Lazy but Tasty: Niçoise Salad & Microwaved Chocolate Cake

Tonight was one of those nights I couldn’t be bothered cooking a full warm meal but that doesn’t mean I compromised on wholesome (disregard the cake) and flavourful. I could have just torn open packets of Indomie but I already did that for lunch 😳 (yes, one of my guilty pleasures; I can so […]

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Green Tea Cheesecake with Raspberries and Blueberries

  Green tea cheesecake with cream cheese and green tea frosting, decorated with berries  

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday which meant, cake time! I know she likes berries and not chocolate so no chocolate cake. I recently bought some maccha green tea powder so I thought it would be interesting to marry cream cheese […]

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The Accidental 'Creamy' Minestrone Soup with Pesto

I know, Minestrone soup sounds out of place now in Melbourne’s summer heat but we had leftover veggies in the fridge including the brunoise carrots and onions from chicken salad night and we harvested green beans from our garden for the second time. Wooohooo!  Hearty and full of goodness from the vegetables, this is on […]

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Chicken Salad & Precision Cutting

Tonight, I decided to practise precision cutting vegetables as per  Unit Kitchen lesson 1 of my patisserie course. Over the next few days, J & I will be eating salads and soups and whatever that allows me to practise  ‘cutting’ vegetables for my assessment in lesson 5. It sounds unbelievable even to my own […]

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Butterscotch Banana and Mocha Cream Sponge Cake

 Mom’s Birthday Cake
Butterscotch Banana Genoese Sponge Cake with Mocha Whipped Cream & Toasted Flaked Almonds
decorated with Les Fruits De Mer Belges Originaux De Guylian    

The name is a mouthful isn’t it? How else shall I call it? Over the last few years, I’ve been replicating a cake that […]

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Satay - the Epic Project

     Chicken Satay with peanut sauce and usual sides of cucumber, red onions and the nasi impit that didn’t turn out      

J and I ushered in the year of the Tiger with a gathering of families at  J’s cousin’s house. Now, when they emailed us about their open house, they mentioned that their usual Satay man was on leave […]

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Strawberries & Cream Sponge Cake

Valentines Day is 4 days away. Well, it’s also the day we welcome in the year of the Tiger. But Valentines Day was my EXCUSE to bake this sensuous looking cake. Although I must say I was disappointed with my decorating skills. I ran out of cream, so the sides of my cake […]

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