Category Archives: Food

Har Mee 蝦麵 Prawn Noodle

Only on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays, Har Mee is the Daily Special at a Malay Chinese eatery on Hunter Street, Sydney.  If I am in town on one of those days, I would share a table with strangers and savour … Continue reading

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Rice Porridge and Salted Ducks Eggs

When my old friend Lucy visited me from Vancouver via Hong Kong recently, we ate out a lot and while we ate, we talked about food. We share a love of zhu 粥,a rice porridge made by simmering grains of rice … Continue reading

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Jan the Champion Jam Maker

My friend Jan won a first prize for her Davidson Plum jam at the Show this year so for her birthday I gave her a jam making pot with a swinging handle and a pouring lip. She and Ross called … Continue reading

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Orchard-Mix Marmalade

Last Sunday we saw some marmalade for sale at exorbitant prices and I said to Ben, I can make that for the price of sugar.  I have the fruit in my orchard and what is marmalade but citrus and sugar? … Continue reading

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What I want for Christmas is a Chocolate Ice Cream

So that’s what I had when I woke at 2:00 a.m. Christmas morning.  Not just any ice-cream but one with ‘Mexican Chilli and Churros’. Merry Christmas Everybody!  Hope you got what you wished for?

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A Freebie – Laab Kai (Thai Chicken Salad)

As a volunteer I am usually giving out the freebies but since I’ve been volunteering at MOSAIC, a multicultural centre in Chatswood (N.S.W. Australia), I often find myself on the receiving end.  Volunteer Tutors are offered free lessons given by … Continue reading

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Before Cling Wrap

There was the lotus leaf. If anyone had observe the effects of water on a lotus leaf, or on any water lily leaf for that matter, they would see how water-repellent it can be.  Asians wrap their parcels of rice … Continue reading

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Marmalade

It’s a lazy woman’s marmalade made in the microwave.  I was late in the picking of the Mock Saville and they’ve become a trifle dry and papery.  Some were lost to our resident possum but I rescued a few kilos. … Continue reading

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A Good Burger

The other day I picked up a package from the post office; in it was a wad of old newspaper clippings about Istanbul!   I am going to spend a month there in May and hungry for information about the place. … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing

What is a collective of chillies – a riot?  There’s a riot in my edible garden. http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4072376.htm  – a video (4:33) on part of my urban orchard

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Goodbye Summer Goodbye Figs

Autumn is here.  A Black Genoa from my urban orchard, Sydney. 臺灣的朋友:我的果樹沒用藥。再者,這無花果是盤栽的。 http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4072376.htm  – a video (4:33) on part of my urban orchard

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