I have been putting my slow cooker to good use ever since I pulled it out of the lower shelf of the corner kitchen cabinet. It does get a little busy in the morning preparing the ingredients but once everything is in the slow cooker, it pretty much takes care of itself. It is comforting [...]
Hasselback potatoes are truly a joy at the dinner table. Also known as accordion potatoes, they look very impressive and are a great choice when you are celebrating an event, having company, or in the mood for something fancy. The weekends are a great time to prepare these as a treat for the family. These [...]
Kari Debal or Devil Curry is the specialty of the Kristang people, the Portuguese Eurasian community in Malaysia and Singapore dating back to the Portuguese conquest of Malacca in 1511. There are all kinds of theories about the interesting name of this curry and most assumed that it has to do with its very spiciness. [...]
If you are like me, you probably own more than a handful of cookbooks. I like to thumb through the pages to admire the pictures, read and get inspired by them. They are a joy to collect even in this digital day and age. A physical copy that I can hold, bring from place to [...]
Delicious potato wedges that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with a slightly spicy and garlicky flavor.
Many Chinese sweet soup desserts are taken warm or even piping hot. The latter may seem counter intuitive especially on a hot summer’s day. However, there is a vein of traditional Chinese thinking that the hot soup will actually open your sweat glands and pores to help the body cool off. On the last bit [...]
Friends impact our lives in more ways than one. I remember a time when St. Patrick’s Day was just another day until I became good friends with K who is of Irish descent. We both share the love of tea, soy, and simple but wholesome foods. She introduced me to the world of organics and [...]