Archive for October 31st, 2016

  • Sea Vegetables

    Nori ‘Tsukudani’

    ‘Tsukudani’ is a dish of commonly small fish, shellfish or seaweed cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. Its name originates from Tsukuda-jima, an island in Tokyo where it was first made in the Edo period. Seaweed ‘Tsukudani’ can be made with Kombu (kelp) or Wakame Seaweeds. But Nori ‘Tsukudani’ is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Almond Bread

    This is a popular basic Almond Bread recipe. My friend Shelly makes better Almond Bread. She adds extra ingredients such as Cardamom, Glazed Cherries and other mystery ingredients. Her secret recipe will never be revealed. Oh well… I am happy with this recipe. Makes 20 Pieces *Depends on how thinly you slice the cake Ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok with ‘Sumiso’

    ‘Sumiso (Su-Miso)’ is Vinegared Miso Dressing. This dressing is so good with boiled Octopus or Squid, and also fresh Konnyaku. Of course it is great for salad! My mother used to make iceberg lettuce salad with ‘Sumiso’. I use Wombok, ‘Hakusai’ in Japanese, for the dish instead. A popular dish for Japanese style dinner ‘Ichijū …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Mixed Grains with Greens & Mushrooms

    I love rice. Especially I love Brown Rice mixed with other grains including Wild Rice, Barley and Quinoa. It takes a long time to cook. So I recommend you to cook more than you need and freeze the leftovers. This dish is one of our heavily repeated dinner menus. My daughter made it first and …

  • Potato

    Feta Topping & Potato Wedges

    I don’t fry potato wedges or chips. I always bake them in the oven but you need oil for the crunchy texture. This ‘Feta Topping’ is a delicious addition to them because the sourness of the feta cuts through the oiliness of the wedges balances the flavour quite well. Adding spices to the potato and …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Orange Cranberry Muffins

    When I bought a bag of orange-flavoured dried cranberries by mistake, this recipe was made. These muffins have excellent orange fragrance. The key ingredient is the Macadamia. The crunchy texture of Macadamia can’t be replaced by anything else, but you can use other nuts that you like. Makes 12 Muffins Ingredients Self-Raising Flour 2 cupsCaster …

  • Mushrooms Other Soup

    Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Soup

    Since my daughter stopped eating dairy products, cooking dinner has become a challenge for me. However, I have created many delicious meals without dairy. Here is one of them. My husband, who loves cream and butter and cheese, actually loved this soup better than the ordinary Creamy Mushroom Soup. And this soup is even healthier! …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Ponzu Pickled Soy Beans

    I bought a bag of Black Beans from an Asian grocery store and have found out they are different from the ones available from ordinary supermarket stores. Black Turtle Beans are commonly called ‘Black Beans’ in Australia, but what I bought from the Asian grocery store are Black Soy Beans. My grandmother used to pickle …