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Chicken and Celery Stir Fry

Chicken and Celery Stir Fry

Celery – Marmite of the veggie world. I used to hate it, absolutely detest the thought of chewing on the stringy, weird smelling and yuck tasting vegetable. My mum never used to cook it when I was little too, but then I think her cooking […]

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

This is THE signature Chinese New Year treat, at least for people from Hong Kong anyway. It’s called Nin Go, Nin means Year and Go means cake, so literally Year Cake. Nothing reminds me of home more than the smell of steaming nin go wafting […]

Chinese New Year Treat – Gok Jai  (Peanut Puff)

Chinese New Year Treat – Gok Jai (Peanut Puff)

Chinese New Year is always a festival close to my heart. Mainly because I have so many childhood memories attached to it. Like… helping mummy to grate one Daikon after another till my fingers go in the grater (ouch), chopping millions of peanuts and they […]

Jade Dumplings

Jade Dumplings

What a grand name! They’re pak choi dumplings really. And have you heard of Jadeite Cabbage? It’s a piece of very precious national treasure, of a chinese cabbage carved out of jade!  Anyway, like all dumplings, you can put in anything you like as fillings, and […]

Matcha Madeleines

Matcha Madeleines

Like many of the fellow foodies, I own way too many baking tins and my baking equipment cupboard is always full to the brim. A bundt tin, a swiss roll tin, a heart shaped tin, big round tins, small round tins, brownie tin… And really, […]

Cooking the Perfect Rice

Cooking the Perfect Rice

I love rice! I don’t think I can survive a week without rice. Yup I think a week is my limit. When we go travelling I’ve been known to have to hunt down a restaurants that do rice dishes to get my rice fix. So […]

Grapefruit Bircher Muesli

Grapefruit Bircher Muesli

After our very indulgent Chinese New Year, it feels right to be yet again thinking about eating lighter and being a healthier person. I have to admit one fruit that I was never that keen on was grapefruit. But I thought this recipe from Gizzi […]

Tuna noodles

Tuna noodles

Carry on with my speedy recipes collection here, I managed to make this in between baby’s cries in about 15 mins! That’s not bad for a healthy lunch with my dearest hubby 😉 So we got hold of some yellow fin tuna on offer. Just […]

Lemon posset – a medieval drink

Lemon posset – a medieval drink

Hello!  Wow it’s been a long time since I posted anything… And a lot had changed. I moved house, I had a baby!! As any parents to a newborn baby will tell you, mealtime during the first two weeks of the new sweet baby’s arrival […]

BBC Good Food Show Summer @ Birmingham NEC Tickets Giveaway

BBC Good Food Show Summer @ Birmingham NEC Tickets Giveaway

It’s that time of year again! The BBC Good Food Show. The chance to see the a list of celebrity chefs (James Martin, Michel Roux Jr., Tom Kerridge, Michael Caines, etc!), Masterchef presenter John Torode, and our Bakeoff queen Mary Berry, Jo Wheatley and John […]

Wild Garlic, chilli & Sausage Pasta

Wild Garlic, chilli & Sausage Pasta

I was lucky enough to have a bag of wild garlic given to us last week, my immediate thought was “oh great! I’ll stick it in a stir fry!”. Which is my thought to most vegetables… it’d be great with pork and soy sauce, or […]

Marshmallow, Granola & Rice Pudding

Marshmallow, Granola & Rice Pudding

This weekend is the last weekend before Christmas. Apparently it was “Panic Saturday” according to the news, which I’m sure they just made it up because they feel left out after Black Friday. Anyway, if I were in any panic, it’d be about food. Have […]

Homemade DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Homemade DIY Gingerbread House Kit

I know it’s early. I know Halloween was only a few days ago… but I went to Boots yesterday and they’re already playing Christmas songs. (Don’t you feel a bit sorry for the staffs having to endure that for 2 months?) And amongst all the […]