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Sunday, December 19, 2010


I know it has been really long. and i don’t really know why i don’t blog when i’m in Singapore.

Anyways, I recently went to Marks & Spencer with Fish and we had a mini haul from there and some little things from Takashimaya.

Before i go into that – my dad’s birthday was on 16th Dec and we bought him a cake. This is a pulut hitam cake we bought from Pine Garden’s Cakes. It was first introduced to us by my cousin and we love love it.

I’ve recently been reading this book which i borrowed from the library. I know it can be very difficult, but i am trying to make a conscious effort to be more eco-friendly – like using my favourite Built NY market totes whenever i can instead of getting plastic bags. I’m very happy to say that back in Australia we hardly take any plastic bags when we go shopping.

Something i’ve also learnt a little about is the term ‘fairtrade’.

From wiki - “Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a higher price to producers as well as social and environmental standards.”

I don’t mind the higher price on occassional products since they are also not that commonly found in Singapore.

This pack of biscuits – what really drew me in were brazil nuts – i love them freshly cracked!

This costs $9.90 at Marks & Spencer, not sure about the flavour yet – have not opened it yet.

It has labels that tell me what materials are used in the packaging of this food item. Although i am quite sure that Singapore might not have the facilities to support this yet. 

Some of the main ingredients are fairtrade such as the sugar and brazil nuts.

I also bought a pack of delicious looking lasagne sheets. This was $6.50 and what drew me in was that these pasta sheets had free range eggs in them. and if you know me, you know i love my free range eggs.

I tried eggy lasagne sheets before and i loved loved them. though i can’t seem to find them here in singapore. and so when i saw this – i literally grabbed it.

I also got a nice bottle of carbonara sauce. It is actually a first for me. I never buy bottled cream sauces cause i don’t believe that they’re any good. but i’m a sucker for good packaging and the description reads amazingly plus the sauce actually looks yellow and thick. As compared to some cream sauces you get from the supermarkets that kinda look smooth, watery and have this weird greyish tinge to it.

It was down to Takashimaya next and i remembered Chris (a guy from work) who said that the champagne chocolates were good. and so i bought 2 boxes – 1 champagne and 1 cherry liquor. Tried a little of the champagne and i have to say.. they are good. which reminds me.. i should go and have one now. :)

I’m eating them right now. they are good. i hope i dun finish the whole box…nah. i won’t. hehe

I also bought a bag of black tea. which smells amazing. have not gotten a chance to try it yet. but i will. soon.

Last and definitely not the least, fish bought this bottle of wine as a birthday present for daddy. I’ve read good things about this – so it will be drunk. soon as well. :)

well well.

that’s all i have at this moment.

I made sausage bread a while back and i loved it. i will be making more in the near future.


i’m only working till 31st Dec. and that gives me a whole month.

to play

with our new Oven!!

It’s a Gaggenau BO220 single oven. I cannot wait. The reviews for this oven has been relatively fantastic. and i can’t wait for it to arrive so i may start having a proper oven to cook with!! :)

It’s coming in on Tuesday – my off day! Perfect.

Now.. all i have to do.. is think about what its maiden dish is gonna be.

Excited excited excited.