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LCB #5: My Basic Patisserie Course at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney has ended!

Some of you have been emailing me or commenting on my instagram to let me know that you have been following my LCB journey and that some of my posts have been helpful. I feel glad that my posts have helped because frankly enough, there’s not enough (updated) information on the internet and I know how scary it is sometimes to take the plunge without knowing what you are welcoming.

LCB #1: Being a student again…and how I chose Le Cordon Bleu Sydney

I’ve had a number of queries from silent readers of my blog (hi! it’s good to know that there’s still people reading this relic) about baking school / pastry school / patisserie school, and although I won’t claim to be an expert, I can safely put in my two-cents now that I’m properly enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu Sydney! Today was Orientation day over at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney and

3 years on… and some reflections

Time moves slowly but passes quickly. I had forgotten that this little space of mine has turned 3 on Christmas 2013! Dang. I must admit that unlike in the first year of blogging where I produced almost 1-2 posts weekly, I have slowed down considerably for 2013. I only posted a grand total of 24 times in 2013, which translates to two posts every month *embarrassed*. However, although I did

What I’ve been up to lately

I know that I have not been particularly prompt with updates ever since I started work (come 1 August it would be the start of my 2nd year working) but do catch me on my instagram (@unpastiche) if you have not already done so. I post quite regularly there, mostly of my daily food-scapades as well as my weekly bakes. For those who don’t follow me on instagram, well, here’s

Beef Ragù…and a Competition Update!

Remember two posts ago, when I posted about my virgin entry into a baking competition? Well, I’m really pleased to announce that I got into the finals! There are 6 of us in the finals, which will be held on the last day of the Savour festival, 14 April. I definitely am facing some stiff competition for my trip to Paris, judging from the flyer below! Truth to be told,

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars…and My Virgin Entry into a Baking Competition!

A very quick post this time because I’ve exciting news to share and also wanted to share some yummy cheesecake bars that I had made. First, thanks to a heads up from ZY from the Singapore Homebakers facebook group, I got to know of the Savour Bake Off competition. Call it coincidence or plain luck, because I had only recently joined the group and I had already bought tickets to

One Year On

Merry Christmas everyone! Although Christmas this year was a subdued affair, we celebrated by having roast chicken instead of roast turkey, coupled with delicious roast vegetables and a homely mushroom soup. All very simple, but delicious all the same. I also made a chocolate log cake, again with my 3-ingredient sponge rolled up with whipped cream and topped with chocolate ganache. My family no longer exchange gifts, because it’s usually a waste of

Some Instagram updates

I’ve been busy baking lately, but have been too lazy to take proper photographs or blog about them. And after looking through my iPhone albums, I decided to post up some of my instagram photos to remember what I’ve been up to. These photographs are taken with Instagram, which is an awesome app, and I’m quite a fan of instagram, because I often find myself without a proper camera and

Travel Tuesdays #7 – Paris of the East: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

It’s Tuesday again (time really flies), and today is exactly 2 weeks since I’ve left Phnom Penh (pronounced as per-nom pen in Khmer) and slightly more than a week since I set foot down under. Today I’ll be covering just 2 places of note in Phnom Penh – the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, otherwise known as the S-21 Prison, and the Choeung Ek Killing fields – both of which are

I’ll be back, very shortly!

I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve been really productive – I’ve been to Perth and had North African cuisine, then to Melbourne where I went crazy with all the cakes that the city had to offer – I can safely say that I’ve eaten at most of the food blogger-recommended places and then some. I’m now in Sydney, where I’m finally able to not live