100% Chocolate

Loving Husband & Older Daughter love dark chocolate, even the very bitter 100%. Younger Daughter and I prefer ours much sweeter and perhaps, milkier.

In considering where bitter fits in my life, I think our taste buds have it right: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and for the new gourmand, umami.  It all contributes to our experience of food, and in a larger sense, of the world around us.  It is about finding the right balance, the right combination, the right amount. Continue reading “100% Chocolate”

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Glazing Fruit

Younger Daughter and I have been experimenting with different cupcake flavours & combinations.  This is quite a novel approach to baking for me as I’ve always opted for the quick & easy; everything in one-pot?  even better!

So, this journey of discovery, which is recorded in part in Crazy Little Cupcakes,  takes me a little away from my comfort zone.  Younger Daughter is quite adventurous and I have to check myself often not to curb her enthusiasm!  So what if she wants to make a curry cupcake! Bring the spice on! Continue reading “Glazing Fruit”

Egg-citing Eggs-periences: Onsen Eggs

I love onsen eggs and when I saw this recipe in Savour (Cold Storage‘s free Food Magazine), I just had to try it.   Younger Daughter thinks of them as Japanese poached eggs, and I guess that’s pretty close.  I think the egg white is silkier and softer in the Japanese version though.

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Feature photo shows the egg served immediately after cooking, with instant ramen & a variety of blanched vegetables (from Left to Right: broccolini, bean sprouts, cai xin).

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This egg was refrigerated overnight, warmed slightly by the steamed zucchini.  Still very good.

Egg-citing Eggs-periences: Easy vegetarian mini-quiche

With Easter just around the corner, eggs come to mind: chocolate eggs, coloured eggs, decorated eggs, Eggs Ben, French toast, Toad-in-a-hole, omelettes, frittatas…

Younger Daughter must have had similar ruminations, because she said to me at Sunday breakfast, with a completely straight face: “Why don’t you talk about your Eggs-periences”. Continue reading “Egg-citing Eggs-periences: Easy vegetarian mini-quiche”

The Surprise of Old Favourites

A trip to London would not be complete with a visit to Rabot at Borough Market.  We typically end up here for our favourite hot chocolate after a ramble and feed through the market.

This time we were pleasantly surprised by something new to us: Older Daughter got her chocolate with whip cream (which we usually do without as we are not big fans).  This is what we got:

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Chili Hot Chocolate (left) for Loving Husband and Caramel Hot Chocolate (right)  with the most amazing chocolate whip ever!

The chocolate whip tasted like a cross between ice cream & mousse: a treat for the taste buds!  A reminder that we should always try a little variation even with our old favourites.

Feature Photo: Rabot at Borough Market, in response to the Daily Post’s Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

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