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The Club Med Experience (Cherating Beach, Malaysia)

11/19/2016 02:16:00 AM

It's been a while since I did a travel post. Our last overseas holiday was to Taiwan over three years ago when it was still just the two of us. I was not allowed to travel during my pregnancy ???? so rather than a much-anticipated babymoon, we had to > read more

A Letter To My Daughters On Their Second Birthday

11/10/2016 07:17:00 AM

It's funny how the month of November never held any special significance for me until two years ago. No birthdays or anniversaries in the family or hardly that of close friends, no festivals (unless Deepavali arrived late that year), no public ho > read more

Deepavali Special: White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge

10/29/2016 02:36:00 AM

Wishing all my readers a very happy Deepavali!As soon as the festive season approaches, I am treated to a visual extravaganza of all kinds of delectable sweet treats propping up on social media. Although, I don't have much of a sweet tooth, it ne > read more

Book review: The Nightingale

10/20/2016 00:20:00 AM

In love, we find out what we want to beIn war, we find out who we areThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is a historical fictional novel set in France with World War II at its crux. Winner of the GoodReads Choice Awards for Historical Fiction in 2015, > read more

Recipe of the month: Vegetarian Thai Green Curry

10/13/2016 05:36:00 AM

I just cannot come to terms with the fact that this is the first Thai recipe on my blog of six years. WHAAAAAAT?! I had to triple check to make sure! For someone who loves Thai food, goes out to Thai restaurants quite often, has been to Thailand more > read more

Restaurant review: Spruce at the Fire Station, Singapore

10/05/2016 22:22:00 PM

Tucked away in the lush green landscapes of Bukit Timah, is a quaint-by-day and chic-by-night restaurant called Spruce that offers wholesome Italian and American comfort classics. Spruce has two outlets in Singapore - one at Phoenix Park and the othe > read more

Baker's Corner: Cherry Buttermilk Cake

09/28/2016 20:05:00 PM

I made this cake for my in-laws who were in town last month. I was looking for a simple tea-time cake recipe that incorporated fruit and wasn't too sweet.The original recipe calls for fresh raspberries but unluckily, I didn't get any at the n > read more

75CL - Singapore's Leading Online Wine Destination

09/21/2016 20:19:00 PM

Invited ReviewoIf you know me well, then you probably are aware that alcohol and I don't share a very good equation. Probably not the best opening line for this particular blog post but hear me out, will ya? See....for the longest time, I wasn > read more

Recipe of the month: Onion Tomato Chutney

09/14/2016 20:20:00 PM

In contrast to my usual style, this recipe post is going to be short. I promise!This is a savoury chutney recipe I stumbled upon three years ago on one of the food blogs that I religiously follow. I happened to be bored of the usual coconut-based ch > read more

Taking On a New Role....

09/07/2016 07:04:00 AM

I wasn't sure if I wanted to express the thoughts and feelings that have been swirling like a tempest within me lately. But I changed my mind when I realized it may serve some usefulness in the event that my readers wonder about the sudden lull i > read more

Restaurant Review: Zaffron Kitchen, Singapore

08/26/2016 23:46:00 PM

Life is crazy busy. But that's no excuse to completely disappear from blogosphere, now is it? Whenever I don't have time to come up with fresh content, I turn to my drafts folder. I always have at least a dozen partially finishe > read more

What you can expect at the Singapore Zoo and River Safari

08/17/2016 08:36:00 AM

The year was 2006. A young, newly married girl found herself on the sunny shores of Singapore.'m not about to toy with your emotions by narrating a story exuding nostalgia. The girl I was referring to is obviously me! Within two days > read more

Baker's Corner: Sachertorte

08/08/2016 20:13:00 PM

I wasn't privy to the existence of a Sachertorte up until four years ago. If you had asked me about it then, you would have drawn a blank stare.How I got acquainted with this dessert is that one of my friends had been on a trip to Europe and she > read more

Recipe of the month: Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Mayonnaise

07/31/2016 20:12:00 PM

Let's be honest....when you hear the word "burger", the mind immediately conjures up an image that is far removed from vegetarianism.In India, vegetarian burgers are commonly available in most restaurants serving western and fusion food but I' > read more

