A Spoonful Of Sugar: TOMATO, MOZZARELLA & HAM TART →
aspoonful-of-sugar: After making the butternut squash pie (see last post), I had some pastry left over so I decided to make a small tomato, mozzarella and ham tart. Again, this was so easy, it took 30 minutes to make from start to finish. Start with a squirt of tomato purée…about two tablespoons. Spread on…
Mistletoe, a morbid tradition.
In my pursuit of writing different blogs around the end of the year, after the popular ones that I did around Christmas time, here is one, that I think will interest you. The story about mistletoe as much as it is fascinating, it also has a morbid side.. What is mistletoe? It is a parasite plant type that grows in bunch within a branch or sometimes within a tree, with green leaves and...
Champagne, a drink to celebrate.
As in the western culture, the time will arise in less than one week, to celebrate the arrival of new year 2012. I am definitely sure, that most of us will pop the cork and drink “Champagne” as the clock strikes midnight. So I decided to write about it. Meaning of “Champagne”. “Champagne”, is a sparkling wine made by inducing a second fermentation inside the bottle, to get the...
My private ccokbook signing.
A short and simple blog about the private book signing that Peter from the Global Chef David Marteau Team did with another very good friend of mine: Lee Ting. it all started as a suggestion when they both came to enjoy a wonderful Easter BBQ Sunday that i did at the hotel. As usual, i was mingling with my customers and of course cooking the BBQ with my team, when Lee and Peter called me over for...
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Candy sugar cane, a sweet tradition.
As I am doing my daily blog, I just realized that writing articles around Christmas is not that easy, are they is so much to write about. The things that we do in the blink of an eye, without thinking, just because it is a tradition, makes you wonder, why we do it. Today I chose to talk about the infamous candy sugar cane, as yesterday I venture into the shops with my kids, and stumbled...
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People who are not interested in food always seem rather dry and unloving and...– Julia Child (via contemporaryperspective)
Charlotte au Chocolat: Homemade Vanilla... →
thanks you for sharing this simple but amazing recipe charlotteauchocolat: I’ve been cooking all of my Christmas presents this year and I’m making something really cute and special, one of the components being marshmallows. These aren’t just any marshmallows though, these are homemade vanilla marshmallows. Firstly I would like to say that I freaking hate store-bought…
Gastronomical ramblings: Strawberry and vanilla... →
theycallmemaggie: Why the inverted commas? I set out to make a sponge cake and I failed miserably. I only JUST discovered spring form bake ware. It’s amazing and I’m sorry I didn’t know about it any sooner. It will certainly make the process much easier when attempting to get the cake out intact. …
Christmas stocking, a legend!
As I pursue writing my blog around Christmas, it came to me yesterday, while decorating our home with my wife and children, that I did not even think about Christmas stockings until we hanged them at home. After thinking about it, I decided to write about it. As once more, like many Christmas tradition, there are no written proof on how it started, but the legends will always be there. The...
Damn Delicious: Low-Cal Seafood Fettucini Alfredo →
damndelicious: Don’t be fooled by the “Low-Cal” in the title of this dish. Yes, the recipe calls for 2% milk and low-fat cream cheese but I promise you, you won’t be able to taste the difference. Seriously. It’s wonderfully cheesy, creamy, and just downright tasty. Plus, it’s a quick weeknight dinner you…
Christmas tree, forever a tradition.
As most of us do during the Christmas, we go out on the market and venture around with our children to find the most beautiful tree to be brought home. Then, the children decorates it with ornaments, tinsels, garland, sugar cane candy, cotton balls and of course the traditional star or angel at its peak, representing the angels or the star of the Bethlehem from the nativity. Now that the tree is...