Celebrating at Home

Father’s day is around the corner and dining-out isn’t an option for many in who have to celebrate at home due to “lockdown” or “heightened alert” measures. Celebrating at home can be formal or casual, what matters is that there is cause for celebration. Last year, Homskil organised cooking classes on Zoom for Father’s Day.Continue reading “Celebrating at Home”

Dining in Style at Home

When you can’t dine out because dining-in isn’t allowed in restaurants, the options are: take-aways or home-cooked meals, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t dine in style. Len’s Indian Cuisine Dinner of chicken tandoori, papadam and salad with sweet and sour sauce (using a recipe from simplyrecipes.com, with some modifications) fits the dining-in- styleContinue reading “Dining in Style at Home”

Espie’s Baked Feta Cheese Pasta

By Espie Canlas Tik Tok is very popular, especially with teens.  Since the onset of the Pandemic everyone has been making or inventing anything to cure their quarantine boredom, either in fashion, dance, funny antics or even food. As a working mom, sometimes I run out of menu ideas for my teens, and I realizedContinue reading “Espie’s Baked Feta Cheese Pasta”

Toasted Waa Bananas and Train Fried Rice

Being in lockdown can make some people go bananas, but in a lockdown bananas can also be a source of joy. P’Pew, my dietitian friend, stopped sending me recipes from Bangkok when the Covid situation was getting worse. She stopped experimenting with new dishes as she had to stick to what was available in theContinue reading “Toasted Waa Bananas and Train Fried Rice”

Memories of Lockdown Happy Meals

My friend Emily asked me to write about simple home-made Lockdown meals. I enjoyed cooking during Circuit Breaker (Singapore’s lockdown period last year) because everyone at home looked forward to mealtimes. You could say I had a captive audience at my mercy. It was a chance to bring a bit of joy and relief toContinue reading “Memories of Lockdown Happy Meals”

Pretty Maids All In A Row

By Andrea Pavee Sundays and Public holidays are my challenge days. It is then that I attempt to cook up something special for the family. Last Sunday, it was Italian (our favourite), again. Remembering I had a couple of boxes of frozen pizza crust, pizza it was! I must confess do “cheat” in cooking, fromContinue reading “Pretty Maids All In A Row”

Family Traditions: Garlic Butter

By Andrea Pavee As a little girl, Garlic Bread was a family treat for special occasions. A favourite family restaurant, Fujiya (long since closed) served them wrapped, piping hot, in red-checked napkins, placed in dark brown wicker bread baskets. We loved biting down on the warm slices, oozing buttery goodness, straight from the oven. InContinue reading “Family Traditions: Garlic Butter”

The Two Kuihs and a Bouquet of Flowers

The word “kuih” will usually bring a smile to a child’s face in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, because it refers to goodies like snacks and desserts. (In Indonesia, the word is Kue) But the truth is that kuihs also bring joy to adults, especially those with a sweet tooth or those who like to snack.Continue reading “The Two Kuihs and a Bouquet of Flowers”

The Lemongrass, Garlic, Pepper and Coca-Cola Wow Dish

I was thinking of what to cook for Mother’s Day when my mother came to the rescue by telling me about a recipe she saw on Facebook. She insisted that I had to take down the recipe: 1kg of pork belly 3 heads of garlic 3 stalks of lemongrass Pepper corn Salt Fish sauce DarkContinue reading “The Lemongrass, Garlic, Pepper and Coca-Cola Wow Dish”