Happy Lunar New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today is the 7th day of the lunar new year, also known as 人日 ren ri or “human day”. We celebrated at home with the in-laws. This dinner took me at least 2 days to prepare! I cooked this prawn dish using a packet of Lee [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
Now that Baby Matilda is actively crawling and learning to walk, looking after her is even more time-consuming. For those who think that being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is enjoying a life of leisure, you’re sorely wrong! All I can say is you’ll never understand how exhausting it is to look after babies and toddlers until [...]
Ever since Baby Matilda came along, I haven’t had much time or energy to cook. Being a first-time mother is an unimaginably overwhelming and exhausting experience! Thankfully, mother-in-law (who lives nearby) cooks an extra dinner portion for us on weekdays so that we won’t have to eat out everyday. On weekends, I try to whip [...]
Yesterday (Dec 22, 2010) was Winter Solstice Festival or 冬至. For the Chinese, it is an important festival, one where the family gathers to make and eat tang yuan 汤圆 (glutinous rice balls in sweet soup) to symbolize reunion. For this year’s festival, my mom and 2nd brother’s family came over to my home for [...]
It’s been a long time since I last posted pictures of our home-cooked meals. The last few months were unexpectedly busy, so I only cooked sporadically. Cooking involves more than just the actual cooking process. To get groceries for a week’s meals, there are trips to the wet market and supermarket (separate visits, cos there’s [...]
Today’s our niece, Melissa’s third birthday! We had a simple celebration at home on Sunday. See how excited she is! She can’t wait to cut the cake she’d picked out herself.