Recipes

  • Gravlax Recipe

    Gravlax, One of our Favourite, Easy, Swedish Dishes

    One of Peter’s favourite Swedish dishes is Gravlax and he makes this frequently. While I’ve always said, “it’s so easy to make yourself”, this was the first time I actually did it myself. And I can confirm… it’s easy! All you need is a bit of time. When we have...
  • T2 Tea Chai

    Making Warm, Fragrant Chai Tea Without any Fuss.

    I have always loved the warm spice and sweet comfort of a good chai tea recipe. This has come in so many forms for me, the earliest of which is masala chai, drunk while eating a South Indian meal (with my hands) at Little India’s Komala Vilas. The most distinct...
  • T2 Tea

    Matcha and the Language of Love

    I realise that this will date AND reveal me as a hopeless romantic. However, let it also been known that in my 20+ years of marriage, my expectations of romanticism have been leveled… and far below my teenage fantasies. Still, let’s talk about T2 Tea, their matcha recipe and...
  • Fruitalicious Iced Tea Spritzer (by T2)!

    There is absolutely nothing better on a hot, sweltering day in Singapore than a T2 iced tea named the Fruitalicious Spritzer. I recently discovered how easy this was to make and believe me, it’s going to start featuring at any event I host in future. Tangy, sweet (but without...
  • Paleo Banana Bread

    A Sweet and Healthy Treat – Karin’s Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

    One of my favourite cakes is banana bread (not sure why it’s called bread and not cake though…)! I make this frequently at home. When Peter and I started eating Paleo about two years ago, this became my go-to sweet craving. I love that it’s both sweet and filling, yet...
  • Taiwanese Dumplings

    Delicious Handmade Taiwanese Dumplings

    Dumplings are one of those things that I love to eat, but they always seemed too complicated to attempt, even for someone like me who obsessed with making everything from scratch. After being introduced to homemade Taiwanese dumplings by my dear friend Betty, no other dumplings seemed to ever match that taste...
  • Vietnamese Pho – Comfort Food at its Best

    For all Pho-natics, here is our take on how to make Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) Pho (pronounced as fuh or feu) is simply a beef bone broth slow cooked with a hint of earthy, aromatic dry herbs, served with noodles and garnished with fresh, fragrant herbs, beans...
  • Homemade Hainanese Chicken Rice

    A Heritage Recipe for Hainanese Chicken Rice

    In Singapore the search for the best Hainanese Chicken Rice is alive, well and ongoing. Would it be Tian Tian, Boon Tong Kee or Five Star? Of the myriad of chicken rice experts and avid fans of this quintessential dish, not many will agree as to which one is THE...
  • A Novice’s Guide: Making Your Own Sourdough Bread at Home

    So sick of sweet, processed supermarket bread, we brought sourdough starter to Singapore with the hopes of baking perfect loaves of rustic sourdough bread. The starter was given to us by my husband’s brothers. They have a part-time business in Australia making sourdough pizzas in their custom-made, wood-fired oven....

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