Baking Recipes, Biscuits & scones, From the books, The Breakfast Bin

{The Breakfast Bin} Almond Scones with a citrusy kick

I think I have developed a thing for scones and biscuits. There is something about how craggy, golden, and rustic they look, feel and taste, that makes me keep coming back to them. They make home feel more like home just by their presence on the table. They may not necessarily be the healthiest of breakfasts, …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Living traditions, Pies & Tarts, Timeless Treats

Pineapple Tarts for a Lunar New Year’s treat

The Lunar New Year comes rather early this year, at the tails of my birthday no less! We’ve hardly had any time to breathe and properly digest all the birthday food and suddenly here comes the New Year food. Though I must admit, we don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year as much as the other …

At home, Baking Recipes, Cheesecakes, Layer cakes

A cake to match a relationship of epic proportions

My brother Jason and I have a love-hate relationship that reaches to the extremes of the Universe. So epic is it in fact, that during the times we absolutely hate each other, I would go so far as to give him the silent treatment for weeks at a time and completely ignore his existence. And …

Traveling

{Sawatdee, Thailand!} The Bangkok cityscape & nightlife

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Leaving behind the mountainous land of the elephants, not to mention the lovely weather, we were back in Bangkok on our last few days in Thailand. Although Thailand’s cityscape is not as bright as the likes of Shanghai or Singapore, I was still impressed by the sights we witnessed as we took a dinner cruise …

Traveling

{Sawatdee, Thailand!} Of clever changs & the story of baby Mosha

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I’ve always felt that elephants are given less credit and attention than they should be. A lot of cartoons depict them as giant dim-witted oafs, and they are anything but! It’s actually quite insulting to how intelligent they truly are. Elephants are amazing creatures. They have eyes that look either somber or all-knowing, but after …

Traveling

{Sawatdee, Thailand!} Some bits & bites in Chiang Mai

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After a day of canoe-induced shopping, we flew all the way to the northern part of Thailand, to the lovely mountainous city of Chiang Mai. The weather was a hundred times more fantastic (and more like the December weathers I’m used to) than the sizzling heat of Bangkok. We finally had a chance to wear …

Traveling

{Sawatdee, Thailand!} Shopping from a boat & a taste of Thailand

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While I haven’t been able to pay off even close to half of my enormous amount of sleep debt, it’s certainly no excuse for me to have taken this long to write this post (or neglect my blog for that matter), and for that I apologise. I was so meticulous in choosing the photos and …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

An ode to my newfound love for Sriracha

You can say it, I’m a loser. How could I have gone on this long without discovering the wonders of Sriracha? And to think I live in Asia! But you know what they say, better late than never! This is such a curious way for me to get acquainted with the Thai hot sauce though, …