Cinnamon Stars

My third batch of Christmas cookies is done – cinnamon stars, traditional ones this time.  Since I discovered this recipe three years ago, I love making these.  Unfortunately I cannot remember which magazine… Continue reading

Coconut Lime Macaroons

Today I did my second batch of Christmas baking from a recipe out of Living at Home magazine – coconut lime macaroons.  When I set out the ingredients, I realised once again how… Continue reading

(Not So) Plain Christmas Cookies

I’ve been meaning to start the Christmas baking early this year, but it’s only today that I was finally able to make time.  The cookies I made are rather plain ones.  The recipe… Continue reading

Vegetable Lasagne

Last night I went food shopping.  With the best intentions.  I even went as far as putting salad ingredients into my trolley.  Lots of them.  Then I passed the sweet potatoes, and all… Continue reading

Praliné Workshop 1.0

Yesterday the day of the praliné workshop had finally arrived.  I attended together with three of the friends who gave me the voucher back in September, and we all had a fantastic time. … Continue reading

Cranberry Pecan Cookies

I’ve been invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow – my very first.  So I decided to bring a homemade gift, one that’s quick to make as I made this decision sort of last… Continue reading

Minestrone – An Autumn Highlight

I love summer and was a bit disappointed by this year’s season due to lots of rain, so once autumn came I wasn’t too unhappy about the change of season.  The reason for… Continue reading


I love risotto.  However, I have never made it the “professional” way.  This recipe stems from my stint in the UK in the late eighties, where I watched one of my flatmates make… Continue reading

Where do I begin…

…to justify my long absence?  As previously mentioned, I was away on another one week business trip, this time to Kuala Lumpur.  But first things first.  After my trip to Orlando in October,… Continue reading

Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Cream

Last week I bought a small Hokkaido pumpkin with no particular dish or recipe in mind.  Just liked the look and size of it, small enough not to feed a whole army, so… Continue reading

Cranberry & Pear Crumble

It’s been about a week since I realised my eating habits have gone into a bit of a decline (again).  Someone told me it’s due to the weather and the cold setting in.… Continue reading

Holding On To Summer

Last week was really busy and hectic at work.  So cooking for guests again last night was very nice and relaxing.  I had a choice of two desserts to make and couldn’t decide… Continue reading