Convalescent Food and a recipe for a melty cheese bacon sandwich with roasted tomatoes on the vine

Convalescent Food

I recently lost the use of my right eye due to an infection. Don’t worry, it’s not permanent and I’m not trying to mindfuck you with a guilt-trip about how sight is important, about how people do not appreciate the gift of sight and how blind people will never enjoy the colors of the world. No, there’s Facebook for people like that.

No, this is about the food I ate while on the road to recovery and the people who fed me. And a melty cheese bacon sandwich recipe.

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Posted on 12th Sep 2013 in About, Food and Drink, Recipes  |  2 comments

Opening stuck jars of Marmite

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I like Marmite. Most friends from overseas know that and would, to my utter delight, bring a jar from abroad when they visit.

My favorite would be a jar of XO Marmite presented to me by Su-Lin of Tamarind and Thyme. Of course, the huge jar of Marmite from New Zealand (from a Swiss friend who had her wedding there) is also my favorite; mainly because it tastes very different: rich yet lighter, even the color is different, chocolatey brown instead of mud brown or black.

You can tell that, for me, next to Marmalade and Pâté, there’s nothing finer to put on hot buttered toast. A tradition of mine would be to have a hot buttered Marmite toast with strong black coffee on Christmas night watching the telly.

Of course, one of the most troubling thing about Marmite jars is that the lids tend to get stuck something wicked after a long period of refrigeration. First thought was a violent solution but that was quickly dismissed as a short-term fix with a long-term storage problem. Brute-force with a tea towel was halted when I heard an alarming crack.

Finally, as I was making coffee, inspiration alighted: I filled a bowl with the remaining hot water and inverted the jar so that the lid came fully submerged underwater. A bubble or two emerging, indicated success.

I can now have my hot buttered Marmite toast. Cheers!


Posted on 18th Dec 2011 in About, English, Old School, Recipes  |  4 comments

Brief Hiatus

Sorry for the lack of updates, I came back from KL with a ton of photos and with the on-going meals and with me basically in bed the whole of last week sick, I’m having a tough time catching up with blogging for the moment.

But don’t despair. Blogging shall resume within next week. Till then, nothing but love for you.

ivn


Posted on 4th May 2011 in About, Musings  |  Comments off

By the pricking of my thumbs…

Reflections in a cup of tea

Dearest,

Though it may seem that I’ve been neglecting you but in reality, I’ve been ill and have been busy cleaning house both literally and figuratively. I’ve recently walked away from quite a number of people whom I deem to be toxic. But then again, I’ve walked away from people for being merely boring. But it’s all good.

For now.

But enough about me. Now that I’ve more or less finished up in that area, I will be turning my full attention to you very soon. And because you’ve become old, tired and useless, I will gut you.

No, dearest, think it not as a threat but more of a promise. A promise of a better and brighter tomorrow. After all, you can’t make bacon without killing a few pigs.

See you soon.

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Posted on 7th Dec 2010 in About  |  Comments off

NinjaHelloKitty reporting for duty

Texture.

Coming soon to a famous Singaporean Food Forum.


Posted on 1st Jul 2009 in About  |  3 comments


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