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My Blogger Friend Sherene To Be In Singapore In October.

September 8, 2008

Sherene is someone I’ve got to know through this blog of mine. She’s a Singaporean living in Croatia with her fiance and she’s one amazing chef and entrepreneur. I’ve never met her but we have each other on msn, Facebook and twitter. I will be seeing her when she is visiting in October! 

She once did a guest entry for me and likewise me for her

I cannot wait! :)

McDelivery Your McGriddles Breakfast.

April 12, 2008

McDonald’s has finally started to market the arrival of their halal McGriddles burger in Singapore. This was done through their McDelivery website and through a TV commercial (can’t seem to find it off YouTube yet). So now, you no longer need to feel insecure when you want to order this burger. :)

 

I learned from Brenda that a lot of the boys in my school are crazy over the McGriddles burger. One of them have no problem dipping this sweet and savoury burger into chilli sauce; which I totally cannot come to terms with. I’ve even got a classmate who ate 3 burgers the moment he had learned of it arriving in Singapore. You can read more about my review on the McGriddles burger here.

Whatever your verdict is on the McGriddles, its always good to have something new on the tried and tested McDonald’s menu. :)

The Only Time I’ve Use Betty Crocker Cake Mix.

April 11, 2008

Call me a person that’s full of pride, it doesn’t matter. I simply refuse to use even Betty Crocker’s delicious cake mix when baking. The only time I’ve used it is when I had to bake numerous cupcakes for my friend’s birthday. It’ll simply take too much time to bake large batches of cupcakes in my tiny oven.

Nothing really beats measuring the correct amount of ingredients and mixing things up using different methods. Nothing really beats seeing the end product of my very own creation come to life, knowing full well that every credit goes to me.

I’m pretty sure I ain’t the only baker around who feels this way! :)

p/s: My camera lens broke today (Fuji Finepix F31) :( It isn’t worth getting it repaired. Any camera (similar to the amazing F31 specifications) to recommend?

McDonald’s McGriddles Breakfast Burger.

March 31, 2008

The McGriddles burger is in Singapore. Is it available in all branches? I shall find this out as soon as possible!

There are 3 types of McGriddles burgers, all wrapped syrup-infused pancakes
1. Sausage
2. Egg and cheese
3. Bacon, egg and cheese

But I think the bacon option won’t be available in Singapore because the McDonald’s here are Halal certified.

20 Year Old Father Jailed For Microwaving His Baby.

March 28, 2008

A summary:

  • Joshua Royce Mauldin was 19 years of age when he microwaved his two-month-old daughter.
  • He has been sentenced to 25 years in prison by a jury in Texas.
  • Ana, his daughter, suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to her face and body and had gone through two painful skin grafts.
  • A part of Ana’s left ear was amputated.
  • Mauldin previously claimed that he had simply spilled scalding liquid on Ana.
  • Mauldin was aspiring to become a preacher.
  • Eva Marie Mauldin, Ana’s mother, blamed this incident on Satan.
  • Eva Mauldin has set up a MySpace page “Joshua Mauldin is not a Monster” (forum thread).

“Satan attacked him because he saw (Joshua) as a threat,”
Eva Mauldin told Houston television station KHOU-TV.

I was extremely disgusted and shocked at this news. How could anyone do this to their flesh and blood? How could Ana’s mother still defend her monstrous husband and blame it on Satan? This is incredibly absurd.

Read more about it here and here.

My Interview With Trained Baker, Sherene Tan.

March 25, 2008

Sherene is someone I’ve gotten to know from this blog of mine a couple of months ago. She is a Singaporean living in Croatia and is a trained baker. I’ve asked her to guest blog for this post because she has inspired me in many ways and I hope we could all learn something from her.

Amsie: What is it about the food in Croatia and Singapore that you love and/or dislike?
 
Sherene: Croatian food…let’s see it can be really uncreative. They stick to whatever they were eating since they first tasted food. Usually meat (which I can’t stand too much of). Very little choice of fresh vegetables. But the fresh ones are really good. Like what others call organic. Everything is organic here! They are still growing crops the traditional way. Fish and seafood are very fresh. Usually grilled to preserve freshness. And of course, I love the fresh octopuses! Simply boiled and served as salad with olive oil. Mmmm…that is natural food at its best!

