Chocolate Mousse

The best way to welcome long-time-no-see friends is with chocolate, yes? It was a delight to go back to familiar faces after 7 months apart, to sat in the same chair and felt the slippery wooden table, big enough to share for two. It was also a delight, that once I sat down, one by…

Breakfast Toast

Good morning! A quick hello and snapshot, what do you have for breakfast today? I am slowly nudged awake by the gentleness of this cream cheese toast drizzled with honey. Then, the aromatic guava with sharp balinese lime marmalade gave me a bang to get going. September is coming, fellas. PS: I used left-over cream…

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Every time my best friend, M comes to my house and spends some time in my room, she leaves some evidence. Back in high school, she left her phone. Then her watch. Then her books, cosmetics and a handful of other stuff I can’t even remember anymore. Recently, she left her earphone. I let it…

Blueberry Icebox Pie

I imagine there is a cup of hot steaming coffee by my side. If it sits close enough to my keyboard, my pinky finger would briefly brush the warm glass when I press Enter. Maybe the earthy smell would slowly nudge my brain awake like the morning chaste kiss mothers give to their toddler. But…

Deconstructed Lemon-Blackberry Trifle

I’m trying to come up with a good first liner in this paragraph to draw you in. Nothing interesting comes up, so I decide to write about being confused instead. I stare at the blank page as seconds tick by, wondering what I should say… The words are stuck on the tip of my tongue,…

Banana Muffin

It seems like I picked the perfect time to missed all weddings, engagement parties, pregnancy celebrations and birth when I was away in Sydney. I knew I couldn’t make up my absence, so I baked this muffin instead and sent them to my loved ones. I love the simplicity of this muffin and the way…

Dreamy Eggs

  The thing to keep in mind in learning how to cook is it doesn’t have to be complicated.  Simple flavors, simple technique, can blow you away. I even say the simplest flavors are the best, because we don’t really mess them much from what the Mother Nature has given us. Coming from a tropical…