Eddie was making us a nice Chinese dinner when I suddenly felt like having some tomato salad. So I was left with trying to figure out how to make a tomato salad that would not stick out like a sore thumb in the middle of stir fried vegetables and kung po prawns (recipes will follow),Continue reading “Spicy Tomato Salad, Asian Style”
One of the things we miss during the lockdown is coffeeshop vegetables. Simply boiled greens with a tasty sauce just poured over. It’s one of those things we don’t have delivered because the greens arrive brown and soggy and the sauce has lost its freshness. So I make it. It is really simple, once youContinue reading “Choy Sum with Oyster Sauce and Fried Garlic”
I thought I had to point this out. Possibly because the only potato salad one is likely to order in any restaurant here in KL is a Potato Salada, which really is more like mashed potatoes with Japanese Kewpie mayo thrown in for good measure. Don’t get me wrong; Japanese potato salad is a veryContinue reading “Not a Japanese Potato Salad”
“He who does not love potatoes does not love life!” Cicero Or maybe not. As dear Cicero died in 43BC (assassinated, I’m sorry to say), he could not have ever tried a potato. Though they were cultivated some 10,000 years ago in modern day Peru and Bolivia, they did not make their way to EuropeContinue reading “More Tales of the Super Potato”
Capsicum are a pretty vegetable. Which of course they are not. They are actually a fruit, if we are to be pedantic. Just like the tomato, they belong to the nightshade family. When I make this dish, I like to choose as many different colours of capsicum as I can find, because unlike zucchini, whichContinue reading “A Beautiful Tray of Roast Peppers fit for a Sunday Feast”
Don’t run screaming from the virtual room, just because I said the word “Gratin” again! this is a very different animal altogether. Serve it with lamb. Or beef. Or chicken tagine, a recipe I promise to post sometime soon. Actually, you can eat it just like that with rice. This just gave me another ideaContinue reading “Zucchini Gratin”
for 2 people you will need: 2 big potatoes 2 Tbsp duck fat or lard fine salt rough sea salt There is nothing at all to these potatoes, but once you have had the patience to prepare them, you will be rewarded with the best potatoes you’ve ever eaten! Peel your potatoes and slice themContinue reading “The Super Potato”
Chris makes the case for the humble polenta and creates a simple recipe for a sumptuous lunch.