Kimchi Stew (Kimchi jjigae)

This is Dan’s favourite Korean dish. He reckons the best tasting one came from Wah Korean Restaurant in the city by their previous owner. He was very disappointed in the taste after the restaurant was bought over by someone else. To end his misery, I decided to learn how to cook this at home. I … Continue reading

Schiacciata Con Fragole

This was inspired by yesterday’s Masterclass (MasterChef Australia). After watching Michael Klausen show the contestants how to bake Schiacciata Con L’uva, I decided to try it myself. I replaced grapes with strawberries and called this Schiacciata Con Fragole, meaning ‘with pressed strawberries’. I cheated a bit by using an electric mixer with dough hook attachment … Continue reading

Chocolate Chips and Raisin Brioche

I learnt this from a bread making class during my visit to Montréal, Canada. The class was conducted mainly in French but the teacher was kind enough to send me the recipe in English. I have made this a few times and it has always turned out praiseworthy. The only warning I have is, “Do not … Continue reading

Basil Pesto with Chicken Pasta

The basil plant in our garden is thriving and becoming more like a bush than a plant. After it was planted by my father-in-law, the bees went crazy with pollinating it. At one point, it was surrounded with a swarm of bees that we could not go anywhere near it. There is no way for … Continue reading