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The traditional chicken curry at Christmas

On Christmas day, while the children are still asleep, I am already up and dealing with the chicken, curry paste, coconut milk and eggs that I bought the day before.  I like to buy the ingredients from the wet market … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Kisses – almond cookies with chocolate in the middle

This almond cookie is easy to make and very very sinful.  After I baked it, the food frenzy that ensued was a blur.  I regret eating it, I think.  One can only eat two of these at a time.  We … Continue reading

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Chocolate cake in a hurry

I got this recipe from this ABC Queensland website.  It’s super fast and easy to do and turns out pretty decent.  Moist enough and no bitter taste from the leavening (must be the sugar and Tudor Gold Cocoa powder.  The … Continue reading

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kueh bakar

I am pretty proud of this culinary achievement. Cooking is such a healthy distraction and it involves family. This kueh is cheap and good to make. I found making the pandan juice the most interesting… blending pandan leaves and straining … Continue reading

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Chap chye recipe podcast

A year or so ago, I told my colleague that I would learn from my mum how to make chap chye and pass some over to her. Busy as we all are, I procrastinated until I felt it could not … Continue reading

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Barbecued Brinjal

  A camp out just by the sea at East Coast. A barbecue is one of the most fun things to do. You are just in the flow and turning the food over and over, placing it on the plate … Continue reading

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Seafood Paella

It was time to actualise this recipe that I had read in Rick Stein’s, “Fruits of the Sea”. So I experimented on a few poor souls who apparently said it was pretty ok. Couldn’t find risoto rice so had to … Continue reading

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Books on cooks

Rick Stein is one celebrity chef that always is a joy to watch and read.  I just read his Seafood Odyssey.  I have been longing to try his recipes and that book has some that seem simple enough to try … Continue reading

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