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Mrs Ergül

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Mrs Ergül

I'm a marketer by profession. I happen to love whiling my time away in my tiny kitchen...

...making food for people I bother to share the food with.

I love anything chocolate but my husband sulks at the sight of yet another chocolate baked goods! How tough a challenge it can be to choose between pleasing his or mine palate.

How long have you been a Daring Baker/Daring Cook and what’s your favorite thing about being in the group(s) so far?

I have been a Daring Baker since April 2008. Of course, I missed a few challenges along the way.
I enjoy being in this community because it helps bring me out of my comfort zone! If not for being a daring baker, I would still be baking only cookies and muffins!!

Not forgetting, it renders me a good excuse to buy new baking tools of all sorts when the need arises.

What’s your favorite kitchen gadget? How about your favorite kitchen appliance?

My favourite kitchen gadget for now seems to be the microplane zester!
Appliance will be the KA that I have just ruined.

Do you have a favorite movie? Book? Genre of music? Actor? Actress?

Andy Lau if any one in the Western world knows who he is! He is such a great role model for the newbies in the entertainment industry.

You’ve just won $5000.00!!! But it comes with some stipulations.. you can’t spend it on your kids or your significant other! This is all YOURS. What would you spend it on? (we’re also going to fantasize that you have no bills whatsoever! Woo!! Hehee)

$5000 would be just about right to tear down the entire kitchen and fit it with new storage space and counter! And the appliances I have been eyeing which had been out of reach.

What is the ultimate comfort food to you?

Preserved Mustard Greens Duck Soup.

Which season (Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) is your favorite.. why?

How can I answer a question like this when all we experience is summer all year round?

Other than cooking and/or baking.. what hobbies do you enjoy?

Reading.
If you could bake/cook with other Daring Bakers/Daring Cooks, who would they be and why?

Jennifer Yu of Use Real Butter. I love her energy in her. She is definitely someone I look up to. Very much.

Who taught you how to cook and/or bake?

I learnt the basics of Chinese cooking from my beloved mum. But since she doesn't bake, I picked it up on my own.

What’s your favorite holiday and why?

My favourite holiday will be renting a cottage in some laidback town in France, Australia or New Zealand. The season shall be fall, and there shall be only me and my husband. cottage since we do not have one. fall since we do not enjoy it in the tropics.

Reading any good books lately? Which ones?!

I so love Nicholas Sparks. But my current favourite is 'Goodnight, Beautiful' by Dorothy Koomson.

What did you eat for dinner last night? Did you prepare it or someone else?

My hubby prepared our Turkish Lentil Soup and pan-fried some frozen store-bought India Chiapati for our dinner last night. I just wasn't in the mood.

What kind of colors do you like? Pastels? Earth tones? Brights? Neons? Etc.

Loud, vibrant colours are me!

If you had the choice of a free kitchen, bathroom, living room or bedroom makeover – which would you choose and why?

We are pretty pleased with the way our bedroom and ensuite bathroom is. We always exclaim it feels like staying in a hotel room. Living room is also fine the way it is. The only room in the apartment we did not redo when we bought it is the kitchen. I will so very much like to redo it so I can incorporate new design into it to make it more efficient!

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