The weather in the last 24 hours has been truly frightful and so to keep things delightful, I decided to bake some cookies. If not for the fact that my son was travelling with his friends back from camp a hundred miles away, I would have said, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it [...]
I have always wanted to make pinwheel cookies but for some reason I never got round to doing it until now. It was as if I needed an excuse. I guess I finally got one when I was invited two weeks ago to participate in a very special event known as Pass the Plate. Sharon [...]
I am really excited to share with you my new site dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of tea. This new “shopfront” complements the food culture of Roti n Rice. Come join me for tea at my new virtual tearoom at Tea Tattler and on Facebook.
Ever thought of food as time capsules? Everyone can think of some food that instantly transports us back to an exact place and time in our lives with its unique combination of taste, scent, and texture. For me, some of these traditional Chinese confectioneries bring me back to long childhood road trips from Kuala Lumpur, [...]
Gingerbread houses with their pretty decorations all covered in icing and candy have always fascinated me. Modern gingerbread houses have their roots in European traditions ranging from simple cottages to elaborate constructions. So it was that when we chanced upon this set of German Nativity gingerbread molds, I had to bring it home as I [...]
At this time of the year, the baking aisles at the grocery stores are filled with all kinds of special edition chips, dried fruits, and ingredients not seen at other times. It is one of the busiest aisles and it is always fun to walk through and discover a new ingredient for the holiday baking. [...]
Linzer cookies are two cookies sandwiched together with a layer of jam or preserves in the middle. I first made them last year for a double celebration of Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day which fell on the same day. These delightful cookies were delicious and very pretty to look at. Our friend’s daughter loved [...]