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Rise & Shine Carnival – A Giveaway! (Recipe: Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins)


Rise & Shine is a movement started by a group of mothers with the mission to provide parents and educators an opportunity to learn, share and identify holistic approaches in raising healthier and happier children. The Rise & Shine Carnival – Singapore’s Largest Breakfast Fiesta is happening this March 3rd, and in true blue Singapore fashion, it will be an attempt to set the new record for the biggest breakfast picnic turnout. With a fun-filled line-up of gigantic bouncy castles, balloon sculpting, face-painting, and sports tryouts (fencing, golf, soccer and wushu) for the little ones ones, as well as pediatric massage and nutritional food demonstrations for parents, there is surely something for every one at the Rise & Shine Carnival.

The Rise & Shine Carnival kickstarts the movement’s efforts which include outreach to parents at public libraries and preschools, access for parents to a panel of experts, extensive online resources, and its flagship activity – the Rise & Shine Expo, the only children’s healthcare and development expo in Singapore held from 27 to 29 September 2013 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 401.

Now, in my previous post, I had mentioned about the inaugural Rise & Shine campaign;- or more specifically their breakfast campaign which resulted in that yummy granola berry parfait;- along with a little surprise for my readers. As some of you might have guessed, I have a little giveaway: TWO sets of TWO adult tickets for the upcoming Rise & Shine Carnival! Continue reading

post-ramadhan baking: kek batik marie & biskut keju

Over the last weekend, Muslims all over the world celebrated Eid to mark the end of the blessed fasting month of Ramadhan, and the beginning of the new month of Syawal. Muslim families of various cultures celebrate Eid in their own distinct way. Here in Singapore, besides Eid prayers and the visiting of relatives on the day itself, I personally find that celebrations here start on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa (the Malay name for Eid), with last-minute flurry of activities that last till the wee hours of the morning. The home is given a fresh makeover with an intensive bout of spring-cleaning, new curtains and house decorations are bought, festive chasing lights (pictured above) are placed by the window or within the house, ethnic clothes are purchased or tailor-made months in advance, and of course, as with any other festivity, the ladies busy themselves in the kitchen to prepare exquisite dishes for Hari Raya.

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