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Citrus Madeleines
Citrus Madeleines

  Gummy Bear's favourite colour is pink. He adores it and I find his total adoration for anything pink absolutely cute. Now pink in his little mind is anything from a dusky shade of rose to bright candy floss pink to peachy orange. Works for me! It means I can...

Lemon Ricotta Cake With Chocolate Glaze And Fresh Figs
Lemon Ricotta Cake With Chocolate Glaze And Fresh Figs

  My little brother and his gorgeous wife have birthdays a week apart. I baked this simple cake with lush chocolate frosting and fresh fruit to honor both their birthdays yesterday. The fresh violas on top of the cake were not only stunning to look at but totally...

Rice Krispie And Marshmallow Easter Egg Pops
Rice Krispie And Marshmallow Easter Egg Pops

I went to my first Easter egg dyeing party yesterday and it was delightful. It is always wondrous to get a glimpse of traditions that are very foreign to you especially if they involve beautifully decorated delicate egg shells, cute bunnies galore and cheery yellow...

Sexy Brussels Sprouts In French Mustard Butter
Sexy Brussels Sprouts In French Mustard Butter

I don't do brussels sprouts. Ever! I once knew a brussels sprout that promised me undying love, infinite beauty and true glory. But all it did was leave a bad taste in my mouth. So I kept away, avoided it like the bad boy it was. Then came a chance meeting with a bag...

White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles
White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles

I was totally making up a cake for an impromptu barbecue we were invited to over the weekend and because I was going to decorate the cake with fresh figs and violas, I thought that white frosting would look perfect. But I only had white chocolate bits, not proper...

A Wet Weekend, A Python And Sweet Corn Chowder
A Wet Weekend, A Python And Sweet Corn Chowder

If I were a colour, I would be brown. Although I say that I love white and black (that is the photographer in me talking), I gravitate towards everything brown. Autumn with its russet coloured carpets, warm brown breads laid out on hessian at farmer's markets,...

Tamatar Shorba - Indian Tomato Soup And Memories Of Holi
Tamatar Shorba - Indian Tomato Soup And Memories Of Holi

Why couldn't I have called today's recipe Tomato Soup instead of Tamatar Shorba? For starters, this soup is very different from your average Cream Of Tomato Soup. A Tamatar Shorba happens when your tinned tomatoes travel back in time to ancient Persia or the...

Cakewich - White Chocolate Sandwich Cake With Jam And Cream
Cakewich - White Chocolate Sandwich Cake With Jam And Cream

My youngest hit the ripe old age of 3 earlier this year and with a maturity that only a 3 year old can have, he proclaimed "I am a Chef!". For the 2 months prior to his birthday, he had been getting down and dirty with all things food. Wanting to make...

Kari Ayam - Malaysian Curry Chicken
Kari Ayam - Malaysian Curry Chicken

  I bought the Shiok cookbook when I was still in Singapore after hoarding a copy from the local library for so long that they slapped me with a heavy fine. I decided then that it would not only be cheaper but also sensible to buy my own copy.   The Shiok...

Balsamic Bocconcini Basil Salad
Balsamic Bocconcini Basil Salad

Some of the most delightful things in life are often the ones that are also the simplest. Like a smile or a breeze or a cup of good coffee on a cold day. Like hitting the most perfect flavour combination when you throw together ingredients randomly. Over Christmas, I...

Petit Carrot Muffins
Petit Carrot Muffins

Being a parent means trying to make recipes that go that extra mile for you. Something that you can entice your children into eating and if the need arises, offer it to your "grown up" friends and family by dressing it up a little. And if that recipe is fast and...

Valentine's Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake With Strawberries
Valentine's Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake With Strawberries

Chocolates and strawberries must most definitely have been the food of the Gods. The more adventurous amongst the heavenly elites might have indulged in a bit of cream cheese as well. Definitely indulged in cream cheese! If you have been following the blog for the...