Salted Chocolate Caramel Tarts

salted chocolate and caramel tarts

Though preparing your own shortcrust pastry is massively satisfying, having flour from one end of the kitchen to the other is sometimes not what you’re after when you are about to have friends around for afternoon tea. Continue reading

Hainanese Chicken

hainanese chicken

I have been beating a path all over this fabulous city trying to find the best Hainanese Chicken. There are some pretty good versions out there but I often find myself craving it in a very specific way – good quality chicken that’s not too cold, rice flavoursome but not too garlicky. Continue reading

Salmon & Brown Rice Salad

go health, salmon brown rice salad

This salad idea came from a fabulous meal my girlfriend Jo prepared for me, and since then I’ve basically used salmon and brown rice as the foundation or a range of salads. This version, with the wasabi dressing is Japanese influenced but I’ve also prepared Lebanese versions using a sumac dressing or a more traditional mediterrean style salad.

Preparing healthy meals is not my default cooking position. Not to say that my kitchen style is one big, unhealthy, fry-up, but more often than not, my favourite meals do lean to the richer and more indulgent side (hello Duck Ragu and Pork Cutlet).

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So I’m a morning person. Whether it’s the holidays, the weekend, wherever I am in the world, my body clock is tuned to wake up at 6am. I suspect I never learnt to self settle as a baby – so let’s blame my parents on this one.

The downside is the rest of the world seems to be fond of a sleep in so I’m often pottering around alone until the rest of the household surfaces. Continue reading