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Chayote: another healthy food

Chayote: another healthy food

I keep coming across a vegetable called chayote in Latin American recipes. It’s also used in Cajun cuisine (they call it mirliton), and by a huge variety of different names throughout south and east Asia. In Malaysia it’s called, weirdly, ‘English gourd’; in Indonesia...

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Tempeh. The super-food.

Tempeh. The super-food.

I'm planning a demonstration of some super simple but tasty ideas for cooking with tempeh. Watch this space! Seems like you can’t open a lifestyle magazine at the moment without finding an article about gut microbes. You know the sort of thing: we have ten times more...

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A family wedding!

A family wedding!

Just got back from a wonderful month in Jakarta. That's me with the handbag in the picture above, three to the right of the bride—my niece. I just had to be there! Haven't been to a Javanese wedding in years. Of course I managed to find time to do some serious eating...

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Terasi: the secret ingredient

Terasi: the secret ingredient

Months—well actually years!—ago I wrote a blog introducing one of the key ingredients of Indonesian cookery: the chilli. I said that I was planning a series on sambal, the range of sauces, relishes, and dishes that chillies are made into. My apologies for the...

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Chilli sambal! A new project.

Chilli sambal! A new project.

It’s been a couple of years since I started this blog, and I have to admit I’ve been less than diligent in keeping it up to date. I’ve decided that I need a project to encourage me to publish more regularly. After a certain amount of cajoling from Kevan, my husband,...

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A foody visit to Indonesia

I planned months ago to escape England for a few weeks in horrid January to travel back to Indonesia. Firstly, to visit my family, secondly, to learn more about my mum's cooking and lastly, to travel a little bit with my old friends from school who are all very much...

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Sweet Sorrel Tart – HFW’s

I saw this recipe in the Guardian on Friday, the 4th May.  It caught my eye and I liked the sound of using sorrel in puddings.  We also have an abundance of sorrel in our garden which grows happily and I have not used it all that much.  I think it's because the plant...

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Twice cooked mix peppers with salmon

It's been a while since my last post...but here is one recipe that got me going again and wanting to share with you all. I had the inspiration as I had a glut of peppers left over from a catering job I did at the week-end and salmon fillets bought for our supper. It...

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Gravad lax – it’s really easy!

A few weeks ago I went to the closest fishmonger in my town and bought a big chunk of fresh tuna, which at that point, I had no idea what to do with.  Beside the tuna, I also bought the freshest looking samphire/glasswort, as I love this sea vegetable cooked the...

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GONG XI FA CAI – Happy New Year!

Even though I am not Chinese, my family has lived amongst Chinese families as long as I can remember. In fact one of my sisters was married to a lovely Chinese who sadly died at a very early age (36 years old). We remember him fondly when we sit around my parents'...

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“Sop kacang merah”…red bean soup

I think my Indonesian friends would not agree with my red beans used here (aduki) as that was all I happened to have in my cupboard, not the red kidney beans normally used for this soup.  I love this soup, filling, full of flavour and pretty healthy too.  Growing up...

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What’s quick to assemble for the weekend?

It's that time of the year...we all feel it, the over indulgence of the festive holiday finally hit us! I've agreed to do some sort of 'diet' with Aisha.  Nothing too strenuous and we're doing it till the end of February.  If and when we've achieved our goals, we'd do...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2012

Hi everyone, Here we are, 2012! What a day to start a new year! It's raining cats and dogs...bucketing outside my dining room.  Definitely not a day to go out for a walk around the block, which my silly husband is doing at this moment! Yesterday, after hearing the...

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