A date with the birds @ Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

07/22/2016 20:17:00 PM

Jurong Bird Park, home to some of the largest free-flying aviaries is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries in the world. A prime tourist attraction located in the Jurong region of Singapore, this Park has been drawing in flocks of visitors since > read more

Store review: Awfully Chocolate @ Holland Village, Singapore

07/15/2016 20:55:00 PM

"Chocolate is health food for the soul"~Miranda GrayMaking an entrance in 1998, Awfully Chocolate chose to give the boot to fancy french pastries that had invaded Singapore and bring the humble cake back to its glory days. Their story began with a c > read more

Baker's Corner: Vegetarian Empanada Gallega

07/07/2016 20:18:00 PM

First things first - Empanada Gallega (Galician pie), a large two-crusted savoury pie originating from Spain, is not meant to be vegetarian. The traditional version usually has seafood and/or pork in the filling. Like a lot of global dishes that I ha > read more

Recipe of the month: Easy Mango Sorbet

06/30/2016 20:21:00 PM

Yes I know....the end of the glorious mango season is upon us. It is only a matter of days before this royal fella bids adieu for the year. In my defense, I tried this recipe several weeks ago but never got time to blog it until now (lame but true).T > read more

Baker's Corner: Cinnamon Apple Roses

06/17/2016 22:38:00 PM

So I believe these apple roses are a thing right now? Since the past few months, they have been popping up relentlessly on my Facebook wall, on Instagram, Pinterest and circulating in Whatsapp videos. The internet has been exploding with them. It was > read more

Recipe of the month: Vegetarian Beehoon - A guest post for like a lavendeR

06/10/2016 22:34:00 PM

Did you see my last guest post on Pineapple Tarts? If you didn't, please go and check it out otherwise you may seem a bit lost with this post. What's that? You already did? are marvellous then! > read more

Restaurant review: Fatboy's The Burger Bar @ Holland Village, Singapore

06/04/2016 00:32:00 AM

Fatboy's The Burger Bar is a casual burger joint in Singapore that serves burgers, fries, sandwiches, hotdogs, beers, milkshakes and floats."Re-think your burger" is what inspired Singaporean brothers, Kennie and Bernie Tay to bring to Upper Thom > read more

Summer Special: Tropical Mango Vanilla Cupcakes

05/28/2016 01:28:00 AM

Make way for the king of fruits! The matchless, marvellous, magnificent MANGO is here!Like the saying goes - better late than never! I had to feature a recipe with mango in it....I just HAD to. For starters, I love mangoes. There is something about t > read more

Pineapple Tarts - A guest post for 'like a lavendeR'

05/22/2016 05:40:00 AM

It has been a while since I did a guest post! Although I'm not as nervous this time round, I'm equally thrilled. This was something that I had anticipated so it gave me considerable time to think about what I wanted to do. > read more

Tulipmania Rediscovered at Gardens by the Bay

05/14/2016 21:26:00 PM

At long last! I finally made it to the Tulip festival at Gardens by the Bay. Every year I get wind of this floral extravaganza only after the festival wraps up and I spend the next few days whining about it. Not this siree! Actually the on > read more

Baker's Corner: Cream Cheese Pound Cake

05/07/2016 20:52:00 PM

Happy Mother's Day!Youth fades; love dwindlesthe leaves of friendship witherA mother's unconditional love, outlives them all....To all you beautiful mommies out is a day to be honored for all the hard (and often unnoticed) work > read more

Recipe of the month: Paneer Paratha (Cottage Cheese Stuffed Flatbreads)

04/30/2016 20:25:00 PM

In a previous aloo paratha post, I have highlighted how making parathas doesn't come naturally to me. Being South Indian, parathas weren't among the staple fare at home so most of my experience with them came from eating at restaurants and dh > read more

Why you should visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens

04/21/2016 21:10:00 PM

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a historical tropical garden nestled in the heart of Singapore. This is an attraction I have visited multiple times yet I never get enough of it. Whenever we have family or friends visiting us, we take them to the Bot > read more

Baker's Corner: Spinach and Mushroom Whole Wheat Rolls

04/14/2016 20:28:00 PM

I'm in one of my healthy eating phases right now. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I go through these 'episodes' twice or thrice a year. During this time you see the more 'healthy' recipes showing up on my b > read more

Recipe of the month: Kidney Bean, Chickpea & Avocado Salad with Feta

04/07/2016 20:41:00 PM

OMG! The day has finally come when my blog is graced by a salad recipe! *pats self on the back* What took so long, you ask? I consider salads to be blah and I don't do blah. It is as simple as that.Sure, I can have a small serving of salad alon > read more

A Fresh New Look!

