Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sesame cookies

Black sesame seeds have found their way in many traditional Chinese desserts like the thick and sweet black sesame soup (黑芝麻糊) or black sesame dumpling (tang yuan). I love the flavour of black sesame especially in desserts and would never … Continue reading

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Rose, cranberry and pistachio cookies

Hello everyone, Just a quick post before the buzz and fuss of Chinese New Year. I can’t admit that I’m a huge Chinese New Year fan. There are some traditions that I love (like cooking and eating with the family) … Continue reading

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Lemon meringue éclairs

Amidst all the Chinese New Year baking, I made time to bake some of my favourite éclairs. Lemon and meringue is such a superb pair, don’t you think? I can think of so many ways why they are so. Oh, … Continue reading

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Spiced party nuts

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for some spiced nuts that would be great for a party and for mindless snacking and endless fun. They are highly addictive and goes very well with beer or cocktails. I made these for … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia VI: Amalfi Coastal towns and Pompeii

After spending time in Umbria and Tuscany, we returned to Rome where we spent a few days recreating memories we had in the Eternal city just two years ago before we took the train to Salerno. Salerno We made the … Continue reading

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