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Ingenius February 7, 2012

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Source: Lunch sack poetry by Kermit Mulkins

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Blueberry cheesecake love November 28, 2010

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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.

Happy heart September 2, 2010

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Source: yes, please

anyone lived in a pretty how town August 26, 2010

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anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn’t he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn’t they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone’s any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

By E. E. Cummings

City of Angels July 22, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in if music be the food of love, inspiration.
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Corrinne May is one of my fave artistes. I love her soulful + honest music which always speaks to my heart. This particular lyric from City of Angels is one that I’ve virtually etched in my memory because it’s poetic and beautifully honest:

“Cars kissing on the 4-0-5
Colors blend and intertwine
You and me, we are just a bunch of dreamers
Lucky to collide
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– City of Angels, by Corrinne May

Silver lining July 22, 2010

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Not the most conventional of advice but Walt Disney got it right! I think some of the most magical moments are when you see the child inside of a person. The wonder, the innocence, the lack of inhibitions and the silly.

“Sometimes our hearts get tangled

And our souls a little off-kilter

Friends and family can set us right

And help guide us back to the light.”

–         By Sera Christann

I love this quote about family and friends. They are the ones who’ve walked with me, inspired me and have always got my back. Every single one of you.

Credits: Peter Pan image is from starberryshyne via Flickr

On relationships that last June 11, 2010

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This week has been more emotional than I would have liked. Airport departures don’t sit well with me. Thank goodness for super duper friends who offer me a place to crash, who invite me for meals so I can sponge off their food and make sure I am well-fed w yummy food and desserts. On nights when it’s been a little harder to get some shut-eye (I am fast becoming an insomniac!), I’ve been reading and one of the books I’d re-read is Have a little faith. I love this excerpt below on building relationships:

Can you predict which marriages will survive? I asked.

“Sometimes.” He said, If they’re communicating well, they have a good chance. If they have a similar belief system, similar values, they have a good chance.”

What about love?

“Love they should always have. But love changes.”

What do you mean?

“Love –infatuation kind- ‘he’s so handsome, she’s so beautiful’ –that can shrivel. As soon as something goes wrong, that kind of love can fly out the window.

“On the other hand, a true love can enrich itself. It gets tested and grows stronger…”

“That kind of love- the kind you realise you have by the life you’ve created together-that’s the kind that lasts.”

– From Have a little faith by Mitch Albom.

On Commitment May 29, 2010

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Still, the Reb knew that marriage was an endangered institution…

“I think people expect too much from marriage today,” he said. “They expect perfection. Every moment should be bliss. That’s TV or movies. But that is not the human experience.

“Like Sarah says, twenty good minutes here, forty good minutes there, it adds up to something beautiful. The trick is when things aren’t so great, you don’t junk the whole thing. It’s okay to have an argument. It’s okay that the other one nudges you a little, bothers you a little. It’s part of being close to someone.”

“But the joy you get from the same closeness- when you watch your children, when you wake up and smile at each other- that, as our tradition teaches us is a blessing. People forget that.”

“Because the word ‘commitment’ has lost its meaning. I’m old enough to remember when it used to be a positive. A committed person was someone to be admired. He was loyal and steady. Now a commitment is something you avoid. You don’t want to tie yourself down.”

And if you don’t commit? I asked.

“Your choice. But you miss what’s on the other side.”

What’s on the other side?

“Ah.” He smiled. “A happiness you cannot find alone.”

– From Have a little a faith

Live, laugh, love April 18, 2010

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Via Ache

Baking inspiration April 13, 2010

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This caramel sea salt brownie looks like heaven on a plate. Caramel + sea salt + chocolate = To die for.

Via A Cup of Jo

I really really really want to bake a new york cheesecake like the one above.  I’ve heard conflicting opinions about whether I should go with a no-bake recipe or simply bake the cheesecake. This features high up on my post-exam plans!

Credits:  Truly Smitten