Hashtag #sghaze on instagram and you will find many pictures of the current haze-y situation that we have been facing on our tiny island. As if dengue was not bad enough, now we’ve got to deal with the haze which I say is a whole lot worse. It’s hard to be outside the past couple of days without feeling breathless from the horrible smokey smells.
The once awesome view of the Marina Bay has also been marred by the smokey situation.
Hope this ‘blows’ off real soon and we get our blue skies back!
Congrats Serene Lew for being the winner for the June Give-away! You’ve won for yourself this set of Missoni pouches with a set of magnet frames. I will be contacting you within the next couple of days to get your details.
Thanks to the other 10 readers who participated in my little give-away. Shout YAY if you wish to see more goodies along the way!
Published 16 June, 2013
Floral Picks , The Loft
Brightening up the home with some really crayola blooms picked up at my usual floral place over at the market.
See what I mean? Really crazy colour combi which I thought worked out pretty well in the end. The Man did raise his eyebrows though when I set this on the dining table.
The stall had some fresh lavender for sale as well. Couldn’t resist picking up 2 small bunches and mixing it with some purple forget-me-nots and wild fleurs to get this bouquet. Placing one near the bed and another on my dressing table in the hope that the sweet smell of lavender will calm my nerves before I drift off to bed.
I seem to be saying the wrong things and expressing myself wrongly to others. Misunderstanding happens and then it’s too late to do anything else. So note to self: when I have nothing constructive to add, just shut up!
When I first saw this post from Sherie over at Maameemoomoo, I bookmarked it almost immediately! Corn muffins were something that I’ve always enjoyed especially the ones from Kenny Rogers which I used to order – best eaten when dunked with the sinfully good mac and cheese. I made a mental note to must bake these corn muffins one day.
Then I saw this post by E over at missusC’s reverie and I was really itching to make me some of them corn muffins! So I did. Turned out it wasn’t that difficult. Although I did experience some difficulty in trying to look for yellow cornmeal in the supermarket but turned out, yellow cornmeal is actually polenta! Colleague of mine got some for me while doing her grocery run.
Sweet Corn Muffins
(makes 10 muffins)
1 1/4 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal (or polenta)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
113g unsalted butter
75g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 200C. Line muffin tin with muffin liners.
2. Mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until pale and fluffy.
4. Slowly drizzle beaten eggs into the mixture, beating until fully incorporated.
5. Reduce mixer speed to low, add one third of the flour mixture and half the milk. Repeat with flour, then milk and then finish with flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated and batter is smooth.
6. Add corn and stir to distribute evenly.
7. Scoop the batter into the lined muffin tin. Bake for 10 minutes.
8. Reduce the oven temperature to 180C and bake for another 12 – 15 minutes, until the muffins are golden in color or when the cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of a muffin.
These were soo good that we couldn’t resist popping one into our mouths the moment they popped out of the oven. I had to stop the Man from eating them all before I took a photo of them. Hehe..
And like what E said, this recipe is definitely for keeps! I can see myself making them over and over again!
Hosting yet another give-away for the month of June!
One of the things I really like to do while I’m in Japan is to pop into the bookstores to check out the cool freebies that usually come with their local magazines. Never mind I don’t read Japanese, those freebies are what catches my eye. ;p
Got these cute Missoni printed pouches a couple of months back and decided that it would be fab as a little give-away along with these Polaroid floral frames.
To win the set of items featured above, all you need to do is to leave a comment below. (Entries without an email address will be disqualified.)
This give-away is only open to readers in Singapore and will close on Sunday, 16 June at 9pm. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced by 19 June, 2013 (Item will be delivered by post). Contest is now closed.
The above item belong personally to lady J’s musings. No monetary rewards are given to promote the brands nor items.