It all started with a bunch of dill

AB loves pickles, especially pickled cucumbers. After making do with the tiny and tart French cornichons for the last couple of years, he decided to make his own. Last weekend, we bought a bag of baby cucumbers and a bunch of dill at a Turkish supermarket. Turns out that he only needed a few swigs of…

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A One-Banana Banana Bread

Fret not, you’re not seeing double. I’ll explain in a bit. On Easter Sunday, after waking just before noon, AB and I decided to prepare a full English breakfast for brunch. Whenever I think of an English breakfast, I’m always reminded of the feast that we once had at Bistrotheque (23–27 Wadeson St.) in East London. My poached egg and bread served…

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Banana Cake Goes Pop!

Earlier this week, there were three ‘dying’ bananas on my kitchen counter and an opened bottle of milk that I wanted to finish before it went bad. After searching online, I decided to try a banana bread recipe that I found on BBC. An hour and a half later, there was a lovely loaf of…

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Egg salad with pickled celery

Trying to find a supermarket that is open after 8pm in Brussels is near mission impossible. Yesterday, I walked for over an hour looking for dark/brown bread at the ‘late’ hour of 9.30pm. I walked from home to Parvis de St. Gilles, Châtelain, Place Flagey and St. Boniface, with a few detours in between to…

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Going Peanuts!

I finished the last bit of Calvé crunchy peanut butter at home yesterday. Will have to wait for AB to replenish the stock when he’s in the Netherlands again. Apparently most French don’t like peanut butter, preferring it over Nutella. Here‘s an interesting post, followed with many comments, about what the French have against peanut…

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Lemon Yogurt Raisin Cake

Next Friday, I’ll be seeing my family again. Looking forward to it as we were last together in Japan in August. And before that, it was in April 2012, when I went back to Singapore for various celebrations including my good friend’s wedding, my sister’s graduation and my mum’s birthday. Here’s a little memory from…

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Stoemp: Potato + Broccoli

I was in Paris over the weekend, mainly for les soldes d’hiver (winter sales). While I didn’t buy anything particularly noteworthy that was on sale except for some Princess Tam Tam lingerie, I had a most wonderful time catching up with friends – two of whom surprised me with their pregnant bellies, as well as…

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