Happee Monkee

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Archive for June, 2010

Fava Bean Crostini

By • Jun 30th, 2010 • Category: What's Cooking

Last night G. and I had Korean with friends – Hippy Girl, Medicine Boy (her husband) and Upcoming CEO. I hadn’t seen Hippy Girl and her husband for some time and so it was great to catch up with them after they had just spent a month in Europe. One of the highlights of their […]



Lamb Shanks

By • Jun 27th, 2010 • Category: What's Cooking

I must have gained at least 5 kgs since moving in with G’s family. Maybe even more. It’s depressing. Thinking about weight all the time. And it’s even more depressing not being able to fit in my clothes. I have already given most of my smaller fitting clothes to the SIL (sister-in-law) who is a […]



Cucur Udang

By • Jun 26th, 2010 • Category: From My Mother's Kitchen

These days (weeks, months) the first thing I do when I wake up is check my email and sign into Facebook. I don’t even get up to go to the bathroom or have breakfast; I just reach out for my laptop. I’ve come to realize that it’s an addiction. If I’m not at work, I […]



Chicken Liver Parfait

By • Jun 24th, 2010 • Category: What's Cooking

I know, I know, some of you cringe at the word ‘liver’. It is a love or hate relationship. And in this case, I am a lover. I’ve never been a pale lily with offals. Having brought up by frugal (Chinese) parents, we ate almost every part of an animal and even when my brother […]



Puffy Profiteroles

By • Jun 23rd, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

Today marks the first day of my niece’s life on earth. Her parents have decided to name her Jolie, the french word for pretty. I haven’t met her and I can’t wait to. My first time as an aunt was when I was about 20 years-old and it’s 10 years since Bryan was born. Then […]



The Pie That Got Away

By • Jun 16th, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

This is The-Pie-That-Got-Away. It was one of my most beautiful creations. Like Gepetto, I was floating with pride and I wouldn’t let anyone touch it (at least until the next day to be photographed). I sighed after it. I lovingly gazed at it. I thought it was perfect from crust to the pointy tips of […]



Red Velvet

By • Jun 8th, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

Who would have thought that there were so many types of flour? I alone have seven types of flour in my larder. And seriously, I really only use two – plain and self-raising. Is all that flour really necessary? I was looking for a red velvet cake recipe when almost every recipe I found asked […]



Cheesecake Brownie

By • Jun 8th, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

I was a rebel as a kid. My parents had plenty of headaches from my mischiefs. I hated school and homework even more. I especially had a ‘fondness’ for my class teacher who previously (unfortunately) taught my more academically-inclined older brother. Every day she would remind me how well-behaved my brother was, and sneered at […]



Citrus Delicious Pudding

By • Jun 1st, 2010 • Category: Desserts

This is the dessert I made when G’s uncle came to visit. The citrus pudding was a great way to end dinner after a hearty meaty meatloaf. On a totally unrelated matter, my best friend got married last Saturday. Carrie and I have known each other for half our lives. But it’s not just about […]