Un Pastiche

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

Baked Eggs in Avocado (Baked Avo-Egg) and a Truffle Salt Giveaway!

Almost two months ago when my tummy started acting up and bloating, I decided to embark (once again) on a modified Atkins diet to see if it would alleviate the problem. One of the mainstays in the Atkins diet, or any protein-centric diet, is the egg. As I’ve said before, I’m not a particular fan of eggs, so variety is key! I’ve had eggs in all forms, but my favourites have

Travel Tuesdays: Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을), Busan South Korea

I have yet to blog about the rest of my Aussie trips, but I figured I’ll skip right along to my South Korean sojourn with my bff earlier this summer. My first bit of advice about Korea: NEVER go to South Korea during Summer (July/August) because the weather is scorching and humid – way worse than Singapore! Most people combine Seoul with a visit to Jeju, but the air tickets

Cream Scones, (and the difference between scones, biscuits and rock buns)

My blogging seems punctuated with these bursts of energy where, after reading posts of others such as a colleague who actively blogs, I feel like I should post. After all, I do not lack for photos and content in my posts, considering the amount of backlog I have. These scones have been a regular on my ‘Australian’ repertoire for some time. Yes, I do have an Australian repertoire and a

Carrot Cake Loaves

If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram, you would have probably know that I have been baking cake loaves for charity the past month, and will be for the month of October as well. I have been selling a total of 6 flavours (with options to customize) – namely, plain butter loaf, double chocolate loaf, lemon loaf, banana loaf, carrot loaf and an almond butter loaf. I had expected the

Nasi Hujan Panas (Hot Rain Rice) with Beef Rendang

My mom has been on this craze recently. Being the old woman that she is – actually she is not that old because I like to think that I’m still pretty young – but she tends to exhibit all these old women characteristics like forgetfulness, an aversion to trying new things, risk aversion, etc. I guess with age catching up on her, my mom gets more and more fearful of

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake (Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with White, Milk and Dark Chocolate Pudding and Dark Chocolate Buttercream)

My my, I have been living a jet-setting life this August. I jetted off (on a Scoot budget flight) to Seoul with my bff on 31 July, and spent a whopping 9 days in South Korea, before flying back. It was a very welcome break, and we stuffed ourselves silly with all types of Korean cuisine (we didn’t even repeat any dish twice, save for patbingsu, their equivalent of ice

Travel Tuesdays: Mamasita, Melbourne

I’m on a roll! Having blogged about Jamie’s Italian in Sydney, I’m now going down southwest of Sydney to Melbourne, yet another large Australian city well known for its culture and FOOD! I have previously blogged about cakes and such in Melbourne, and today, I’ll be telling you all about this awesome Mexican restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD which is by far the BEST Mexican food I’ve eaten anywhere ever. In fact,

Travel Tuesdays: Jamie’s Italian, Sydney

With all the hype about Jamie’s Italian opening in Singapore at Vivo City (as well as in Perth earlier this year), I can’t help but be reminded of the good meal I had at Jamie’s while I was in Sydney, in the middle of last year. Yes, I know – I am always tardy with my posts, and believe me when I say that I have yet to sieve through

My Mom’s Best Banana Loaf

I’ve been challenging myself lately, first to blog more regularly, and do the things I have been wanting to do ever since I started the blog, and second to learn how to swim. My best friends, Jon, and my family have been harping on the fact that I always say I want to learn how to swim – this has been top of my New Year resolution list since…forever? At