Monthly Archives: July 2010

Strawberry Crunch Muffins

I think it takes a whole lot of will power to resist the temptation of  good bargains.  That’s why whenever I go shopping, especially grocery shopping, preparing a shopping  list is always a good idea - for me anyway.

Walking into a grocery store with big “sale” signs  adhering to the windows is always a bad sign - knowingly,  I’ll end up with bucket loads of stuffs that are not on my list. :( I mean who can resist deals like buy 1 get 1 free, buy 2 get 1 free, buy 2 for x dollars… right? And yes, having studied a course in marketing still doesn’t stop me from falling prey to psychological pricing. I should’ve known better. :P

When I saw 2 punnets of strawberries selling for $5, overpowered by my adrenaline instead of my shopping list, I gave in. My rationale is there’s no harm in storing more fruits in the fridge. After all I choose fruits over vegetables any day. 

Sponge Cupcakes with Sparkling Apple Juice

Sponge cake may not be for everyone.

The reason I make such statement is based on observations that I’ve gathered from my friends who are self-confessed cake connoiseurs. :P  They usually prefer their cakes to be dense, moist and rich – so rich that makes you float on cloud nine and wish that this moment will stay forever. I, on the other hand, prefer cakes to be light and airy and for health reasons, I’ll try my very best to keep the frosting  to a minimum (the key word here is “TRY” :P).  Unless there is a special occasion like birthday or potluck where I’ll go all out, on normal days, a simple sponge cake would be my preferred option to appease my sweet tooth.

Mocha Vanilla Twists

First off, how’s your weekend?

Mine was relaxing as usual, mostly catching up on blog reading, watching beauty channels on Youtube and TV shows. That said, I was planning to bake something over the weekend so that I’ve something to blog about on Monday (my blog is in serious need of breaking the curries-and-stir-fry pattern). Plus, the weather was fine – meaning  good lighting for photo-taking.

Unfortunately, the plan has gone down the drain as I end up watching the entire season of Modern Family. Oops. When it comes to TV shows, it’s like an once-you-pop-you- can’t- stop moment for me. :)