fried cheese curds

fried cheese curds (oh baby!)

July 9, 2020

Move over fried mozzarella sticks, there’s a new kid in town!  Fried cheese curds are the bee’s knees!  What are cheese curds, you ask?  When cheese is made milk is pasteurized and cooked until the whey separates from the curd. The curd goes into a mold and pressed to create a wheel or block of…

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Shortbread Cookies

December 8, 2006

Shortbread is a Scottish delicacy dating back to the 12th century and has been enjoyed in our family for many decades. Although this dessert is enjoyed all year round, I bake these cookies only at Christmas. Of all the shortbread recipes, this one has to be the most delicious and easiest to make. So don’t…

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Pineapple Fried Rice

December 6, 2006

Although most are familiar with Pad Thai (a savory rice noodle dish, lightly fried with scrambled eggs, vegetables and sprinkled with ground peanuts), pineapple fried rice ranks up there as one of the signature dishes of Thailand. Piling the rice high in a hollowed out pineapple shell brings a festive atmosphere to the simplest meal.…

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Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Shredded Chicken and Prawns

December 4, 2006

I love making this! It’s quite easy and the fresh aromas coming from this dish makes you coming back for more. This Asian noodle is sometimes called ‘glass’ as its appearance when cooked becomes transparent. You’ll find these noodles in salads, soups, stir fry etc. as it is a favorite of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and…

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ThreeSixty Hong Kong – A Supermarket Dedicated to Organic Food

December 1, 2006

Organic food shops aren’t something new in Hong Kong, however, having a store as big as the one that newly opened last month in the Landmark is a real treat! You’ll find ThreeSixty located on the top two levels of the Landmark shopping mall. The staff are very friendly and what I found most unique…

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Orzo with Feta Cheese and Baked Vegetables

November 29, 2006

Orzo, which means ‘barley’ in Italian, is found more traditionally in soups, but this versatile rice shaped pasta has been widely used by chefs all over for main courses, salads and side dishes. This recipe is adapted from Dean & Deluca‘s book, “The Food and Wine Cookbook“. It’s a great dish to serve banquet style…

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Blogging at 92!

November 27, 2006

Hats off to fellow Canadian Donald Crowdis for being the oldest blogger! How utterly amazing is that? Good for you is what I say! Mr. Crowdis is somewhat of an internet celebrity. Although he doesn’t own a computer (not yet), he writes his posts and then mails them to a relative in New Brunswick to…

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Hainan Chicken Rice

November 24, 2006

This dish is originally from Hainan Island in the south of China. It was brought to Singapore by Chinese immigrants and is now a Singaporean classic. When I left Hong Kong in 1999 for Singapore, my local friends told me to make sure I try the ‘chicken rice’. I wasn’t sure what all the fuss…

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Old Fashioned Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings

November 22, 2006

Now that the temperatures are dipping a bit in Hong Kong , I love to cook what I call my comfort foods and a stew is top on the list. Serves 41/3 cup floursalt and pepper900g (2 lbs) stewing beef cut into cubes4 tablespoons olive oil (add more if needed)1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon…

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Zabaglione

November 20, 2006

This delicious and simple custard hails from the Veneto region (others argue Tuscany) and is made from egg yolks, sugar, and dessert wine. Custards are used to fill cakes, tartlets and choux puffs. I also use zabaglione when making Tiramisu. Serves 44 egg yokes4 tablespoons caster sugar120ml (4 oz) Marsala, a dry white wine or…

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Bacon and Potato Pie

November 17, 2006

Most people have had the pleasure of experiencing a food memory be it walking past a restaurant and reminded of your first date or a bakery that made one think of their mother’s home cooking. As a young girl I remember going to my great grandmother’s home for potato scallop and baked ham. Her place…

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Jambalaya

November 15, 2006

Jambalaya is a Creole word which originates from Louisiana’s rural south. Jambalaya is also very similar to the Spanish dish Paella. The origin of the name “jambalaya” is uncertain, and there are many theories surrounding it. Some think jambalaya as the combination of the French word “jambon” meaning ham, the French article “à la” meaning…

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Salmon Wrapped in Prosciutto with a Pesto Stuffing

November 13, 2006

I’m always trying to incorporate as much Omega 3‘s into our diet as possible and salmon is one way to accomplish that. This is a super easy recipe with hardly any fuss or preparation. I served the salmon with roasted vegetables (potatoes, red onion, parsnip, beet root, carrots). Ingredients:salmon fillet (remove skin along with the…

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