03/31/2016 22:21:00 PM

Hello there readers! So judging by the title of this post and the changed appearance of the blog, it is kinda obvious what this post is about right? Makeovers are refreshing! No, I didn't get a makeover myself (even though I think I desperately > read more

Book review: Wuthering Heights

03/24/2016 22:01:00 PM

It's been close to two years since my last book review. TWO (ALMOST) FULL YEARS! The last review was when I was pregnant, basking in blissful tranquility until two pint-sized dynamites entered my world with a bang (no pun intended!). Actually I&# > read more

Baker's Corner: Blueberry Banana Bread

03/17/2016 20:17:00 PM

Most home bakers have a tried and tested recipe for banana bread either passed to them from family or friends or else a self-discovered favourite recipe from the sea of recipes out there. Everyone claims their version to be the numero uno and I'm > read more

Restaurant review: GreenDot, Singapore

03/10/2016 19:23:00 PM

"Eat Green, Feel Good"That's the catchy motto behind GreenDot, a chain of vegetarian restaurants in Singapore that offers affordable vegetarian fare. GreenDot was born out of the desire to change the world one green meal at a time. Believing that > read more

Recipe of the month: Baby Corn and Capsicum Pulao

03/03/2016 21:35:00 PM

There is absolutely no history to this dish so I'm not going to launch into an elaborate storytelling mode. I made it, we liked it and BAM! It's on the blog!Actually, wait....there is a little more. I have been wanting to feature another rice > read more

A Few Of My Favourite Things (2)

02/26/2016 02:24:00 AM

I'm back with this segment! If you have no idea what this is about, then I suggest you check out my first series that I posted last year > read more

Baker's Corner: Sweet Onion Galette with Gruyere and Thyme

02/20/2016 02:46:00 AM

It was somewhere around the middle of last year that I started obsessing about making a galette. It took this long to finally happen! My original plan was for a heirloom tomato galette because all the pictures I had seen looked so vibrant and gorgeou > read more

Valentine's Day Special: French Chocolate Mousse

02/11/2016 19:25:00 PM

Yes I'm aware of the fact that Valentine's Day is two days away but I posted this dessert today to lend a helping hand to those who haven't yet decided on what sweet treat to whip up for that someone special. Ain't I a dear? ?Chocol > read more

Restaurant review: Lunch Buffet @ Sattvam - Bangalore, India

02/04/2016 20:12:00 PM

So if you have been following my blog, you would know that my husband and I recently completed 10 years of togetherness as a married couple. To celebrate this milestone, we were looking to enjoy a lunch date together. My in-laws readily volunteered t > read more

Baker's Corner: Shakshuka

01/28/2016 17:47:00 PM

The first thing that popped into my head when I heard the name 'Shakshuka' was the image of a diabolical Bollywood villain sneezing violently! Lame jokes apart, I had bookmarked a recipe for Shakshuka years ago but never got around to it. The > read more

Recipe of the month: Karnataka Speciality - Neer Dosa

01/21/2016 18:12:00 PM

Neer dosa which literally translates to 'water dosa' is a crêpe prepared from rice batter. It is a South-Indian breakfast dish. Neer dosa is a delicacy from the Tulu nadu region in Karnataka and part of Udupi cuisine. 'Neer' is the > read more

Restaurant review: The Egg Factory - Bangalore, India

01/14/2016 19:43:00 PM

So my extended India trip has finally come to an end. After being amidst close family and friends for so long, we are back to being a family of four in Singapore. It is a bittersweet feeling as it always is following a trip back home.I feel like I ha > read more

The BIG 10!

01/08/2016 06:58:00 AM

Me and my husband have been married for a decade today. WOW. I swear it doesn’t seem that long! > read more

Welcoming 2016 with my All-time Top-10 dishes!

