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Jariyah’s Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup)


  Print Jariyah’s Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup) This is ultimate comfort food.  Jariyah cooked this for us every week for 6 years when we lived in Indonesia and eventually I was allowed to watch and take notes.  It is divine and loved by the whole family.  An entire meal in a bowl with flavours … Continue reading Jariyah’s Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup)

Spicy Chicken Dumplings


Print Spicy Chicken Dumplings These dumplings are so delicious that you will eat them all and only realise it when there are none left so make plenty! Ingredients Filling Ingredients 200 g Ground Chicken 100 g Cabbage – finely shredded 1 Onion – finely chopped several chives – chopped 2 cloves crushed garlic small knob … Continue reading Spicy Chicken Dumplings

3rd March Episode 4 Masterchef NZ


Episode four and it’s my first time to cook in the Masterchef kitchen.  Nervous, full of the flu and totally daunted about the upcoming challenge, I stand behind my bench, desperate to hear what is in store for us all today. Mexican!!  When I hear the judges denounce the commercialised, Western take on Mexican food … Continue reading 3rd March Episode 4 Masterchef NZ

25th Feb Episode 3 NZ Masterchef


The first thing I notice on last nights episode is that the top 16 contestant intros are up and running. And there are my curls, almost ringlets – that isn’t natural but the smile is so hey its a look and one we’ll be seeing briefly but for a few weeks! Then of course it … Continue reading 25th Feb Episode 3 NZ Masterchef