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Mother’s Day

Sunday, 08 May 2016 by

  It’s May 7th; the weather… rather dingy. “What’s an active pup to do on days like this?  This is my pup, Nico. I call this picture “Nico Teddy.”   “What’s a writer supposed to do on days like this?” My herb patch is peaking trying to get a glimmer of the stingy sunshine. The

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How to grill rabbit

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 by

    Grilled rabbit this summer, anyone? I got the rabbit from Highland Farm. No, they are not the cottontails running around in my backyard. The coyote has been after them.   Ingredient: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Zest and juice of 1 lemon 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon fine sea salt ground black pepper

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  One of my regrets in life is introducing my kids to Malaysian food. I’d be asked to do Otak-otak, Satay, Kaya, Pork Vindaloo or Chicken Rendang. This time it was Coconut candy. The coconut candy is casually referred to as candy in Malaysia. The time and the effort it takes to prepare this recipe

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Buttermilk lettuce soup

Monday, 29 February 2016 by

Ingredients: 1 litre buttermilk 1 Romaine lettuce diced I onion diced 1 carrot diced 1 tbls flour 1 big piece of bacon chopped 1 tbls oil salt and pepper vinegar to serve   Method: Step 1 On medium heat add 1 tbls of oil into a hot pot and fry the bacon. When the bacon

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  Our pup came down with yeast infection in his ears. We visited our vet and he confirmed that it was indeed yeast infection and not ear mites. Nico my pup is a Golden Labrador – half Lab and half Retriever hybrid. … And as such he takes the traits of a Retriever when it

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Works every time!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 by

  Chicken soup that works.   Ingredients: 4 cups chicken stock 1 potato peeled and sliced to 1/8 inch thickness 1 tomato skinned and diced 3 clove garlic 2” ginger sliced 5 cloves 1/2  tbls thyme 10 black peppercorns 3 tsp salt 1 spoon white rice washed   Method: Place all ingredients into a pot

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The bloody entity

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 by

  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So I thought I’d share a spooky story I heard as a child growing up in Malaysia. Horror stories are not my forte but here goes.     Listen carefully. What I am about to tell you really happened to my aunt’s neighbor. My aunt lives in

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Lovage and Tarragon

Sunday, 20 September 2015 by

  Lovage The almost forgotten and underused aromatic herbs!   Why wouldn’t an herb enthusiast or a vegetable gardener not grow these herbs in their garden? They are’nt an evasive species. They stay put. And a little is all that is needed to spruce up a soup or a potato dish. Lovage’s only crime is

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Oeufs à la neige

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by

  Oeufs à la neige, eggs in snow, floating islands, floating dumpling, swans in lake …whatever you may call it the fact remains this is one of the best desserts out there. I hadn’t done it in so long that I had had almost forgotten to do it. This is the payment I had to give

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Cottontail bunny

Sunday, 19 July 2015 by

  They are everywhere in my neighbour. Mrs. Fox, don’t you have hungry cubs to feed?     Wednesday morning July 15th, the day after the torrential downpour… I had cleared my deck of all debris. I put on my gloves and decided to scout my side yard for any fallen branches. Just than, I

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