fiddlehead salad

fiddlehead salad – simply delicious!

June 1, 2020

What does a fiddlehead taste like? Well, in my opinion, it’s a cross between asparagus and artichoke.  Some might say spinach, too.  It’s a seasonal delicacy available now that lasts three to four weeks.  Fiddleheads are sold at farmers’ markets and grocery stores. They are the unfurled fronds of a young ostrich fern and are…

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Coconut Creme Caramel

January 20, 2007

Creme Caramel (aka flan) is basically a sweet custard dish. This recipe has a bit of a twist to the usual European dessert. It’s probably one of the easiest desserts to make and looks great! Serves 6400ml can coconut milk6 eggs, lightly whisked1 teaspoon vanilla paste1 cup white sugar1 1/2 cups of milk1/3 cup water1/2…

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Marinated Bocconcini

January 18, 2007

I’m always looking for new appetizers that take little effort to prepare but look good and taste great. You can marinate overnight or a few hours if you’re running short of time. 1/4 cup roasted red bell pepper, chopped fine1 tablespoon basil, chopped fine3 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped fine1/4 cup…

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Zucchini Soufflé

January 16, 2007

It has been ages since I made a souffle most probably around the same time I used to have a fondue pot (many moons ago)! Having said that, I cannot resist a challenge and ‘Is My Blog Burning‘ has a new blog event. The theme for the newest Hay Hay It’s Donna Day is –…

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Behind the Apron

January 15, 2007

28 Cooks recently asked the following: “Have you ever visited a food blog, day after day, and stopped and wondered what the chef behind the magic looks like? I often wander through my Blogroll and wonder who’s on the other side of the computer”. That’s where this “Behind The Apron” round-up comes in. Starting January…

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Baked Salmon Parcels

January 13, 2007

Nothing pleases me more than an all-in-one dish. This recipe is loaded with vegetables along with one of my favorite fish: salmon. Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Some salmon have more Omega 3 than others such as chinook and sockeye. They are a fattier fish and contain great amounts of healthy omega…

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Is Hong Kong Smoke Free?

January 12, 2007

As of January 1st, 2007, Hong Kong declared itself smoke free. There are six types of “qualified establishments” exempt from this current regulation – nightclubs, commercial bathhouses, massage establishments, mahjong parlours, designated mahjong rooms in clubs and certain bars – which may implement the smoking ban by July 1, 2009 at the latest. Click here…

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Cauliflower Soup and Truffle Oil

January 9, 2007

The addition of bacon gives it a special oomph while the truffle oil adds a bit of class to an otherwise basic soup. This recipe is adapted from January 2007 Bon Appétit. Cauliflower is a nutritious vegetable and by taking three florets a day it will provide you with a good supply of your daily…

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Asian style Rice Noodle Beef Salad

January 6, 2007

I love it when people say they want more which is exactly what my 14 year old daughter said. This recipe is adapted from Good Taste magazine. This is quite an easy meal to prepare and loaded with taste! Enjoy! Serves 6250g rice vermicelli noodles2 tablespoons fish sauce1 tablespoon fresh lime juice1 tablespoon brown sugar1/2…

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Eggplant with Tomato Sauce

January 4, 2007

I always like the way simple and fresh ingredients make a tasty dish and this recipe is exactly what I am referring to. You can serve this as an appetizer or as a side dish to a main meal. Serves 41 small onion, chopped finelyolive oil2 garlic cloves, chopped2-3 medium tomatoes, chopped3 tablespoons parsley, chopped1-2…

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Chocolate Brownies

January 2, 2007

Nothing quite smells of home when a pan of brownies are baking in the oven. Families have been used to this baked goodie as far back as 1897 when a recipe for chocolate brownies appeared in a Sears and Roebuck catalog. For more history on the brownie and recipes, click here. Ingredients:250g butter200g dark chocolate4…

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Turkey Leftover Bake

December 29, 2006

I love Christmas dinner with all the turkey trimmings! However, what to do with the leftover meat is always challenging. I had intended to send this post out on the 27th but mother nature struck in the form of an earthquake in Taiwan (26 December) damaging not only buildings but also undersea cabling that supply…

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Asparagus with Tomato and Avocado Dressing

December 24, 2006

The colors of this dish go well with the festive season! An easy recipe to make and especially one that exudes freshness. Adapted from November 2006 – January 2007 issue of Dish magazine from New Zealand. Serves 8800g asparagus1 red capsicum, roasted and diced2 tomatoes seeded and diced2 cloves of garlic, mincedzest of 1 lemon1…

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