Feeding Finicky, Fussy Toddlers

By Andrea Pavee Many, many moons ago, when my children were young rompers, feeding times were epic challenges of their minds over my matter, since all of them were finicky and fussy eaters. The silver lining to this was their love of milk, which they guzzled to satisfaction. At least they were getting the nutritionContinue reading “Feeding Finicky, Fussy Toddlers”

Sharing Homemade Happiness

Yes, Val was at it again – more amazing lunch boxes! Val saw my cheesy baked eggplant recipe and she was delighted that great minds think alike (ha ha, so much for humility). She cooked Korean eggplant namul, stir-fried zucchini and green beans, soy braised quail eggs, beef bulgogi, and stir-fried fish cakes for Monday’sContinue reading “Sharing Homemade Happiness”

Zesty Lime-leaf Chicken Stew and Cheesy Baked Eggplant

It’s Sunday again and time to whip up a family meal. Sunday is also time to clear out the fridge. I found some dried lime-leaf left over from when I made crispy chicken toast a couple of weeks ago (see earlier recipe). I was about to throw them out when I thought: let’s try somethingContinue reading “Zesty Lime-leaf Chicken Stew and Cheesy Baked Eggplant”

Panic-Cooking and Plum Sauce Pork

A friend, who is a young working mother of two, asked: “How do you think I should start? Should I just cook on and off to gain confidence, or should I actually start by planning proper meals for a whole week?” That is a hard question to answer, given that she is a working mumContinue reading “Panic-Cooking and Plum Sauce Pork”

End of Season Recipes: Pomelo salad and Basil Leaf Minced Pork

If you are in Singapore and you have just finished celebrating the Lunar New Year, you might have the same problem I had. I bought too many sets of Lo Hei ingredients, without anticipating the restrictions and precautionary measures brought about by Covid 19. “What to do?”, I asked myself. I remembered our family doctorContinue reading “End of Season Recipes: Pomelo salad and Basil Leaf Minced Pork”

Val’s Amazing Lunch Boxes

What’s amazing about Val’s lunch boxes is that Val cooks the most amazing meals while coping with a demanding job as a nurse during the pandemic. We can imagine healthcare professionals arriving home exhausted with little time to rest before reporting to work again. I had heard a lot about Val’s famous lunch boxes, soContinue reading “Val’s Amazing Lunch Boxes”

A Reason for Every Season

I never really understood the expression “Season’s Greetings” on cards. One would be expected to be more specific about the season. I have been getting photographs from friends in different countries, and they all look the same because there is snow covering gardens and garden furniture. It’s definitely the season of winter. In many countriesContinue reading “A Reason for Every Season”

“The Coconut is Not a Nut” Story

I don’t know if you have heard Ryan Cayabyab’s song “Da Coconut Nut“. It talks about the coconut not being a nut. The coconut is not a nut, it’s a fruit, although there has been lengthy discussions on the issue. But it’s not just a fruit, it’s an amazing fruit. I discovered its amazing propertiesContinue reading ““The Coconut is Not a Nut” Story”