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Archive for July, 2010

Sponge Cake with Caramel Pears

By • Jul 28th, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

I decided to walk home from work on Monday. It was a gorgeous winter’s day and since it was only 3pm, there was plenty of time until the shops closed. I took a different route and scoured interesting looking shops. I love charming boutique stores with sit-and-sip neighbourhood cafes with little dogs sitting patiently at […]



Guest Post: Coca de Sant Joan

By • Jul 27th, 2010 • Category: Guest Writers/ Etsy Sellers

Wow, it’s been a while since I added a new post. Winter has only a month to go before spring arrives and I’ll be on a long vacation. A couple of weeks ago I sent an S.O.S. into the blogosphere inviting other food bloggers to write on Happee Monkee. Adriana from Baking Powders kindly obliged […]



Taro Cake

By • Jul 7th, 2010 • Category: From My Mother's Kitchen

Making taro cake reminds me of when the women-folk in my family come together and chatter. My grandmother would be there, along with my mother’s sisters, and together they would do whatever women do best in a group – gossip. Someone would always bring up the past, and they would reminiscent of good and tough […]



Spiced Chocolate Sultana Bread

By • Jul 4th, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

Have you seen or heard of the Umbilical Brothers? HOoooly Gabooshes, they are AWESOME! We came home from watching Hello Dolly the musical (another awesome production) and found The Umbilical Brothers on. You have to watch them live or on DVD when you get the chance. However, they aren’t very politically correct. In fact, they […]



Lemon Meringue Pie

By • Jul 1st, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

I’m going to do some shameless advertising now: … … … I need guest bloggers. There. I’ve said it. You see, I’m … (a) leaving for Malaysia/ Bali for a break and there will be a point where I will not be able to find the time/ motivation to blog and it’ll be sooooo quiet […]