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Cosy winter whatnots.

Let me make a painfully obvious comment on the weather for all those living in Britain right now: it’s cold. Properly cold. You can’t really pretend that it’s bracingly crisp anymore. The night is quick to come. Recently someone came and denuded the grape vines of all their flame-coloured leaves. I found the twisted, jagged, … Continue reading

Simple Salt Roast Chicken from The Little Teochew
Christmas (and leftovers) / holidays / meat / Recipes / Savoury

Simple Salt Roast Chicken from The Little Teochew

Roast chicken in practically all its iterations will always find a place in my heart (and my mouth, gullet, stomach). I love the one my dad makes, marinaded in a simple yet deeply fragrant classic Thai paste made with pounded coriander, white pepper and garlic. This one, even simpler, with just salt and whole garlic … Continue reading

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The Baked Peartato

‘I am a strong, independent personfruit,’ I think to myself as I walk back home from a quick shop for food. I am holding a packet of reduced-price leeks, and in my handbag there is a yoghurt and a very large baking potato. The potato weighs 730g (over 1.5lbs) and is nearly the same size … Continue reading

Kitchen Experiment II: Coconut Custard Steamed in Squash (Sangkhaya Fak Thong, สังขยาฟักทอง)
dessert / Recipes / Sweet / Thai / vegetarian

Kitchen Experiment II: Coconut Custard Steamed in Squash (Sangkhaya Fak Thong, สังขยาฟักทอง)

In short: (Sad trombone plays) It’s okay, you can laugh too. It actually collapsed before my very eyes! It’s certainly not a total waste, though – the squash was perfectly cooked, and I’ll just, uh, scoop off the custard and have the squash on its own. Notes to self: Measure the capacity of the squash … Continue reading