Thursday, 16 October 2014

Banana Cinnamon Muffin

We are a fan of banana. It's always on our grocery list as this fruit has a lot of health benefits as shared in my previous post. You can read the health benefits of banana here. Since I saw some banana can be turned into something I decided to baked banana-cinnamon muffin for my active kids. I personally like some toppings for my cupcakes or muffins and am thinking of almonds. But since my son is allergic to nuts so I decided to make a plain and one with almond. Am sharing this quick and easy recipe, hope you'll like it. Enjoy and happy baking.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 10-15 minutes

1 1/2 cup flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
1/2 tsp salt, sifted
2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, sifted
3 large banana mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
almond - optional

1. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at 175C
2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon powder. Set aside
3. Combine mashed banana, sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk properly until smooth.
4. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry. Slowly combine the flour and etc to your banana batter. Make sure all ingredients are smoothly mix.
5. Line up the muffin tins or baking paper.
6. Scoop the the batter to the right portion. Put some almond on top, up to your preference.
7. Baked for 10-15 mins for 175C.

Served the muffin with hot cappuccino!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Opera House in Wroclaw

This Opera House or popularly known as Wroclaw Opera is just right beside the hotel where I stayed for thirteen days in Wroclaw, The Monopol Hotel. The place is located at 35 Świdnicka Street, Wroclaw, Poland. It's a beauty that you don't want to miss. Everyday, I can hear performers practicing their piece. This place was opened in 1841 was then known as Breslau Opera.

Am not a big fan of opera but the feeling when you hear the performers sing is majestic. It is like you were time traveled to the days where mobile phones have not been invented. Where like is so simple yet enjoyable. This structure has been a witness to many political, social and economical changes happened in Wroclaw and in Poland as a whole. What awe me is the fact they still managed to maintain this place that is functional and the beauty is still there. I really believe that one does not need to built new things but to keep and enrich what they have.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

And Yes you Thought You are Fine But You are Not

Life has has it's way of making you realized that the pain you had before will surfaced on you are at your lowest. You repressed, suppressed or whatever you may call it on what you had before. And once you experienced the same it will just come out just like that. And yes you thought you are fine but in reality you're not. The pain of the past is still there and it lingers. You thought you had forgiven but not. You just forget about it but when there's a thing that will remind you of it, you snap. And you can't contain it, you just turn yourself against the world. You hide, you run away and you're out of touch.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Przejście - “The Anonymous Pedestrians.”

For thirteen days I stayed in Wroclaw, Poland I always see this day and night as this the place where I normally pass through going to the office and hotel where I stayed. 

First day I was intrigue with this rising people from the pavement. And of course out of curiosity I checked and researched what is the significance of the moment in the pavement. Apparently this is political memories of martial law. 

The artwork is called Przejście, which translates as passage or transition, and it’s also known in English as “The Anonymous Pedestrians.” These 14 figures were crafted by Polish artist Jerry Kalina in December 2005.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Alfresco Breakfast

Before flying back to Singapore I went to the same restaurant where my colleagues and I went for brunch. I find this place very relaxing, the food is awesome and the price is not that expensive. I should say there is value for money on this restaurant. I had my two hour breakfast outside alone at Mleczarnia in front of the big tree and synagogue.

I had sausage meal, that has breads, salad, egg and fruits and big cup of cappuccino. Enjoying this while listening to the sound of birds flying around, steps from people walking and passing thru the restaurant and some people chatting while doing some stuff. It was very very quite and still day. Simply my version of dolce far niente!!