52 Weeks

Carrot Salad with Preserved Lemon

Carrot Salad with Preserved Lemon

52 weeks of cooking – Brinning I’ve heard about preserved lemons for years, but hadn’t ever tried them until I had an abundance of lemons on my hands. I made a batch of preserved lemons, stuck them in the fridge and forgot about them, it […]

Lemon Focaccia with Manchego

Lemon Focaccia with Manchego

52 weeks of baking – Citrus I love me some good crispy focaccia. Focaccia is the bread that inspired me to ask the cook on Bounty to teach me how to make bread. She was kneading it in a large bowl, one had covered in […]

Banana Coconut Macaroons

Banana Coconut Macaroons

52 weeks of cooking – Oceania These small cookies will take you away in one bite to a tropical island. Comprised mostly of coconut with a taste of banana and a hint of pandan these make me remember the humid heat of my early days […]

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cookies

52 weeks of baking – Dietary Restrictions While working on Class Afloat I had a cook’s mate, my dedicated helper. Over the years I worked with a few different girls, each had a different skill level from basic food knowledge to culinary graduate. They helped […]

Stone Fruit Panzanella

Stone Fruit Panzanella

52 weeks of cooking – Stone Fruit What makes a salad a salad? Almost anything could be described as a salad, I like to say that a salad must contains mayo, think about it… potato salad, tuna salad, egg salad. Those all typically have mayo, […]

Slab Ricotta Crostata with Jam

Slab Ricotta Crostata with Jam

52 weeks of baking – Italy When feeding a crowd making regular sized pies or anything individual takes time, I prefer to make large trays of things to save time. This is where slab pies come in handy, a larger, thinner pie made in a […]

Squiggly Wonton Shrimp

Squiggly Wonton Shrimp

52 weeks of cooking – Four in a row Week 21: Cheap Meals – ingredients for wontons are cheap and shrimp was on sale week 22: East Asia – Chinese Week 23: Deep Frying – deep fried it Week 24: From Scratch – homemade wonton […]

Tomato Pate a Choux with Ricotta Filling

Tomato Pate a Choux with Ricotta Filling

52 weeks of baking – Pate a Choux These deep orange colored pate a choux are tomato flavored and filled with a herby ricotta mixture. My first attempt at making these I adorned the tops of the dough with very thin slices of tomato, they […]

Rosewater Pavlova with Pistachios and Apricots

Rosewater Pavlova with Pistachios and Apricots

52 weeks of baking – Eid al-Fitr I’ve been making pavlova since the 7th grade. In social studies class we were assigned to report on the culture of a country of our choice. Back then I was obsessed with Lord of the Rings so I […]

Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)

Pork Belly Tacos (gua bao)

52 weeks of cooking – Taiwanese Ever since moving to Singapore and tasting all the wonders of Asian street foods I’ve had a fondness for steamed bao. Lots of people know the classic steamed bao stuffed with BBQ pork but there are other flavors and […]