Baked ricotta cheesecake.

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I’ve made this cake five times in the last three weeks. I did a lot of research before settling on this recipe, which sort of picks and chooses ingredients and amounts from countless others. A few months ago I made a very thin baked cheesecake without ricotta, and with Arnott’s shortbread creams for the base. It turned out really tasty but I had my heart set on trying out a ricotta cheesecake. I wanted to top the cake with raspberries but the frozen ones I had were… ugly. I decided to smoothie those, and get some other picture pretty berries out for this one.

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Saturn Devouring His Son

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This is one of my favourite paintings. It’s unofficially called ‘Saturn Devouring His Son’ by Francisco de Goya, part of a series now referred to as ‘the Black Paintings’, never given official names by Goya. A few years ago I was reading about cannibalism having re-watched Silence of the Lambs and read Hannibal Rising. This artwork came to my attention then, reading about the history of human cannibalism. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. I felt so mesmerised by the horrific depiction. It was so cold and brutal. Saturn’s wide eyes chilled me to my core, and the way his infant is limbless, beheaded and bleeding certainly enhances the terror of the scene. Continue reading “Saturn Devouring His Son”

White chocolate panna cotta.

This is the first time I’ve ever made panna cotta and I was honestly so happy with the results. I could have made a plain, traditional vanilla flavoured dessert but I decided I would wait til I hate vanilla bean paste to use instead of just vanilla extract. I like the look of creamy white panna cotta, but for a vanilla flavoured one I would like to see little speckles of vanilla bean in it. Continue reading “White chocolate panna cotta.”

Malaysian street-style mee goreng.

I haven’t made hokkien at home since my birthday party in November. I made this dish for iftar on Tuesday night. It was supposed to be for my friend Ishrat, alongside a smoked salmon pasta, but she was incapacitated unfortunately. 😦

For months since I got back from Bangladesh I would watch mee goreng recipe videos on YouTube late at night. I kept planning to try combining some recipes to get a flavour I’d prefer, but just never got around to it until now. Continue reading “Malaysian street-style mee goreng.”

25 things to do during Autumn.

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#21 – Skype your grandparents! I miss my grandmother in Bangladesh so much, and my baby cousin Aayan. 😦 I want to see their faces everyday.

Damn it. I completely missed the window to post my list for summer! I mean yeah, I spent a third of it overseas but just because I write the lists doesn’t mean that I’m obligated to somehow to enact every item. It’s just meant to be reading material for you guys. *sigh*

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Bangladesh 2015, Haul.

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Okay, so I have many posts to catch up on… Eep. Here is my first post for 2015! My first ever ‘haul’ post. This is just to share what I bought my mum and aunt (my calamuni for you Bengalis out there) bought for me during my family vacation in Bangladesh. It is unlikely I will do more haul posts like this on WordPress. I occasionally share things I buy that are fashion/cosmetic/book related on my various Tumblr accounts.

I am also not planning to do any posts dedicated to my entire vacation, though I’m certain anecdotes and other tidbits relevant will seep into other posts. I may do a post about my visit to Mehendiganj, but I think I’d rather keep the other photographs and details of my holiday to myself. Mainly because look how lazy I already am posting about my loves: food and fashion. I rarely post about that, so posting different stuff about Bangladesh will take forever to get onto here haha.

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Creamy chilli garlic prawn fettuccine with parsley.

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I made this recipe about a week ago *breaks out into the Shmoney dance* and used no cream. I didn’t have any at home so I went for a more olive oil based sauce inspired by Laura Vitale. It was really tasty! I made it a bit too spicy though, but didn’t use less chilli powder in tonight’s recipe because I knew that the addition of cream would counter the heat but still give me incredible flavour. Continue reading “Creamy chilli garlic prawn fettuccine with parsley.”

NYX Gel Liner & Smudger [Review]

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I was shopping with my friend Saira (post pending??maybe??idk) and I had noticed they’d restocked this product at Target, and on a whim I decided to purchase it. I never spend so much money on eyeliner/eyeshadow that’s just one colour and not part of a palette, but this colour really appealed to me. Plus blue eye make up seems to complement my eyes really well.

At the end of the post I’ve included a selfie of me wearing the product, and I will later put up more photos in separate posts.

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MaxFactor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick [Review]

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I noticed a tester for the ‘Passionate Red’ a while back and wanted to buy it before I went to my friend Priyanka’s birthday dinner because I thought it would suit the outfit I had picked out. I thought I’d review my new purchase here. I was anticipating the colour to be a more cherry red on my lips, but it was a bit more pink.

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