Friday 1 January 2010

Happy New Year - 2010

Time always went past so fast without us realising that it is time for another brand new year again. Today is the 1st day of 2010, a lot of thoughts in my mind and I am really thankful that God has preserves me and my family through out a wonderful and blessed year. While scrolling through my blog posts, I feel so satisfied that even being a full-time working mum, I am still able to catch up with my hobby in blogging and at the same time, prepared all these dishes and bakes for my love ones.

I am also thankful to all my blog readers and sincerely appreciate for your dropping by, comments and supports in my blogs. Without all your supports, Cuisine Paradise will not be able to accomplish such a great achievement in year 2009 to win the BEST FOOD BLOG award which is organised by OMY( And with the winning of this award, I am also given a chance to have my very first interview being broadcast on Air with Daniel Ang from FM100.3.

Another Major accomplishment for Cuisine Paradise in 2009 is to be able to have my very own recipes being published bi-monthly in a local parenting magazine called "Parents World". So far, my recipes had being published in 5 issues....... Thanks to Daniel, the editor who gave me such a opportunity to fulfil my dream.... I hope that I might be able to do better in contributing some interesting recipes for the readers......

Finally, before sharing with you some of my personal picks on what I have done in 2009....... Let me send my best and sincerely wishes to each and everyone of you out there that reads and supports Cuisine Paradise a HAPPY & WONDERFUL NEW YEAR ahead and may this 2010 be a great and prosper year for all of you.........

Soup!!! These are the main things that I will cook no matter how busy I am. Even without any proper dishes, we can just have a bowl of homecook soup together with steam rice. I personally believed nothing can compare to a bowl of homecook soup that is full of love and nutrition in it. So if you are interested to know more about the soup that I cook for my family, click HERE for more ideas.....

If I have the time, I love to try out different type of cuisine with different interesting ingredients. And most of all, I love to garnish my dishes with "COLOUR". As frequent readers of my blogs, you will notice that, I love to present my dish in a colourful layout. The reason for this might be partly because of the photo taking but most important factor is, I feel that proper presentation is very important. When you look at the food menu, you will definitely order something that looks good rather than something that looks simple. And with a kid at home, I find that by in-cooperating different colours in the dish, it actually catches their attention and this make it easier for the kid to eat all kind of food by their attractive colours. Interested in any dish? Click HERE for the recipe index :)

2009 is not a baking year for me, as I am working full time, I don't really have much spare time to do baking with my boy like what we used to have when he was a toddler. But on a off, during special occasion or when my boy is craving for his favourite Chocolate cake, muffins or cookies, I will still find time to bake something with him. Baking is always a great bonding time for both of us, as he will help me with the ingredients and preparation then finally he will wait by the oven side for the goodies to be bake while I do the washing up.

In 2009, I am also in the trend of making Kid's Bento. With some great inspiration from my bento pals like Amy(motheringcorner), Susan(Hawaii Bento), I started to collect all kinds of BENTO TOOLS and come up with some of my very own Bento for my kid. Above are some of my favourite Bento that I have made so far...... You can take a look HERE for more ideas too....... Some of my bento were also feature in the magazine together with Rey in May/June Issue.

In 2009, I also add in another new blog-site to Cuisine Paradise known as "Shop, Eat & Travel", where I post some of the food reviews on the stalls/places that we patronise and as well as some places of interest in Singapore such as Dairy Farm Park, Marina Barrage, Bottle Tree Park and etc where you can bring your kids along and have a great family outing. With so many different content of sub-blogs in Cuisine Paradise, I hope that I can have more time to update every blog-site regularly and share more interesting recipes/information with all the readers here.

Lastly, this is my favourite dish that I have done in 2009. Durian Fried Rice is always one of the dish that I wanted to try it out at home. I have heard about this dish serving in one of the Hong Kong Style Cafe in Singapore. From the food review that I have read from google search, this is actually a fried rice dish that consists of some prawns, egg and durian flesh. So I guess you can imagine the taste of a mixture of savoury and sweet combination. For me, since as a little kid, I love to eat durian with steam rice from the influence of my late father, so this an interesting venture for me to try out this dish during the durian season. So if you have tried this dish before and you are interesting to give it a try a home, or maybe you would like to take a look at some of the Durian recipes that I have post. Posted by Picasa


  1. Wishing you and your family a Happy 2010!

  2. Happy New Year to you and little Reyon Ellena! Oppss....noe, Rey is not little anymore, he is a big boy already and growing fast! I'm happy for you Ellena! What an accomplishments! Keep it up!

  3. Happy New Year Ellena!! Wish you and family all happiness and success.

  4. Hi Wen, wish you and your family HAPPY 2010 too.... And keep all the great posts coming in :)

    Hi Quinn, Wish you a Happy New Year too....May 2010 be a great year for you in all area u are into. Haha..yaya.. rey's 6th bday is coming soon....a few more days from nw :P

    Hi Lia Chen, Happy New Year to you and your family too :)

  5. Happy New Year Lena! I'm most most MOST happy about your accomplishment so far and believe that you'll be climbing new height further! Please continue to bless your readers with your recipes. Here's wishing you and your family a God-Blessed year, with bountiful returns and peace.

    You know, I'm so goondoo, my blog is 2 lah, not 3. I made a silly mistake. =P

  6. congratulations to your achievements in 2009! Here's wishing u an even more stellar and delicious 2010! :)

  7. Dear Ellena

    Happy New Year to you and your family too and keep up the good work u have done so far, great job :)

    gina khoo

  8. Hi Ellena,
    Wishing you a happy new year 2010. May the new year brings you the very best of luck and sees more of your creations.

  9. Hi Stardust, Thanks for your compliment and I hope that so far whatever recipes that I contribute here is of some use to the readers...... :)

    Hi noobcook, Thanks. Look forward to see more new recipes ideas from you in 2010 too :)

    Hi Gina, thanks for your comments, wish you all the best in 2010 too :) God bless.

    Hi Delia, thanks you thank you. Wish u have a great and wonderful 2010 too.... :)

    Hi 非凡, thanks for dropping by and your note :) You too have a great blog that is full of information......Keep it up!


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