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Quilt August 15, 2007

Filed under: Baby,Family and Friends — xxtlhxx @ 10:12 pm

When I first told my boss AN, that I was pregnant, she was so excited for me and shedsc_2732-cropped.jpg almost in the next breath, promised to make a quilt for the baby. How often is that …that you get your boss to make a quilt for your baby! Guess I am one of those rare lucky one.

More than a year later, boss presented me with this lovely quilt. If you see it yourself, you will not believe that it’s homemade! I can’t even imagine how it’s done nor how she has the patience and I’d say, talent to make a quilt like that. Rico loves it, we all love it.

Thanks, boss for this very lovely quilt.


Another Day, Another Bread August 12, 2007

Filed under: Food — xxtlhxx @ 4:19 pm

I’ve been spending quite a lot of money for bread from Japanese bakery,img_9074.jpg Provence at Holland Village. I thought I could save some if I can ever made bread close (repeat, close) to what they make. So, when I saw this recipe, I was excited to try it. I turned out more cake-y than bread-y, maybe because cake flour is used and it’s not as soft as it claim. The first time I tried it, I thought maybe because I missed some steps or didn’t proof the bread enough. So, I tried again. The result was as disappointing. Nevertheless, here’s a picture of it.

Guess, I’ll still be spending money at Provence. Provence, here I come. Save those black sesame puffy pastry bread for me and of course, the blueberry cheese buns too.


My Favourite Picnic Food

Filed under: Family recipe — xxtlhxx @ 4:10 pm

Got a movie event at Fort Canning last evening. Immediately, I knew I have to cook my favourite picnic food ….fried mee siam. I’ve cooked mee siam umpteenth time, for picnic, for parties, for new year or simply when I crave for it. Even my domestic helper now knows how to cook it.

Photos to follow soon.


Vanila Pods

Filed under: Food — xxtlhxx @ 4:00 pm


I finally bought vanilla pods after hearing and seeing so much of it on TV and in blogs. I saw it at Phoon Huat and bought it without having any idea what to do with it, and it has been sitting in the freezer for a month or so. And when I saw the vanilla cream recipe for a fruit tart ..Bingo! I knew that was the recipe I’ve got to try. I’ve been wanting to try fruit tart and it cream looks wonderfully yummy.

The result was fantastic. The vanilla cream is so yummy and the smell of fresh vanilla is just so amazing. And knowing that it’s a light cream, ie just a little butter, makes it even better. And one thing lead to another. With vanilla cream, I knew only fresh fruits would do, so I bought a punnet of fresh raspberry. The result ….. a beautiful creation. I’ll surely make this again especially to a gathering. Invite me, and I’ll bring this fresh vanilla cream fruit tart with me.

Recipe for vanilla cream
500ml whole milk
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out
a generous pinch of salt
4 tablespoons of cornstarch
110g sugar
2 large eggs
40g butter, cut in small cubes