Blueberry Streusel muffins

      These are the best batch of blueberry muffins of my life! Do not skip the streusel! Those crunchy sugary morsels really step the muffins up a notch. This recipe makes a very moist tender crumb that is as soft as sponge cake when they’re just out of the oven and they stay…

Wintery Grey Beanie

WINTER IS HERE. ‘Tis the season for my three favourite things, hot chocolate, warm cookies and lots of knitting. As I have never lived in a country that gets as cold as Switzerland, this is officially the first beanie I have ever made or worn! Just to kick things up a cutesy notch, I added…

Veggie dumplings

Filling ingredients 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 small onion, chopped finely 4 shiitake mushrooms, chopped finely 1½ cups cabbage, chopped finely 1 large carrot, chopped finely 1 bunch chives, finely chopped 2 dashes of white pepper Sesame oil Shaoxing wine Soy sauce 1 tbsp Sugar Chop up everything, then cook in a bit of oil in a pan…

Dumpling Skin

Dumpling skin 2 cups  plain flour ½ cup water + 3 tbsp Mix flour with 1/2 cup water and stir. Once absorbed, start knead with your hands. add water a tablespoon at a time and knead until forms a ball. Cover with a damp towel and let rest for at least one hour, but preferably two…

Gyoza

I have guilt; inbred, catholic, you’re-never-good-enough guilt. And that guilt pierces through my soul every time I use a jarred sauce, box mix or ready mixed spice packet. But I console myself with the thought that if the Pioneer Woman uses them, why can’t I. But that pride/ street cred/ over-inflated sense of achievement is fantastic…

Lebanese Couscous & Green Beans

Lebanese couscous, or according to the internet, is also known as giant couscous or pearl couscous. This dish in particular, which is cooked in chicken broth and served with chicken, is known as Moghrabieh. And I served it with this Lebanese green bean dish, which although can be served warm, tastes better cold. I know…

Kibbeh

You might have more common sense than me, but apparently you’re not supposed to leave the blender running for longer than a minute. Oops. The smell of the burnt out motor and smoke is a good sign that your blender has met its end. 😅 For the stuffing 250g beef mince 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted…