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Jul. 7, 2009 7:41 pm 
Updated: Jul. 17, 2009 4:36 pm
I made lemon meringue pie for the first time the other day. I just never got around to making it before because I don't really like it, preferring double-crusted fruit pies to custardy pies. It happens to be one of my hubby's favourite desserts though, so I made it in hopes that it would pass… MORE
Sad lemon "meh" -ringue pie (see blog).
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May 26, 2009 1:54 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2009 11:15 am
I'm a big proponent of green tea, or to be specific, matcha (green tea powder). I often make green tea lattes with matcha, and now that it's warmer, I make smoothies with it. Recently I came up with this matcha honeydew smoothie, which is delicious, especially for fans of Asian fruits and… MORE
Green Tea Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownie (Nook & Pantry)
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Apr. 21, 2009 7:48 pm 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2009 6:05 am
While perusing Martha Stewart's Living, I came across a recipe for Vanilla-Ginger Asian Pears. I instantly wanted to make it because I had a few Asian pears that were starting to get overripe, and I'm always interested in recipes that use fresh ginger. I wasn't always fond of… MORE
Vanilla-Ginger Asian Pears (Martha Stewart)
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Apr. 13, 2009 9:29 pm 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2009 7:02 pm
Last night my mom, who's staying over for a few days, and I took a few hours to create some Chinese sweets. Unlike western versions of cakes and many cooked sweets, our sweets were steamed on the stovetop. Steaming is a great method of cooking things evenly and healthily. The only… MORE
Steamed tapioca pearls with yellow mung bean filling.
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Steamed sponge cake. NOT mah lai ko the way I know it.
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About Me
I'm newly (and happily!) single, with two awesome kids and a good relationship with my ex. Things have changed a lot for me lately but one happy side effect of being single is having more time to try different recipes and experiment in the kitchen! And yes, my ex still gets to sample my cooking. (He does need all the help he can get...)
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook practically everything. When baking, I tend to dial back the sugar and have a fondness for nuts, fruits, and spices in my baked treats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I hope to start some more family cooking traditions with my children. My son sometimes helps with dinner and desserts. My daughter is a little too young but she is already very interested in helping in kitchen when mommy cooks and bakes. She has her own play kitchen too!
My cooking triumphs
Making flaky pastry crust, getting my ex and son to eat (and like) fish, and learning how to make yeast breads without a machine. Getting my ex to try 'weird' food (e.g., different ethnic foods) was also a triumph. Most of all, learning to actually like cooking is the biggest triumph. I used to despise it!
My cooking tragedies
One of the first meals I ever made was risotto. It tasted good but it was way too sticky! Oh, and there was the time I had a cake baking in the oven and no one noticed that the fuse had blown halfway through the cooking time. A few years ago I tried to make doubles (Trinidadian snack food with chick peas and fried bread) and it was awful. The chickpeas were too oily, the bread not enough so; it wasn't spicy enough, and the bread was weird and misshapen.
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