• Oct
  • 31
  • 2012

Istanbul and the Prince’s Islands.

While enjoying a beer and celebrating a friends birthday at ‘salt peanut’, (a nice cafe and beer house  in Shida, Taipei [Belgium beers NT180 + Food NT$150+] ) we meet a Turkish girl who reminded us of the great time we had in Ayvalik, Istanbul and Turkey in general. Because of this reminiscing I have decided to write about our…

  • Oct
  • 04
  • 2012

Banana Pudding with Soy Custard

Following on from last week’s post about vanilla cookies here is a recipe for a home style banana pudding with a bit of flare. A southern favorite with layers of banana, cookie and warm custard topped with meringue how could you not love this dessert. There are two options when it comes to presentation –…

  • Sep
  • 27
  • 2012

Tamarind paste

Here in Taiwan we are living in a melting pot of culinary delight. Many Taiwanese have lived overseas and return home with new foods and tastes they find hard to kick; beefy burritos, cheesy pastas, thin crust pizzas, French treats or high stacked hamburgers. You can easily fine almost  any food you are looking for. However…

  • Sep
  • 26
  • 2012

Vanilla Cookies

Delicious vanilla cookies can be whipped up in no time. Make them at home using these simple ingredients and serve with ice cream, pudding or your favorite desert. Soon we will also be posting a banana pudding recipe using these tasty cookies – yum!

  • Sep
  • 19
  • 2012

What are Tamarinds?

While I was growing up my Father used to love cooking curry’s and we always had a strange smelling dark square of concentrated tamarind paste in the fridge. Every now and again I would scrape some off close my eyes and eat a spoon full of thick dark paste, it’s intense sweet and sour flavours…

  • Aug
  • 06
  • 2012

6 Reasons to Eat Zucchini plus a Greek Zucchini Fritter Recipe

During Summer the zucchini is in season and while this unassuming member of the squash family may seem bland at first glance it actually packs a punch when it comes to nutrition, we have discovered 6 reasons for both your beauty and health that should have you adding Zucchini to