Monthly Archives: July 2010

Cinnamon Sugar-Crusted Walnut Banana Bread

It’s inevitable that every most food bloggers will blog  about banana bread recipes and it’s just a matter of time that my blog will touch on this subject matter.

Guess what, the time is now! :P

Banana bread is undeniably one of the most popular breakfast besides pancakes and cereals. Do you know it is one of the most searched recipes on Google?  Here in Australia, regardless which coffee shops I frequented, let it be Starbucks and Gloria Jean or family-owned ones, I always come across slices of banana bread stacking alongside brownies and chocolate cakes.

You know what, I’m not complaining. After all they couple fabulously with coffee and taste even better when toasted and slather with a thick coat of butter. Imagine the decadence of melting butter over the sweet cinnamonny and caramelised crust from the bread, how can one resist this for breakfast?


Yesterday, I have received a Versatile Blogger Award from the talented Melissa at The Hungry Artist.

Snippets about The Hungry Artist –  I often intrigued by Melissa’s creative take in food and what I like about her recipes are: they are very feasible, inspiring and needless to say, delicious! In addition, her creativity is not limited to food and recipes, she is also a writer and illustrator of children’s books (here to find out more about her work)

Anyway, I like to express my appreciation to this wonderful gift: Thanks, Melissa! :)

The joy of receiving this award also comes with: (a) sharing 7 random things about myself; and (b) presenting the award to my favourite bloggers.

Noodles with Chinese Kale & Shitake Mushrooms

I seldom have noodles for dinner when I was living with my parents. This is mainly because my dad considers rice-with-three-dishes- and-a- soup  is a proper dinner as compared to one pot of stir-fry noodles. In my household, we normally prefer to have noodles for breakfast and lunch instead of dinner.

However since living away from home, I don’t remember the last time I have cooked my dad’s so-called “proper” dinner.  Don’t get me wrong, I truly enjoy a full on meal like I used to have with my family. It’s hearty, fulfilling and often well-balanced meals.  Nowadays, the only time I have more than one dish on my dinner table is either I’m at a restaurant or potluck parties. I actually count my blessing whenever I make simple home cooked meals let alone trying to make a “banquet” dinner. :P