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Blueberry cheesecake love November 28, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in glorious food, inspiration, picture perfect.

There’s only one thing decent that I can actually make or rather bake in the kitchen and that is cheesecake! My brother and I love cheesecake, my mom, not so. So when I bake them, I usually end up giving away most of it because I know if I were to leave an entire cheesecake in my fridge, it’ll be gone with the wind in a matter of hours, or possibly minutes. I. cannot. stop. when. it. comes. to. cheesecake.

Since coming to the UK, I have been head over heels in love with GU chocolate vanilla cheesecake. I’m on a mission to lose some weight before I head home for New Year’s but place one of their choc vanilla cheesecake in front of me and I really cannot resist. They are seven spoonfuls of goodness (yes, I counted) that comes in a foil-wrapped mini glass jar. But my first love has always been the blueberry cheesecake so when I came across this recipe online today, I have to post this, lest I forget. Baking a kick-ass blueberry cheesecake goes right up on my list of top 10 things to do when I return to Singapore, it’s up there with trying the highly recommended truffle fries at Barracks Cafe. Oh and yes, some exercise too.

Maybe. If I can find the motivation.

Source: Peekture of the mouth-watering cake is from the awe-inspiring i am baker where the recipe can also be found.


November 15, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in mmmm....
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Look what I found – a lovely bunch of quotes from Quote Book:

By accident of fortune, a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love, he may rule the world forever.

Lao Tzu.

My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business. Our words will always be sincere, our embraces will be tight. We will never wallow in the agony of ‘I could have, I should have.’ We can sleep in a storm.

Mitch Albom, Have a little faith.

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

Source: Quotes and image courtesy of Quote Book

Happy now November 4, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in London, personal.

November is here – the days are getting shorter and when I look out the window at 4pm, the sun is slowly going into hiding. In less than 8 weeks, I will be packing my five + months here into a suitcase and will leave this special place for home, a place where my heart always has been. But that thought also brings to the fore, some level of trepidation that I am learning to face up to. On a phonecall with my mom just yesterday, I asked her, all silly, if I could live here for just another year. Though I have just about two more months here, I’ve always believed that when the experience is short-lived, you treasure it that much more because there is a twisted, fleeting kind of beauty in its transcience. On the personal front, I am looking forward to traisping several beautiful cities in Europe, ice-skating at Somerset House (where Love Actually was filmed) and spending christmas right here, in London. On the school front, I’d never thought I’ll say this but despite the strict attendance requirement, this experience has opened my eyes to the possibilities out there, challenged me to think and inspired me to consider an area of law that I’d scarcely thought of before.  They say you have to weather through the hard parts to get to the good stuff and I think I really, really lucked out – because I know for sure, I’m hardly the most deserving but I’ve seen so much beauty, in walkways lined with golden trees, in the thoughtful architecture of the nobel stair passage in City hall, Stockholm, in art and canvas, and perhaps, most significantly, in people.

Here’s looking at you, November + December – my two favourite months of the calendar year! Happy end of the year lovelies xoxo

On a side but related note, I love this post on notebook doodles about honesty and being true.

Credits: The post-it message is from the awesome Things We Forget

Just like heaven November 3, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in if music be the food of love.
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I love Katie Melua’s cover of the Cure’s ‘Just like Heaven’. The guitar accompaniment is enchanting – it makes me want to pick up the guitar again, sore fingertips and all!