Niçoise Pasta Salad

Summer is upon us. So I decided to put away my sweaters, scarves, wooly pjs and apparently my appetite too.  Thus I had to find something light and refreshing for dinner. Which will also use up the two frozen tuna steaks in my freezer that was nearing the recommended consume-by date.  Ingredients  2 tuna steaks…

Cinnamon buns with vanilla glaze

This post is going to completely shake the ground on which I’ve built this blog. Typically, I would lean towards a freedom of ingredient substitutions, mcgyvered kitchen equipment, and inattention to detail, hence the tagline, disregard the rules of food. However, while trying to make cinnamon buns for the first time, I’ve somehow managed to…

Lebanese Stuffed Veggies

Ok, so the only truly Lebanese thing about this is the rice stuffing. I’ve been informed by the Lebanese-authenticity-auditor-whom-I-married that apparently I used the wrong kind of cabbage. Plus, they don’t usually stuff capsicums, only cabbage leaves and cucumbers… To which I responded that I sent you to the supermarket to get lettuce but you…

Honey soy chicken lollipop

So its a Genevan tradition to have picnics and barbecues by the lake every summer, and I’m having my first picnic tomorrow. I racked my brain trying to decide on a good Chinese appetiser to bring, as most Chinese dishes don’t pack well and/or is messy to eat with your hands. And I couldn’t quite picture…

Steak with parsley butter

Last week, the roommate-that-I-am legally-required-to-keep (i.e. husband) and I took a drive down to France and stocked up on groceries at Carrefour. Along which, we picked up a package of steaks. I also recently picked up a little pot of parsley to put on my window sill, and I really wanted to put it to…

Choc chip cookie on demand

Want to magically have a warm, chocolatey, melty, cookie whenever the impulse strikes? Whip up a batch of cookies. Bake 8 to eat all at once, then freeze the remaining cookie dough balls to heat up on a chilly spring night. These cookies are how my husband likes them, cakey, fluffy, with large melty choc…