Fennel & Oranges: A match made in heaven!

One knows it is spring in Australia when the local specialty stores are flooded with the freshest of produce! Here in Jakarta, many a times, one is starved of fresh ingredients especially fruits and vegetables. It was one of my lucky days when i visited KemChicks last week. I chanced upon fresh fennel and what…

Fresh from the oven!

They say there is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread….. i couldn’t agree more! It’s been a couple of months since i’ve been experimenting with bread making…the ingredients, proportions, temperature…not to mention the number of loaves which turned out like heavy rocks & others that remained soggy and refused to cook. Until, i finally…

Moist Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Simple Luxuries…. Churning butter at home, with buttermilk a mere side product which you use to make an amazingly light chocolate cake!! I started getting milk delivered freshly at home everyday …and it has changed life unimaginably. The logistics of making yogurt everyday, collecting the cream for a few days until you have enough to churn…

Bedazzling Beetroot!

A dear friend visited for dinner last night and i took the liberty to cook some new recipes. It is not often that you can truly experiment when you are hosting dinner. Which is why i mostly experiment on Cribby! Anyway, i put together a simple meal of grilled vegetables with cheese, mushroom pasta, gnocchi…

Kebabs & Mezze Platter…

As a continuation of my adventures in the middle east, i made these sumptuous kebabs and a super-simple Mezze platter… The Sheesh Taouk is a very quick recipe & looks extremely inviting when served freshly cooked. Some pitta bread, a few dips & Sheesh Taouk make for a great meal…The Kebab Dajaj has a Syrian…

Delicious Dips & Middle Eastern fare

When i am not traveling, I usually embark on some adventure in my kitchen. Cribby says, I’m lucky to have my very own lab at home….aren’t all of us who enjoy cooking lucky people? The  Middle East is a very tempting travel destination to me & i do want to see all the beautiful places…

Dinner for two…

I’ve been baking a lot recently, so i have been consciously trying to cook healthy meals so as to balance all the butter Cribby & i are taking in with the cakes 😉 So, yesterday i attempted a balanced healthy dinner for us….a variety of flavours & what a colourful platter it makes… sauteed Chicken…

Something Fishy… Meen Pattichathu

I must admit, i never thought i’d be able to cook fish at home! Most of this was to do with the fishy smell which used to put me off, even before i could relish the fish’s flavour. Then, our South East Asia travel started…and my taste buds were introduced to fresh and delicious fish…i…

Caramelised Orange Cake

My husband & I have spent quite a few holidays in Dubai. On one such occasion, we were shopping at the Marina Mall all day. At the end of an exhausting day browsing through Kinokuniya, we were famished and picked up a snack from an ‘italian’ restaurant. When we got into our cab and munched…

Banana Loaf Cake

I had a very productive Sunday morning today. I spent early morning having breakfast with Julia – watching The French Cook as i sipped my morning tea. as i opened the fridge to decide what i wanted for lunch, i noticed the overripe banana that had been waiting to be used! a little while on…

Reine de Saba (Queen of Sheba Cake)

It took a bit of courage to write this post, my first one ever! I’ve been toying with the idea of having my own blog…and now with some help from my hubby ….here i go 🙂 It wasn’t difficult to decide the first recipe i’d make & post here (clicking the publish button was tougher!)….

“Learn how to c…

“Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.”