Roti Jala is the lesser known and more elusive cousin of the famed roti canai in Malaysia. You are more likely to encounter roti jala in a social gathering than in a restaurant. It is especially popular during Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid) and a favorite at traditional Malay feasts or kenduri to mark auspicious [...]
This was a busy summer for me with a flurry of activities. Although I enjoy fall, I am a little sad that the easy summer schedule and warm weather bade farewell two weeks ago. The past few days have been rainy, cold, and dark, marking the beginning of fall. Sweat pants and sweaters days are [...]
Kuchen is a German word for cake. It consists of a sweet yeast dough filled with a custard. Sometimes fruits are added to the dough. It is usually sliced like a pie. Kuchen is generally thought of as a dessert but it may be eaten any time of the day.
We had a much needed break over the long Memorial Day weekend. We got to sleep in a little and enjoy a more leisurely breakfast which was really nice. On such mornings, I like to prepare something that I would normally not do on a weekday. It was also an excuse for me to use [...]
Cooking at the table around the fondue pot is fun for the family and friends. It makes social gatherings easy and simple and encourages people to spend time together over a meal. The casual atmosphere encourages the conversation to flow while we dip, eat, and drink.
Have you ever wondered what are the differences in a cobbler, crisp, crumble and betty? They all have some common qualities – fruit, flour, sugar, and spices but are they the same? How about grunts and slumps? When I described what I was going to make to my boys, they asked if I was talking [...]
Hi everyone! I am currently still on vacation but will be returning home very soon. This trip has been a blast so far. I have met many people including some blogger friends, experienced fun and exciting things, seen amazing sights, eaten lots of delicious food, and taken tons of pictures. I can’t wait to share [...]