The Saturday Kitchen – A Recipe for Decluttering the Vegetable Compartment

I've decided to be a little stricter with myself and the vegetable compartment of my fridge lately. I sometimes find the vegetable drawer left with bits and pieces that are threatening to expire on me. Half a capsicum here, and slice of butternut squash there, some cauliflower I have almost forgotten about. It's a mish-mash … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – A Recipe for Decluttering the Vegetable Compartment

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The Saturday Kitchen – Kueh Salat, A Double Decker Delight

One of my favourite desserts is kueh, a whole genre of little cakes and confections found in the indigenous cuisines of Southeast Asia. Called kueh, or kuih, it is an integral part of Indonesian, Malay and Peranakan culinary culture. You'll also find renditions of that genre in Thailand. There hundreds of different kinds of kueh … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Kueh Salat, A Double Decker Delight

The Saturday Kitchen – Traditional Cantonese Radish Cake

Oh no! Is it already Sunday? This post may be late, but my kitchen was indeed busy on Saturday. This is my fifth attempt at making 'Lor Bak Gou', literally translated as 'radish cake'. It's not really a cake, but a steamed savoury Cantonese snack made of grated radish mixed with rice flour and aromatics, … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Traditional Cantonese Radish Cake

6 Rules To Considerate Canapes

Christmas and New Year round the corner spells increased activity in the cocktail party arena. Love them to bits, as where else can you imbibe in free flowing bubbly and cocktails? But badly designed canapés can be a danger zone. Thoughtless hors d’oeuvres As pretty and delectable as they are, I find from experience they … Continue reading 6 Rules To Considerate Canapes