FFWD | Asparagus soup

This week, we are having Asparagus soup (p. 58)! Does it remind you of spring? Of course, in Singapore, we do not have the four seasons but tropical climate throughout the year. Nevertheless, seeing these greens makes one feel refreshing and joyful no doubt.


I like my soup served hot (typical Chinese) but I realised this tastes good too even when it is cold. I’m surprised the hubs was willing to finish the whole bowl even though he is not so much of a veggie person. It’s a terrific change to the usual Chinese soups that we are so used to.


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Brewed coffee the quick and easy way


The hubs and I have a habit – we need to have a cup of coffee every morning to start the day off. Since we are both rushing for time, we resort to having our caffein  fix from 3-in-1 sachets. There is a whole range of such instant coffee in the market and we are certainly spoilt for choice. However, there is perhaps one main problem, as I see it -these 3-in-1 coffee contains high sugar content and I’m really not fond of that. Sometimes, I felt as if I’m drinking a cup of sugar but hey, where’s the coffee?

The solution? Coffee maker!


I like this Philips coffee maker because it is compact and does its job well. For those of us who do not have big kitchen, good appliances which do not take up too much of the countertop space is brilliant. Have I mentioned that this coffee maker is easy to clean and maintain? Isn’t this great?

If you are like me who have never used a coffee maker, allow me to show you how.

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1. Fill the water tank with water.
2. Fill your favourite ground coffee.
3. Start brewing the coffee.
4. Enjoy your cup of coffee!

It’s that simple! And all these within a few minutes. Now my family can enjoy good filter coffee in the comfort of our home. IMG_1634

Read more about the coffee maker here.

The Philips Coffee Maker is available at a very affordable price of$38 (RCP: $49) during the Great Singapore Sale! So, what are you waiting for?

If you spend a minimum of $200 on selected Philips products in a single receipt from 1 June to 31 July 2013, you can participate in a lucky dip and win shopping vouchers! Another great reason to continue shopping!

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Disclaimer: I received the Philips Coffee Maker for the purposes of the review. All opinions stated herein are my own.