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Tonkatsu Me

One of my favourite cuisines is Japanese. If I could marry a platter of sushi, I probably would (hold the wasabi – I’m a wuss like that). The Japanese have a way with food; when I see those really made-up … Continue reading

05. March 2013 by Zye
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A (Dubious) Passion for Passion Fruit

I don’t quite know what to make of passion fruit. And I think the rest of the world would agree with me. I’ve often wondered why it’s called what it is when there seems to be nothing about it that … Continue reading

08. February 2013 by Zye
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On Frothing (Hot Chocolate)

Hell hath no fury like a woman awoken by the sudden blaring of remixed party-club songs coming from her inconsiderate upstairs neighbour at three in the morning. It’s bad enough that a month ago, this same upstairs neighbour decided to … Continue reading

20. January 2013 by Zye
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Making Tofu Mousse

It doesn’t sound particularly appetizing. To be honest, my reaction to the mere idea of tofu mousse, or using tofu in any kind of dessert, for that matter, was one of disgust. I like tofu, but I’d never tried a … Continue reading

26. October 2012 by Zye
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Easy Tuna Potato Salad from Home

My mom makes an awesome chicken-potato salad. When I say awesome, I mean AWESOME, no exaggeration. On the rare occasions that she finds the time to cook this, I pitch in, mind, body and soul because I know the rewards … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by Zye
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A Side of Grilled Mushrooms

Mushrooms have been a part of my diet ever since I could remember. My mom has always believed in practising the whole “eat your vegetables” thing, and while mushrooms are fungi, they fall under the “healthy foods” category. Hence their … Continue reading

12. September 2012 by Zye
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Absolut Kurant Weekends

It’s a Monday, and memories of magic weekends still haunt me: particularly one when a tipsy friend came over at midnight, clutching a full bottle of Absolute Kurant to her chest like a lifeline. This fruity vodka is one of … Continue reading

03. September 2012 by Zye
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Going Fried Bananas

Bananas, as I’ve been told since I was a kid, are one of the best fruits – an excellent source of potassium, plus banana peels are extremely useful (from WiseBread). When we were younger, both my mom and my grandmother … Continue reading

16. August 2012 by Zye
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Good Times: The Classic Apple Pie

I mentioned “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music in a recent post. Some of the lines in the song go, “Cream-coloured ponies and crisp apple strudel, doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles.” Now, not being from … Continue reading

03. August 2012 by Zye
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A Quick and Easy Recipe for Cake Pops

I’ve already said that I want to learn how to make cake pops for my niece. And since I figured it’d be rather tricky getting the decorating right, I’d start by practicing on simpler cake pop designs first, kind of … Continue reading

11. July 2012 by Zye
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