About

Hi, I’m Jayne! Nice to meet you πŸ™‚ I have been living in Malaysia all my life, immersed in its multi-cultural gastronomic offerings. There are so many nooks and crannies that I’ve yet to explore!

The reason I decided to create this little home on the internet was because I have a passion for cooking, baking…. food. I enjoy these activities and it gives me great pleasure to be able to tinker about in the kitchen and be able to bless someone with whatever comes out of it. The dishes do not always come out well, I’ve had to discard more baked goods than I care to remember.

However I know that with practice, with love, with sincerity invested into every opportunity to produce something lovely for those we care for, we can get better at it. When I got married, I had to start cooking everyday, something that I never really had to do before. I had been cooking and baking already from my teens up but everyday cooking is not the same. Lots of time, planning ahead, effort and motivation has to be put in. But with lessons learnt from mistakes (and a very gracious husband), I learnt from them and will continue to keep learning.

Hence, Tenacious Tinkering is a little space I’m taking up to document this journey of mine, as well as, to (in a very small way) encourage anyone who is just starting out not to give up because you failed a few times or do not have the right tools etc. It’s the heart that matters. πŸ™‚ Tenaciously tinker around in the kitchen until you’ve figured it out. That’s how I learnt so much along the way, enjoying every single moment.

And so, I would just like to say that homecooked food may not appear as perfect as what professionals produce but in the end, the things you make from your heart will be remembered for a long time. Just as how I will always remember my late maternal grandma making us my favourite braised chicken with potatoes and feeding my brother and I in the living room of her house when we were but itty bitty kids. She was, is and will always be my inspiration.

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PS: –Β I take my food pics predominantly with my phone, hence the weird angles, horrible lighting etc. But we’re here because we champion convenience, not ages of food styling and a fortune’s worth of food photography props. I like to have my meals still warm πŸ˜‰ So forgive me if my pictures are less than perfect. Because my food is less than perfect and so am I. Let’s celebrate life’s simplest pleasures.