Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Valentine

Buttercup came home with a lovely Valentine's Day card for me and hubby. Such a sweet card and the lovely words just warms my heart - "Thank you for being my mother and father"

Thank you, my little Valentine!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sentosa Boardwalk and crane dance

We were at the Sentosa Boardwalk which opened recently. It was a lovely stroll against the backdrop of the sunset and among the gentle breeze.Actually our initial thought was to just stroll along the boardwalk, we decided (with the girls' enthusiam) to enter the resort island. Entrance fees to Sentosa was $1 per person.

Sentosa was having it's annual flower show, although we didn't have time to go to, there were flowers aplenty along the boardwalk. We managed to catch the Crane Dance. The show was great although we were taken aback by being misted with salty seawater due to the wind direction being 'kind' to the audience hehehe

The show combines graceful movements of the mechanical crane, sound, water and light effects.

Sandwich Design_Crab/Gift/Ice-Cream Cone

Made these for breakfast yesterday. Was inspired by a book titled "Funky Lunches" which I borrowed from the library.

Made crab, ice-cream cone and a gift sandwiches while the kids were asleep. There were no fillings in the sandwich yet, the girls decided on what they would like to have in their sandwich when they were at the dining table.

Crab: Cheese smile and eye, eyeballs were chocolate chips, seaweed for eyebrows
Ice-cream cone: real chocolate chip on one of the scoops, plus a seaweed wafer stick.

Gift: Cheese bow and star sprinkles


Love is in the air! - Mr and Mrs Hearts for breakfast

Here's what I did for dessert. It is a very simple item, don't sure if it is worthy to be sent in for the Aspiring Bakers #4: Love in the Air (Feb 2011) hosted by Cuisine Paradise.
Agar agar has a crunchier texture than jelly or jello. I feel it is really refreshing on a hot day. Isn't it befitting for a Valentine's theme, complete with romantic pink and mild rosy scent? Plus strawberries!
2-layer agar agar with heart-shaped strawberries


37g agar agar strips (I use Pagoda brand)
2.5 litres of water
1 teaspoon of rose essence
0.5 teaspoon of red colouring
150ml of coconut cream
8 strawberries - halved and shaped into heart-shape

1. Boil water in a pot. Place agar agar strips and stir till dissolved
2. Leaving half of the mixture in the pot (with small fire), stir essence and colouring into the other half.
3. Pour into mould. This would be the top layer. Place in the fridge. When it is semi-set, push strawberries into the agar agar. Put back into the fridge.
4. Stir coconut cream into the remaining mixture in the pot.
5. When the top layer has set, pour the coconut layer into the mould. Chill till set

Just a thought... this side profile just reminds me so much of mahjong tiles! hehehe
Had some remaining coconut mixture, placed them into cutie moulds:
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