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Starting to SMELL like Christmas December 20, 2009

Posted by Marie in Grub.
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I love Christmas and I refused to let the tackly early (before Halloween!) Christmas deco in town put me off. I’ve been letting it build slowly and WHOA just a few more days to Christmas. It got shoved up a notch when we (R, Ry & I) went to the Botanical Gardens to have a look at the lovely Christmas decorations… some lovely, some shouldn’t bother and some too funny!
Xmas FlowersWrongKinda Cute

And erm… Oops

Then the last-ish minute Christmas shopping, Christmas Brunch with Ma Bitches later and… SUGEE. Yes, I’ve decided to take the plunge and make my Grandmothers awesome sugee cake with my 20 year old Black & Decker hand held mixer *wah piang*. Yes, I’ll be posting pictures, no, I will not be posting the recipe nor how it’s done online… ever. Tarts and the Sugee recipe are a family secret. Right now as I type at nearly 4 in the morning, the house smells like how Christmas should, heavenly… I just hope mine is as nice as my Mom’s because I’m a lil lazier.

Verdict @ 4.08am My Take: It’s kinda the same, just that mine has less sugar because I’m stingy like that.


Dinner June 10, 2009

Posted by Marie in Grub, Randomness.
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Nothing beats the¬† mid-week blues than dinner (I wish I could say drinks) with friends. Met Shirene and Ann for dinner at Pasta Brava to celebrate Shirene turning 30 REAL SOON and it was as usual fun. It’s a lil tradition we started 2/3 years back, we bring Shirene out everytime she gets a lil older. ūüôā

Happy Birthday Shirene… for Friday!

Success June 5, 2009

Posted by Marie in Foodie, Grub.

I wrote about a cake I tried to¬†bake a few weeks ago here. I refused to admit defeat and got those waxed cupcake/ muffin cups, put in less sugar and a lil less butter and… yay! TADA!
buttermilk raspberry mini cakes

Eating 101 April 27, 2009

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Eating 101 – don’t over do it. Will I ever learn? Nah.

On Friday we had a work event and the highlight¬†(to me), was the buffet by Hyatt and ohmyword, it’s been ages since I’ve had good roast and mash potatoes! I can’t eat like I used to these days and by the end of the night if I tilted, I’d puke. Then on Saturday, it was the husband’s ‘SIN’ day and he went nutters over local hawker delights, it’s been ages since I had carrot cake and whoa it was delish… but I could feel it coming back up the whole.night.long. See when you’re pregnant, you just have less space and it really damages the eating threshold.

This coming weekend, more eating! Brunch for Wen’s b’day¬† (changed to next weekend) and Dim Sum lunch BUFFET for my Mom’s b’day and on Monday, I’m on half day to take my Aunt out and we’re heading to Lil India and Arab Street! I love Indian and Malay food! I’m such a swine.

Carl’s Jr January 22, 2009

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I went nuts yesterday, thought I’d have to stay for a work dinner but they didn’t have space cos all the media turned up, so I headed to Carl’s Jr after the speeches were over and by 7.45pm, I’m freaking hungry!! I got a mushroom double burger, onion rings and a chocolate milkshake. Now of course if I had to consume all that by myself, I’d get a heart attack, so I shared with the husband. I was in onion ring and milkshake heaven. Then I got a¬†tummy-ache at 11pm and 3.30am : ( soooo tired right about now and I do wanna go to gym but…zzzzzzzzzzz. The aim is to do gym today and the 10km walk really early in the AM on Sat. Hmmm.

I wish I had something more interesting to start off this blog but…