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Snapshots of a Sydney Summer Garden

  This summer I was a busy bee in the garden, quite literally. An initial active working period was toned down to make allowance for my lumbering, pregnant self. We made a sandstone bed, smack dab in the center of our frontyard and planted a gorgeous "Magnolia Soulangeana" there. I populated the bed with some "Kew Lavender" bought... Read More >>
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Little Miss Chocolate Madeleine

I don't remember whether I have mentioned this before but I have Donna Hay's "Chocolate" cookbook personally signed by her and it is a well put together little cookbook with simple and brilliant recipes and absolutely gorgeous photos. A couple of days ago I bought a very nice madeleine pan from the local David Jones store and was itching to try t... Read More >>
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Green Mango And Prawn Curry

  Rummaging through the vegetable compartment of my fridge today, I saw some shiny eggplants and fresh basil. My mind drawing a blank, I opened the freezer door, staring at the contents in there. Two things that instantly jumped out were frozen prawns and some beautiful frozen raw mango cubes. And idea started shaping up in my head and lunch in the f... Read More >>
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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" which had sprung overnight under our HDB block. We were fascinated with all the local snacks being dished ou... Read More >>
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5-minute Microwave Besan Laddoos

Besan Laddoos are one of the easiest Indian sweets to make. If they are easy to make on the cooktop, imagine the ease in a microwave. Nick loves them and I have never made them for him . So, when I came across a recipe for them on this blog, I just had to try my hand at making them. I tripled the recipe and made some adjustments to the sugar and ghee quant... Read More >>