01/01/2016 01:43:00 AM

iHappy New Year!The year 2015 was a memorable one for me for a host of reasons. On the personal front, it bestowed a melange of happy occasions, treasured memories, character-building challenges & moments of reflection. It provided a platform to dig > read more

Recipe of the Month: Masala Chai (Spice-Infused Indian Milk Tea)

12/22/2015 23:50:00 PM

Okay so before you roll your eyes at me for featuring a 'chai' (tea) recipe, please hear me out. Not everyone can make a decent cup of tea (and note that I'm strictly talking about the Indian-style of milk tea here). I certainly couldn > read more

Christmas Special: Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Pudding

12/15/2015 20:42:00 PM

Christmas is in the air! Unfortunately where I'm at right now, a lot more is in the air and water and heaven knows where else. All of us at home recently fell prey to a nasty stomach bug (which is apparently doing the rounds) and are on the road > read more

Christmas Special: German Christmas Markets - A Guest Post by Reshma @ Like a lavendeR

12/08/2015 04:55:00 AM

When I knew that I was going to be in India for well over two months at the end of the year, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to prepare enough draft posts to keep the blog going. So, I decided to call in a favour! ? I wanted to contact a fellow > read more

My Photo Gallery: Twice Upon a Time

11/30/2015 23:07:00 PM

I said I would do a photo gallery featuring my little girls didn't I? Well, here it is! I thought what better time to publish this post then soon after their first birthday. I didn't want to do a write-up for this post. I wanted it to be all > read more

Recipe of the Month: Baingan Bhartha (Indian-Style Fire Roasted Eggplants)

11/23/2015 23:15:00 PM

Eggplant also known as brinjal, aubergine or baingan in hindi is the gorgeous shiny purple-skinned vegetable that is familiar to most of us. Eggplants are used commonly in Indian cooking. As far back as I can remember, I have always nurtured a fondne > read more

Product review: StickerKid - Personalized Name Labels & Stickers For Kids

11/16/2015 22:45:00 PM

Something interesting arrived in the mail a few weeks ago!?I was fortunate to receive a Swiss-made customised gift package from StickerKid, a company dealing with unique and premium quality stickers to identify your child's belongings.Spearhead > read more

A Letter To My Daughters On Their First Birthday

11/09/2015 20:45:00 PM

My little girls turn ONE today! On this special day, I am sharing with you some photos from their birthday party and my thoughts on the year gone by.There are few occasions more monumental in a child’s life than his/her first birthday. It is not on > read more

Baker's Corner: Easy Bread Pizza Pockets

11/02/2015 18:39:00 PM

As you read this post, I will be rushing around my home like a headless chicken trying to get everything packed and sorted in time for my trip to India. This is going to be a longer-than-usual visit and I'll be back in Singapore only in January n > read more

Restaurant review: Caruso Italian Restaurant and Bar, Singapore

10/26/2015 23:02:00 PM

Invited ReviewLast week, the good folks at Caruso Italian Restaurant and Bar extended a kind invitation to sample their lunch menu. Italian cuisine is my most favourite International cuisine (aside from my own native cuisine) so it didn't take mu > read more

My All-Time Most and Least Favourite Television Characters

10/14/2015 21:00:00 PM

The medium of television has given us some gems in the form of tv shows over the years. Many of the modern dramas can easily rival Hollywood's best releases in terms of their immersive and cinematic style. Unlike a movie which is only a few hours > read more

Baker's Corner: Coffee Fudge Cake

10/07/2015 22:05:00 PM

I'm an aunt! Whoop!I mean, my cousins have kids and all so technically I was already an aunt but it is the first time I have become an aunt from a birth in my immediate family. My little sister delivered a bouncing baby boy yesterday. I am now a > read more

Recipe of the month: Bread Pakoda

09/30/2015 19:19:00 PM

My in-laws were in town for about 3 weeks last month. They had a wonderful time with the kids while I caught a much needed break. We couldn't venture out as much as we would have liked to (courtesy the 'haze') save for another trip to Mad > read more

Gardens by the Bay - Singapore

09/18/2015 23:07:00 PM

This post has been on the cards for ages. Garden's by the Bay is a nature park located in central Singapore adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The sprawling garden is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapor > read more

Baker's Corner: Mixed Vegetable Frittata

09/07/2015 21:36:00 PM

I had been to Jason's - The Gourmet Grocer at Ion Orchard recently. I love going to speciality grocery stores to ogle at what they have to offer (especially in the fruit and veg section). The produce is so vibrant, diverse and irresistible that i > read more

