October 2011

Month: October 2011

Malai Peda – Indian Cream Fudge

  It is Diwali today, the Indian festival of lights. Mythologically, there are many stories revolving around the festival. The most famous by far would be the celebration of the death of a demon and the return of a king. When the king killed the demon and returned to his kingdom with his rescued wife, the people of the kingdom lit up their homes and streets with lamps to welcome him. As a child who was a budding foodie even then, Diwali m... Read More >>

American Chopsuey

Indo Chinese is a very interesting cuisine. It is also one of the tastiest versions of Chinese fusion food. Adapted for the colourful and adventurous Indian palate, Indo Chinese has a lot of chili, a lot of tang and a lot of oomph. One of the most popular dishes on the menu of a restaurant serving Indian Chinese is a dish called American Chopsuey.    This post is sponsored by Nuffnang     Chopsuey is originally a Chin... Read More >>

Postcards From Brasserie Bread, Sydney

  Hi All,   I arrived safe and sound in Botany in Sydney's south east today. This place is quite unique with low warehouse style buildings on either side of the snaking Botany Road. Found the Brasserie Bread Artisan Bakery straight away. Chatted with Gus over a delicious tart and coffee while waiting for the class to begin. Pleasantly surprised to find fellow bloggers Jen, Vivian, Lau, Chanel, Clarissa, Corrine and Shierly at the... Read More >>

Purple Carrot Cake And Mr. Periwinkle

I miss winter. I really do. Even more so because spring is stuck in a limbo not being able to decide whether to warm up or stay cool. Winter this year was even more exciting than previous years because I discovered to my absolute glee a herbivorous creature called Mr. Periwinkle. Now before you all think that I've lost my marbles, let me assure you that Mr. Periwinkle is a dapper purple carrot and he does indeed exist in the bustling lanes o... Read More >>
The Chook House

The Chook House

  Over the years I have become an advocate of eating healthier, buying local, living smaller (well this one is not really true although my intentions are noble) and getting back to the grass roots. Two years ago we started our first veggie patch after sporadically growing herbs and carrots all over the yard in patches of sunshine. A year later we added our second patch and started two compost bins. A chook house was the next logical step ... Read More >>

Little Brown Bread

  A few wednesdays ago, Gummi Bear announced that he was going to bake bread. He didn't seem to care whether I was on board or not. He then proceeded to the kitchen and fished for a bowl. Next, he grabbed a wooden spoon and a stool in quick succession. After hoisting himself on the stool, so his tiny three year old self could see what was on the counter, he took a pause. Very carefully he reached out for the egg carton and dragged it towa... Read More >>