The Seven

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


So, it’s Wednesday?

Um, where did Malaysian Monday go then? (*whistles innocently*). I do apologise. We had visitors, from Malaysia actually, so I chose to hang out with them instead of feeding the blog :)

But luckily, I know we’re all friends here and you’ll understand. Speaking of friends, the lovely Fiona from Life on Nanchang Lu tagged me in The Tripbase Seven Links Project. After she said such lovely things about moi, how could I not play along? (You must check out Fiona’s seven, I don’t think I am doing this thing justice!).

So here they are, my seven “most...” posts.

My most beautiful post. 

Hmmm, this one was tricky. Even though Fiona kindly said I was a good photographer, I honestly don’t think I am. Trying to choose a beautiful post, much less one that was the “most beautiful” was really hard. But in the end, I picked this post because it reminds me of my favourite place in the world. It’s where we go camping (the spot is called Treachery Camp), and every time I look at these photos, I want to go back. Now that I’ve told you the name of it, please don’t all flock there at once ok?

My most popular post.

This was easy. Put the words Yoda and macaron in the same sentence and everyone wants a look. It was even featured here on the edible craft section at

My most controversial post.

Well, I could have picked the post that generated deafening silence (actually three brave souls commented) but instead I’ll choose this one about a custard apple because of the number of anonymous comments I received telling me that I was wrong and the fruit in question was actually called something else. (In the end I just chose to stop publishing comments on that post by anyone named anonymous. My blog, my rules).

My most helpful post. 

Ok, I will readily admit that any recipes I post may not often be very detailed, and frequently have the words “adjust to taste” in them. But I think this attempt at kuih bahulu proved helpful to some of you. I hope.

A post whose success surprised me.


Definitely this one involving dipping fruit in compound chocolate.  Not very foodie, but lots of fun.

A post that didn’t get the attention it deserved. 


It has to be this one. Waaaaay back when I first started blogging, when I used a happy snappy camera to take flash photos, when my fondant work was still very lumpy and bumpy, when I had no idea what I was doing. That cake still makes me smile.

The post I am most proud of.


As you would have probably guessed by now, I have a tendency to verbosity. That’s why I love how I wrote this post. It was very concise, the writing flowed, and I wish I could capture that feeling and produce another post that way again.

So now it’s the “Tag! You’re it!” part. I’d love to know what Vanille, Beth, Lisa and Diana’s seven are. (If you’ve been tagged and don’t want to play, don’t worry, I won’t be sad).


Lisa said...

Oh, shaz..I'll definitely play!! I have to put up my Daring Bakers post first, and then the next ost will be it! I'm excited..thank you for tagging me!! *hugs*

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

omg that r2d2 cake is awesome!

chopinandmysaucepan said...

This post is fantastic, I love you Yoda macarons! I got nominated by 2 other bloggers to do this 7 links and I'm still a little apprehensive to attempt it. Well done!

Beth said...

Thanks for the link, Shaz! I loved reading your top picks; I agree that your yoda macarons were spectacular!

Beth said...

Just wanted to let you know that I tried following your "Most controversial" link and I couldn't get a connection. Maybe it's just me, but I thought I'd let you know just in case.

shaz said...

Lisa - no worries! And I'm quite sure there's no time limit on this thing. Unlike the DB challenge. I have to get my skates on.

Helen (Grab Your Fork) - thank you, it certainly made an impact for the birthday girl.

chopinandmysaucepan - thank you so much :)

Beth - thank you and I've fixed the links now, not sure what happened there.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

This is fun. I try to write something related this weekend, if I managed to write some report on time for my supervisor this week...sobsobsob. But thank you for the tag :). Your food photos are always so brilliantly captured. I always wonder how you do it. Good food, good photos wow. I think taking photos of food is difficult because I simply can't wait to eat them. I lack the food presentation skill hehehe...

Vanille said...

Shaz, that's an interesting retrospective post !
I smile just looking at those macarons and sharing with you this love for the ocean, I'm sure I'd like this camping spot of yours ;)
And thank you for thinking of me for the tag.

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi said...

Aw, but I love your lumpy bumpy R2D2! I can't even fathom taking on a cake so exciting. Love your camping spot too!

Fiona said...

Shaz - a Stupendous Seven! It was great to catch up on some posts I hadn't read too!

Who would have thought a humble old custard apple could be so controversial?

And those Yodas - you are some kind of genius.

One last comment - take full credit - you ARE a good photographer...the photo and writing with those jam drops makes me want to get baking. Immediately. So when is your cookbook coming out??

shaz said...

Malay-Kadazan girl - don't rush :) supervisor comes first yes?

Vanille - those macarons make me laugh too.

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi- thank you :)

Fiona - you are too, too kind :)

shaz said...

Malay-Kadazan girl - don't rush :) supervisor comes first yes?

Vanille - those macarons make me laugh too.

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi- thank you :)

Fiona - you are too, too kind :)

Megan's Cookin' said...

What a fun post! Now I have to go check out the 7. Have a great day! :)

Hungry Dog said...

I never saw the R2D2 cake! Actually when I first glanced at the photo I thought it *was* R2D2--I mean, a real toy, at least. It's fun to go through all the different things you've made and see what people responded to, isn't it? I'll be doing this shortly myself...

grace said...

inspiration, yoda is. talented, you are. :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

I just got one of these too, I'm working on mine. I'm with you, those Yoda macarons are the coolest thing, totally priceless. Pierre Herme needs to make those.
*kisses* HH