Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Some Happy News


As some of you may already know, my Normandy Apple Tart has been awarded the "Winner of Edibility" in December 2007 DMBLGIT, hosted by Dayna of Food and Photogaphy.

Although I have won twice in the past, I was nonetheless ectatic when my sweet friend Helen left a congratulatory comment to inform me the results were in! I was almost going to shut down my laptop when the news came. Needless to say, I was a happy girl that night, and went to bed wearing a broad grin.

Normandy Apple Tart

The second piece of happy news: We are going back to Singapore and Malaysia on next Monday morning, which is less than 5 days from now! We will be home for 3 weeks, spending Chinese New Year with our families.

The night after we bought our airtickets, I was too excited about our trips that I had insomia. It persisited for the next few nights. I think my mind must be too busy planning on meeting friends, buying hard to find ingredients back to US, baking up a storm in my mum's new kitchen, learning some dishes from my mother in law and most importantly eating the local food! I will bring my camera back,in the hope of capturing some tasty meals I take to share with you. But I can't promise. It's too hard a task. The last time I brought my camera along to take some food shots, I managed to have totally forgotten about it until my stomach was full and the plates were mobbed clean!!

No recipe for this entry, but may I tease you with some cheesecakes? These are some cheesecakes I have made from Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook. A great book for anybody who love cheesecakes! I love all four of the cheesecakes I made from this book. Stories and recipes coming up soon!

Cheesecake Craze


bakeorbreak said...

Congratulations once again, Mandy! These cheesecakes look delicious! I've been wondering about that cookbook. Having sampled Junior's cheesecake in New York, I figured it would be worth it. I'll definitely add it to my wish list. Have a great trip!

Helene said...

Congratulations! I love the pink logo! Enjoy your time with your family, I can't wait to have my mom around in a couple of weeks!

Alejandra Ramos said...

Congratulations! That is an absolutely gorgeous tart. i look forward to trying it soon.

Aimée said...

Great job! You deserve it, I must say. What a beautiful tart.

Little Corner of Mine said...


It would be so nice to spend CNY with your families and friends. The shopping for baking stuff will be super fun too. Enjoy your trip!

Deborah said...

Congrats on DMBLGIT! And I hope you have so much fun on your vacation. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

congrats; i always enjoy your pics!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Congrats on the deserve it...and have a good time in MY...and eat all the good food on my behalf!!! :)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Congratulations again Mandy, your tart pic is really amazing! and I'm so happy for you that you'll be back home to celebrate the Chinese new year, how wonderful! Like you, I have the same problem as you when on holidays though, I only remember about taking the photos when the food is sitting warmly in my tummy! HA!HA! nevermind, the most important thing is that we enjoy ourselves, huh?
So have you made any interesting water-spills lately? reading your comment made me laugh, you are SO funny, girl! I will be back hope in April. It's going to be lovely. Can't wait!
The cheesecakes look Yummy!

Nic said...

Congratulations, well deserved! Have a great time with your family!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Well deserved, Mandy! That photo is gorgeous!

tigerfish said...

First , congratulations!

Also, I'm also waiting for my turn back in Sg. If you get a greeting from a stranger along the streets in Sg, don't be surprised. But I can only recognize who-is-who if you were carrying a camera and covering one side of your face :P

Enjoy everything.

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