Summer Sangria

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A party is not complete without booze. I still remember the drink I prepared for my first house warming party was a Bellini,  prepared with peach puree and champagne. I was not totally into cooking then but still managed to wow my guests with curry chicken and beef rendang prepared with Prima pre-mixed paste…. it […]

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Lemon Souffle Pancakes

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Post Christmas, for me, is a time to chill, to lounge around the couch watching TV and contemplating when is a good time to check out the post Christmas sales in town…. Heaven forbid that I should have to mess up my kitchen again with ambitious cooking… I am still reeling from the Christmas Day […]

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Christmas Spritz Cookies

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Christmas is a season of gifting and for some amateur bakers, like myself, who have the audacity and hubris to believe that our wares can be as good as those bought from the stores, it is also a time of happy frenzy as we pot around in our kitchen, churning out batches after batches of […]

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Vegetarian Curry Laksa – Guest Post @ Notabilia

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Those who have been reading my blog may be aware that I have a sister who decided to become a vegetarian when she came back from her first trip to India some 10 years ago. The family was initially shocked by her sudden conversion and I admit at one point, I had wondered if she […]

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Le Creuset Mini Cocotte Giveaway Update

December 13, 2011

The winner of this giveaway is Jaclyn of cookingclassy.blogspot.com. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible. Congratulations!

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Chocolate Rum Balls

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First, a shout out for my giveaway of 4 Le Creuset Mini Cocottes. If you have not entered, please check this out. Rum balls may be a popular Christmas confection but to me, they are one of my favourite childhood treats. They used to be the most coveted item in the my childhood neighbourhood bakery. Dense and sweet, […]

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Beaufort Mac And Cheese & A Le Creuset Giveaway

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When the team from the newly branded Wayfair on-line store (previously CSN) offered to do a giveaway collaboration, it was easy for me to decide on the Le Creuset mini cocottes. For those who are not familiar, Wayfair is possibly one of the largest home-stuff on-line store that sells everything from Toy Boxes to furniture to kitchen […]

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Seafood and Asparagus Risotto

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I had some vague idea about Risotto. Somewhere in the back of my mind is a dusty impression of some recipe I had read somewhere… an impression that involves the cook standing over the stove stirring non-stop and at some point, adding white wine. Then came Hell’s Kitchen’s superimposing impression of Gordon Ramsay sending back […]

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Martha Stewart’s Peanut Butter Jelly Cupcake

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If you’ve always loved a good peanut butter jelly sandwich and if you are not averse to a luxuriously rich buttery cake, I suggest you bookmark this and bake it at the first opportunity you have. This cupcake is gloriously addictive and beats Magnolia Bakery’s Cupcake hands down effortlessly! So far, I’ve had pretty good results with […]

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Buns – More Experiments

November 25, 2011

This is a very quick post to report back on my experiment on the Cranberry Cream Cheese Buns. The last time I made these, I did not succeed in getting sufficient cream cheese filling into the buns. I repeated the last recipe and went for a simpler cream cheese filling formula. Chilled to get a […]

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