Mango Mor Kuzambu

I live in a tropical country. Tropical? We’re practically on the equator! It’s muggy and humid all the time. But, though I sigh about (almost) chilly Hong Kong and balmy California that I visited recently– we in Singapore have a HUGE plus. Mangoes! A long mango season through summer. Mangoes of all kinds. Mangoes from…

Berry brilliant breakfast!

Breakfasts are such a wonderful meal. In Victorian times, you’d partake of a repast that had the table groaning under the combined weight of a side of ham and steak and kidney pudding, salmon kedgeree, cold cuts, scones with clotted cream, syllabub and hot buttered toast. Sandwiches and seed cakes, poached eggs and poppy seed…

Orange and Chilli Cake

Yes, it’s Study Group Wednesday today. And I’ve been really lax in posting about all the remarkable women we are studying. What can I say, I’m like that only. I made this Dorie Greenspan cake, which I love, giving it a little twist at the very end! The cake is a yummy orange and olive…

Roasted Red Pepper and Pistachio Soup

My spice of choice is the chilli. Red or green, the spicier the better! When you think of chillies, they seem to be inextricably linked to the east- to India, to Thailand, to Sri Lanka. Where the food is as fiery as the temperature is high. So it came as a complete shock to me,…

DIY Granola

Would I like to eat a crunchy, melt-in-the-mouth waffle (or six)? With a scoop of ice cream? Melting into lazy pools on the dimpled surface? Melding with the blueberry compote and forming marbled patterns? Yes, yes and yes! And yes, yes, yes! But the stern visage of my daughter interrupts this day dream; and the…