*** This post is more than half a year late because I just realised that I had written it right after my Christmas and New Year break but it has been sitting quietly in my draft folder! Gah!!!!!*** London, December 2014/January 2015 – Our time in London was short and we had so much catching […]


Zucchini (also known as courgette) is a champion of a squash. They are versatile, yummy and healthy and if you’re creative…they can be made into a variety of savoury dishes and sweet treats. Think zucchini muffins/bread/cake…think Mediterranean salads…think hearty vegetable stews, layered in an open lasagne or fresh ribbons in a salad. So much to love but I do […]


There are days when all you want is a big, fat bowl of carbs. It’s all about the comfort, less about the nutritional factor (aka the waistline). It’s about lounging on the couch on a cold wintry day, with Netflix and Ugg boots on, cradling the pasta bowl and slurping like no one is watching. […]


Seems all things retro are in vogue once again. Fashion, furniture and even food. There’s even a Pinterest collection of vintage and retro recipes if you’re interested! Now this probably has nothing to do with being retro, but I was totally intrigued when I saw an article talking about why maple syrup bottles have tiny […]


This used to be one of my favourite dishes when I was a kid. It was usually a treat, a special occasion when the family would head out to a restaurant specialising in Hokkien cuisine and we’d order ‘Kong Bak Bao’ (literally translated as braised pork buns). The dish is served with a platter of […]


I’ve never been a big fan of cauliflower until recently. I thought cauliflower was like a poor cousin of broccoli because it lacked colour and flavour. However, to my delight, I discovered that cauliflower can be super yum. It’s very versatile and because of its mild flavour, plays a great companion role to many star […]


For the past month or so, the hubs and I have been on a meatless meals quest. It wasn’t because of a new year resolution or a super-duper health kick, we kinda just ‘fell’ into it. Perhaps it’s a side effect of “middle ageing”. Yikes, who knows? However we are loving and very much enjoying […]