Cooking with cherries: Lamb, cherry and feta burgers

Cooking with cherries Many moons ago, I tried the Atkins diet. I did lose weight but as with all fad diets, the weight definitely crept back within a few months. One take-away from that episode in my life was certainly never to try fad diets again, but some of the recipes and techniques I researched … Continue reading

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A spicy vegetarian pasta with cavolo nero (kale). Who knew healthier eating could be so gratifying?

A dish I’m really, really proud of I’ve just made it past my first week of healthier eating (apart from Sunday’s foie gras) and, so far, I’ve managed to stick to my healthier exercise plan too. I’ll even admit that I’ve secretly enjoyed the exercise. A little. If I had a choice, I’d probably still … Continue reading

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A rib-sticking winter warmer: sherry stewed lamb stroganoff

Sweet sherry I don’t get to eat lamb very often. My mom couldn’t stomach the taste or smell of it so when we were growing up, she’d only concede to roasting a leg of lamb (which she herself wouldn’t eat) once every couple of years. Unfortunately, my husband’s also not very keen on lamb. He … Continue reading

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Slow cooked rolled roast pork with a sage, bacon and cranberry stuffing and home-made apple sauce and ketchup

Slow cooked rolled roast pork (with a sage, bacon and cranberry stuffing) Whenever I have a big group of friends coming over for dinner, like I did last night, my favourite recipe to turn to is this, a slow cooked rolled roast pork belly, stuffed with my own mixture of cranberries, bacon, sage from our … Continue reading

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using Welsh Waygu : the bigmonster’s mighty meaty mini meatballs marinara

On some of my filming trips across the world, I have had the good fortune to shoot at lots of high quality restaurants and hotels. One of the perks, I guess, is to target the kind of cuisine that you like. Allegedly the best beef in the world is Kobe beef, from the Waygu breed. Originating in Japan, it … Continue reading

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Ginger + boozy wings + a chinese sauna = finger licking goodness!

My ma’s deviled ginger wings Ma, or Ma Waung (pronounced wong), is what my husband calls my mum so that his mum, my mum and I know who he’s referring to, but my mum’s real name is actually Mary… She was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong (where she married and had … Continue reading

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Hawker-style roast pork (Siew Yuk)

Hawker-style roast pork There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t miss having one of Singapore’s hawker centres at my door step. Day or night, whatever the time, there’s a hawker centre or coffee shop open where you can get fed for under £2. When i was little, my mum would go to … Continue reading

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