We are more than half way through the summer school holidays and we’re feelin’ good. The kids no longer have bags under their eyes, they are freckled and happy, and have dirty toenails. And we seem to have acquired a dog along the way – although we know we will have to give her back when her visa to Australia comes in. Even the pooches in Singapore...

I’ve become a Fermento, as Micheal Pollen likes to call us cultured food fetishists. I can’t get enough of the wonderful world of fermented foods.  Firstly, I love the alchemy behind fermented foods. It is a fascinating process cultivating fermented food and drinks. It appeals to my need to create, and my curiosity to ‘grow’...

Once you know how to make your own yoghurt – you’ll think it’s crazy you ever bought it.  In Singapore, until a few months ago I spent approximately $23 a week on yoghurt for the kids, me and Mr X.   Now, I spend about $5 a week, that includes my UHT organic milk, milk powder and yoghurt starter cultures (bought from Eat Organic approximately...

If you are yet to try cultured food, aka fermented food…I urge you to do so, with great haste, your gut will love you. I say love, not thank, because a healthy gut makes for a happy human. I recently started reading Micheal Pollen’s book ‘cooked’, and my curiosity has been stirred. Given I do all my reading in bed – as it’s the...

The kids and I went off the beaten path a few weekends back to discover Bollywood Veggies. Located in Kranji the north-west corner of Singapore; this vegetable farm / park  was a great place to spend a lazy, albeit hot, Saturday. The farm was set up in 2001 when Ivy Singh and her husband Lim Ho had a reaffirming life event. It spurred them on to...

After the chocolate binge that is Easter subsides you might fancy something a little less sweet… These cookies are tasty, healthy and perfect for kids and adults alike. Eat as many as you like! Ingredients 100g butter or margarine softened 100g ripe bananas, mashed 120ml orange juice 4 egg whites, lightly beaten 2 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp finely grated orange...

Saturday just passed I fancied an old-fashioned two tier cake, the kids shouted ‘Chocolate!!’ and off we went to the supermarket to pick up some ingredients. But what kind of filling should we make? Personally I’m not a fan of sickly sweet icing…so something creamy….or cheesy? Cheesy? Sounds bizarre but consider Carrot Cake frosting....

I hosted a coffee morning today for the mums of kids in my daughter’s class…so of course we needed a cake! Having deliberated plenty and decided that a nice moist sponge was necessary, I was left pondering what fruit? Maybe an apple cinnamon sponge? Or how about the frozen punnet of raspberries sitting in my freezer? YUM! I am a complete...

I always say if you can’t say anything nice then you shouldn’t say anything at all. BUT, I’m going to break that rule this time. I just want a nice bird; one that’s lived a reasonably comfy drug-free life, and comes moderately priced. For much of 2014 and 2015 my needs have been satiated by Sakura chicken previously available from NTUC Finest Bukit Timah Plaza,...

I am so very pleased about how this morning went with my first official Mrs F Cookery class with a school – I have just sat down with a beer and some cashew nuts. As Mr X is away it’s a mini-party for me – just me – yay! In a nutshell, if you’ll pardon the pun, the Canadian International School (CIS) Lakeside reached out...

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