Chicken skin has been a big no no in my diet since I can remember. Occasionally, I will have a nibble on a small piece here and there – but that’s probably as much as I’ll have. I also don’t eat KFC that often, but when I do, I peel all the skin off too. I […]
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I want to share with you a ‘made from scratch’ recipe for Oven Baked Crunchy Chicken Wings that is so simple and so delicious that you will feel like you have achieved something extraordinary with very little effort. Best of all, most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry. I reckon these oven […]
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Tea in general has been a huge interest of mine ever since I can remember. I especially have a fairly decent collection of Chinese Tea – ranging from Pu’er tea cakes through to high mountain greens. It still amazes me how all teas types generally come from the same plant (camellia sinensis), but due to […]
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This growing season I decided to plant Strawberry Popcorn. And no, the corn isn’t strawberry flavoured. There is actually a plant that is called Strawberry Popcorn. It’s an heirloom variety, producing rather small ears (3-5 inches) of corn, encrusted with these tiny ruby like kernels. I placed a whole ear of corn in the microwave […]
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Since I came back from my overseas trip, a lot of things have changed in the garden. The blistering 40 degree weather had killed a few young plants I planted. It also burned a lot of leaves, and my zucchini plant has stopped producing fruit with the onset of the cooler weather. Therefore, I was […]
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The past few weeks have been blazing hot – think mid 30’s to mid 40’s – many days in a row. The sun has burned a lot of plants in the garden and some have even died. I’ve accepted the fact that these things do happen. But from the disappointment does come triumph; and in […]
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From the initial 4 banana shallots I planted in the ground this season, we have harvested in total, 4. Pitiful, right? Well, I guess it’s not that bad when I think about it – there are still 2 in the ground that have gone to flower so I can get the seeds for next year. […]
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I hope I didn’t take these out of the ground too early – but I needed the garden space for other crops. They look like a good size though for something that I sort of neglected over the past few months… Now all I need to do is let them dry out for later use.
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This post is really a note to myself. I’m writing it to remind me that today, I ate what I would consider the best punnet of strawberries I have ever had. As I write this post, I am scoffing down the last remaining halves that are dotted around the bottom of my bowl; wondering if […]
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When I am able to get a substantial harvest of snow peas from the garden (enough to feed three, at least) I always cook them the same way. This is my snow pea stir fry, and it is just as simple as it is delicious. Something I must insist on in cooking this dish properly […]
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