{ ffwd } marie-hélène’s apple cake + nutella tartine

ImageA fruity week this week. And a rogue one as well. Yes, what you see up there is not the expected apple rice pudding. I’m not a big fan of rice pudding and although I am willing to give it a try, I just didn’t feel like making it this week. Reading through the recipe list, it seemed just a tad bit too complicated for my very hectic week. But I did have another apple dessert in mind.

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nasi goreng


I hate waiting. Don’t you? That lingering feeling of uncertainty that seems to perpetually last into forever. Slowly bullying you emotionally, you swear that you’re edging nearer to insanity. Obviously I’m not talking about waiting in the sense where a husband might wait restlessly for his wife to finish putting on her make-up so that they can finally go out and eat (err.. no, I wasn’t talking about me). Nor am I talking about waiting patiently in line at the post office/bank for close to an hour and then finally realising that you weren’t in the correct line in the first place. No, no. I’m talking about something else. Something bigger. I’m talking about waiting for that life-changing, make-a-believer-out-of-me “something”. The kind that makes your palms sweat and heart beat a little faster whenever you think about it. The kind that creeps into your dreams at night, fearing for the worst and making a nervous wreck out of you in the morning. And no, that expensive coffee machine is not your friend and would not soothe your tortured soul.

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{ ffwd } creamy mushrooms and eggs


What a crazy day yesterday was. C-R-A-Z-Y. I took the morning flight from Singapore to Jakarta to pick up Bébé from my mother’s place where she had spent the last two weeks. She was beaming and seemed to have gained weight. My mother obviously had fed her well. I was very happy to see her. She seemed happy to see me too. We spent the early afternoon together with my mother and by late afternoon we were to catch the 4 o’clock flight back to Singapore. Everything went well when we got to the airport. I had packed everything we needed for the short hour flight back to Singapore. Milk supply, check. Blanket, check. Baby Einstein videos uploaded to my tablet, check, check, check.

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