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May 14, 2018

Strangely enough, some of my earliest memories are of making scones in preschool. Whether it was a deep state plot to brainwash some colonialist heritage into toddlers or an exercise in following recipes, I did love getting my grubby fingers into the mixing bowl. From the uber traditional “plain-with-jam-and-cream” to the overpriced Welly coffee shop […]

May 7, 2018

Last summer I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Sydney. One evening, rehabilitating from another 40-degree afternoon, my body still drenched in beer (no, not VB), my friends and I decided to make a trip to the kebab shop down the road. Earlier on, we had discussed the issues of the day and […]

April 30, 2018

As the sun starts setting at 5:45 and the mornings start off frostier than usual, my diet begins to look like a bear getting ready for hibernation. Lots of sugar, fats and carbs are going to pop up in the next few recipes, and this one isn’t an exception. Desserts have always been a winter […]

April 16, 2018

The cold and dark weather on our doorstep could signal to some of us that we should start taking care of ourselves better. As a believer in the idea of food as medicine, eating well this winter can ensure that we make it through alright, both mentally and physically. Hence, as I seek now to […]

April 9, 2018

I’m not sure about anyone else, but my number one after school snack was a mince pie. It fired off a filling hit of carbs and protein that refuelled the brain drain of a day spent studying. Recently however, dumplings have replaced mince pies as my preferred afternoon tea. They take half the time to […]

March 26, 2018

Wellington has been graced with a new food court. Press Hall opened with aplomb last month, and it has left some hungry patrons weeping over its razzmatazz.  In a statement, Press Hall has insisted that it is not a “typical” food court, seeing fit to refer to itself instead as an “eatery”, taking its inspiration […]

March 19, 2018

Homemade pizza is a good way to use up random ingredients that have been hogging your fridge’s real estate. Most veg can be roasted or put on top raw. Sliced meats and even canned spaghetti can be used as a topping to work into a quick and easy meal. As I’m sure most of you […]

March 12, 2018

On Boxing Day last year, I took a walk around the city. Counting the number of brandy snaps I had eaten the day before, I realised that this number strangely correlated with the number of Malaysian restaurants I had just strolled past. It must have been 18,  or maybe 19. Nevertheless, it was with great […]

March 5, 2018

Serves two Usually after a few days of gorging meat and bread, I feel like I’ve fallen into five-a-day debt that even Berocca can’t save me from. This is a cheap and tasty soup that sneaks in some good veg. I can usually make this last for a dinner and a couple of lunches, but […]