Recipe of the month: Methi Dosa

08/31/2015 11:08:00 AM

From where I come from, we have what we call a 'uppu-huli-khara' dosa which literally translates to salt-sour-spicy dosa that is a breakfast staple. It is made by grinding raw rice along with a range of spices, tamarind, jaggery and grated fr > read more

A Visit to Madame Tussauds Singapore

08/21/2015 11:11:00 AM

One of the first travel posts I published on the blog detailed the various tourist attractions within Singapore. However, after that post was published, several more tourist attractions sprung up on our sunny shores which I neglected to update. But I > read more

Baker's Corner: Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

08/14/2015 11:35:00 AM

My baking ventures have been going rather well lately (if I do say so myself!). Last month, I baked bread bowls for a soup (featured previously) which unexpectedly turned out to be a winner. The weekend after that, I was looking to bake something els > read more

My Photo Gallery: Home Sweet Home

08/08/2015 02:14:00 AM

A few weeks ago, I was getting a little weary of the same routine I go through every day and picked up my camera and started shooting random things around my home. There are a few corners of my home that I kinda like (and a few that I don't....bu > read more

Recipe of the Month: Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

07/31/2015 11:06:00 AM

I said I would be back with the Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup Copycat recipe and here it is! See....I keep my word, don't I? If you read my previous recipe post on Quick and Easy Bread Bowls, you will know what I am talking about. If not, th > read more

Restaurant review: Table by Rang Mahal, Singapore

07/24/2015 11:21:00 AM

Its been ages since I posted a restaurant review. The restaurant reviews on my blog garner a decent number of hits so it is something I need to feature more often! Unfortunately, we have drastically cut down on going out to restaurants choosing take- > read more

A Few Of My Favourite Things (1)

07/17/2015 11:13:00 AM

I have been contemplating the inclusion of a new segment called 'A Few of My Favourite Things' on the blog for over a year now. I kept procrastinating all this while but finally decided it was time to set things in motion. So, what I do in t > read more

Baker's Corner: Quick and Easy Bread Bowls

07/10/2015 11:05:00 AM

I am all fired up about this recipe because it was one of those kitchen experiments that I thought would end in disaster but then unexpectedly turned out fabulous! I just love when that happens, don't you?  ?I never thought I would make bread > read more

Recipe of the month: Lasooni Methi Paneer

07/04/2015 05:09:00 AM

I have a million errands to run today so I'm not going to ramble. Instead, I'm going to cut to the chase and tell you how I came about making this curry.Me and a few of my cousins are part of a WhatsApp group called 'Masterchefs'. Pom > read more

Movie Recommendation: Rahasya (Hindi)

06/20/2015 01:42:00 AM

The time is 5pm on a weekday. My cell phone rings at work....tring....tring....Me: Hello?Hubby: Hi!Me: What's up?Hubby: Movie this evening?Me: Sounds good. Which one?Hubby: There are a few good ones that are out. We can go to the multiplex and de > read more

Recipe of the month: Dill Pulao (Sabbasige Soppu Pulao)

06/13/2015 09:47:00 AM

This Dill Pulao is one among the simplest rice dishes I know. Judging by what I've seen, I'd say that dill (sabbasige soppu in kannada) is a herb that is not to everyone's taste. The green wispy, fern-like leaves of fresh dill have a stro > read more

Baker's Corner: Vegetarian Baked Rice

06/05/2015 22:01:00 PM

It's time for another guest post by You-Know-Who. Okay....that just made him sound a little evil! hahaha ? But jokes apart, after having the twins, blogging has gotten about ten thousand times more difficult than it used to be. I have had no > read more

10 things I love about my hometown

05/06/2015 09:45:00 AM

This post has been in the pipeline for a while now. I can't believe it has taken me such a long time to express my thoughts on my beloved hometown Mysore. My hometown is where my heart is. Even after being away for more than a decade, I still hav > read more

Recipe of the Month: Spinach Masala Pongal

04/18/2015 00:32:00 AM

Pongal is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods. It is the South-Indian version of the well-known Khichri/Khichdi which is popular throughout North India and Pakistan. This amazingly simple dish of pressure cooked lentils and rice with subtle sp > read more

Baker's Corner: Mini Jammy Cakes

04/08/2015 10:45:00 AM

After what seems like eternity, I am in India! Hooray! I'm introducing my little ones to my hometown, to the house I grew up in, to my friends and family, to our culture and traditions and to everything that makes me look forward to going back ho > read more

A tale of two babies!

