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Creative Ways to Productive Procrastination

By • Mar 27th, 2012 • Category: What's Cooking

Creative Ways to Productive Procrastination   Come up with challenges. I saw this video on Ted.com and was inspired by one of the speakers who challenged himself to a 30-day challenge. He started cycling to work, writing a book, basically, did things that he wouldn’t normally do. As a result, he broadened his circle of […]



Ricotta & Rocket Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce & Bacon

By • Oct 27th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

So, Miss B. is on a three-week gluten-free diet. But before I go on, I digress by saying, the blender blew up. There was a really loud POP! and the only way I knew it wasn’t the bacon fat sizzling was the gradual smoke snaking from the blender. I hope my FIL isn’t too attached […]



Spaghetti with Bacon & Cherry Tomatoes

By • Oct 18th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

One of the things I’d discovered in Italy was that great food is often made with very few ingredients. The fresher, obviously, the better and less was, in fact, enough. In this recipe there are four main ingredients – cherry Purchase more moisturizing incredible be bleeders lasix Would have the sinusitis swelling bactrim and product […]



Eggplant & Mushroom Cannelloni

By • Oct 11th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

Hooray! I get to use my new swanky Svenskt Tenn place mat. I have been in love with Svenskt Tenn since I interviewed them for an article back in 2008. Everything is so marvelously stylish at Svenskt Tenn and, of course, as all brilliant things do, they come with a generous price tag. I have […]



Broccoli Pasta with Bacon & Prawns

By • May 25th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

Remember I had some leftover cream cheese? Well, I figured another way to use it. Pasta baby! I have to admit that the idea of using cream cheese instead of regular parmesan came from a TV advertisement. But hey, whatever works right? It’s a really simple recipe for a weekday dinner. Easy to make in […]



Caramelized Onions with Chorizo & Mushrooms on Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

By • May 10th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

This food blog is deprived of food. Sorry! Here’s a quick and easy dinner I made tonight and it was delicious. I know, I know, what it lacks in photo mojo, it made up in taste. I have three tubs of unused low-fat cream cheese lying in my refrigerator that I’m dying to use up […]



Quinoa with Tuna & Potato Tagine

By • Feb 24th, 2011 • Category: What's Cooking

There’s this little craze going on in Australia now about quinoa. Every now and then, there’s a new ingredient that everyone’s curious about – a fruit, a vegetable, a grain. I guess that’s what I love about living here (well, now that I’m in Sweden, I have to say, ‘there’). There’s always some great, big […]



Fava Bean Crostini

By • Jun 30th, 2010 • Category: What's Cooking

Last night G. and I had Korean with friends – Hippy Girl, Medicine Boy (her husband) and Upcoming CEO. I hadn’t seen Hippy Girl and her husband for some time and so it was great to catch up with them after they had just spent a month in Europe. One of the highlights of their […]



Lamb Shanks

By • Jun 27th, 2010 • Category: What's Cooking

I must have gained at least 5 kgs since moving in with G’s family. Maybe even more. It’s depressing. Thinking about weight all the time. And it’s even more depressing not being able to fit in my clothes. I have already given most of my smaller fitting clothes to the SIL (sister-in-law) who is a […]



Chicken Liver Parfait

By • Jun 24th, 2010 • Category: What's Cooking

I know, I know, some of you cringe at the word ‘liver’. It is a love or hate relationship. And in this case, I am a lover. I’ve never been a pale lily with offals. Having brought up by frugal (Chinese) parents, we ate almost every part of an animal and even when my brother […]