Roasted Cider Cauliflower



I saw a similar recipe to this in Food 52, with whipped goat’s cheese dipping sauce, and it sounded divine. This dish is so simple but looks so pretty, and with the festive season upon us, this make a beautiful side addition to your Christmas table.  No need to floret the cauliflower. It’s the perfect lazy side dish. Read more

5 Spice Duck with Kumquat Honey & Wild Rice Stuffing


American Thanksgiving – WTF Hong Kong? Why don’t we have this holiday??

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DIY Bread : Easy Peasy No-Knead


So far this super typhoon Usagi has been very disappointing. I’ve seen worse drizzle in the UK.  But with all the panic-buying in the streets (I’ve seen empty shelves of kale, people – KALE? Seriously?!), I’ve been busy baking and getting some recipes under my belt.

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Peaches and Blue Cheese Salad



I’m in Gozo, Malta for the summer. It’s been my home away from home since I was 3, when my paternal grandparents emigrated here.  While my branches rise over HK, my roots have always been here.  It was here I fell in love for the first time, my son was born here, and my deepest friendships have grown. Read more

Sautéed Asparagus & Lily Bulbs with Iberico Ham

Lily Bulb Salad

I love the colours in this dish.  Who could resist a good, hot salad in summer, when you want to include vegetables that can’t be eaten raw.  I like my veggies crunchy, even when I cook them. They are flash-fried in the pan very quickly, to keep their colour, texture and taste.  It cooks in less than 5 minutes and is a real show-stopping addition to any meal.  Mix it with pasta or top with a fried egg and you have a meal or serve as an entrée before your main course. It is versatile and easy. Read more

White Fish with Caponata



Ahhh, the days when I hated fish… okay, fine, so they’re not THAT long ago! But I AM trying… So this is my second fish dish in two weeks and I’m feeling pretty proud of myself. Many years ago when I was footloose and fancy free, (yeh, that means child-less), I visited my best friend Claire, in Gozo, where she tried to convert me to the wonders of fish. Read more