Grießklößchensuppe (German Semolina Dumpling)

Week 1 of partial lockdown in Singapore. WFH and HBL – these are some of the things that you see being mentioned very frequently everywhere, on social media, on the papers, in groupchats etc. We decided to bring the boy’s desk into our study room as well, so that we could all be together to carry out our WFH and HBL and it makes eyeballing him a lot easier too. However, we are now expected to work AND teach the boy what he is supposed to be learning in school. And our work load has not been reduced, mind you. It stays as busy with a constant stream of work coming in. What’s worse is that some from among the colleagues are treating work as if nothing else is happening in the world and life goes on as it is. Many of us are all trying our best to manage whatever comes, taking it one step at a time. However, at the end of this whole viral episode, many of us are just going to burn out and break down and call it a day.

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Lemon Curd Chiffon Cake – The Frozen Forest Of Shadows

I wanted to do a Frozen-themed cake for the boy’s birthday this year. He is so into this animation that, for a period of time, he kept singing the songs non-stop. I guess he’s just like any other kids who got frozen in time by this very successful Disney production.

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Cheesy Cheese Bread

The little boy is always full of tricks up his sleeves. The older he gets, the more scheming he becomes. And so I guess the best thing to do is to get him involved in small little ways so that he keeps himself entertained and engaged in the best possible ways that could contribute constructively. Just like how he volunteered to pose for pictures for this post. His reward? The buns that he posed with.

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Medieval Haddock In Tasty Sauce

This is a slightly strange yet interesting dish that I’ve decided to try out. It was a fish recipe which made use of of brown ale to cook. I must say, the sauce is not for the faint-hearted, and because it recommends using brown ale, could taste slightly bitter. I would recommend using beer or cider for a slightly sweeter, more pleasant taste for the palette.

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Easy Devilled Tofu

The boy is seated next to me now and writing furiously in his small little notebook that his classmate gave to him today – ONE, TWO, THREE . . . . .ELEVEN TWELVE THREETEEN FOURTEEN FIVETEEN – and then making me write out the numbers in a row telling me that I need to learn from him. I screamed at him: ‘Threeteen? Who taught you anything about threeteen?”  Looks like I need to do something about his literacy soon.

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