three cup chicken (三杯鸡)

I cannot say that I cook a lot of Taiwanese dishes. In fact, I think my repertoire of Chinese dishes is rather limited to what my mom has cooked, which…

pan-fried white fish with lemon sauce

For dinner last night, I made pan fried fish fillet. This is a great way to cook fish – you get flavour without the fish being overly oily. This is…

vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing

There are days when I want to bake something but I do not want to deal with chocolate, or fruit, or nuts or anything fancy. On days like that, I…

dave and kate’s chocolate brownie

We were really busy over the weekend – our little girl is turning one this week and we held a birthday party for her on Saturday evening. The party almost…

double chocolate chip cookies

I am always on the search for the perfect cookie recipe. I guess this *perfect* recipe is about as elusive as the perfect handbag that I am forever in search…

deep-fried prime ribs

I was not going to deep fry anything until my slave helper came back from her vacations. Not that we eat a lot of deep-fried food, but once-in-a-while is definitely…

roasted lemon-thyme chicken with garlic aglio e olio

So I roasted some chicken with lemon and thyme the other day. And I happened to still have some garlic that I had roasted. And I wanted to make something with them…

chocolate, olive oil and sea salt cupcakes

I am obsessed. I am obsessed with baking with olive oil at the moment. Whenever I see recipes that call for olive oil instead of butter, I get really excited….

seafood hor fun

Being Chinese, I love my noodles. I really don’t think there is a single type of noodles that I do not like. My favourite, favourite, FAVOURITE noodle, however, has to be…

chocolate nutella cookies

I am not a fan of cookies. My family, though, is another story. With the exception of Jadelyn, who is still not allowed to eat cookies, the rest are definitely…