Posts Tagged ‘Basics’

Spaghetti Bolognese

Now this was what the fuss was all about, making that marinara sauce from scratch and all. Spaghetti bolognese is probably the most eaten pasta in my house….I guess initially the kids and hubster tolerated it because they love my garlic bread (garlic bread is a must with bolognese), but of course I try to […]

Eat More Vege – Grilled Corn Salsa

My husband doesn’t like corn, so this was made for one! 🙂 I’m not a fan of eating corn ON the cob, not in restaurants anyway because I’m paranoid I’ll always have bits of corn fibres stuck in between my teeth. And when you talk to people, you’ll spew out those yellow bits. It almost […]

Hot Italian Sausage…..mix & Spaghetti and Meatballs

***WARNING; This post contains images of raw meat. If you’re squimish, turn away now. Did I mention how much I love Southern food? Well, I do…although technically, I have never tasted like real, authentic Southern food (eg; southern fried chicken, collard greens, shrimp and grits, cornbread, anything Cajun or Creole), but just reading about it or […]

Pantry 101 – Pickled Green Chillies

Chinese New Year is approaching!! Bring out the feast!! Actually I’m still reeling over the post-Christmas bloats. But this condiment is so common everywhere you go. At Chinese wedding dinners is a must. It’s really easy to make your own and the ingredients are readily available. It’s perfect to go with any dish and for […]

Homemade Chipotle BBQ Sauce…and some personal notes

A lot of things happened in the last two weeks, first I had a nasty ‘accident’ with the kitchen knife. And the culprit again…is the prominent garlic. Everytime I get nasty cuts on any of my digits, it always stems from the garlic, I don’t know why, maybe the Garlic God has something against me […]

Green Chilli Hotpot Dipping Sauce

The weather has been very depressing lately. For the last two weeks, like clockwork, it would pour in the evening much to the chagrin of my husband because it’s rush-hour and the rain just makes the traffic jam worse. My only few complaints with this rain are that my plants are looking a bit overwatered […]


This is my perfect salsa dip. It happened quite by accident. During a gathering in my house, someone brought chips and jarred dips. A salsa dip from M&S. It was a rather small jar, I asked my friend how much it costs. RM12 for quite a small jar…..hardly enough to feed about 15 people that time. […]

Rocket & Mushroom Cannelloni

 Family size serving  Let me tell you, cannellonis are not easy to find in M’sian grocers. It’s only lately I saw an influx of this pasta. Actually, I’m beginning to see an influx of different, more unusual varieties of pastas in stores like huge rigatonis and orecchiette.

Pantry 101 – Bird’s Eye Chilli Powder (Cili Padi Powder)

Bird’s eye chillies are really hot. And sometimes when you buy a whole packet, you’re not able to finish all of them on time. What I like to do before they start rotting is dry them thoroughly and then grind them into powder. My mother used to do this so she can bring some sort […]

Roasted Red Peppers in Olive Oil with Roast Garlic

I had purchased a couple of gorgeous red peppers nearly a week ago in an ambitious attempt to make some rice stuffed pepper dish. But days and days went by and it stood dormant in the fridge. I didn’t want it to go to waste so I chose to roast them and then jar them […]

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