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First released in 1959, Sleeping Beauty is an animated film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm.

If you'd ask me which Disney film/princess is my favourite, it'll undoubtedly be Belle of Beauty and the Beast. I watched the animated film since I was a little kid and have loved Beauty and the Beast for the longest time. 
Now that they are having a remake of the original Disney film, I'm totally looking forward to it with strong anticipation. Eeeeks!

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  (Image taken from Beauty and the Beast)



Having grown up with Disney, I have had fantasies of having a prince sweep me off my feet.... or in the case of Belle, to be capable of a love so strong and powerful resulting in a transformation of the heart and body. 
(In modern day's terms, this means to have a man change his ways for you - usually a player or bad boy.)


So when I decided to embark on a project with the flowers that love had bought me, it was no surprise that Disney influences were on my mind.  

Yayy. My first bouquet.


After doing some searches on Google, I chanced upon the projects by Zhi Wei, also known as Limzy. She is a Malaysian visual artist (Hey there neighbour! Psss. I'm Singaporean.) who uses flower petals to make adorable and unique artworks. Do check out her instagram for more inspiration!


So after half an hour or so of arranging and glue-ing, this is what I got.


What do you think?
I'd really much preferred if I could recreate Belle in a flower dress... but the the tulips are pink in color, which would really suit Sleeping Beauty better.


Let me know what you think, and if you have projects of your own!
Don't worry if it doesn't turn out the way you want it to. I'm sure it still looks great :)

Best of luck!


xoxo,
meixii




When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’
I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’
– Sydney Harris

For the month of February, I have decided to release this little project of mine to share with the digital world. I made these little wallpapers for myself to keep me on track in this harsh world, but I figured that everyone could benefit from these small bits of encouragement. 

Hopefully this minimalist and pastel themed wallpaper would give you just the required amount of boost in the morning.
#goodvibesonly





Feel free to download the file below and crop it however you’d like. 
It should fit any device nicely. 😊

iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th gen - 1136 x 640

iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 - 1334 x 750.

iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad mini with Retina display - 2048 x 1536.



with love,
meixii
To all of you out there who still visits my blog - thanks to various sources and the use of social media - I thank you for all the love and support. It's been a good 2 years and 2 month hiatus. 

As some of you might be aware, this blog used to contain much more content than what it holds now. The content-disappearing act is in fact, the work of the author... but why, you'd ask. Well, that's a long story on it's own that I would very much like to leave it to a later time.


For this long overdued post, I would like to kick start the blog on Valentine's Day with a light-hearted post on quiche, simply because I baked a tiny one earlier this morning.





I had adapted my recipe from theviewfromgreatisland (click for the recipe to a kick ass Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche), and I have to admit that I did not follow the steps or the ingredient amount that are as listed on the blog.

But then again, that's exactly what I enjoy about cooking - that you never have to stick to one fixed recipe with a fixed set of rules.... except baking. Baking is in a class of its own and it requires one to be precise.





So now onto my itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini carrot and celery and onion and shredded mixed cheese quiche (I know, that was a mouthful) that I baked just 4 hours ago.

Being the lazy person that I am, I bought myself the Aunt Fanny Fresh Quiche and Tart Dough from REWE. This rolled out pre-made dough comes with a baking paper, which would make it really easy to get the quiche out of it's baking form.
In my case however, I was trying to make a quiche for one, and hence used a 4.5" spring-form pan. It's no big deal of course, if you guys are interested in making tiny quiches - you just have to punch out the necessary size out of the dough.


This is the magical ingredient that we lazy people need.
(If you aren't able to find something similar at your local supermarket, you may want to look in the frozen section, or choose to use the puff pastry. The texture wouldn't be the same but it will still taste amazing.)


Honestly. it doesn't really matter what ingredients you choose to put in your quiche. Just make it however way you like, and put in whatever makes you happy. I personally would have sliced some ham into my quiche if not for the lack of it at home. 

This would be what I call a no-frills bake that stands to impress your unsuspecting friends. Well... everyone should have a to-go recipe for quiche in their lives.

The mountain of goodness immediately after baking.
Eating time!



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  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1/2 medium carrot
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp dried herbs, I used parsley and 
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • A pinch of salt
  • Freshly grounded black pepper
  • Shredded cheese to top the quiche


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Set oven to 200°C.
  2. Fit the pie crust on your selected baking tray.
  3. Cut the celery, and carrot into little chunks and very thinly slice the onion.
  4. Boil the celery and carrot in water for 5 minutes or till softened.
  5. Arrange the ingredients into the unbaked pie crust however you like.
  6. Whisk the eggs and milk together while stirring in the herbs and paprika. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Scatter the shredded cheese on top of the ingredients and pour the egg mixture over all.
  8. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the quiche is puffed and golden brown.



NOTES

  • Many have sworn that blind baking the crust is a must, but this recipe works fine without.
  • Sweet onions work perfectly for this quiche because they are mild and don't require long period of cooking.
  • Stronger flavors may be achieved by using half and half in replacement of milk.
  • Adding stronger cheeses may benefit the overall flavor.




Hopefully the recipe would be of use and I do hope that all of you do give it a try. It's not that daunting a task if you choose to use the pre-made crust. After all, the crust is exactly what most of us fear isn't it? Haha.

The best of luck to all those braving their first attempt... and to top this all off, a very Happy Valentines to everyone!

Ps: This image was obtained from IZZY KRAMER, she's absolutely amazing and talented. Her illustrations are super cute and to die for. Do visit her page for more of these little snippets.



with love,
meixii
This coming Christmas (its in 2 days! Hooray!), i've decided to bake some muffins for the family. Decided to give this recipe a test run and wow, was I impressed. These muffins are truly a breeze to put together.








Great to be back here after taking such a long break from the blogsphere. My last post is apparently on the.... 27th of February 2014. That's, 8 months ago. Has it really been that long? Time seemingly flies past us without us knowing.

Just two days ago, I had this urge to bake a loaf of banana bread.

Being a lover of all things chocolatey, it struck me, why not combine chocolate and banana in a single loaf? A quick search online came up with recipes that seem to result in really moist breads. Maybe it's just me? But i'm not such a big fan of moist, sticky, gooey breads. That would appear to me as uncooked and simply unpalatable.



A little project I did a few hours ago while lazing looking around for inspiration.
Just recently, a friend of mine treated a few of us to the highly raved Royal Pudding from Paris Baguette