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Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins
Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins

    A few years ago when I first visited Australia on a holiday, I found a lovely little cookbook called Coffee & Bites by Susie Theodorou in a basement selling bargain books in Sydney. It was a stylish and simple unusually square paperback and the cover...

Simple Onion And Rosemary Focaccia
Simple Onion And Rosemary Focaccia

  Rosemary is a beautiful herb and it grows like a weed. My front yard has a sparse rosemary bush with leaves as fine as needles. My backyard on the other end has a lush, native variety of rosemary that has thrived in the past 2 years with flushes of beautiful...

Simple Strawberry Cupcakes

  I did my weekly rotation of Thomas Dux today. I scored 4 punnets of fresh strawberries for $5.00. A strawberry or two in each punnet is a tiny bit squashed, maybe that is why they can afford to give it at that price. But 50 odd strawberries for that price are...

Strawberry Jam Cupcakes

I have made strawberry cupcakes with fresh strawberries in the past and there is a very delicate quality about their texture and taste. This is the first time I have made cupcakes with fresh, organic strawberry jam and only word comes to mind, "childhood"....

Sweet Corn Ice Cream a la Singapore.

  It has been almost three years since I left Singapore and one of the things I have been craving a lot recently is their absolutely delicious sweet corn ice cream. I remember the first time I braved it. It was at a "Paaser Malam" [local fair] which had...

Jam Roly Poly Scones
Jam Roly Poly Scones

  It is picnic weather and even when we can't get to any gorgeous parks that we seem to be surrounded by, we fling out our rattan picnic rug on our lawn and take turns carrying out food and drink for an impromptu Saturday morning alfresco breakfast.   These...

Marsala Strawberries
Marsala Strawberries

  Did you know that if you paint small pebbles to look like strawberries and put them around your strawberry plants in the garden, the birds will stay at bay because they will assume that the ripening berries are actually pebbles? This tiny bit of urban gardening...

Hot Chocolate Chai Tea
Hot Chocolate Chai Tea

I love tea parlours. I love the modern granny fusion trend of reasonably young (like moi!) people hanging out in dark, mysterious corners of these tea parlours. Sometimes harem chic, sometimes Japanese zen, these parlours are a sensory delight. From an array of every...

Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Cream
Butterscotch Cake With Caramel Cream

When I was little, my favourite sweet was a butterscotch toffee wrapped in a matte golden wrapper. It was smooth and the colour of rich butter kissed all over with the warmth of the sun. I used to put it in my mouth and relish it slowly, big hard sucks, rolling my...

Just Brownies
Just Brownies

  As a food blogger in constant search of a new recipe to invent and make your own, you often run the risk of overloading your senses. The need to conquer new ingredients often makes life in the kitchen and in your belly a little bit complicated, a little bit...