Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Peaches

This year’s summer has been a bit hectic for me, nonetheless enjoyable. I am sending off my summer with a cake, with seasonal local peaches. I love peaches when they are so juicy and sweet, I even froze some for later use, for smoothies and baking. This is the first recipe that I’ve tried making from aRead more

Kale and Chickpea Soup

  Cold weather is the perfect time for soups. Nothing is more comforting than having a bowl of warm soup in my cold hands. As I was searching for a recipe for kale, I came across soup recipe which I had (almost) every ingredient on hand. It was actually my first time cooking with kale.Read 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

Pork and Vegetable Dumplings – My Way

Chinese are obsessed with all sorts of dumplings, we have them pan-fried, steamed, or even in soups. I like to make my own whenever possible. That way, I am in control of what goes it and its seasonings so they can be quite healthy and delicious. Compared to store-bought ones, of course I prefer myRead more

Strawberry Jam Cheesecake

This recipe was taken from a cute Japanese baking cookbook. I just love the rustic quality of the design and photos of the book. The format of the book is like a journal with lined pages inside. The author has a “website”. There’s not much information on there, so I am better off just readingRead more

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