Who knew dehydrated oranges taste as good as they look? And more, they are healthy and making them is as easy as slice and dry! Save them in jars and have them as snacks (think: the forever hungry kids) or use them as cake toppers! Ingredients Oranges, better still, blood oranges (I know, they are … Read more

Need a quick snack to impress your visitor? How about a fruit tart made with fresh fruits and a splash of maple syrup? Quick, pretty and of course, super easy and Aw rooty! Ingredients Puff pastry Fresh fruits sliced thin (fruits of the season – peaches, plum, nectarines, mangoes, strawberries, etc) Maple syrup Demerara sugar … Read more

If you have never made onion salt, you would be in for a sweet surprise. For one, onions cost very little. Second, it is soooo easy. Most importantly, the flavour of home made onion flakes will blow you away! While you can stop at making onion flakes to flavour your dishes, making onion salt will … Read more

The Asian pork or chicken jerky, aka dragon meat (“Loong yoke”) is an explosioin of sweet and savoury chewy snack available all year round, in malls and at street food vendors. They are presented warm on a BBQ as a savoury snack or vacuum packed and boxed as gifts for special occasions such as the … Read more

NOT anywhere close to melting dark or milk chocolate! Wish I did my research before melting my first white chocolate! These seem trivial, but let me tell you otherwise! RULE 1. White chocolate scorches at 44c RULE 2: On Induction cook top, melt white chocolate on level 1, max, for about 8 mins. Stir. RULE … Read more

Going to a pot luck party? When in doubt, bake some spiced maple nuts! Always a hit but this time, spice up the love.. Ingredients 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 1 cup each of almond, pecan, cashew, pistachio and macadamia nuts 1 tsp each, … Read more

A most exciting and easy recipe to do with the kids. From shopping for the ingredients and deciding what to include, and of course, we are talking about candy and chocolate, to ‘cooking’ which calls only for melting the chocolate! Here are some suggestions on what could go in but, be creative! Throw everything in … Read more

The origin of Biscotti backdates to the medieval times and in italian, means ‘twiced cooked’. Biscotti was traditionally savoured for its long shelf life and used in long journeys during the war. If you’re planning to bake for friends and family, a tripple batch of the following recipe is totally recommended. Store them in air … Read more

Five minutes in the combi steam oven is all you need! Sweet, succulent mussels are so easy and versatile to cook. Grilled or steamed. Sauce wise, again, there are plenty to choose from. Here are some options, complete with pictures for inspiration. Whichever you choose, remember it takes only 5 minutes to cook. If they … Read more

Any which way you do this, the pork will turn out tender and juicy in the combisteamer. Ingredients Pork loin salt Method Rub pork with salt* Insert a temperature probe into the thickest part of the meat, and plug the other end into the oven Select Gourmet Guide (chef hat), soft roasting, pork loin, seared, … Read more