It’s like the tundra outside – I am not ashamed to say I haven’t stepped a foot out the door yet. 😂 Thankfully, the library is closed today!
For some reason, I woke up with a craving for laksa, lol. Thank goodness for instant laksa paste! Didn’t have a couple of the usual accompaniments but it was still perfection on this cold wintry day. ❤️
Took down our Christmas decorations yesterday before the snow came and hung up a couple of lanterns outside (Keith did all that in the freezing cold just for me ❤️). I also took the opportunity to make some nian gao for the fast-approaching Chinese New Year. They are simple to put together but can be […]
Made one of my favorite cakes yesterday evening – light and tender (the honeycomb/beehive layer has a slight chew) with a delicious caramel/butterscotch flavor. Fresh baking soda makes a big difference in how distinct the honeycomb-like patterns turn out. Recipe can be found here. Enjoy! ❤️
For our New Year’s day dinner, I made coconut rice and spiced fried chicken and served them with your basic Nasi Lemak accompaniments such as sambal (a spicy sauce), crispy anchovies, roasted peanuts, sliced cucumber, and a hard-boiled egg. I can’t even begin to tell you how satisfyingly delicious the meal was! We are off […]
Wanted to make something special for our New Year’s Eve meal but at the same time, nothing too elaborate (since I wanted to spend time with Keith and Alex more than anything), I decided to make our usual celebratory dish – chicken mushroom soup and mee suah. Not only does it smell/taste like Chinese New […]
Happy New Year! Yikes, I’ve been so neglectful of my blog…..I will try to do better. ❤️ P.S. If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, look me (Simple Pleasures in our Lives) up – I do a better job of keeping up with them when I lack time. :)
Made apam balik (Malaysian/Singaporean-style peanut pancake) for a delicious afternoon snack. Used The MeatMen recipe and Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage White Flour. Yum! Personal note: I typically spread a thin layer of softened butter on the pancakes before adding the peanut mixture.
Received our order on Friday and will be trying heritage flours for the first time. Got a sample of sourdough starter from Sunrise Flour Mill as well – supposedly (according to the story passed down), this sourdough strain originated from Italy and has been maintained for over 100 years! I just reconstituted it a short […]