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Aunty Khar Moi’s Pandan-Skin Mooncakes

In Biscuits and Cookies, Confectionary, Snacks on November 10, 2009 at 5:11 pm

pandan-skin-mooncakes

You know you’re walking into a hardcore kitchen when the first thing you see is stacks upon stacks of boxes filled with gorgeous home-made mooncakes.

The women on my Dad’s side of the family in Singapore — they’re fearless cooks.

Pineapple tarts, bak-zhang (glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves), black vinegar-braised pig’s trotters? They could whip those together with their eyes closed.

Recently, however, the task at hand was Chinese mooncakes, eaten to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls this Saturday … [read more]

From A Tiger In The Kitchen

Chanterelles on Toast

In Snacks, Vegetables on October 26, 2009 at 10:45 pm

chanterelles

It has gotten to be somewhat of a passion. Creeping slowly through the forest, calling softly to one another, “Look!” “That one!” Then I rush up and take a picture. Some people like bird watching, some identify wild herbs, species of ferns, animal tracks and trailings, rock formations, moss species, fishes in the streams or flowers. While it all fascinates me, we’ve both been curiously drawn to the wild mushrooms of Autumn … [read more]

From Lucy’s Kitchen Notebook

Maple Pecan Popcorn

In Confectionary, For Children, Snacks on October 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm

maple-pecan-popcorn

Have you heard?  It’s autumn.  Officially autumn.  There may still be a few heirloom tomatoes resting on your counter, in all their shiny glory.  They might even be sitting next to a bowlful of downy peaches throwing off their luscious scent.  But, listen, the calendar is clear: it’s fall … [read more]

From The Kitchen Sink

Deep Fried Anchovies with Chilli and Preserved Lime Mayo

In Fish and Seafood, Sauces and Dips, Snacks on October 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm

deep-fried-anchovies

I rarely come across fresh anchovies, so when I spotted some in a local fishmonger (Moxon’s in East Dulwich), I greedily snapped up three big handfuls, cheap as chips at £2.something for the lot. Being an anchovy obsessive, the thought of eating them in a new way was almost a bit much for me; I couldn’t get home fast enough … [read more]

From Food Stories

Butterscotch Chip Scones

In Biscuits and Cookies, Snacks on October 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm

butterscotch-chip-scones

Scones used to be the stuff of my childhood storybooks. A lot of those books used to be by British authors and they would conjure up elaborate evening teas in the homes of gentle folk (including various Dukes and Duchesses, Earls and their Ladies, the local Squire and his wife, the Vicar in his Vicarage or perhaps the local Parish priest to mention more than a few) … [read more]

From My Diverse Kitchen

Kachori Tarkari

In Breads, Snacks, Vegetables on October 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

kachori-tarkari

Sometimes I think I do a lot of planning but time never allows me to complete those plans. I have to wear so many hats in a day that often blogging takes a back seat. Three sets of pictures waiting for me to get posted with their recipes. In Ramadan specially, time runs and it gets a bit tricky to keep up with the routine plans … [read more]

From Bake Fresh

Skordalia with Roasted Beets

In Sauces and Dips, Snacks, Vegetables on October 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm

skordalia

Skordalia. Skor-dahl-YA. Please say it with me, because it is a word one should know, use, and use often. It is from the Greek skordalia, in case you were wondering … [read more]

From Food for the Thoughtless

Snow-Skin Mooncakes with Cherry Almond Filling

In Biscuits and Cookies, Confectionary, Snacks on October 3, 2009 at 9:46 am

mooncakes

I walked into the K-Mart store near Penn Station in New York last week and discovered to my horror that the Christmas section is already fully stocked with artificial Christmas trees, holiday decorations and ribbons. I had to check the date on my New York Times to make sure I had not completely missed Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. This senseless commercialization sent shivers up my spine … [read more]

From Red Cook

Spicy Corn Fritters

In Snacks, Vegetables on September 24, 2009 at 9:05 am

spicy-corn-fritters

When I was growing up, I had a lot of dolls. And I do mean a lot. Though many were inherited from my sister, I received my fair share (some might say more than) of new ones for birthdays and Christmases. Baby dolls, porcelain dolls, rag dolls; it just seemed that they were drawn to me, like moths to a flame … [read more]

From Kitchenist

Roasted Chickpeas and Heirloom Tomatoes

In Beans and Legumes, Fruits, Salads, Snacks, Vegetables on September 23, 2009 at 10:11 am

chickpea-tomato-salad

By now, you’ve probably heard about the blight that has ravaged this summer’s tomato crop all over the Northeast. Called “late blight,” this pernicious, highly contagious fungus is the same disease responsible for the Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s. It’s no laughing matter … [read more]

From Sweet Amandine