Toasted Buckwheat and Chopped Chocolate Sablés

I remember the first cookbook I bought – I was a teenager on a summer vacation in Hong Kong. Browsing in a bookstore, I picked up a Chinese pastries cookbook. In fact, I still have that book, sometimes I’d make the steamed buns recipe. That was how my love for cookbooks started, my collection continues multiply, especiallyRead more

Raspberry and Plum Jam

The summer is a season of harvest and preserving. It feels especially rewarding when I get to open a little jar of summer in the cold winter months. Nothing beats the flavour and taste of homemade jams. I was very excited when I received a review copy of Best of Bridge Home Preserving:120 Recipes for Canning Fruits &Read more

S’mores Éclairs – The S’mores Cookbook

S’mores is many people’s childhood favourite. They remind me summer family BBQ’s, because someone will always bring giant marshmallows to roasted at the end. I still remember the first time I had a roasted marshmallow, I thought it was the best caramelized sweet I’ve ever tasted. S’mores was the best part the BBQ, nothing canRead more

Peach and Mango Parfait

This recipe is super easy, yet very tasty and healthy. Since peaches and mangoes are in season, this tastes even better. The recipe was adapted from Andre Jourdan’s 150 Best Desserts in a Jar, published by Robert Rose. The book contains many creative recipes, such as puddings, parfaits, jellies etc. that are fun and easy to prepare.Read more

Homemade McDonald’s Apple Pie

I don’t remember when the last time I had McDonald’s Apple Pie. I remember growing up in Hong Kong, McDonald’s restaurants weren’t very popular until I was a kid. The apple pie has always been one of my favourites. The rectangular apple pie was probably the only shape that I knew it ever existed. IRead more

Quinoa Breakfast Bars: Cooking with Quinoa for Dummies

It has been a while since my last book giveaway. Are you ready? Quinoa is one of my favourite foods, it is healthy and very versatile. Since quinoa is not exactly a grain, but rather a seed, it can be used in many cooking applications. It can be easily used in appetizers, smoothies, salads, main dishes,Read more

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