Saturday, July 30, 2011
The holy month of Ramadhan is like a light in a deserted soul
Tomorrow, marks the first day of Ramadhan- the fasting month for all Muslims. In Malaysia, tomorow is the day when Muslims will start to fast. I welcome Ramadhan with full of heart and soul. Always been fascinated with this holy month, when prayers are held and hearts are purified with Quranic readings. I truly hoped that I could do a lot of baking this month as Eid is coming over after Ramadhan. I've got several orders for Eid biscuits, but I am not sure whether I would manage to complete all orders, God willing. I hoped too that Ramadhan would inspire me with baking assignments, time is always available for me to bake some cookies and cakes and I would always be happy to bits. On a final note, to my Muslim friends, may Ramadhan light up your souls... and keep you blessed. Happy Ramadhan...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Now, baking seemed to be a luxury
Life's been busy- really busy, that I don't have the time and energy to do my baking vocation. Apparently, I have so many baking projects outlined, but they had to be kept on hold. In actual fact, I miss my baking moments so much, that browsing my recipe books, seemed to be a luxury. Not that baking can't unstress my mind, it's just that at the moment, I have lost some of my energy. Work definitely has taken a toll on me. When will I have the time to do my favourite past time I do wonder as my hands are aching to do all sorts of baking experiments. To do something out of your own passion, is something that I cannot afford now. Eventually, it is difficult at times to be yourself in a challenging world, or even to stay normal in an upside-down environment. Being someone who holds another job in another arena, means I am having less time in the kitchen. Well, I am praying for another opportunity to do baking projects. Until then, recipe books will definitely be my best friends and time is definitely my enemy...... ;(
P/S: Sometimes, all that we need is our inner strength and determination to stay "alive" in a very stressful world. Oh, wish that I've taken a culinary degree instead....
Red Velvet Cupcake, and 5 pieces of macaroons -lemon, blueberry, cranberry macaroons - the other two I've forgotten the flavours.
Perfect indulgence... hmmm
Perfect indulgence... hmmm
July has been a busy month for me. So, to celebrate the end of one important event, I went to Whisk- just to savour the delectable and sweet macaroons. I have always been fond of Whisk. There are local baking aficionados who jump into the bandwagons by baking macaroons and selling them in the local malls' flea markets, but nothing beats the macaroons by Whisk. I know, because I've bought a big-sized macaroon for RM2 and ended up being frustrated. Thus, whenever I feel that I need something sweet, coffee et all, I always think of Whisk. So , I had a bit of macaroonage that afternoon with my friend, and went home happy. Hmm... that's what we call sweet escapade...