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15 Minute Home Churned Salted Maple Butter
15 Minute Home Churned Salted Maple Butter

  Sometimes on those very rare occasions that I am browsing something other than food on the interwebs, it is uplifting to come across an article that improves your daily life. Forbes recently posted an article about the 5 Things Super Successful People Do Before...

Ricotta Muffins With Strawberries
Ricotta Muffins With Strawberries

The first time I had a muffin, I was 23. We had just moved to Singapore and on one of my first walks to the local bakery, I discovered trays laden with fluffy cloud topped cupcakes some studded with chocolate chips and some with oozing blueberries. The proverbial...

Carob Muffins
Carob Muffins

My idea of zen is cold weather, the kind that puffs out curls of steam everytime you breathe, when the tip of your nose is cold and resembles Rudolph's. My zen then comes from being indoors, warm and snug, hair fanning beneath a beanie, toes curled up inside sock...

Hot Chocolate Chai Tea
Hot Chocolate Chai Tea

I love tea parlours. I love the modern granny fusion trend of reasonably young (like moi!) people hanging out in dark, mysterious corners of these tea parlours. Sometimes harem chic, sometimes Japanese zen, these parlours are a sensory delight. From an array of every...

Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Cream
Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Cream

When I was little, my favourite sweet was a butterscotch toffee wrapped in a matte golden wrapper. It was smooth and the colour of rich butter kissed all over with the warmth of the sun. I used to put it in my mouth and relish it slowly, big hard sucks, rolling my...

Mango And Toasted Coconut Semifreddo

  I was very excited to try the new Krups GVS2 Ice Cream Maker when it arrived the day before. After unpacking and the box and making sure everything was in place, I briefly browsed through the manual. As per the instructions I placed the main tub in the freezer...

Brown Bread And Rum Ice Cream
Brown Bread And Rum Ice Cream

  Brown Bread And Rum No Churn Ice Cream. Tell me you want it! Scream it to me! Because it is THAT good! It will make you feel like naughty and nice, you know? those two little things that pop on either side of your head, one an angel in white and the other a...

Malai Peda – Indian Cream Fudge
Malai Peda – Indian Cream Fudge

  It is Diwali today, the Indian festival of lights. Mythologically, there are many stories revolving around the festival. The most famous by far would be the celebration of the death of a demon and the return of a king. When the king killed the demon and...

Rose Petal And Coconut Fudge
Rose Petal And Coconut Fudge

  I have a few roses popping up in my garden every now and then as the weather turns cooler. And I have plenty of odd and end uses for the rose petals. I use them to make ice creams, spike desserts, infuse in tea, cook into a chutney and garnish cakes. This time...

Express Espresso Tia Maria Tiramisu

  With a title so lyrical, how can you not be tempted? Last night in a moment of insanity that only extreme lovers of food and all things sweet exhibit, I decided to make tiramisu at 10.30pm. I had had a long day, had just finished working and posting on my other...

Rose Petal Ice Cream

  [Note : I have decided to submit this entry to my first ever Weekend Herb Blogging hosted this week by Kel at Green Olive Tree. Thank you White On Rice Couple for directing me there and suggesting I enter!! Here goes ... ]   Roses grow in abundance in...