Category: From the books

Recipes from my favourite cookbooks.

Asian cooking, Chicken dishes, Cooking Recipes, From the books

Nursing my sudden Bali nostalgia with Balinese-style Fried Chicken

My trip to Bali happened last February, and while that seems like ages ago, at the same time it still feels so fresh in my mind. Guess that’s nostalgia for you. It hit me like a wave that washed over my whole being as I was writing my Bali travel diary and editing my travel …

Asian cooking, Cooking Recipes, From the books, Rice and grain dishes

Easy Nasi Goreng at home

It’s been several weeks since I started prepping for a series of travel diaries featuring Bali, Indonesia, and I’m happy to say that apart from the video I’m just about ready to write about it now. My friend Gilbert would be dancing in his seat right now after reading that phrase because I’m a bazillion …

Baking Recipes, From the books, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do), Jeni's Genius Ice Creams

The charms of a garden-grown ice cream

Let me tell you a little story I was supposed to tell you with a ton of pictures, which as I mentioned in two posts already, got corrupted when my memory card failed me. Anyway, this story is all about the first time ever I bought myself a bag of pine nuts. (Bag? Psssh! What …

Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections, From the books, How-to, Jeni's Genius Ice Creams

My favourite way to candy nuts

I don’t know of anyone who dislikes candied nuts. Even someone like me who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth will take a bag of candied nuts from a crying child any day. Okay maybe not from a child, especially when said child is crying, but I would not hesitate for a second to …

Baking Recipes, Biscuits & scones, Chicken dishes, Cooking Recipes, Nigella Lawson, The Breakfast Bin

A revelation in the form of liquid buttermilk

I took a bit of an unplanned break from this space for a few days and I have a very valid reason. I was hit on the head with an anvil eureka moment, you see. It’s been a while since an idea impressed itself upon me with such force and clarity that I simply couldn’t …

Baking Recipes, From the books, Nigella Lawson, Simple cakes

So I bought a pack of marzipan, Part 1

While I was walking around Rustan’s Supermarket one time I was drawn towards the very pretty Waitrose shelf. I guess it couldn’t be helped. Everything on that shelf is soooo prettily packaged, though admittedly it does not fall under the affordable category. Yet my eyes were captured by this shiny gold foil that stuck out like the proverbial sore …

Asian cooking, Burgers & grilled things, Chicken dishes, Cooking Recipes, Filipino Food-love, From the books

Happy days and Homemade Chicken Inasal

I really have to learn how to balance my travel diaries to encompass more documentations of food. Whenever I go exploring in a new place, I seem to get so excited over the sights that I kind of forget to chronicle the food. It was no different for my Bacolod trip. You can in fact …

Baking Recipes, David Lebovitz, Experiments & experiences, Foodie Life, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do), My favourite things

My first candied bacon creation

I find this whole candied bacon phenomenon quite fascinating. I think it’s rather nice that people are beginning to become more playful with their palate, opting for combinations of flavours instead of just straight sweet, or straight salty or spicy or sour. Sometimes it really pays to be a bit more adventurous with the food …