Pork and chinese cabbage dumplings


I have fond memories of a little J enjoying her first dumpling. She looked so surprised when she found tasty soup inside the thin wrappers and she cutely asked for more. It’s so pleasing to see this kiwi-born kid enjoying Asian cuisine as much as good o’ fish and chips. Her favourite dumplings are pork…

Spiced cookies


In my quest to put together a series of basic recipes, I came upon this cookie recipe from my formative years. It looked simple enough, here I made only one change – using Valrhona cocoa powder instead of ordinary ones. V cocoa is totally irresistible and gives an addictive cocoa aroma not found in others….

Dumplings with Pork and chinese chives


I haven’t always made macarons. Believe it or not, I cook more savory dishes than sweet! When I feel stressed and in need to do something to relax, I make dumplings*. It’s quite therapeutic really, mixing ingredients and wrapping the little parcels of joy. I think it is the repetitive nature of the process, that…