Recipes

Potato Frittata

May 24, 2020

Whether it’s because it is a wet and woolly day or I am reminiscing about our time in Madrid roughly this time last year (it was wet and woolly then too) or that I was inspired by seeing another chef’s creation, comfort food was on the cards today.

As usual, it is because I have ingredients in the fridge I needed to use This time it was streaky bacon, the maple smoked kind. And since I had every other ingredient to make this dish, potato frittata it was going to be….with bacon. Continue Reading…

Recipes

Sausage and broccoli orecchiette

April 27, 2020

Since we are not allowed to go out to one of favourite restaurants and it is just that little bit far to do takeaway from there, I thought I would try and replicate one of our favourite dishes from there. They make this dish with spicy sausage but you can always use any type of non spicy sausage….like my friends who are using a pork and fennel sausage. Continue Reading…

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Sri Lankan Curry

April 27, 2020

Not sure if we have ever specified, that I am Singaporean by birth. My curry experiences have mainly been Singaporean and Malaysian curries. I have been exposed to Indian cuisine and their delectable curries, who hasn’t, unless of course you are one of those people who shy away from a bit of spiciness (most people think Indian curries are spicy), but I don’t think I have had the pleasure of someone distinguishing for me the delightfulness of a Sri Lankan curry. Continue Reading…

Recipes

OSSO BUCCO TORTELLINI

April 19, 2020

This time, I saw this lovely idea on Instagram. My husband is not a fan of the traditional osso bucco dish but he does love pasta so I thought I could cook this dish and just figure out how to stuff osso bucco into pasta. And with further thought, I figured that tortellini is just an Italian version of an Asian dumpling, right? And since I am not going to be making pasta, I will use wanton skins instead. I also have another challenge to overcome, how to wrap the tortellini so the filling does not fall out. Continue Reading…

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CHICKEN DISHES

April 19, 2020

Don’t know about you but when I am stuck home with no social plans to fill my pleasure time, all I think about is how to be creative about what to cook next. Not to mention, I do follow a few great chefs on Facebook and Instagram so when I see their posts on what they have cooked each day, it is difficult not be inspired to crank the stoves.

My husband loves chicken, so I cook a lot of chicken. Here are a few chicken dishes to inspire your taste buds. Firstly, I started with making a master stock, once I have this stock, besides the chicken dishes I will be sharing with you, I have also used this master stock for stews, slow cooking meat dishes, pasta sauce and sauces. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews, Travel

A LONG WEEKEND IN MARGARET RIVER – NOVEMBER 2019

January 4, 2020

I’m sure most people know about our renowned wine region, down south as we call it. Famed not only for its wines but food offerings and great surf. For those who don’t, it’s a good 3.5 hours drive south of Perth where you pass other beautiful holiday, eating and drinking towns such as Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup in our southwest.

I’m sure that if you Google Margaret River or WA’s southwest region, it will give you a wealth of information on what you can do, places of interest, wineries, breweries, eateries and must do tips. Not to mention, there are a host of cheese, chocolates, olive oil and arts and craft delights to fill your days too. Continue Reading…

Travel

Melbourne – August 2019 and Six Years Ago

October 8, 2019

We were well overdue for a trip to Melbourne. The last time we ventured to Melbourne was when we wanted to eat at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. Dunkeld is a picturesque town at the southern end of the Grampians National Park in Victoria. That was six years ago.

Off to Melbourne we went, stayed overnight at the Parkroyal Hotel so we can pick up our hire car at the airport to drive to Dunkeld. It is between three and four hours drive depending on which route you take. The drive is lovely, through Victorian towns and the picturesque Victorian countryside.

Since it was so long ago, our memories are a bit scarce. However, I can tell you that we had accommodation across the road from the Royal Mail Hotel. Simple cottages yet more than comfortable for an overnight stay after a multi-course meal. At that time, the population was not more than 400 permanent residents. Continue Reading…

Travel

Rockford Paddle Steamer Cruise, Mannum – July 2019

August 11, 2019

We love to drink Rockford wines. I think most people know that. When I heard about a cruise that members may be able to participate in, on a weekend that is hosted by Rockford, I made a point of trying to get on board. Well, got on board I did, with a two year wait.

So fast forward two years and the time finally came. Before getting a berth on the P.S Marion, a 1897 steam paddle boat, I did not really think much about being on an original paddle steamer. I was just excited about all the Rockford I would be privileged to be drinking that whole weekend. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

Blue Manna Bistro, Dunsborough – June 2019

July 18, 2019

This place sprung up a few years ago in the heart of Dunsborough where it quickly earned the reputation as a place to try. We had missed trying this place until now, visiting friends who live in Dunsborough. The reason is, it is predominately seafood and my husband is not really a fan of going to seafood restaurants. Whilst I would go to good seafood restaurants at a drop of a hat due to the fact that there really isn’t many, if really any good seafood restaurants around any more…..(please, I would welcome any recommendations). Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

Nunzio’s – May 2019 and other occasions

June 30, 2019

If you grew up or worked in Fremantle, you would know about Nunzio. My first memories of Nunzio was his very popular coffee establish on the corner of South Terrace and Collie Street in the heart of Fremantle 20+ years ago. This place seemed to be the hub of all the Freo community any time of the day from early morning to the early hours of the weekend. It was a constant hub of activity not only for coffee drinkers but a meeting place for all walks of life. Continue Reading…