Addressing a pet peeve on plurality…

Attention staff,

I have just met with managers and staff from their respective business units. Included in the meeting were the senior executives from the corporate staff.

As it was an informal “town hall” staff gathering, we were dressed informally but the presentations were anything but. In the end, we’ve managed to create a consensus amongst everyone that hence forth, we should all respect everyone’s personal belongings.

In short: hands off stuff that do not belong to you.


Posted on 16th Dec 2010 in Fun, Musings  |  Comments off

Weekend Home-cooking with Moules Marinière, Tomato Galette, pan-fried duck breast and a deep chocolate with sour cream pound cake

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She was talking about Moules Frites for a while now. So I proposed doing Moules Marinière (with frites of course) but I had some confusion with Moules à la Provençale which is basically Moules Marinière with tomatoes and (more) herbs.

She’d also found a nice recipe for a nice Tomato Galette (I had proposed doing David Lebovitz’s Tomato Tart but I’m easy…) The other agenda was to practice doing pan-fried duck breast for Joan’s home-coming dinner.

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Posted on 22nd Aug 2010 in Dinner Book, Food and Drink, Fun, Modern European, Western  |  7 comments

Sign up now for the Annual Food Bloggers Dinner 2010

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Heya! Just a reminder to sign up for the Annual Food Bloggers Dinner if you haven’t done so. It’s happening on the 25th August (Wednesday).

You can sign up by sending an email to ng_ivan@yahoo.com (let me know your choice of meat or fish for the main course).

I hope to get all sign-ups by the 15th August so that the kitchen has time to prepare.

Also, Pantry Pursuits have kindly donated prizes for a lucky draw.

When: Wednesday, 25th August 2010, 7.30pm-11pm

Where: Michelangelo’s, Block44/1- Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116.

Price: $50 nett.

Menu:

Starter

Crabmeat Cake with Avocado top with Mesclun Salad, Beetroot Paint & Balsamic Reduction

Pasta

Short Tube Pasta with chunks of Tuna in Homemade Tomato Sauce with Capers, Olives, Chili, Garlic, Basil, White Wine & rich Fish Broth

Main Course

Breaded Veal Scallopine pan fried in Butter glace with Veal Jus, Cherry Tomato Salsa & Lemon Wedge

OR

Sea bream blanket with crispy Brick Phyllo on Butternut Pumpkin Puree top with Tomato Salsa

Dessert

Pistachio Financier with Strawberry Salsa & Mint

Coffee / Tea


Posted on 12th Aug 2010 in Food Bloggers Dinner, Fun, Singapore  |  1 comment

A visit to Freitag Zürich, Switzerland

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I spent the weekend in Zürich walking around aimlessly until I spotted a lot of people carrying Freitag bags. I decided to stop a man who was carrying a Freitag bag in a Freitag paper bag and ask for directions.

Lo and behold, it was not far (just 1 train station away) and suddenly, I had purpose.

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Posted on 10th Aug 2010 in Fun  |  2 comments

The Singapore Food Festival – Clarke Quay Food Street

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Visitors to Singapore (suggested motto: No littering, fine $500) are often at a lost on where or what to eat when they arrive. What they see in the arrival halls of our world-class airport is a sanitary – for most Singaporeans, hygiene is not a greeting – place. Unless they have a local friend, they wouldn’t have a clue to what’s good to eat.

Fret not, because true to the Singaporean habit of consolidating colonial cultural color into a centralized, convenient and, above all, hygienic location, the Read Bridge at Clarke Quay has been converted into a Food Street with stalls hawking things to eat. And because the theme this year is local dialect cultural food, you get to wade through a broad spectrum of food from the various dialect groups that have evolved into something that is truly Singaporean.

Unless of course, the Malaysians claim otherwise.

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Posted on 19th Jul 2010 in Asian, Fun  |  4 comments


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