Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart (with a honey, oat and whole wheat flour crust)

No time to chat, lots happening in the last month of this year. We’re going home to bring Baby boy home yay! Before the winter break, Baby boy’s school hosts their annual function and although that is always exciting and special for all parents, this year is particularly important for our family; while Baby boy, in his second year in school, is preparing to participate … Continue reading Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart (with a honey, oat and whole wheat flour crust)

Kambing Rendang (Indoneisan mutton/goat curry)

Close to five years of living in Jakarta, more than a year of writing this blog and I’m only now getting around to sharing an Indonesian recipe with you, shame on me! Since it’s the first Indonesian dish here, I had to go with something iconic and much loved, yes; it’s the Rendang- slow cooked, coconuty, spicy goodness with ingredients and flavours that so beautifully … Continue reading Kambing Rendang (Indoneisan mutton/goat curry)

Khatta-meetha Pahari Kaddu/ Sweet and sour pumpkin stir fry

So Donald Trump won the election; for some reason I had thought he would, whether I was hoping for it or not is an entirely other thing and that’s all I’m going to say on this topic because frankly I would rather focus my attention on more important things like food!   I’ve never understood why some veggies like karela, baingan and kaddu (bitter gourd, … Continue reading Khatta-meetha Pahari Kaddu/ Sweet and sour pumpkin stir fry

Pears poached in red wine and spices

This has to be one of my favourite desserts. It’s not just delicious but also so simple, a five year old can probably make it but really shouldn’t unless you sub the wine for milk or something. The positives don’t end there, this is a relatively healthy dessert thanks to fruit and wine; it has sugar of course because well we do want a dessert … Continue reading Pears poached in red wine and spices

Mojito and White Chocolate Cake

Another year, another birthday, another cake; and yes, like most years, this year too I baked my own birthday cake. I figure it just makes sense you know, you’re sure there’ll be cake on your birthday (very important), then you get to choose exactly the kind of cake you want, and then the fun part, you get to control what goes into it and how … Continue reading Mojito and White Chocolate Cake