TheKitchen

Meal Planning Part 1: Kitchen Inventory

The other day, my next-door neighbour needed almond extract for a dessert she had planned to make. She went down to the supermarket to get some only to find another bottle of it in her pantry when she returned home. These things happen. These things happen to everyone. However, it got me thinking... What if… Continue reading Meal Planning Part 1: Kitchen Inventory

All Recipes · Asian · Cuisine

Braised Flowering Chives with Ginger

After one visit to Chatswood last Friday, I was full of new Asian food ideas. Just like that! I must admit, Chatswood has a few good places to shop. Asian City is one of them. That’s where we buy our vegetarian dumplings from and their freezer section is full of Lamyong products—not the whole range… Continue reading Braised Flowering Chives with Ginger

Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Review: Meyhanee, Balmain – Sydney

Yes! Finally, we have a meze place in Sydney. And a good one, too. I am so happy to have discovered this place called Meyhanee. One of our dear friends, Hürol, was talking about a meze place in Balmain for some time. When it was time to catch up with Hürol and Chris again, we… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Meyhanee, Balmain – Sydney

Vegetable Dishes

Corn Fritters with Avocado Cream Topping

Corn Fritters are an excellent addition to any party buffet, and very simple to make. I remember making these delicious fritters at the time we had Berfu staying with us. It was an instant hit with her. At the time, I served them with Avocado Cream Topping, however, they are nice with Tartare sauce, too.… Continue reading Corn Fritters with Avocado Cream Topping

Product Reviews

Product Review: Massel Gravy Mix Supreme

I have been using Massel Gravy Mix Supreme for a long time now. I tried other brands including some vegan ones directly imported from the UK. At the end of the day, Massel Gravy Mix Supreme is the one I can easily get from our local supermarket. And is delicious, too! Apparently, Massel gravy comes… Continue reading Product Review: Massel Gravy Mix Supreme

Restaurant Reviews · Reviews

Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Bentley’s

My husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this year. It has been a journey but a really good one. And like we always do, we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Bentley’s. Well, we weren’t going back to The Gantry, that’s for sure. If you want to know why, here’s my… Continue reading Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Bentley’s

All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Course

Carrot and Yoghurt Meze or Yoğurtlu Havuç Ezme

I remember having an incredibly primitive recipe notebook many years ago. I used to scribble down every new recipe in it along with my regulars that I made at the time. At the time, I used to talk to our neighbours, my Mum’s friends and even the ladies at our local fresh produce market for… Continue reading Carrot and Yoghurt Meze or Yoğurtlu Havuç Ezme

All Recipes · Course · Lunch

Menemen (Turkish Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Green Pepper)

Menemen is one of the most practical, life-saving Turkish dishes which can be put together in a jiffy. It is not only a street food but also a great addition to your breakfast or brunch table. Most importantly, when you move houses, Menemen is what you need to cook while you are in the middle… Continue reading Menemen (Turkish Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Green Pepper)

Gardein Range · Product Reviews

Product Review: Gardein Golden Fishless Filets

Gardein Golden Fishless Filets are an absolute life-saver in the kitchen. They are so practical; I stopped making my own vegetarian fish and chips from scratch. There is nothing fishy here, just great taste and 0mega-3s without cholesterol. Dip in tartar sauce or ketchup for a quick bite, or add some chips and coleslaw to… Continue reading Product Review: Gardein Golden Fishless Filets

All Recipes · Mediterranean · Salads

Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad)

I hope you guys all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was fun and it lasted (the fun bit) until we were finally exhausted. Exhausted from eating and drinking but that's what you do at this time of the year, right? As promised... this is the salad we had for Christmas as a side to the… Continue reading Jazar Bil Kamoun Wal Toum (Moroccan Carrot Salad)