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July 14, 2020

Last Friday it was a scorcher of a day.  It was also the last day The She Shed team of five women would finish landscaping our front garden.  The work from start to finish took six days and boy, did these women work their socks off!  There were only a couple of days where the…

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Prawns with Salsa Fresca

February 4, 2007

What a way to start a meal! This recipe is adapted from an Australian restaurant called Jackson’s and the recipe is from the cookbook, ‘Coast’ by Kendall Hill. The Coast cookbook is a compilation of mouth watering dishes from Australia’s leading chefs accompanied by stunning photographs along Australia’s pristine shores. Arugula (rocket) is peppery and…

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Yeung Chau Fried Rice

February 2, 2007

Yeung Chau is a popular fried rice dish and is prepared in a wok. Also known as Yangchou, which is a Hong Kong slang word for fried barbeque pork. Invented as a creative way to use up leftovers, fried rice is the perfect comfort dish. The origins of fried rice can be traced all the…

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Parmesan Chicken

January 31, 2007

Dinner in 40 minutes? No problem! While the chicken is cooking you can get all the other vegetables ready and cooked. I usually serve this with pumpkin risotto but I was too lazy and opted for steamed basmati. Serves 66 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, flatted slightly Combine 1 cup bread crumbs, 1 1/2 cups…

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January 29, 2007

With its Middle Eastern origins, hummus is a dip best accompanied by pita bread and fresh assortment of vegetables. The garbanzo bean also known as chickpea is an edible legume. It is said that hummus origins trace back to the Sultan Saladin, a veteran of the Crusades, who enjoyed cooking as a pastime. In addition…

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Bread Salad

January 27, 2007

This is a family favorite which takes little time to prepare and a great way to use leftover bread! The Italians call it Panzanella which originates from Tuscany. Over the years there have been many adaptations and some purists would say adding olives is a no no. In any case, the flavors from the ingredients…

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Rice with Spinach

January 24, 2007

A simple and easy way to serve rice and get your vitamins too! We’re all familiar with Popeye who is always eating spinach to make him strong and now we know that spinach helps protect us against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis and is also important for maintaining bone health. Spinach is a staple…

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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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