03/31/2015 23:15:00 PM

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.- Jessica LangeI wanted to do a post on motherhood and my fraternal twin girl > read more

Remembering a legend - RIP Lee Kuan Yew

03/24/2015 00:11:00 AM

Image Source: Painting by Mai Huy Dung“You begin your journey not knowing where it will take you > read more

My Photo Gallery: Travel Memoirs

03/15/2015 08:43:00 AM

I kick-started my photo gallery series way back in Feb 2014 but after that one post, I didn't do squat to keep the series alive (my bad!). Lack of time was a major factor that led to the stagnation of the series combined with a lack of interestin > read more

Recipe of the month: Potato Cheese Balls

03/08/2015 05:34:00 AM

One of the most universally loved things on this planet has to be fried food. Don't you agree?  Keep a plate of fried goodies anywhere in the line of my vision and the hidden ninja in me emerges to polish off everything within seconds! My appall > read more

Baker's Corner: American Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake

03/01/2015 01:59:00 AM

I'm back on the blog! Didn't expect to be back so soon but turns out that my girls are not as difficult to manage as I initially thought they would be and they probably want mummy to continue blogging! ? Of course I probably won't be > read more

Embracing motherhood....

11/14/2014 08:37:00 AM

Double the trouble, double the fun,Our life with twins, has just begun!So, the title and picture says it all doesn't it?! It gives me so much joy to finally announce to the world that I am mom to two beautiful fraternal twin girls! We were graced wit > read more

Product Review: Instant Mixes from "Oota Tindi"

11/07/2014 22:25:00 PM

This is a post that I take great pride in writing. Right off the bat, let me make it plainly known that nobody requested me to write this post so I'm not going to brand it as an advertorial. This is just me voluntarily spreading the word about a grou > read more

Recipe of the month: Chitranna Shavige

11/02/2014 20:19:00 PM

Yes I know....I haven't been blogging as frequently as I usually do *sighs* but sometimes it is simply inevitable and I just brush aside the guilt and get on with my life! This is a post I had been saving for a rainy day. Sometimes, due to time c > read more

Recipe of the month: Vegetable Pulao

10/13/2014 09:37:00 AM

It's time for a recipe that is very close to my heart. This is a recipe for Vegetable Pulao that I have been making for the past 6-7 years. Every single time I make Pulao at home, it is this recipe that I turn to, so in a way, it is my go-to reci > read more

Restaurant review: Dinner Buffet at Cafe Mosaic @ The Carlton, Singapore

10/06/2014 05:52:00 AM

Cafe Mosaic is a contemporary cafe located at level 1 of the elegant Carlton Hotel in Singapore. This restaurant is touted as a place where Asian and Western culinary favourites are brought together to give diners a taste of what the best of Singapor > read more

Baker's Corner: Mixed Vegetable Pizza with Roasted Garlic White Sauce

09/27/2014 11:07:00 AM

Today was a really nice day. Apart from being a weekend, it was one of those days that me and hubby decided to make pizza from scratch at home. We don't cook together very often (either I take over completely or he does) so its kinda fun when we > read more

Recipe of the month: Quesadillas with homemade Salsa and Guacamole

09/13/2014 23:49:00 PM

I haven't been cooking much lately (yeah that statement sounds strange to me even as I type!). I've kind of somewhat lost my cooking mojo! But it is just a passing phase so I'm not too flustered by it. I still do find the interest to bake > read more

Restaurant review: Mai Thai @ Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore

09/06/2014 11:52:00 AM

Me and my girlie gang spasmodically go out for dinner on birthday celebrations but since the past few months we've all been so preoccupied that our outings kept getting postponed until we realized that there were not one but THREE birthdays that > read more

Baker's Corner: Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

08/31/2014 04:47:00 AM

So, I'll try not to get into an elaborate introduction to this post. All I'm going to say is that these are possibly the best cupcakes I have ever made (like seriously). I've baked vanilla, chocolate and red velvet cupcakes in the past bu > read more

