Recipe: Tuna Mac & Cheese

Servings? 3   Cooking Time? 30 mins  What you need?  3 cups penne (or other pasta of your choice) 1/2 cup butter 1/2 onion, finely chopped 2 portobello mushroom, sliced 3 tbsp all purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 cup strong flavoured cheese 1 can tuna salt and pepper Tabasco sauce dried oregano How to cook it?  On medium-high…

Recipe: Lamb Shank & Potato Pumpkin Puree

Servings? 3   Cooking Time? 3 hours  What you need?  Lamb Shank 2 tbsp olive oil 3 lamb shanks salt and pepper 1/2 cup flour 3 medium-sized red onions, finely sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 twigs of fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 cups red wine square baking dish Foil Potato Pumpkin…

Recipe: White Bread Loaf

Servings? 6-10   Cooking Time? 3 hrs and 30 mins      Breadmaker Recipe What you need?  350ml water 500g plain white flour or bread flour 1 tbsp milk powder 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 25g butter, diced 1 tsp dried yeast How to cook it?  Note that bread makers vary, so please add the ingredients to the bread…

Recipe: Avocado Toast

Servings? 2   Cooking Time? 10 mins  What you need?  4 slices of white bread 2 ripe avocados (sliced) diced red onions chilli flakes rock salt toppings (optional: oregano, pine nuts, scrambled eggs, sliced radicchio) Extra virgin olive oil How to cook it?  Slice 4 medium sized white bread and pop it into the toaster In the meantime, slice your…

Recipe: Granola

Servings? 6-10 (1/2 cup servings)   Cooking Time? 30 mins  What you need?  1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup brown sugar t tbsp cinnamon (or nutmeg depending on your preference) Mixing bowl 3 cups rolled oats (I used Quaker brand, but any other will do) 1 cup of granola toppings Flat squared/rectangular baking tin/tray How to cook it?  Preheat…

Review: Seokchon Korean BBQ

First impression? A simple and cozy Korean BBQ restaurant with a dozen tables and a couple private rooms suitable for a quick, easy and yummy choice. A definite ‘no fuss’ type of place. How’s the service? Seokchon staff were friendly, attentive yet not too ‘in-your-face’. I tried this restaurant first time with my sister after work one day….

Recipe: Vegetable Quiche

Servings? 4-6 people  (9 inch diameter) Cooking Time? 60 mins  What you need?  Pie Crust 4 large eggs 1/4 cup Milk Butter (for frying) 1 bunch asparagus 100 g Shitake mushroom (or any other mushroom) 1 head Broccoli Cubed Feta Cheese Ground Parmesan cheese 100 g quartered Smoked Salmon Salt/Pepper How to cook it?  Preheat your medium sized oven to 250 degrees, with rack…

Recipe: Pie Crust

Servings? 9-inch pie crust Cooking Time? 60 mins  What you need? 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, and some more for rolling the dough 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 8 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 tbsp cold water (prepare 2 more, if needed) How to cook it?  In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, salt, and sugar and stir several times to…

Recipe: Corn Fritters

Servings? 2-3 people  (12-14 three-inch fritters) Cooking Time? 30 mins  What you need?  2 ears corn (2 cups kernels) 2 eggs (separate yolk and whites) 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp all-purpose flour 4 tbsp Olive oil (for frying) How to cook it?  In large pot of boiling water, add the corn and boil for 10 mins. Drain out the…

Recipe: Pan-fried Asparagus with Eggs and Parmesan

Servings? 2 people   Cooking Time? 20 mins  What you need?  2 bunches of thick stalks of asparagus 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup Olive oil 2 tsp Rock salt 4 eggs grated Parmesan cheese How to cook it?  Wash and drain the 2 bunches of asparagus. Cut off the bottom 1.5-2 inches of the…

Review: Calin Cafe

First impression? Charming little French-inspired cafe with wooden indoor seating and garden-view outdoor seating, suitable for a relaxing brunch with the hubby or the girls. How’s the service? Calin Cafe staff were really alert and attentive during our visit. Those close to me would know that I’m not forgiving when it comes to service but I give credit where credit’s…