Cold Noodle Salad

Now and then in the office, I tend to wish for some pasta (that’s affordable) and for some fresh green salad (that’s also affordable). You can’t find either in the area, unless you drive out, but even if you do drive out, it wouldn’t be affordable. So it was a delight when I came across […]

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Eggs, the poaching and frying off

So I don’t really know what a poached egg is, nor have I eaten, or know what eggs benedict are. I found out on Hungry Hamster ‘s blog though. And through her post, I found out how to poach the perfect eggs . *grin* Though in truth, I wasn’t interested in having my eggs taste […]

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Cheddar Scones

I’ve never eaten scones before, and my first were ones made by a colleague. And they were hard as rock. T_T So you can guess that I wondered just what the hype about them was all about. I think if you wiki it, you’ll probably find out that there were different types of scones out […]

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Pancakes for breakfast

I saw some buttermilk at Supasave and since there had been a scone recipe or two I’d wanted to try out and they required buttermilk, I bought a carton. But I only needed a bit so I went looking for recipes to use the rest of the buttermilk in. And naturally, one finds a lot […]

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Risotto: a first attempt

I had a couple of days off from work and decided to make some risotto for lunch. I’d been inspired by Jamie Oliver’s risotto recipes and those delicious pictures. So I jotted down the basic idea of it and went to cook my own. Before this, I have never even seen or heard of risotto […]

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Orange Buttercake

I had begun baking cakes when I was young. My mum baked a lot, so it was natural, that like cross-stitch and crochet, I began to learn and bake was well. I failed once, and after a while, I didn’t really bake as much as my younger sister had. But when I was 12 or […]

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Cream Puffs

I have a dislike for the cream puffs sold in bakeries here, because what they sell are soft lil balls of baked flour with custard filling. They’ve always been unappealing to me, in looks and shape (though in general, they usually taste fine). An aunt of mine had also spoiled me on cream puffs, I […]

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