that cuts the richness of egg and milk in the bread. Honey and chocolate sauce add even more flavor, and give it a sweet, sticky coating over [...]

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Matilda turned one year old two days ago. How times flies! It seemed not long ago that she was just a little bundle. Now she’s starting to babble a lot and crawling around real fast. She’s also beginning to learn how to walk (with support). No big birthday bash for Matilda. We just had a [...]

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Cook For Family

In Singapore, many of us lead hectic lifestyles and work long hours. Even students aren’t spared — having to spend dawn till dusk at school is quite the norm. Little wonder that cooking and eating together with family at home is a much-cherished rarity these days. During my formative years, I was very fortunate to [...]

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