Beginner’s Choice: Kaya Toast for Breakfast and Kueh Kueh for Dessert

Every Sunday is a reason for celebration. We get to start another week. It’s a new beginning, just like the sunrise everyday which marks the start of a new day. We get another chance at making a better day, a better life, a better world…   A good way to start is with a goodContinue reading Beginner’s Choice: Kaya Toast for Breakfast and Kueh Kueh for Dessert

Beginner’s Choice: A breakfast worth waking up early for

The most important meal In response to last week’s post about breakfast, Brenda wrote “Thanks for sharing more about breakfast – the most important meal of the day, but one that most people don’t wake up in time for!I usually only eat breakfast when I’m back at my parents’ house. But when I’m left toContinue reading Beginner’s Choice: A breakfast worth waking up early for

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”

Family Traditions: Bacon and Cheese Muffins

By Andrea Pavee Mum’s Brunch Special With the waning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the waxing of the “back-to-normal”, our Sunday lunches have reverted back to pre-pandemic times, which means quick prep lunches after Sunday Mass. True to form, last Sunday, I decided to ruffle up a Big Breakfast, yes, for lunch. It had allContinue reading “Family Traditions: Bacon and Cheese Muffins”

Beginner’s Choice: Cherry Blossoms and Outdoor-Dining

Celebrating in Japan Spring is a great time to celebrate the beauty of nature. There is a sudden burst of colour in many places that sparks joy. Apart from the beautiful sight of blossoms, there is also the joy of food which goes with celebrating the cherry blossom festival. I sent a birthday greeting toContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Cherry Blossoms and Outdoor-Dining”

Beginner’s Choice: Cháo gà ( chicken porridge) and gỏi gà (chicken salad)

By Cecille Vy Nguyen, a Vietnamese friend, came to the house and taught me how to cook Vietnamese chicken porridge and to prepare Vietnamese chicken salad. “It’s your  birthday present”, she said. These two dishes are usually eaten together. She brought the chicken (kampong chicken) from her province, Dong Nai, two hours away from SaigonContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Cháo gà ( chicken porridge) and gỏi gà (chicken salad)”

Beginner’s Choice: Thoughtful Meals

Thoughtful gestures make thoughtful meals It has been two years since Covid disrupted the international travel. Travelling from Singapore to Johor Bahru (JB) (in Malaysia) can hardly be called international travel, as it is a five-minute train ride, but Covid made crossing the border impossible for two years. Since the reopening of the border, happyContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Thoughtful Meals”

Beginner’s Choice: The Heart of the Home

Students on exchange In Singapore There is more force of gravity in the kitchen than anywhere else in the house, so people usually gravitate to it, especially when there is the aroma of pastry baking in the oven. Some students came around today to prepare a French meal. There had to be baguettes, otherwise itContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: The Heart of the Home”