Posts made in March, 2014

Somewhere over the Rainbow – Asian Seared Beef with Stir-fried Vegetables

Somewhere over the Rainbow – Asian Seared Beef with Stir-fried Vegetables

Mother’s Day. It’s a strange one, especially if your off-spring are scattered around the world. It’s a day for reflecting on what it means to be a mother and a daughter, always on alert, never quite letting go of the ties that bind, a tiny part of your heart and mind constantly paying attention to their cares and concerns, wondering how they are right now. It’s a day to spare a thought for those who long to be a mother...

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Spicy Steamed Beef with Stir-fried Lettuce – a new take on steak and salad

Spicy Steamed Beef with Stir-fried Lettuce – a new take on steak and salad

I sometimes day-dream about stepping back in time to visit Chengdu in Sichuan Province as it was when Fuchsia Dunlop learned to cook there, of wandering the narrow alleyways of the old Manchu district where spare ribs and chicken simmered in clay pots, steaming bowls of dan dan noodles were offered to passers by from makeshift snack shops and bamboo steamers towered high under the wooden eaves over huge woks of bubbling water. Fuchsia describes...

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