blueberry crumb cake

Anyone who is as mad about baking as I am would have heard of Dorie Greenspan. I suppose Dorie Greenspan is to us bakers the equivalent of Julia Child is to chefs. I have…

bee tai mak: a tale of some mice tails 老鼠粉

At least once a week, I cook a one-pot meal. In our home, the LAM calls such dinners “shovel food” because all you need is a spoon and you can…

chocolate brownie bowls

“Only the spoon knows what is stirring in the pot.” (Italian Proverb) I bought these baking pans some time ago, before I was pregnant with JL. Since I was tired…

roasted lemon and thyme chicken

My favourite herb has got to be thyme. I used to love rosemary, but I am so over rosemary. (I can see the LAM rolling his eyes as he reads…

easy tuna pasta bake

I cannot live without my oven. Okay, so I am Chinese, and if you take away my wok, I will come after you with my spatula, but there are days…

cranberry and white chocolate cookies

I guess one of the banes of not having a sweet tooth is that I am not mad about cookies. Once in a blue moon, I would eat some, but…

ham wheels

I like playing with pastry. That is because I can use pastry to make all sorts of savory snacks. I much, much prefer to eat something savory. Many times I would…

oyakodon (親子丼) | a marriage of the chicken and the egg

“Oyakodon (親子丼), literally “parent-and-child donburi”, is a donburi, or Japanese rice bowl dish, in which chicken, egg, sliced scallion (or sometimes regular onions), and other ingredients are all simmered together in a sauce and then served on top of a large…

blitz blitz chocolate mousse

Imagine a chocolate dessert you can whip up in 10 minutes. Imagine that it is also a guilt-free chocolate dessert. No? YES!  The first time I made this dessert for…

rice cooker claypot rice

There is nothing wrong with cheating in the kitchen. In fact, I cheat a lot in the kitchen. I substitute whenever I can, and I try to find the easiest way to…