Chinese New Year meals – A day of feasting, lots of foods and meeting up with old friends and relatives

First, wishes every Chinese, Gong Xi Fa Cai. Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year and is the beginning of 15 days of feasting and eating. I finally get to sit down in the comfort of my aircond room. Phew….the heat outside is unbearable and burning hot. My hubby told […]

Recipe : Almond cookies for Chinese New Year

I have wanted to try making almond cookies for a long time and finally made it. I bought some almonds yesterday and roasted them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180 deg. celcius. To make sure that your almonds are crunchy and fragrant, try them as you roast. You may get sore-throat though. […]

Recipe : Butter Cake

This is the basic butter cake recipe that has served me well. From this basic recipe, I can create many other types of cake from it. The key to remember is to adjust the sugar amount. If you are making something with chocolate chips, sweet fruits or anything sweet, just use less sugar. You also […]