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Why hello again – it’s been a while…

Myohmy it’s been some time since my last post. I am so sorry I have not dropped by to visit your homes, and haven’t posted anything since October last year – and gosh I have MISSED you all !

The last few months have been nothing short of crazy and I am happy that it’s a new year (and hope you all had happy holidays and a great start to 2014), and in just nine short days we can also welcome the new lunar year (Chinese new year) – which of course means more feasting that I’ll want to share.

So don’t adjust your TV sets ! Stay tuned – regular programming is back 🙂


Deliciously Crispy Roasted Kale Chips

It may look like a salad but this simple recipe provides you will a satisfyingly crunchy and healthy snack.

Simply strip the leaves off the tough stalks and roughly tear up into large bite-sized pieces. Toss in a little olive oil, season with a good sprinkle of sea salt, and roast till crispy in a 180C/350F oven for 20 minutes.


The Farmer’s Markets @ Loewen Gardens

We’ve been hankering to go wandering around a farmer’s market for while now. Living in Singapore – a small island where there are effectively no farms and everything is imported – it was always going to be a challenge to find true farmer’s markets.

The Farmer’s Markets at Loewen Gardens certainly has the same feel as a traditional farmer’s market (albeit a lot warmer) – with small, specialty importers bringing in produce from France, Italy and New Zealand – at least the ones we bought from.

Dinner tonight ? Oven-baked Mont D’Or with slices of French Baguette from Gourmet Shop. This seasonal cheese, which is only available from September to April, is matured in its box, giving it a uniquely woody aroma, as well as conveniently being able to stick the entire cheese, box and all, into the oven.

Just 20 minutes in a hot oven (22C/400F) from room temperature, and you have yourself a sweet, molten and quite frankly magical cheese, to smear on slices of baguette. I had roasted a head of garlic to have with the cheese, but honestly – nothing is required except a glass of wine, and a big appetite.

The Farmer’s Market @ Loewen Gardens
75E Loewen Road
Singapore

Open the first and third Saturday of every month


Your patience is appreciated…

***UPDATE***

For those of you who subscribe to my blog already, can I please ask you to click on the “follow” or “sign me up” button in the right hand nav to update your subscription?  For those of you who do not already subscribe, well, you can pretty much do the same 🙂  THANK YOU !!

I *think* that will do the trick (fingers crossed).

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I’m manically busy at work hence the lack of posts and of course in the middle of the chaos I’ve also decided that I’d like to try naming my blog something a little more interesting than “carolynchan”. Imagination always seems to come late for me…

Anyway, I have created a new blog at http://foodismyhappyplace.wordpress.com but have no idea what this will do to any or all of my links and subscribers, so if I could please ask for your patience, I’ll have proper time to focus on this on the weekend to iron out any kinks.

Cheers !


Merry Christmas !

To those of you who celebrate Christmas, MERRY CHRISTMAS ! Hope your day is full of wonderful food enjoyed in the company of family and friends.