Category: Living traditions

Foodie traditions I find interesting and especially delicious from all around the world.

Baking Recipes, Cookies, Living traditions, My Favourite Ingredients, Timeless Treats

2015 Blog Resolutions + Spiked Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

We are past the midpoint of the first month of 2015 before I even realise I haven’t written any sort of blog resolution yet. Whoops. I always like to write these things down because it gives me kind of a vision for what I want to achieve this year. I don’t necessarily get to tick …

Appetizers n' Dips, Asian cooking, Christmas & holidays, Cooking Recipes, Egg dishes, Foodie Life, Living traditions, My favourite things

Happy Chinese New Year 2014 + some January food discoveries

I contemplated whether or not to write about Lunar New Year this year because I just wasn’t in the mood for it. This is my first Lunar New Year without my grandma and her absence could not be more magnified at this moment. Back when she was still around, CNY was one of the busiest days …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Cookies, Living traditions

Chinese New Year cookies and things

Every year in our house, we follow the Hokkien way of celebrating Chinese New Year. My grandmother, or Ah-ma as we call her, was born and raised in Fujian, China so she is incredibly traditional, and even after 50 years of living abroad, all she knows is how to speak Hokkien. My grandmother is 92 …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Christmas & holidays, Living traditions, Yeasted breads

Easier Chocolate Babkas to make in a pinch

Ever since I heard about Chocolate Babkas, they immediately wrote themselves into my to-bake list. I had no idea what a Babka was except that it involved chocolate. Surely anything with chocolate would be fantastic right? Later on I learn that it is actually a loaf of yeast bread with chocolate inside! The reason why …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Christmas & holidays, Experiments & experiences, Living traditions, Yeasted breads

Ye odd hot cross buns

Lenten Season comes rather early this year. We don’t really make anything in particular for Lent, I just thought these were a good place to start. There is just something about Hot Cross Buns that are so fitting for the occasion. Aside from the cross on top of course, they look so unassuming. They remind me …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Living traditions, Pies & Tarts, Timeless Treats

Pineapple Tarts for a Lunar New Year’s treat

The Lunar New Year comes rather early this year, at the tails of my birthday no less! We’ve hardly had any time to breathe and properly digest all the birthday food and suddenly here comes the New Year food. Though I must admit, we don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year as much as the other …