baked asparagus bacon gnocchetti

May 15, 2024

To celebrate Spring, try this baked gnocchetti with asparagus and tomatoes. Toss in bacon and this dish makes me happy. Local asparagus is now in season and I crave it this time of the year.

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Pumpkin Pasta with Mozzarella Butter

December 19, 2006

A delicious way to serve pasta! The lemon and sage flavors of the mozzarella butter make this dish a taste sensation and quite easy to make. Serves 42 garlic cloves, crushed3 tablespoons olive oil125g ball mozzarella, drained and roughly chopped50g butter, softenedsmall handful sage leaves, plus extra to servegrated zest and juice of 1 lemon500g…

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Poppyseed Cupcakes with Orange Frosting

December 17, 2006

With daylight hours shorter, what better way to brighten up a day than with a pretty cupcake. This recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s ‘Forever Summer‘ cookbook. Poppy seeds are a classic addition to buttered egg noodles, fruit salads and fragrant yeast breads. They add a nutty flavor and texture to cookies, cakes, breads and…

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Warm Bell Pepper Salad with Sautéed Halloumi

December 14, 2006

Want to color your life healthy? Brightly colored bell peppers, whether green, red, orange or yellow, are rich sources of some of the best nutrients available. Bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamin C and vitamin A. Red peppers are also an excellent source of the vitamins K and B6. Green peppers are a very…

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Menu for Hope III

December 12, 2006

Food bloggers from around the world are drumming up gifts and services for consumers to bid on. Menu for Hope was started by Pim of Chez Pim and this year monies raised will go to UN World Food Program. Last year, in only 3 weeks, Menu for Hope raised US$17,000 and proceeds went to UNICEF.…

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Bruschetta Pasta

December 11, 2006

Bruschetta is traditionally served on grilled bread, however, this makes for a different way to serve spaghetti without too much fuss. A lovely meal ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta! Serves 4455g (1lb) spaghetti1 cup of fresh basil (torn up)1 clove of garlic, minced4-5 ripe tomatoes (the size of golf balls)…

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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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