Author: sclouta

My Toys

Because I am not the biggest fan of extreme cold and damp - it makes me feel like a wet dog - I use the supermarket as part of my exercise routine.  Going up and down each isle, even if I don’t need anything there, so that I can increase my daily steps.  Obviously, at the same time I’ll be reaching for [...]
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MAYBE A PRINCESS

In my previous blog, I mentioned that both my parents were farmers.  Growing up, all my siblings and I had to help our parents either in the Rice fields or where they planted the vegetables.  Not much technology and machinery to help and so it was hard back breaking work with so little money in return. Most of the time [...]
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Like A Wirgin

What do they say?  Music is the international language.   I don't have any particular music genre though - I love classical through to even the most annoying Jazz music.  Ok, I'm not in love with all Jazz, just 0.01% of what was ever recorded.  Most of it I just want to reach out for paracetamol the minute it starts playing. [...]
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LAST MEAL

Sometimes people ask me why I don’t write about food considering my business is a food business. Yes, I can write about food, but as I am already prepping and cooking food all day long, the last thing I want to think about is food - no matter how passionate I am about that subject and how much I love [...]
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My Life Story Becoming a Chef

I love food! I really love food. I love guessing and deciphering the ingredients used in each dishes especially on food that I never tried before. It also applies to familiar dishes as you know, the only way to make it special is to add your very own secret ingredients! Growing up in extreme poverty back in North Borneo means [...]
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Garnish: The filter on your plate?

Have you ever been to a restaurant and plate of food presented to you so beautifully it almost too bad you have to eat it nor worse you have no idea which one is the food and which is the garnish? This may not be a very popular opinion but I honestly detest garnish! I don’t dislike every garnish, I [...]
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VERY SUPERSTICIOUS!

How did the hand pies look? Did you love the brownies? How many choux did you eat in one sitting? Yes, these are the things I think about. So today, after creating a gorgeous selection of our favorites for a client to send as a new year’s gift, I was given a gift of my own: direct feedback from the recipients of the pastries.

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