After a week of feeling uneasy, shaken and sad, the last post did make me feel better. It’s cathartic. The cycle of life never lies. You go through birth, teenage, young adulthood, adulthood, marriage, parents. grandparents and finally death. Sometimes, people skip a few stages and jump from one to another. It’s human life. It’s unavoidable.
I’m know that I’m blessed with a set of loving and patient parents, great grandma, life partner and a group of close friends who will walk through life with me (just as I will walk with them). And I’m blessed with friends I met through the blogging world who offer me great tips and advice.
Death is usually an ugly word. One comfort I found is the fact that tomorrow is Good Friday. A day when Christians remember the death of Jesus and God’s grace to us.
So I have two things to share with you today!
What would you do with a $50 Williams-Sonoma giftcard?
The Clean Plate Club has been so kind to offer a giftaway! Check it out! I lurveeee the things at Williams-Sonoma. I know what I want if I win that gift card. It would be tartlette and non-stick Madeleine pans.
Visit the link and participate in it too! You have until 30th of April. Go quick! =)
A cafe favorite.
Macademia and White Chocolate Cookies
It’s not often that you hear me rave about white chocolate. Technically, they are not even chocolate. It’s a combo not to be missed though. White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a match made in heaven. I tried dark chocolate with it and for some odd reason, it just didn’t taste as good as the white chocolate. There must be something about macademia that goes well with white choc.
Do you still have the first recipe book that you baked from? I still do. In fact, seven years ago I tried recipes from there and I failed miserably. I picked this book up again not too long ago and boy am I surprised by what I can do now compared to previous attempts.
So have a go at this during the Easter Break. It’s really really good.
Macademia and White Chocolate Cookies (makes about 40)
125grams of butter
2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of self raising flour
1 cup chopped unsalted roasted macademias
3/4 cup of rolled oats
200grms white choc bits
Preheat Oven to 180C
Beat butter, eggs, sugar and essence till they become light and fluffy. Fold in flours, nuts, oats and chocolate.
Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls; placed them on lined baking trays. Bake for 15 minutes or till browned slightly. Cool and EAT.