Every week, I rack my brains for ideas on what to cook for our daily weekday dinners. Seriously, it’s not easy planning dinner menus that are balanced, varied, interesting, and keep to a certain budget — week after week! I’ve discovered that convenience sauces can help to instantly jazz up a dish without much effort. [...]
Monthly Archive for September, 2012
Just five days to go before Mid-Autumn Festival! Have you all prepared your mooncakes for this Sunday’s (September 30) celebration? Received quite a few samples of mooncakes this year, and Crystal Jade’s selection is one of the more unique offerings. Particularly memorable are the yogurt pudding mooncakes, newly launched this year.
The BIG day is coming. Free time will be practically a non-existent luxury once Baby 2 arrives. The foodie BFF generously treated us to a leisurely weekday afternoon tea at the former Scotts Lounge, now renamed as 10 Scotts. This is my first time here after refurbishment, and I must say I really like its [...]
Posted in Hubby's breakfast on Sep 23rd, 2012
Bought these dirt-cheap pastries from Giant hypermarket — around S$1.80 for 5 mini choc Danish and S$2.40 for 10 mini butter croissants. Definitely not artisanal Maison Kayser-quality, but at prices like these, who’s complaining?
Posted in Delivery / Catering on Sep 10th, 2012
The Chinese believe that it’s essential for a new mom to have proper nutrition during the one-month postnatal confinement period so that she can regain her strength and build her health. But unlike my first delivery, we won’t be having a confinement lady or nanny after Baby 2 arrives. That’s why we’re considering the next [...]
There’s nothing more leisurely than spending a few hours on a weekday afternoon, nibbling on dainty bites and sipping exquisite teas in a luxurious hotel lounge. Weekday teas served at hotels are generally divided into two kinds: high tea buffet or 3-tier afternoon tea. If what you want is the traditional English experience, the 3-tier [...]
Not the most orthodox pairing, but when I saw these two items in the kitchen pantry next to each other, I thought, “Hey, why not?” Can’t take any chef’s credit for them. Baked beans came out of a Heinz can, and the rosti is from a Swiss Delice vacuum pack. Fried the rosti in a [...]
Next to Chinese New Year, the other most important festival in the lunar calendar has got to be Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节. This year, Mid-Autumn Festival aka Mooncake Festival falls on Sunday, 30 September 2012 (15th day of 8th lunar month). The reason why I’m always excited about Mid-Autumn Festival is the array of wonderful mooncakes [...]