Pizza 10

Everybody loves Pizza!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you have a group of people coming over to your house with different dietary restrictions – halal, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, no red ...

Beef + Root Veggies + Barley Soup

Beef + Root Veggies + Barley Soup

It’s been embarrassingly too long since I updated the blog last, some 6 months ago, methinks. A lot has happened and to be fair, I haven’t been cooking much in ...

Beetroot cake

Red Velvet Beetroot Cake with homemade Nutella Wannabe

Typhoon Man-Yi maybe a-blazing. Day’s a-raining. Tari a-typing. It’s been a while since a typhoon/cyclone/ tropical storm at this scale hit Japan. Very unaptly, the ever powerful Man-Yi decided to ...

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Anchovies Olives Cheese Bites 7

Anchovies + olives + cheese bites

  It is one of those happy regular Sundays. I didn’t have ...
Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

For a few months now, I have been an active member of ...
Chocolate Cake

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

(Original recipe posted on July 7, 2012 and updated on September 1, ...

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Pizza 10

Everybody loves Pizza!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you have a group of people coming over to your house with different dietary restrictions – halal, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, no red meat, no seafood, no vinegar, no this no that? Okay, I have never had all the aforementioned restrictions all in one go, but I often […]

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Anchovies Olives Cheese Bites 7

Anchovies + olives + cheese bites

  It is one of those happy regular Sundays. I didn’t have to work, no big deadlines casting a shadow over the weekend, didn’t have to work either. On purpose I have said no to any invitations for any form of gatherings. For a very nice change, I have no places to be, no people to […]

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Beef + Root Veggies + Barley Soup

Beef + Root Veggies + Barley Soup

It’s been embarrassingly too long since I updated the blog last, some 6 months ago, methinks. A lot has happened and to be fair, I haven’t been cooking much in the past 3-4 months, what with my new job and all the travels that happened surrounding it. Yeah, it’s kind of a downer (and horror […]

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Beetroot cake

Red Velvet Beetroot Cake with homemade Nutella Wannabe

Typhoon Man-Yi maybe a-blazing. Day’s a-raining. Tari a-typing. It’s been a while since a typhoon/cyclone/ tropical storm at this scale hit Japan. Very unaptly, the ever powerful Man-Yi decided to visit on one of Japan’s 3-day weekend in September. My hopes and dreams to hit the beach this Summer were crushed because of the very […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles

For a few months now, I have been an active member of an Indonesian Foodie Group on Facebook called #FOODWAR. In that particular community, some active members always post and share the many delicious things they make, every day, anytime of the day. This in effect gave me constant stimulation and some ideas on what […]

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Chocolate Cake

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

(Original recipe posted on July 7, 2012 and updated on September 1, 2013) Here’s a question for you, my OrangePot Friends… What do you do when you are in dire need of comfort? You see, yesterday was one of those days when things just sort of crumble around me. Nothing I can do seem to […]

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The evening batch

Two Potatoes + Mushroom Bake

Quick! Before the month turn into September, I must put a post up! What did I make recently that was a hoot? It’s gotta be the 2 types potato and mushroom bake this past weekend. Since I returned from my Indonesia holiday a week ago, I had been sort of gunning for only vegetables and […]

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This fresh sambal is perfect to be served together with fish or chicken dishes.

Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal)

An easy recipe for making Balinese Shallot + Lemongrass Sambal. Perfect to be eaten together with Lawar Ayam (Balinese Green Bean Salad with Chicken Dressing). Sambal Matah (Shallot + Lemon Grass Sambal) Adapted from “The Food of Bali” Ingredients: 15 shallots, peel and slice finely 7 cloves of garlic, peel and slice finely 10-15 bird’s […]

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Don't let the look fool you! These are bloody delicious.

Zucchini + Cheddar Scones

There is this tricky business about practicing Ramadan in the Summer time. I found that my eating/food consumption power is greatly diminished. Not only that, I have literally only about 6 waking hours to eat. Two hours of which is best used for sleeping, since it’s like midnight to 2 am before I get up […]

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Zucchini overload!

Zucchini bread

I actually have another post brewing in the WordPress dungeon, but since I am not done yet with the goods, I will delay that for the weekend. Tonight I am putting up a quick one: Zucchini bread. Summer in Japan is almost identical with zucchini for me. Well, since  year 2002 anyway. Why? Because that’s […]

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