It always stirs up a sense of melancholy in me whenever Florian and I pack up for a move. I see our lives packed into boxes and it makes me think about how, in a matter of say, 20-ish boxes, we can squeeze all our possessions. And in a funny way, I imagine throwing all … Continue reading Recipe: Teochew Fish Soup. And a sneak peek at Our Little Nook.
Happy things tend to be round... Cakes, cupcakes, the sun, doughnuts, the moon, bubbles, egg yolks, avocado bellies... Ooh! And pizza. Business has been picking back up with cake orders coming in. Either that or most birthdays fall in June. I'm not complaining. I enjoy baking chocolate cake... I still dread macaron orders but I … Continue reading Round Things.
We're in Phase one post-Circuit Breaker and we're about to go into Phase two at the end of this week. While Singapore slowly loosens its Covid-19 measures and life starts to return back to some kind of pre-virus normality, I'm still happily pulling bread out of the oven. I've always thought myself too impatient a … Continue reading The Night I Almost (Food-)Poisoned the Rennetans.
Florian and Mum were blessed to have their birthdays just before the Circuit Breaker (CB) measures were put in place so we managed to enjoy a celebration dining out. Fingers and toes crossed all the measured will have loosened by the time my birthday comes around, and perhaps we'll all be able to dine out … Continue reading A CB Birthday.
Have miso, have bananas, make Miso Banana Bread! With a dash of cinnamon of course. I've been baking so much bread lately that I've been neglecting my cakes/pastries. Felt like baking up some banana breads but did not want to do 'the usual'. Also, I've not made mousse cakes in the longest time! So black … Continue reading Recipe: Miso Banana Bread.
Going German with homebaked sourdough pretzels. This time, I managed to shape the pretzels much better although still not perfect. At least they taste just as pretzels should! Had to put this photo up because it was the best pretzel I shaped. Lol. We ate these alongside some paprika oven-baked wedges, nuernburger bratwürschen (German sausages) … Continue reading Recipe: Krausalat.
Florian and I decided that every weekend, we'll spend time together in the kitchen making a nice dinner for the four of us. I'm cooking most evenings which I'm thoroughly enjoying. I'd like to think we've been having mostly good meals, definitely more healthful considering I'm stingy with salt and oil. Most recently, Mum and … Continue reading Recipes: Mediterranean Night.
There are two ways of cooking mee siam here in Singapore. One has gravy and is more commonly found, especially at the Malay stalls in the Hawker centres, and the other is a dry mee siam which comes more from the Peranakans. Interestingly, mee siam actually refers to Siamese noodles, although is bears little resemblance … Continue reading Dry Mee Siam.
Managed to spend this week blessing friends with fresh loaves of bread. I don't know if it's a blessing for them or whether it's unfortunate having to be my guinea pigs. I'm glad they happily received the breads and have gone through a few slices already. Flaxseed bread. Still not making perfect breads but I … Continue reading Recipe: Earl Grey Scones. Bless and Be Blessed.
It looks like lots of people are still happily gallivanting and flouting the measures that the Ministry of Health has put in place to try and contain Covid-19. Come on people! Please take this seriously. The longer everyone takes to get it together, the longer we're going to be in this 'Circuit Breaker' phase, the … Continue reading Recipe: Mediterranean Seafood Stew.