Travel & Exploration

Recipes, Travel & Exploration

Indonesian Satés & Soul

Talk about melangés…talk about Indonesia and its delicious patchwork of influences from all over Asia – peanut sauces and hot chilies from Thailand, Vietnamese nam pla (fish sauce) and terasi (shrimp paste), Indian spices, Chinese stir-fries… a conglomerate of tastes and techniques all rolled up. More often than not, a typical Indonesian meal combines sweet, sour, […]

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Princess Cupcakes

Cakes fit for a Princess. With frosting to match. Turning four is no easy feat and we celebrated by having a kid’s version of our street party. I decided to make loads of pink cupcakes, frosted with  Chocolate cream and decorated with hagelslag. This post is all about the frosting…. my amazing Creme Fraiche frosting.  Tasty, glossy and immediately spreadable – where […]

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Monkey bread, Banana bread

I’ve never fancied Banana breads or muffins.  Never courted them, craved them or sought them out in a crowd. Not when I was young and my Liberian-American aunt made it with Rice Flour. I just couldn’t imagine how over-ripe bananas could morph into something glowing…. till I met my friend, S. Kids obey you parents and […]