Author: Christina

Easy Recipe: Chicken Macaroni Soup

Easy Recipe: Chicken Macaroni Soup

I bought macaroni to cook it with an instant cheese sauce mix I wanted to try. However, the dish was an epic failure. Baby EX didn’t like it, I didn’t like it. I had to throw everything away. Stuck with a packet of uncooked macaronis,…

DIY Renovation with Sub-Contractors in Singapore

DIY Renovation with Sub-Contractors in Singapore

How much does it cost to engage sub-contractors directly? If you are asking this question, it means you are thinking of acting as the interior designer and contractor. You have to design the whole place yourself. Then you will find, arrange and supervise the various…

Recipe: Chinese Steamed Egg with Minced Pork

Recipe: Chinese Steamed Egg with Minced Pork

Chinese steamed egg with minced Pork is my favourite dish to cook for toddler. One, it’s easy. Two, it’s healthy. Three, it’s delicious for mother to eat it too. For lunch, I simply prepare rice and this dish for baby EX and myself to share.…

Guide to Choose the Right Aircon in Singapore

Guide to Choose the Right Aircon in Singapore

Air-conditioner (“aircon”) is fast becoming a necessity rather than a luxury in Singapore. Many are willing to pay more for the cool comfort. Yet, it’s still a luxury because installing aircon takes up a big chunk of the renovation budget. Depending on the number of…

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

This review of Gain City and our air-conditioner (“air-con”) is a long time coming. However, I have learned that for most household appliances, especially big ticket items, it takes a while for true colours to show. Same for big companies. At the time of our…

Recipe: Tomato Egg

Recipe: Tomato Egg

This tomato egg stir fry dish, also known as 蕃茄炒蛋, is very popular in China. The first time I ate this was during my work trip to China and I love how they cook it there. I can’t find the same kind of texture and…

Recipe: Egg Drop Soup with Boxthorn Leaves / Wolfberry Leaves / Gao Gei Choi

Recipe: Egg Drop Soup with Boxthorn Leaves / Wolfberry Leaves / Gao Gei Choi

This is a healthy soup that’s easy to prepare. I came across this recipe while searching for easy recipes using Goji leaves. Other names include boxthorn leaves, wolfberry leaves, and 枸杞菜 (九枝菜). In the market, I just go by its Cantonese name, gáu-géi-choi. It’s easy…

What Kitchen Appliances to Get? (Reviews included)

What Kitchen Appliances to Get? (Reviews included)

We had to consider the kitchen appliances we were getting as we designed the kitchen cabinets. Here’s a list and my review of kitchen appliances: electrical appliances, power points, and miscellaneous items such as the sink. What model to get? Where to place them? Before…

Kitchen Cabinets Design for HDB Flats

Kitchen Cabinets Design for HDB Flats

Kitchen was a big part of our renovation process. From an empty space with only HDB flooring to a well-equipped kitchen for whipping up delicious home cooked meals, much thought was put into the kitchen planning. Other than to look good, a kitchen has to…

Recipe: Pork Stock (Pork Ribs)

Recipe: Pork Stock (Pork Ribs)

I use homemade vegetable stock when I cook porridge for the toddler, occasionally adding chicken bones when making the stock. So this vegetable-chicken stock is my first foray in stock and I thought that was it. I never thought of making other stock, especially pork stock. It was…