Pandan Jam (Screwpine)

It’s strange how food craving can drive one to do things that he would never thought of doing, like learning how to cook Char Kway Teow (a local favourite dish in Singapore), or my mom’s Nonya Chicken Curry, mutton curry, Assam Fish, Steamed Fish (Teochew Style), Sweet & Sour Pork, White Peppered Pork Slices (my… Continue reading Pandan Jam (Screwpine)

SPRING, How I Love Thee!

WOOHOO! Spring is here! Spring is finally here! I love Spring. It is sunny, soft & mild with every plant coming to life and blooming. Spring, to me, is like St Valentine every day. Trees are greening everywhere and flowers of all sorts show up. It’s just so romantic. So when I spied the very… Continue reading SPRING, How I Love Thee!

Crispy & Light Waffles

Yesterday we celebrated mother-in-law’s 65th birthday. Little One was all excited wanting to put on her best dress – the chongsam that my sis bought for her to wear during Chinese New Year. So she was all pretty and dressed up, patiently waiting for grandparents to arrive and playing on her own while I was… Continue reading Crispy & Light Waffles

Tiramisu (made from scratch)

For February, Daring Bakers’ host Deeba of Passionate About Baking & Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen chose Tiramisu as the challenge of the month based on recipes from The Washington Post, Cordon Bleu at Home and Baking Obsession. Et bien sûr, nothing is ever simple with Daring Bakers’ (hence the name sake), this time around,… Continue reading Tiramisu (made from scratch)

Sponge Fingers (Ladyfingers or Savoiardi Biscuits)

The other not-so-secret ingredient needed for making Tiramisu (Daring Bakers’ February Challenge by Deeba of Passionate About Baking & Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen) is home made Sponge Fingers, alternatively known as Ladyfingers or Savoiardi biscuits. It’s a very simple and straight forward recipe to do. Nothing to be afraid of except maybe if you… Continue reading Sponge Fingers (Ladyfingers or Savoiardi Biscuits)

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

Making home-made cheese is something that I have always wanted to do but haven’t got the guts for it – fear of failure I guess and wasting milk. So when Daring Bakers’ announced that we have to make Mascarpone Cheese as part of their February challenge issued by Deeba & Aparna, I was excited but… Continue reading Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

Hummus & Pita

Before Little One entered our lives, Pierre & I dined, quite often, at Le Baalbeck, a small family restaurant specialised in Lebanese cuisine, down the street from our apartment in Nantes. Each time, without fail, we ordered our favourite appetizer, Humus and Moutabal even though we knew that we would struggle to finish our main… Continue reading Hummus & Pita