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Spice Project
Zürich
Add spice to your life!
Interests: food, cooking, experimenting, spices, ever ready to try anything new, discovering more about what zürich has to offer for me and what i have to offer zürich.
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For Christmas, I got one of my favourite presents from my friend Annette - a cookbook! This one was the hummingbird bakery cookbook full of yummy recipes for cupcakes, cookies etc. So after months, I finally got down to making something from it. I chose the simplest of all recipes,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Spice Project
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After a really long time, we had the pleasure of being invited to attend a gourmet lunch with a friend in Entlebuch. That, my friends, is actually really in the middle of nowhere(!!)....no, not true, it is smack in the middle of old Switzerland (Ur-Schweiz). Believe it or not, after... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Spice Project
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If you have been wondering what has kept me away from blogging, it's no secret.....motherhood! Yes, we have a little spicegirl who has kept us busy the past year. Everything that goes with early parenthood....gazillion nappy changes, late night/middle of the night/early morning/ANYTIME feeds, you name it! We are only... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Spice Project
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On a cold winter night, some yummy tea from Shui Mei Tang to cosy up with....mmmm....priceless! (pictures courtesy of Shui Mei Tang) Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Spice Project
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This year has been a contemplative year for us and we were not really able to devote much time for the Spice Project. Nevertheless, we are hoping we can make up for the lost time in the new year. A year to start with a fresh new slate....with prospects of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at Spice Project
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Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 750g thin cut fillet steak 1 onion, sliced thinly 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 chilli, sliced 2 star anise 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, crushed 1 cinnamon stick 1 red pepper, cut into strips 2 spring onion stalks 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce 2 tablespoons ground... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at Spice Project
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Friends of Alex gave us some plants 2 summers ago. One was a baby Frangipani. By now, we are fully aware of my luck with plants (a cherry blossom bonsai and a maple bonsai died while in my care....) and we weren't expecting the plants to last that long. Well,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Spice Project
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The Gentlemen's Run was an event sponsored by the Gentlemen's Report, a new lifestyle magazine for men. Anyone who could bicycle could take part in it.....provided they were dressed up for it! Well, not actually having bicycles did not deter the two of us from participating. We simply borrowed one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Spice Project
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While I was in Malaysia, the only time we actually spent a lot of time in the kitchen was to bake. Food is sooooo cheap in Malaysia that it makes more sense to buy them rather than prepare them yourselves at home. And since I always crave for the local... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Spice Project
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To friends and family who missed me, it is good to be home again! Hopefully, I can get back to regular blogging again about yummy things in life! Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Spice Project
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This has got to be one of the easiest to bake peanut butter cookies. It still does not top my mom's own recipe but sometimes one has to think of one's own convenience. And this one certainly is a recipe for keeps. I got it from the 'Almost Bourdain' blog.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Spice Project
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Date : 5th February 2010 Venue : Rueschlikon Schule Menu 1. Red lentil, Peppercorn ,Coriander and Masala Soup 2. Soy Chicken/ Tofu 3. Stir Fry Vegetables 4. Date and Cinnamon Squares Recipes Red lentil, Peppercorn ,Coriander and Masala Soup a handful of Red lentils a slice of Pumpkin 1 Onion... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Spice Project
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Due to overwhelming response the next cooking session shall be on the 26th of March, Friday! To those of you who have doodled to come on that day, please let us know at least 1-2 weeks in advance if you cannot make it so that we can make suitable arrangements.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Spice Project
Hi Edmund, he was staying in McCallum street. I am in Penang now and am trying to find him again but he has changed his phone number and we are unable to track him. Sorry!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2011 on The story of the lanterns at Spice Project
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My oldest niece turned 17! My sisters and I ended up making a cake to surprise her. She had a nice girly birthday party with her school friends. And yes, I have an aunt and a niece with the same name! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Spice Project
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My aunt Aysha's recipe and another one of my childhood favourites. It is of course Malaysian and is great to have when one is suffering from an upset tummy and nothing else seems appetizing. Ingredients Step 1 25g agar agar (seaweed that becomes jelly like) 7 cups of water 300g... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Spice Project
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I have been sampling something yummy on a daily basis now that I am visiting my family in Malaysia. I have to say that my younger sister is a better cook than I am mainly because she cooks exactly like my mom! My mom is an excellent cook and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2011 at Spice Project
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Picture perfect (with no photoshopping!) ! In New Zealand, while we were driving around the South Island, we crossed the Marlborough plains and passed all these beautiful and picturesque vineyards twice in fact thanks to bad weather in Nelson. It at least made up for us not being able to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Spice Project
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In Malaysia we have a savoury food that is very popular among kids and adults alike called the Curry Puffs. It can be had for breakfast, tea, as a snack ,etc. For me it is one of those foods that instantly bring childhood memories to life! I used to always... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Spice Project
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In Penang there is a traditional lantern maker. Problem is he is probably the only traditional lantern maker left in Malaysia! These days made in China products seems to be the norm. The Lantern Maker makes wonderful lanterns out of bamboo and paper. These lanterns were originally made only for... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Spice Project
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Ever crave for something sweet before lunch or in the late afternoons before tea or even in the evenings after dinner? We think we have found a recipe to bust it! It's not something new, am sure most of you know about it and go, 'oh I know that!'. But... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Spice Project
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Right around the corner from where we live! Boy, did it spice up my day! Though I have to confess I took these pictures last week. Hope you had a burst of colour too in your life today! Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Spice Project
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To those of you who made it to Shui Tang's today to see the silk shawls from Laos, we thank you heartily and hope you enjoyed the evening with tea and our company. We would also like to thank Meng Lin who kindly let us use her wonderful tea-house for... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Spice Project
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Liebe Freunde Auf unserer letzten Reise durch Asien besuchte in ich in Vientiane, der verschlafenen Hauptstadt von Laos, eine kleine Seidenweberei. 40 laotische Arbeiterinnen verarbeiten auf alten hölzernen Webstühlen lokal hergestellte und gefärbte Seide von Hand zu glänzenden Kostbarkeiten. Wir haben nun eine erste kleine Auswahl dieser Unikate erhalten und... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Spice Project