Moussaka

I had 2 wonderful visitors from Malaysia a few weeks ago. These 2 ladies (Zaza and Maton) are super travellers! They went to Santorini and Meteora, amongst a lot of other places. But a trip to Greece would be incomplete if they didn’t have a chance to taste moussaka. So I decided to make some for…

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

My friend Omaira is a great writer and journalist, and you can read her work here on her blog. She has written extensively about her son, Hermes, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Hermes is on a strict regimen of meds and diet, and I have decided to bake a cake that doesn’t use any…

Cashew Chicken with Dried Chillies

This is a dish that my mother made quite often at home while I was growing up. It was spicy (but not too spicy), and this was one of the few dishes that I would make quite often during my university days. It was fast, and it had the acceptable amount of protein and goes…

Green Tea Chiffon Cake

Last weekend, I spent a few wonderful hours with my good friend Alison and Omaira. We cooked, and ate, and I baked a chiffon cake for dessert! We had rendang and nasi ketupat and Omaira made wonderful pakoras. I used the recipe from the ever trusty cookbook Okashi by Keiko Ishida. You can see a picture…

Geneva; again. (Guide forthcoming!)

  It is quite apt really, to post this now, as I am flying off to Geneva again today! I will be going to Paris later, but I thought I’d better post something about this ‘City of Refugees’ (known because it was a place of refuge for Protestants fleeing persecution in the mid-1600’s). Headquarters to…

Chicken Kapitan Curry

Spent the weekend at home, updating my blog (so many drafts that need to be completed!) and laundry, etc. I defrosted some chicken, and after much deliberation, decided to make curry, and Kapitan Curry at that, because I fell in love with the one I had when I went to KL for Eid recently. Kapitan…

George’s Gavros Marinatos

To continue with the salt theme (I just posted my trip to a salt mine in Bex, Switzerland), this a featured recipe from my husband, George. He made this wonderful salted fish for us to store in the fridge and to have it as a side dish that goes really well with soups like bean…

Bex Salt Mines

While in Switzerland, we stayed in Leysin. It’s a few kilometres away from the wonderful lake-side town of Montreux. I managed to spend a few hours at the famous salt mine on a guided tour. I would recommend this – I have never been inside a mine before. After reading about this mine in a…

Alison’s Birthday Pie: Beef in Stout Pie

Happy Birthday Alison! Her birthday was the day before yesterday (18th of August.) I have been itching to bake a pie for a few weeks now since I have been listening non-stop to Sara Bareilles and her ‘Songs from Waitress‘ album. I thought this would be a great opportunity to make a pie (savoury, of…

Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

It is the second day of the Olympic Games in Rio, and I think it’ll be a fitting time to post about the time I went to visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The museum was founded in 1993, and houses exhibitions relating to sport and the Olympic games. The museum and the park…

Hummus

I am a late convert to hummus. The first time I had hummus, I must have been in my early 20’s. It have to say that it was one of those lightly flavoured Tesco ones – with red pepper or avocado or something similar. I remember splurging on a rather expensive tub of hummus from…

Ai Weiwei at The Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

I recently went to the Cycladic Art Museum here in Athens with my good friend Eliza. The exhibition we went to see is close to my heart – 10% of the proceeds goes to METAdrasi – an NGO I have been volunteering with for the past year, and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF – Doctors Without Borders)….