Beginner’s Choice: Starting small (mini mooncakes)

It’s good to dream big, but have one’s feet on the ground and start with small steps. There is more chance of success. I am talking about small home-made mooncakes. The Mooncake Festival is coming up (Tuesday, 21 September), and there is an abundance of mooncakes on sale. I am surprised to see so manyContinue reading “Beginner’s Choice: Starting small (mini mooncakes)”

Sunday Cooking: One Dish Wonders and Ice Cream Treats

We all look forward to something special on Sundays, even if it’s just a favourite comfort food or a small appetizer like peanuts. Ice cream is a great treat on Sundays, even if it’s just a potong (popsicle). My brother almost always brings ice cream to family celebration meals. Now that he has an iceContinue reading “Sunday Cooking: One Dish Wonders and Ice Cream Treats”

All For The Love of Comfort: Pancakes

By Andrea Pavee Hello everyone! I am back again after a small hiatus.  While busy on some projects, I also took the time to keep busy and voila! I found an absolutely delicious pancake recipe.  My pancake recipe search has been an adventure for the better part of many years. While there are loads ofContinue reading “All For The Love of Comfort: Pancakes”

Carmen’s Guava, Cherries and Chili Dessert

A fruit platter can be a work of art. I saw Carmen’s fruit platter of guava and cherries, which was an unusual combination, and thought that it was quite pretty. Guava is a tropical fruit which is commonly served in Thailand. I was surprised to read that guavas originated in Mexico. Cherries are not commonContinue reading “Carmen’s Guava, Cherries and Chili Dessert”

Spicy Hot Nasi Lemak and Icy Cold Cheng Tng

A few years ago, I had to plan a special dinner for a foreign visitor. The first thing I had to do was to find out if there were dietary restrictions. There were none. Foreign visitors to Singapore can be overwhelmed by some Asian dishes, especially if they are not used to the wide varietyContinue reading “Spicy Hot Nasi Lemak and Icy Cold Cheng Tng”

Homecation and Home Fiestas

Holiday season in another year of the pandemic with travel restrictions means opportunities to look at different ways of resting and re-charging. Since food is an important part of one’s travel experience, having dishes typical of countries you would like to visit can be a good way of having a bit of the cultural experience.Continue reading “Homecation and Home Fiestas”

Home Traditions: The Sugee Cake

By Andrea Pavee From May till July, our family sees a flurry of birthday celebrations. For their special day, each person gets to choose their birthday cake. My husband, whose birthday anchors the birthday bashes, has a penchant for Sugee cake, especially those slathered generously with buttercream icing. As a Eurasian, Sugee cake has beenContinue reading “Home Traditions: The Sugee Cake”

Curry puffs and Empanadas

At first glance, an empanada looks very much like a curry puff. Curry puffs are an all-time-favourite in Singapore – with potato curry, chicken curry or tuna curry filling. There is puff-pastry curry puff which is baked, and there is dough-pastry curry puff which is deep fried. There is also a flaky dough-pastry curry puffContinue reading “Curry puffs and Empanadas”

The Watermelon and Banana Match

One doesn’t always think of pairing watermelon with bananas, but a watermelon smoothie and banana bread make a cool match, especially for special occasions like Father’s day. Cel’s banana bread Cel’s banana bread is good for breakfast or tea, or any other time of the day. (She used a recipe she found on the internet.)Continue reading “The Watermelon and Banana Match”

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”