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Wonton Cups – What You Can Do With Left-overs

My Kuih EE (Tang Yuan) Has Morphed!!

The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2017 Winter Solstice Date, Facts, Folklore, and More Winter Solstice is coming, Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.  When is the Winter Solstice? The winter solstice is the day with the fewest […]

Stonehenge, Winter Solstice

I recently visited Stonehenge while on the way to visit some friends. Stonehenge is an ancient temple built some 4500 years ago. I have always known that Stonehenge is a venue where Pagans congregate during the summer and winter solstice. During my student days, I did not have a chance to visit Stonehenge, but we […]

Tamarind Spare-Ribs

    Tamarind Spare Ribs I have a tamarind recipe for chicken, which is a very old hand-me-down recipe. So now I am coming up with a spare ribs recipe with tamarind sauce. This is delicious eaten with rice and some freshly cooked vegetables. It looks deceptively long to cook, but, you only simmer it […]

More of Melbourne

Continuing my Melbourne saga: Day 4 The next morning, my brother and my niece leave early to collect the hired car. Today we are visiting some nice beaches. We are visiting Phillip Island. Our first stop is the chocolate factory which is one of the first attractions when one enters Phillip Island. We go down […]

Garlic Honey Mushroom

Red Cooked Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou) (Ang Sio Bak)

No Strings Attached Beans aka Sichuan Style Vegetarian Beans

Sichuan Style Vegetarian Beans also known as ‘No Strings Attached Beans’ This is an easy and healthy alternative to the original Sichuan dish in which the beans or aubergine is deep-fried before cooking with the rest of the ingredients. I boiled the beans instead of frying in oil. So you can consume this without guilt! […]

Lunch At John’s House, 1 Michelin Starred Restaurant

We had a birthday celebration recently.  The girls decided to have lunch in John’s House in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. It is Leicestershire’s only Michelin Starred restaurant. John’s House offers exquisite ‘home grown’ food using produce grown on the farm and sourced from the local area . The chef, John Duffin has returned to the family farm in Mountsorrel, after many years […]

Mid-Autumn Festival, I Made Mooncakes!

Mid-Autumn Festival & Mooncake This Mid-Autumn Festival I decide to invite my friends for a dinner, just an excuse to celebrate friendship. There were ladies from the Community House, our carers group and carers choir and some new friends, too. For the dinner we had vegetarian fried noodles, gado-gado, which is Malaysian vegetarian salad with […]

Inle Lake – My Next Destination

Bagan On Day 2

Since I am in temple fatigue, I ask the driver to take me to somewhere where there are not temples.  “This is an impossible request as Burma is about temples”, says the driver. “We visited 4 temples yesterday, and we will see more temple today,” he says. But I insist that I want to do […]

Easy Peasy Peanut Cream

Bagan, Here I Come!

Low Calorie Papaya and Crab Stick Lunch

A Place where I share my love of cooking

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