Our little family of four (including Orion the Cat) has come around full circle and just as expected, we find ourselves in the same predicament followed by all the right emotions. Back at it again, on round two of the nesting syndrome only this time with a toddler in tow, a little busier than three years ago, and with just as much excitement as the first time...So without further ado since there's much to be done, here I leave you with a cake inspired by one of my utmost favorite bakeries in the world! 85 Degree Bakery & Café which also happened to birth my fondness of sweet & savory coffee. They are renowned for their Taiwanese and Japanese baking influence and thus, their pastries and cakes boast an unbelievably moist and flavorful quality—full of character and timeless originality.Read More
Really and truly, pregnancy has brought me to the conclusion that even autumn produce can't beat the ruby red appeal of succulent strawberries, or the tantalizing aroma that is slowly but surely settling in our backyard laden with guava trees as they're finally, finally starting to ripen, or even a simple meal made up of nothing but my favorite fruits in the world, watermelon and jack fruit.Read More
I find it interesting that all of my friends and acquaintances, among most people that are associated with me in one way or another, think that I eat health foods one-hundred percent of the time and that my workout regimen is absolutely unforgiving.Read More
These hand pies which are most definitely and excruciatingly an eye sore to look at, are but a small glimpse of the unspeakable contentment I've been able to nurture and experience in the past week or so.Read More
There is nothing quite like time itself. Time, in all its indifference, shows no favor or compassion for one's life circumstance. Try as we might we can't undo certain events that we'd rather not have had to experience, nor can we gain a single second by cajoling and catering to it and well, much less by worrying. Am I right? All that to say that the time we've been endowed with is, in essence, what we each have to work with. It expects too much of us it seems; to use it wisely because it won't stop even if the world depended on it--quite literally.
I hope my thoughts can translate on paper (or post) the way I intend them too. As you may be aware I like to be real and honest about my life, so if you're here thinking "just get to the recipe already" and prefer to do without the gushing details, please feel free to scroll down to the bottom. I don't mind!Read More
I had reached the stage when I could finally deem myself 'independent' to a certain degree. Having already checked off the words "part-time job" from my life's to-do list at a renowned Asian bakery, I felt more than ready to muster up some courage and ask for my parents' blessing to go on mission trips. It was, indeed, a difficult task just as I had expected. One that faced a significant amount of opposition from all angles imaginable but one that, without it having been the way it was, wouldn't have strengthened my convictions in the vital ways one would need when out on the mission field.Read More