Update for Envylope is out – the BIGGEST update YET!

We have been working on this for almost 2 months now.  It’s been tiring and we both have learnt so much more from these 2 months!

The update is here and available on the App Store🙂  The best feature I personally like is the theme selection (yes I’ve mentioned it before!), as I love being able to customise my app in a way that is pleasing to my eyes!  It’s like the concept of choosing a notebook design.  Yes – something so trivial but it makes all the difference!

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So check it out… And would love some support from fellow bloggers – Review Us on the App Store and spread the love! 🙂  I did not realise how Apple works with Reviews till recently.  Did you know you can only see reviews of an App from the same country as you?  Unfortunately, that’s so misleading and makes it tough to have MANY REVIEWS in ONE PLACE.  Dispersion is best soley for pollen grains and not for apps – LOL!

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B

Envylope Update is on its way… Here’s a Sneak Peak!

I’ve been so excited while working on Envylope App‘s Update.  The best new aesthetic feature really has to be the ability to select your own theme.  Yes, I designed it!  🙂  It should be out in a week or so, we are just tying up lose ends now.  Wish us all the best, and I’ll let you know when it’s out.

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Feedback is always priceless!

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B

Easy Almond Pastries

Hello all!  I’ve been so busy working on the Update for Envylope!  It has beautiful themes to choose from (I guess I find them beautiful may coz I did the designing LOL).  Hopefully it’ll be out next week!  I haven’t been doing much experimentation cooking to be honest. Hope to in the next few weeks.  I made Almond Pastry this week for guest for tea.  It’s a friends recipe from Bangkok – so I can’t take credit for it… But its very nice, easy and yummy!  Here are pictures to entice you 🙂

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Don’t they just look lovely?  And here are some close-ups!

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Yummyyyyy…

Easy Almond Pastry

Bakes: A huge batch

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 packet Jus-Rol Puff Pastry
  • Some milk for brushing

Method:

  1. Preheat oven as shown on package.
  2. Put almonds in a food processor till its fine.
  3. Melt butter.  Mix butter, almonds & sugar in a bowl.
  4. Roll out pastry and cut in small squares.
  5. Fill pastry with filling and close it.  It doesn’t matter exactly how you close it, as it looks nicer when it opens up a bit in the oven anyways!
  6. Pop in the oven and check on it.  Should be done by 12-15 mins! 🙂

Yeap and that’s it.  It’s really easy!  Also, because you brush it with milk instead of egg – it’s vegetarian, this makes it easy with all types of guest.  Let me know what you think!

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B

  1. Brus.h some milk in the oven

 

Foodie Fridays: Vietnamese Fusion Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Hello everyone.  Fridays = Food.  Well OK to be very honest, Everyday = Food! 🙂  I just absolutely love food.  I’m always on the quest to try out new things as food should be interesting and fun!  I bought rice paper and googled a few recipes for Vietnamese Rolls, most of which seemed rather yummy but I lacked ingredients, so I made up my own.  🙂  Yummy Vegetarian Rolls!

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Don’t they just look gorgeous?  I tried to make them as colorful as possible 🙂  It’s really a healthy side – somewhat like a salad roll. Yes that’s how I roll. LOL

 

Vietnamese Fusion Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Makes enough for 2 people as a side.

Ingredients:

  • 4 rice paper sheets
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 4 tbsp sweet corn
  • Mock Fish, baked and cut in strips
  • 1/5 packet of Rice noodles, boiled and drained
  • Some shredded lettuce
  • Handful of Thai Basil Leaves
  • FOR DIPPING SAUCE:  2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce, Pepper, Water and Crushed Peanuts

Method:

  1. Prepare Rice Sheets (follow directions on the packet – Dip in warm water and it’s ready to roll!)
  2. Place the ingredients in the middle, and roll it upwards – just like a burrito. Simple.
  3. Mix the sauce in a bowl with some water and crushed peanuts.  Mix it to the desired consistency and taste you would like.  You can add some soya sauce if you like or chilli sauce!

Enjoy!! 🙂

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B

Singapore Day 2014 in London

Hello all..  My feet feel the itch, the desire to travel.  So the only travelling I managed to do lately is travel to Singapore Day in London.  LOL!  It honestly felt like I was in Singapore.  We had to register way in advance as the entry is free.  It was strictly for Singaporeans, which I really liked as the feeling of being there was exclusive.  Although saying that, you can register a Non-Singaporean Plus One that’s a family member.  Which was great as I would have loved to go with my husband.  He loves Singaporean Food – even more than me.

The Perks of Singapore Day:

  • Best Chefs from Singapore flown to London to serve FREE FOOD for all.  The queues were really long – but the taste of Singapore was priceless.  I was a happy person.  Especially eating freshly made Roti-Prata.  The one hour wait was worth it.
  • You mingle with about 10 000 Singaporeans from UK and Europe.  It’s pretty extraordinary that a day like this can bring everyone together.
  • You feel extra patriotic.  I wore Red, it pretty much SPELLS OUT PATRIOTISM.  I was simply proud to be Singaporean.  I loved every minute of it.  Maybe being away from a country really makes you appreciate your country more 🙂
  • The PM was the guest of honour and I got a picture with him.  Well sort of, but managed a handshake.  Maybe the Red Shirt did the trick? LOL.
  • To end the day off there was chilled water.  That might sound trivial but on a hot day, chilled bottle water is truly appreciated.
  • Well planned till the last detail…!

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Casuarina Curry.  The prata is awesome and crispy.  My mouth is watering thinking about it….!

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So many people.  Turn out was so great that somehow I didn’t manage to meet all my friends that were there. Unfortunately, the phone network wasn’t too great.

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The PM of Singapore – Lee Hsien Loong.Image

 

My RED SHIRT that got me noticed?  LOL.

 

All in all – really enjoyed a taste of home in London..!

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B