Stir Fried Clams with Tomato and Basil

We Chinese love our stir fries. They are super quick 15 minute meals that you can whip up any day of the week. I admit I don’t have a well-stocked Chinese ingredients pantry. I do however have a pretty solid cupboard filled with spices and sauces for any western dishes. So I’ve got to make do with what I have.

Clams are perfect for stir fries as they cook in no time and you get a dish with wonderful flavours packed full of briny goodness. The only Asian ingredient you’ll need for this recipe is soy sauce, which adds another layer of flavour savouriness to the dish. Serve with some rice or bread to mop up the tomatoey sauce and I think that’s a pretty great meal for a Tuesday night. Continue reading

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English Breakfast Tea & Rose Latte

I recently fell in love with tea lattes. They are aromatic and every time I drink one, it calms me down. There are all these different flavours, such as Chai Tea Latte, Hojicha Latte, Matcha Latte, that make a regular latte seems boring.

Tea lattes are very versatile. You can mix and match different types of teas, dried flowers and flavoured syrups to make this warm soothing drink any way you want.

I tried making an English Breakfast Tea & Rose Latte the other day and made me so happy. In addition to being wonderfully fragrant, the rose is so beautiful.

 

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Valentine’s Sweet Treat – Dark Chocolate Ganache & Raspberry Tart

Valentine’s Day is approaching. I can feel the love in the air with all the pink and red decorations everywhere. This is the day to celebrate love. And though many people associate this to romantic love, I feel it should be all encompassing. Your love for your family and friends are just as important and that deep affection should also be recognized.

It is always a delightful and warming gesture to make something for those you cared about. And on this occasion, a sweet, smooth and decadent dark chocolate tart seems to fit the bill.

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3 Tips to Making the Best Cookies

Cookies are one of my favourite things to bake. You just need a few basic ingredients and you can pretty much create any flavor cookies you like. But there are times when my cookies didn’t turn out the way I want them to. All the cookie’s disasters, whether it be burning them to turning six cookies into one big massive cookie because they all got stuck together when baked, I’ve encountered them before.

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But after a bit of tweaking and learning as I baked, here are a few tips for you on how you can improve your next batch of cookies.

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