I think I was born with a love of food and cooking. I remember nearly setting fire to the kitchen while trying to make perfect fried eggs when I was eight. (Luckily my mother was trusting and let me in the kitchen again).
I have been heavily influenced by Ang Lee’s 1994 movie ‘Eat Drink, Many Woman‘. I saw this when I was a student, not long after I had discovered a love of the Chinese language. But I would never have guessed it would mirror my life: as an Australian woman married to a Taiwanese man, I now find that my life is often in search of the perfect meal. And being a fruaglista, I also delight in creating a simple meal at home with family as well.
Me having a bad hair day, concentrating hard while trying to make not too imperfect ‘rouzong’ — northern Taiwanese style rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves.
- Feijoa frozen yoghurt
- Feijoa muffins
- Vegemite cheese scones
- Armenian nutmeg cake
- Persimmon jam
- Preserving olives
- Banana cake for morning tea
- Australia Day and lamingtons (25 January 2015)
- Hunza Pie (18 January 2015)
- Butter spritz cookies (Christmas)
- Chocolate ginger coconut balls (Christmas)