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

Cookbook Review: The 5:2 Diet Cookbook

The “healthy” lifestyle has become a big trend these years. There are many kinds of “diets” that you can engage in, and they are easily accessible through numerous books, articles and internet resources. The Ulysses Press sent me a copy of their The 5:2 Diet and The 5:2 Diet Cookbook for review. Note: I have not thoroughly readRead 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

Lamb Stew with Olives – Lidia’s Favorite Recipes

Italian cuisine is one of my favourites, I love the flavours and ingredient combinations. I can cook pasta…and that’s about it. It is time to try something else other than pasta. To the cookbooks! Unless I have a lot of time, I am always looking for recipes that require simple ingredients and instructions, that wayRead more

Beef and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Time for another soup recipe, like I have mentioned in my previous post on Easy Vegetable Beef Barley Soup recipe, I love homemade soups. They are very comforting and healthy, especially warming in this cold winter weather. If you like soups as much as I do, you will probably love this cookbook too: 300 SensationalRead more

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