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My book! A Helping Hand: Delicious Recipes in English & Tagalog by Frog Michaels

By On Tuesday, 19 April 2016

That massive project I have been banging on about since last year? Well, that will be my cookbook!… Read More

Food & Drink

Nille’s famous mustard & dill sauce

By On Thursday, 12 March 2015

After a stroll to the water’s edge, just as the sun was sinking yesterday evening, we turned for home and made dinner. Without further a-do, here is the recipe for a traditional Swedish… Read More


DIY gingerbread house

By On Friday, 19 December 2014

I don’t know if it’s because I love the story of Hansel and Gretel but I am very partial to a gingerbread house – especially at this time of year. I like… Read More

Food & Drink

Dehydrated veg and exploding suitcases

By On Thursday, 18 December 2014

I’ve just arrived in Blighty for the Christmas hols. The last week or so was a blur of packing, provisions and purchases. The Provisions Bit: We are good friends with our immediate… Read More

Day Trips

Organically grown mushrooms…from SG

By On Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Singapore has a Popiah King, perhaps the time has now come to celebrate the understated professor, Dr Tan, who lies behind this country’s only fresh mushroom business which yields a rather staggering… Read More

Food & Drink

Lucie’s Lemon Pud

By On Saturday, 5 July 2014

I posted this picture on instagram shortly after troughing my way through several, and was flooded with emails from people asking for the recipe. Absolutely not mine, this comes courtesy of the… Read More

Food & Drink

Stinging Nettle Soup

By On Friday, 20 June 2014

It doesn’t sound wildly tempting but if you are staying somewhere really rural with a glut of nettles, this is a fun thing to pick and make, it tastes good and, what’s… Read More