Monday, November 28, 2011

Kumquat madeleines

Imagine my pleasure when I saw punnets of kumquats in the supermart. There they were, small little bright orange jewels, packed in little plastic containers, sitting innocently on the racks. They were cheap too, and without even knowing what I was going to use them for, I happily grabbed two punnets, just because they're a fruit I've yet to work with before.

I know. I'm such a sucker like that.

Kumquat madeleines

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nolboo Hangari Galbi

A few weeks back, one of my girlfriends introduced me to a new Korean restaurant.

Nolboo Hangari Galbi

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Brown butter blueberry lemon muffins

My stash of muffins in the freezer were running a little short. I had to bake a new batch to replace the space so that I'll always have ready-to-go muffins for the just in case moments.

Brown butter blueberry lemon muffins

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pietrasanta

When our Swiss friend came over for a holiday a few months back, we brought her to an Italian place that some of my girlfriends heartily recommended.

Pietrasanta

Friday, November 18, 2011

Matcha strawberry shortcake

I decided yet again to make a strawberry cake for Dad's birthday. That's three times in three consecutive years already.
Matcha strawberry shortcake

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Triple chocolate praline tart

It's my birthday today!  I guess I shouldn't sound too excited as that means it is yet another year gained, and we all know what it means to a woman as we age yet another year... Sigh.

But on such a lovely day, I reckon I should write about something really delicious that I made about two weeks back. I've been meaning to bake this tart for at least a year now, and after finally getting around to doing so, I really wonder why did I procrastinate for so long. It's amazing.

Triple chocolate praline tart

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Antoinette

I took leave one day last month just to rest. I had a really great day out - essentially, I spent my free day shopping and running errands with the Sister in town. I've forgotten how much I miss shopping on a weekday morning. We started the day at 10am, beginning from F21, which we spent a good one hour there as there really wasn't any one else when we first started browsing! Although technically it was my day "off", I felt that we were sort of at work, since we ended our day at 6pm. :)

We took a break for lunch with our Daddy and us being us, decided to try out the new place, Antoinette, at Mandarin Gallery. I've heard quite good things about their desserts so I was looking forward to eating there.

Antoinette at Mandarin Gallery

Monday, November 07, 2011

The Orange Thimble

The Orange Thimble is located at Tiong Bahru. On the morning we drove there for brunch, I noticed two interesting things.

The Orange Thimble

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Quiches

I made quiches. And they were yummy.

Bacon, caramelised onions and spinach quiches