Have you made your Christmas makan list and checked it twice?

Red Wine Beef Casserole by The Garden Slug, Christmas

Braised Italian Meatball Casserole by The Garden Slug, Christmas

Spicy Aglio Olio con Funghi by The Garden Slug, Christmas

 

 

 

 

 
A goodly part of the delight of a Christmas meal is in the cheerful hum of voices, the steaming kettle, the cup that cheers, and shiny plates with satiny surfaces catching every light.

Also a solid dining table and linen white as almond blossoms. Maybe a pine tree silently blinking in the corner guarding gift-wrapped surprises at its feet.

Tender Boneless Chicken Confit by The Garden Slug, Christmas

Chunky Veggie Pasta Salad by The Garden Slug, Christmas

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by The Garden Slug, Christmas

 

 

 

 

 
The meal itself, to be at its best, should be prepared carefully and skillfully. Many discerning matriarchs (and patriarchs) entrust their holiday meals to The Garden Slug every year.

In it, the constant thought is not “how quick” but “how well”. But with all our care, we do save time for you too.
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New WTF Menu

New WTF Menu
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Posted in diner, Fit Food Friday, scrumptious, Throwback Thursdays, Wicked Wednesdays

A Summer Pasta with Truffle Dressing

summer pasta with truffle dressing
since i first set foot in this glorious land, i do not know that the heat will agree with you dear friend
but i know that you would share my enthusiasm for the people
if only i could convey to you the true wonder of the scene
the scent of cinnamon and saffron heavy on the warm air
she was wearing a simple dress, and her shawl against the sun
the colour of pomegranate blossom
she needed no other ornament
the simple perfection of her face and the beauty of her smile
i cannot describe
all i know is that with one look
and one look alone
i was hers
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Decorate your home in aid of The Children’s Wishing Well

Carefully and artfully curated by Youths: Reloaded!, Artisticiti is a charity art auction in aid of The Children’s Wishing Well.

About Youths: Reloaded!

elements mixed media on canvas, 45.5cm x 61cm by Anjum Motiwala

elements
mixed media on canvas, 45.5cm x 61cm
by Anjum Motiwala

Youths: Reloaded! is an initiative started in conjunction with Citibank-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) to raise funds and awareness for The Children’s Wishing Well.

It is, believe it or not, a three-member team of 17-year-olds (Calyn, Carina and Jun Peng) who are in their final year at St Joseph’s Institution Senior School.

These younglings are passionate in serving the community, especially in helping disadvantaged children in Singapore.

 

About The Children’s Wishing Well

digitiff acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 60cm by Safaruddin / Dynstarr

digitiff
acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 60cm
by Safaruddin / Dynstarr

The Children’s Wishing Well is a service charity that is dedicated to serving young children, with a focus on relieving poverty and the advancement of education.

The charity provides food, financial assistance, counselling and educational support, as well as improving living conditions. They aim to help youths in transition by recognising their uniqueness and fostering self-worth.

A few of TCWW’s intiatives include:

  • The Children’s Wishing Well, an online equivalent of a magic wishing well that allows disadvantaged students to express their real needs and allows them the opportunity to fulfill them.
  • Lunch Box Fund, a programme that provides free lunches for underprivileged primary and secondary students daily.

About Artisticiti II

the lost golden coin by Deusa Bluemke mixed media, 61cm x 91.7cm by Deusa Bluemke

the lost golden coin
mixed media, 61cm x 91.7cm
by Deusa Bluemke

Currently showing at The Garden Slug until the end of the year, Artisticiti II is a charity art exhibition in aid of The Children’s Wishing Well.

The exhibited works are all originals, created by artists of diverse backgrounds in a wide range of styles.

Earning not one cent, the artists have very kindly donated their work to help the children in need.
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Posted in Commitment to Social Responsibility projects, gallery

Honey Orange Lemon Lime – successor or just plain stealing Honey Lemon Lime’s spotlight?

Fit Food by The Garden Slug

Guest post by the adorable Chong Yang Slug

Fit Food by The Garden Slug

Honey lemon and lime has always been a bestseller, one of the more popular drinks with its refreshing taste of sweetness and sourness. It’s tasty, the kitchen staff loved it, I loved it; it’s just a good thirst quencher.

Ye olde hot honey lemon lime

Ye olde hot honey lemon lime

U R old news now lulz

U R old news now lulz

Until now…. when two new contenders entered the competition – the Strawberry Basil and the Honey Orange Lemon Lime (and salt) drinks. Long stories short, Strawberry Basil isn’t the main focus of my tall (beverage) tale – it’s Honey Orange Lemon Lime (and salt).

Jeng jeng!

Jeng jeng!

By the way to side-track a little, I do find it ironic that for a place called “The Garden Slug”, we’re using salt in our dishes and drinks. That’s because salt is a desiccant.

What is a desiccant, it is a dehydrating agent. Now what does this have to do with slugs? 90% of the slug’s body is made out of water.

By pouring salt onto a slug, you perform a reaction called “osmosis” which would literally suck all the water out of the poor thing, killing the slug in an instant. In other words salt should be banned!

"By the way, is that sea salt?" asked the bourgeois.

“By the way, is that sea salt?” asked the bourgeois.

Okay now that I’ve satisfied my ADD let’s get back to the main topic.

Ever since Honey Orange Lemon Lime (HOLL) came into sales, it seems as if everybody drinks it nowadays, overshadowing the once popular Honey Lemon & Lime (HLL). What makes HOLL so special that HLL had failed to captivate its customers nowadays?
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