Singapore my dear Singapore…I love the choice of food! I eat a lot when I’m at home. And my mum’s cuisine is the best on earth! Envy me, I’m just plain lucky! Spicy food is my number ONE! I would choose Malay food over Chinese, than Indian than Western (and miscellaneous). Oh I have to squeeze Japanese food somewhere on par with Chinese. What I missed now? Teh-C! Ahhhh! What I hate about Singapore food is that you can’t find authentic Italian or French cuisine. It is overpriced, not good enough and overhyped!

Amsie: What makes the food in these two countries difference and/or alike?

Sherene: More differences than similarities between the two. Only common point is the seafood and how they like to  maximise the taste of the fish when they cook it. The best stuff are so natural and locally produced. The Olive Oil, Olives, Honey, Wine and even Pršut (Proscuitto) are so Ooh La la!  Oh and even fresh yeast that comes in 40g pack. Neat hur?

Amsie: When and how did you fall in love with cooking and baking?

Sherene: As long as I could remember. My mum cooks everything so well. She loves breads and still recalls those fresh loaves she used to get when she was young. So I went to learn baking. And make lots of fresh bread with different varieties for her! No one in my family actually like cakes. Too sweet for their liking. But I love my chocolate cakes and muffins. My mates used to call my Muffin Lady.

Amsie: Muffin Lady, that’s cute :) So what do you aspire to be?
 
Sherene: A boss of an F&B enterprise. A few types of F&B companies under one. I will not tell you my business plans yet. Trade secret!

Amsie: What is the one food you cannot do without?

Sherene: Bread! and Butter to go with it.

You can visit her blog to learn more about her adventures in food and Croatia.

Thank you for doing this Sherene! :D

About Blogging On SMU Campus Radio.

March 25, 2008

Five of my blogger friends got together to talk about our blogging experiences. Our show airs at 12 noon Singapore time today! Click on the link on the right to listen to the radio show. I will be adding the sound clip on my blog when I get it from my DJ friend Daryl.

Do tune in if you can and visit Daryl, Nabilah, Calin and Jacqueline‘s blogs after. :D

My Bangkok Trip This April.

March 24, 2008

Although I am still a month away from the end of my current school term, all I can think about now is my Bangkok trip that is happening on the 24th of April.

The land of smiles, the Thai food in Bangkok, the shopping, the massages and pedicures! I am feeling very enthusiastic about it right now. :D

Food that I am looking forward to eat/drink include:
1. Pad Thai
2. Thai beef noodles with innards and meatballs
3. Street orange juice (this is very unique, according to Brenda who is my half-Thai classmate)
4. Mango sticky rice
5. Tom Yum soup


Source: Wikipedia Tom Yum

Mmmmm…I am drooling right now. :P

Peppermint Peckers & Nipples.

March 22, 2008

While I was at my boyfriend’s place two days ago, I saw these peppermint mint sweets from the UK. I’ll just let these photos speak for themselves.

Box number one.

Inside box number one.

Box number two.

Inside box number two.

What a sight indeed. :P

Update: My friend just referred me to this BitterSweets site, how apt.

Facebook (fluff)Friends Food.

March 15, 2008

Please allow me first to introduce you to my (fluff)Friend, which is an application on Facebook. His name is Bailey and he is a bunny. :D He is spotted to be hanging out with his friends amongst Easter eggs tonight.

What really amazes me about this application is the extensive selection of food that could be purchased for feeding pets. Here are just some of the food I have in Bailey’s food storage.

Some of the foods are weird (Raggedy Old Boot) and some not so weird (Cheesecake). Each pet adopted has their own food preferences. Bailey particularly likes the Milk Jar, Noodle Bowl and Candy Cane.

Here are some more food that Bailey has.

I would fancy a pork bun now actually, Bailey is one blessed bunny.


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