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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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A (Food) Review of 2012

It’s 2013. Wow. A year has gone by so fast, doomsday predictions notwithstanding. At around this time last year, I think I was sprawled on a couch, dramatically bemoaning my lack of a life. Or a job. Or anything – … Continue reading

06. January 2013 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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“Too Many Cooks” and Nero Wolfe

I grew up on murder-mystery books, starting with the hardbound Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series back in grade school. Then when I was in High School, I discovered Perry Mason, Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and in college, the … Continue reading

31. August 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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