Weekly Meal Prep- and other slightly neurotic kitchen habits

It is no secret I am a lover of lists, multi-coloured post-it-notes, pens, and any other whistles and bells marketed towards slightly-compulsive-disguised-as-organised people. Weekly meal prep makes me feel accomplished, prepared, ready to take on the world through my refrigerator and wipe board (only exaggerating slightly). And the pretty vegetables, matching-lid tupperware, and labeled containers-…

Spiced Pork & Green Bean Burgers: A textured burger experience!

A few months ago I saw a recipe from Chef Jeremy Pang that really caught my eye.  It was a recipe for fish cakes from his upcoming book; Chinese Unchopped (out this June).  In it he added an unusual ingredient; green beans.  Generally speaking I’m not a huge fan of fishcakes, especially the ones you…

Broccoli, Spinach & Parmesan Fritters with Lemon

During cake week last week a friend asked me what we had planned for Easter this year.  It suddenly dawned on me, I hadn’t actually given one single thought past getting through that week.  I had built it up for so long; the cakes, the special celebrations, the presents, the activities, that it felt a…

Birthday cupcakes and troubleshooting lumpy frosting

Our formula for birthday success this year has been one part outdoor playground time, plus one part cake scoffing time.  So far, we’ve had two very happy girls so I think we’re onto something!  Perhaps a formula for world peace?  Sigh. If it were only that simple…