Monthly Archives: July 2011

Southern Creamy Corn Pudding

I’ve mentioned this before – I have a thing for American food. It’s usually wacky, possibly unhealthy and finger-licking good. I’m thinking fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, pancake stacks with lashings of maple syrup, and other types of artery-clogging goodness. … Continue reading

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Simple tips on how to use a coffee press

I had the strangest craving today for coffee made with a press or plunger, despite the fact that I own a perfectly functioning Nespresso. But don’t get me wrong, coffee that is made with a press is not inferior in … Continue reading

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Just when I thought I’d step away from the kitchen today, my sister bursts into my room, interrupting my lazy reading-on-a-beanbag session. “I need you to make something Malaysian for my Multicultural Festival tomorrow.” Lisa Jewell had to wait, I … Continue reading

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Homemade ‘Choclairs’ (dark chocolate coated salted caramels)

Those who follow my twitter would know that I was thwarted by macarons yet again – this time, it was the salted caramel variant which is my absolute favourite. I used this recipe and I must have done something terribly … Continue reading

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Red Wine Poached Pears

It seems that winter always calls for warm desserts to end the meal, not that I’ve ever needed an excuse for sweets (… nevertheless, it’s good to have one!). Poached pears by themselves sound pretty boring, but when you add … Continue reading

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How to make your own buttermilk

Buttermilk is milk that has been ‘fermented’ with an acidic agent and it is commonly used to make pancakes, fried chicken, cinnamon rolls, etc. My previous post on red velvet cupcakes also requires buttermilk. Whilst this is available from the refrigerated section … Continue reading

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Roasted pumpkin and chicken spaghetti with toasted macadamias

I was doing some work over my morning coffee when I was told I’d be cooking dinner. Yup, that’s how my household rolls! Usually, I like to center the meal around a protein; but as it is, I’m a bit … Continue reading

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