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Of Music To My Ear

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yummy bread from Casablanca

Argghhh, I kept playing This Is Not A Love Song by Nouvelle Vague on loop. It's so infectious, but I can't help it.

I'm crossing over into

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Of Little Morsels of Delight

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I think I found the perfect basic cupcake recipe. It's so moist you don't even need frosting. Just throw in nuts, chocolate chip, fruits, whatever takes your fancy. Pictured here is Chocolate Chips Orange Peel Rum Cupcakes. Of course, instead of vanilla essence, I used half a pod of vanilla bean. Capture a little happiness today, bake some cupcakes!
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Of Berries and Orchid

Friday, May 29, 2009
Nothing announces the arrival of summer like the beautiful, luscious berries screaming "Pick me, pick me" from the market stalls. And so I ended up with a packet each of huge blueberries and strawberries.

The blueberries, I made them into muffins with cinnamon streusel topping. The gooey mess of the berries combined with a subtle hint of cinnamon is a delight.

Then I made a batch of vanilla cupcake with strawberry buttercream frosting using an ingredient I have never used before - vanilla pod. Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family and it's something that is hard to get in Malaysia and finally, I've managed to lay my hand on one - it's like discovering the G-spot in baking. The smell is just heavenly!

The cupcake is so pink I decided
to name it Miss Dior Cherie Cupcake

See the black specks? Those are vanilla seeds.

I went slightly crazy with the vanilla, using them not only in the cupcakes but for the frosting as well. Hey, a girl's gotta make up for lost time, right?

Half a pod is still sitting in the fridge. Vanilla milkshake, anyone?

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Of Isfahan

Monday, May 04, 2009
Macaroons. Laduree. Coffee. Isfahan.

A leisure afternoon spent in the City of Lights.

My kind of stress-buster.
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Of Bear-y Bored

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I made a batch of blackberry mulberry muffins today.

Those blackberries mulberries stained my fingers a lush, deep purple. Such turn-on.

Edit: I just found out those are not blackberries but mulberries. They are similar in appearance except that mulberries are oblong in shape. And to think mulberries only exist in nursery rhyme.
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Of Paint It Red

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Oh, Liverpool, why can't you play like that in EPL?

We're through to quarter-finals yo!
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Of Now, Like I Want It NOW

Monday, March 09, 2009

Everybody, welcome Choco to my ever-growing collection of cheap cameras that leave you poor in the long run.

What could be more satisfying than that?
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He Says, She Says

Royal Entourage