August and September are the months when tomatoes are at their ripest. I always take advantage of these months when good tasty tomatoes are easily available to whip up a scrumptious tomato pasta sauce or tomato curry. As I savor the sweet and flavorful sauce, which one could easily make from scratch, I also lament about the impending cooler months, when tomatoes tend to be relatively less dense and hence a blander in taste. Well, I decided I should lament no more and spend a […]
Citrus fruits are at the peak of their flavours during the winter season. I always look forward to this season’s offering of clementine and blood oranges. In fact, it is the only time I would eat an whole peeled orange. For those with the luxury of owning a citrus fruit tree in the garden, you would also know that a great way to spend your cold weekend indoors, is to prepare and stock up orange (or mix citrus) marmalade for […]
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I juice every morning, but it takes the moon to turn blue for me to happily include kale in my juicing routine! So Martha’s green smoothies seem a more viable and palatable alternative to juicing kale, brocoli, and cabbage!
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mushroom could be a key ingredient in making delicious and satisfying comfort food during the winter season.
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For many, salads bring to mind the run-of-the-mill ingredients found within the plastic bag of salad leaves. However there are alot of dry ingredients from the larder that one may use for salads. Rich in anti-oxidants, minerals, and fibre, Bubur pulut hitam – black glutinous rice, a grain variety commonly found in South East Asia – is a perfect grain for a fresh and chilled rice salad. Toss the cooked rice with pickled onions, sweet corn kernels, rockets, and tomatoes for […]
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An easy dish to prepare for a hot summer weekend lunch. Credit must be given to Maria Teresa ingenuity…the tomato sauce is a simple preparation of fresh tomato pulp flavoured with fresh basil, salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Chill in the fridge and toss in cooked tagliolini when ready to serve. Make sure you have bread to soak up the leftover yummy sauce, every drop is worth savouring!
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