TV Series Review: Breaking Bad

08/23/2014 05:52:00 AM

Image Source: a long time, me and hubby have been singling out an American TV series and watching all seasons of it. This binge watching not only makes for entertaining tv viewing but is also a great conversation > read more

Recipe of the month: Masala Vada

08/16/2014 10:28:00 AM

Wishing all my readers a very happy Krishna Janmashtami 2014!So, my parents were in town last month for a fleeting visit and I was preoccupied with them the whole time. As might be expected, I haven't had much time to devote to my blog. I didn > read more

Staycation at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore

08/12/2014 11:04:00 AM

What do you do when you are desperate for a getaway but owing to some reason or the other, your plans don't materialize? Well, you do the next best plan a staycation! A staycation, simply put, is a vacation in the place where you sta > read more

Baker's Corner: Cheesy Garlic Herb Whole Wheat Loaf

07/14/2014 02:59:00 AM

So I'm currently in a healthy eating phase (I go through these phases a few times a year!). For me that means eating a lot more whole grains, low-fat dairy, greens, nuts, fresh vegetables and fruits. Normally, I shun the brown stuff in favour of > read more

Recipe of the month: Mixed Vegetable Stew

07/01/2014 19:59:00 PM

There are recipes and then there are recipes that stick with you for life. My policy has always been to feature only those recipes on my blog that I deem worthy enough for sharing. There are of course dishes on my blog that I've made only once de > read more

Baker's Corner: Hasselback Potatoes

06/23/2014 17:26:00 PM

Okay spud lovers....listen up coz boy do I have a treat for you! Tired of the same old french fries, wedges, mashed potatoes or foil-baked potatoes? Fear not, for the Swedish have come up with this unique and impressive way of turning the humble spud > read more

Book review: The Palace of Illusions

06/16/2014 09:09:00 AM

The Palace of Illusions is a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni which tells the story of the Mahabharata from Draupadi's perspective. It is an insightful and enthralling account of the events that occurred during the end of the Dvapar Yug or Thi > read more

Women's fashion - Tops for Women from Zalora

06/10/2014 09:35:00 AM

AdvertorialOkay ladies....this should perk up your attention for sure! Let's face it....whether you are a shopaholic or fashionista or not, you have to admit that it is bloody hard to resist the allure of a good deal when it comes to clothes. I know > read more

Recipe of the month: Dabeli

05/31/2014 20:37:00 PM

Dabeli is a very popular street food snack which originated in the Kutch region of Gujarat. It is also called as Kutchi Dabeli or Kachchhi Dabeli. It is popular throughout Gujarat, Maharashtra, parts of Rajasthan and several metropolitan cities acros > read more

Baker's Corner: Chocolate Raspberry Marshmallow Bars. A guest post for The Big Sweet Tooth

05/17/2014 00:19:00 AM

I am super stoked (and a tad nervous) about this post. I can proudly say that on my blog, it is the first of its kind. Presenting to you my first guest post on The Big Sweet Tooth ?I've always wanted to do a guest post on another blog but I wasn't > read more

Restaurant review: Jamie's Italian, Singapore

05/10/2014 01:51:00 AM

Jamie Oliver is one of my favorite celebrity chefs. He is unquestionably one of the most famous and recognized British chefs in the world. I've watched his shows on the box for years. I like how he cooks simple, unpretentious and wholesome food, > read more

Recipe of the month: Methi Pulao (Fenugreek Leaves Pilaf)

04/30/2014 22:48:00 PM

Usually whenever I'm on holiday in India, I don't venture into the kitchen very often. I take full advantage of my mum and MIL indulging me by preparing all the kinds of food that I like *grins* As a result, I end up overeating ridiculously a > read more

Restaurant review: Bar Bar Black Sheep, Cluny Court @ Bukit Timah

04/13/2014 09:18:00 AM

This was my third visit to Bar Bar Black Sheep. All three times, I've been to the outlet at Cluny Court in Bukit Timah. The other three outlets are at Robertson Quay, Tanjong Katong and Cherry avenue. This cafe/bar/restaurant (I don't really > read more

Recipe of the month: Rava Idli

04/03/2014 21:16:00 PM

I dedicate this post to my beloved paternal grandmother who passed away last month. She was the warmest, kindest, liveliest and most hospitable woman I have ever known and I consider it a privilege to be her granddaughter. When I was born, she flew a > read more

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