Memories of family celebrations and reunions are precious. They stay with us and are our real imperishable treasures.
Judy, who is in England, sent a photo of the lamb Genevieve, her daughter, cooked on Easter Sunday, with the following comment: “Sooo soft, it fell off the bone. Lots of spices, including cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander. Also apricots. Then a carrot cake with edible forget-me-nots picked from the garden.”
Genevieve not only cooks a fantastic leg of lamb, she also cooks Singaporean dishes from scratch. It’s amazing because she has never lived in Singapore. She used to come to visit her grandparents who made Singapore their home, and somehow took to Asian cuisine.
The last time Judy was in Singapore, she had to look for all the spices Genevieve wanted. She showed me photos of some of the Chinese dishes Genevieve cooked. I was impressed. She was a university student at the time, but had such a passion and talent for cooking.
Judy and I often exchange photos of our celebration meals. A few years ago, she had a traditional Chinese steamboat dinner for Christmas in the UK, while I cooked a traditional Christmas turkey in Singapore.
It’s my turn to show what I made for Easter, but I am only going to show my East-meets-West appetizer: Korean pear wrapped in a slice of prosciutto. Simple, refreshing and crunchy!
Korean pears are huge, so one pear will go a long way. I don’t know if they are available in supermarkets outside of Asia.
I love the forget-me-nots on Genevieve’s carrot cake. It’s the special finishing touch that made the cake memorable.
Homskil would like to thank Judy and Genevieve for sharing their Easter Day memories with us.
By Chayo, HomSkil Editor 1, 6 April 2021