Beginner’s Choice: Vacation, Staycation and Celebrations

The joy of a well-deserved rest Val was looking her cheerful self again and she had a reason to celebrate – she was on holiday! It has been two and a half years since Covid disrupted our lives. Many who graduated during the Circuit Breaker period missed out on the fun of posing on campusContinue reading Beginner’s Choice: Vacation, Staycation and Celebrations

Beginner’s Choice: Finger food and movie nights

Carol’s contribution Many people have travelled abroad on holiday in the past few months, though many others are still hesitant to venture too far. I fall into the latter group. Carol went to Italy, and she sent photos of tapas (Spanish appetizers: a piece of bread with a meatball covering a drink, and dates withContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Finger food and movie nights”

Home Traditions: The Butter Cake

By Andrea Pavee Our family traditionally celebrates everyone’s birthday with a home baked cake, candles and loud, if off-key, singing of “Happy Birthday”, before everyone tucks into the yummilicious treat. The only exception is myself, since I am the home baker, and so for my birthday, I get an apple pie, my favourite dessert. TrueContinue reading “Home Traditions: The Butter Cake”

Beginner’s Choice: Picnic and breakfast treats

Ferninda asked if I had suggestions for picnics a few weeks back. I gave it some thought. A picnic is “an occasion when a packed meal is eaten outdoors, especially during an outing to the countryside”.  I remember going on a picnic in the Philippines. The packed meal was practically a normal homecooked meal takenContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Picnic and breakfast treats”

Beginner’s Choice: Discovering New Flavours and Textures

Treats for Teresa International travel has started again. Teresa, a teenager from Spain, is here on holiday. She wanted to visit a country where she could practise her Mandarin. Singapore is the perfect place as she can get by with her fluent English, and have exposure to spoken Mandarin. This morning after attending Mass inContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Discovering New Flavours and Textures”

Home Traditions: Cheesy Puffs

By Andrea Pavee Still in a cheesy mood, I decided a few Sundays ago to bake up some more savoury treats and chanced upon an easy cheesy puff recipe at Pinterest. How could I refuse! While they were named puffs, the end result looked more like muffins. Nevertheless, they were still a delightfully tasty, lightContinue reading “Home Traditions: Cheesy Puffs”

Beginner’s Choice: The Spice of Life for Feast days, Fish days and Feeling Better Day

The Spice Tour I went on a museum tour (the National Museum of Singapore) last Sunday. My brother announced to my friends that I was on the tour for the umpteenth time. He was right, because I couldn’t remember how many times I had been to the museum. Every time I asked my brother toContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: The Spice of Life for Feast days, Fish days and Feeling Better Day”

Beginner’s Choice: Creative Cooking and Speedy Recovery

We are getting used to living with Covid 19, just as we have got used to living with the common flu and dengue. But the reality is that when we do get sick, it’s not a pleasant experience, even though we might like the idea of not having to get up early and to rushContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Creative Cooking and Speedy Recovery”

Student Specials: Something Sweet for Every Occasion

By Marie Anne Lise Tan Korean Layered Cake for a House-warming Party I made this injeolmi and red bean layered cake the other day!! Injeolmi is a kind of rice cake coated in roasted soybean flour (kinako), characteristic of Korean desserts! I combined it with home-made red bean paste (anko), kinako creme mousse and aContinue reading “Student Specials: Something Sweet for Every Occasion”

Beginner’s Choice: Tart Art and A Mother’s Heart

There is something special about cake! There is also tart art. Cakes and tarts have a value that comes from the heart. Many years ago, I went to Chinatown on an outing at night with some friends. We had dinner, and then we walked to China Square. There was a small café with a signContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Tart Art and A Mother’s Heart”