I had a nice brunch with SL who is back on home leave. The first time I met S was two or three years ago at a seafood restaurant with a group of cyber world friends for dinner.
I knew back then, I will like this lady for she dares to speak her mind. Not pretentious at all. I felt comfortable as I knew that I can be myself without worrying about offending the other party.
Anyway, our friendship holds till today. So when she said she is home for a short period and wanted to meet up, I was delighted.
After all, for my healing plan, I needed to find more ME time and instead of cooping in the house all day long, I am finding opportunity to have other human interaction.
We had brunch in an outdoor seating. The weather was fairly cool. The food wasn't spectacular but we didn't mind it at all for our conversation was really good.
Through her, I found out that I wasn't the only one struggling. Along the way, S also shared her thoughts and experiences but she is much stronger than me.
She told me that I have to find things that I enjoy doing to diffuse the frustration.
Then again, with two kids, the issues never stop. Can it?
Over the weekend, I got a call from my daughter's classmate's mom. She told me that my daughter wrote some really nasty remark on a paper about her daughter.
To be honest, I don't know how many of you will share the same belief as me. A kid is always a kid. They fight and they make up. I would not put too much concern on this at this point in time. Then again, there will be some parents who really upset by such issues.
With this phone call, I had no choice but to confront my daughter for the truth. Apparently this girl is a bully in class and somehow my daughter puts down her unhappiness in words. Unfortunately, there is this passing notes trend in the school and the note went to this girl.
We had reprimanded our kid about this and make her write an apology letter. Also a letter to explain the whole situation to the teacher as it was also brought to the attention of the teacher.
Let’s hope she will learn something from this lesson.
To distract myself, after getting home, I felt happy enough to get back into the kitchen and churned out some Durian Cream Puff for my family.
The last time I tried making puff, a failed mission was two three years ago when I was still staying in Seletar.
But let me tell you, this recipe is easy and it is simply delicious. Thanks for sharing.
This year, we really went all the way for durian feasting.
We have been eating way too much durian these past weeks. I am surprised that I wasn't down with a cough with so much indulgence.
Source: My sweet Hut
What you need:
600g Durian fresh
½ tbsp Sugar
200ml Diary Whipping Cream (Chilled)
1 tbsp Sugar
Cook durian fresh under simmer till cook; add sugar and stir till dissolved. Rest to cool before mixing with cream.
Whip cream till stiff.
Add in durian paste and mix until soft peaks form
What you need:
Pinch of salt
100g Plain Flour
3 Eggs (beaten)
Lined tray with silpat mat.
Preheat oven (fan forced) at 200*C for 15 mins.
Melt butter, salt and water in a saucepan and bring to boil.
Add in the flour all at once and mix in quickly with a wooden spoon. Beat till the batter leaves the side of the pan.
Turn off heat and continue stirring (abt 3 mins) until smooth.
Transfer to mixing bowl and using a K beater. Slowly add in the egg. Let it incorporate into the dough before adding the next till all the eggs are done.
Spoon or pipe (1 tsp full) the batter onto the baking tray.
Bake at 200*C for 15-20 mins
Cut an opening from the puffs and spoon in the durian cream.
Fridge for 1 hrs before serving.