Category Archives: Pantry

Homemade pineapple jam (for pineapple tarts)

With Chinese New Year approaching, the house is being filled with more snacks and delicious goodies. Last year, I didn’t have time to make my own pineapple paste. This year, I wanted to do it because while I liked my … Continue reading

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Homemade granola

I’m a breakfast sort of girl. It is probably the one meal that I cannot go without. While Sunday breakfasts tend to be fancy and indulgent, with the likes of pancakes and berries compote, eggs benedict, and baked Spanish eggs … Continue reading

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Homemade apple and plum jam

A recent trip to the supermarket reminded me that plums are in season. I did went a little berserk loading up on those indigo black plums and ended up with about 2kg of them. I could probably think about a … Continue reading

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Mandarin orange marmalade, let’s jam away!

The Chinese love having mandarin oranges (or “kam”) in their houses over Chinese New Year because “kam” translates to  gold in the Cantonese dialect. It signifies abundance and prosperity for the whole year. These mandarin oranges are indeed auspicious to … Continue reading

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Homemade yogurt: Pure goodness

I love starting my day with yogurt. A bowl of natural yogurt with a dollop of Manuka honey and a healthy dose of granola serves as my power breakfast. The familiar creaminess and slight tanginess jolts me up from my … Continue reading

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