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We LOVE to eat and hence LOVE to cook for our family and friends. We love to try to replicate what we have enjoyed at restaurants or what people tell us about their favourite meal and in hope make something similar or just as delicious, with our twist.

 

Some times we are time short, so some times as we are busy putting ingredients together for a mid week meal and by the time the meal is done, we are so eager to sample our efforts, we forget to take the blog shot to support the surprise win we have just created.

 

So, some recipes will not have photos. We apologise for this. However, we still think that our efforts deserved to be shared. So we hope that by just reading the recipes, they will make you salivate and want to try our recipes, because they may just fill the gap as something a little bit delicious you, your family and friends will enjoy!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup June 2019

June 16, 2019

It’s been so cold and wet lately, no wonder soups have been all I’ve been craving for. To be honest, I am so pleased for soup season as I do like to use up the veggies in my fridge when they need using up to made a one pot nutritious meal. And when you blend the soup, it hides all signs of any vegetables ever existed (which is great for getting your children to eat vegetables) plus turn the soup into a nice thickish creamy texture. Continue Reading…

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Tomato Soup with Garlic Basil Croutons June 2019

June 16, 2019

When was the last time you had a bowl of tomato soup? My last memory of tomato soup was out of a Campbells can when I was a wee child. With all the fancy soups that are on offer these days, you do forget that the simple tastes in life are often the very best.

This came about because we got hooked on the Spanish tapas tomato bread. So like I do when I get hooked on something, I make it till I cannot stand the thought of it. In the process of making tomato bread, when squeezing the juice from the pulp to spread on the bread you are left with the glorious juice of the tomato which I usually use to make sugo or pasta sauce. This time, I did not want to make pasta sauce so I thought, since the weather has taken a turn to “cold”, I would make soup instead. Continue Reading…

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Tomato Bread May 2019

May 10, 2019

Sometimes, and more often than not, the simple things are the best. With our travels to Spain (I know you know you’ve been to Barcelona, Girona, San Sebastian and more recently Madrid), the staple on any tapas menu is tomato bread.

Seriously, it is simply bread, tomatoes and olive oil. The thing that baffles us is that we don’t do well with bread at home. And when we eat bread in Spain, and we have had copious amounts of it when we were in Spain as they serve it with every dish, we have had no problems. Continue Reading…

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MILK BRINED ROAST CHICKEN FEBRUARY 2019

February 19, 2019

We fell in love with roasting with milk when we roasted pork and potatoes. Then I found that you can brine with milk and achieve the same moist result with meat as a water brine so it got me Googling….and I found a recipe for brining turkey in milk. Well since chicken is still a bird, I thought I would first try this recipe with chicken.

My first experience was ok, the meat was extremely salty (great to use in a salad) and the skin browned far too quickly (I was warned that milk brine causes the meat to brown quicker than usual), this nearly burnt! Continue Reading…

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SLOW COOKED CHICKEN AND PORK PASTA SAUCE JANUARY 2019

January 29, 2019

We love Italian food. We have a few Italian friends so we not only enjoy Italian food whilst we are dining out but also when our friends cook for us. Bonus all round for us right? We’ve posted other pasta sauce recipes before, this is just another, simpler version. Luckily this recipe makes plenty as it tastes even better the day after and the day after that. There is more than enough to feed a tribe, plus leftovers to freeze for future quick meals. Continue Reading…