Recipes for Easy Entertaining

  Here are a couple of quick and easy recipes that have become a bit of a staple when that impromptu get together takes place. The Hummus recipe is an adaptation of a recipe by the wonderful Stephanie Alexander, which has been modified and tweaked to include local ingredients. The Spiced Tropical Punch reminds me of both my Mum and her mother (my Continue Reading

Quick and Tasty Asian-Inspired Noodle Salad

Sometimes it's hard to come up with a quick and tasty meal that everyone in the family will enjoy. My repertoire of these types of meals is somewhat tired and predictable. Fortunately a precious friend from back home came to my rescue the other day when she emailed me a recipe for her Asian-inspired noodle salad. She was prompted by the photo of Continue Reading

Brekkie Time in Jakarta

These early morning starts, which are typical in Jakarta, are a killer on the appetite. Who feels like eating a hearty breakfast at 5.30am? I recall our first week in Jakarta, feeling almost panicked at the realisation that 5.30am was my new wake up time. With kids catching a school bus at 6.35am (I could have rounded to 6.30am but that extra 5 minutes means Continue Reading

How to Make our Healthy Green Jakarta Smoothie

  Is it too late for a New Year's Resolution?... a smoothie or a green juice each day! In this case it's a smoothie. The ingredients are blended which technically makes it a smoothie. Living in this tropical fruit paradise makes the search for that perfect morning drink a cinch, and it couldn't be easier to source ingredients in Continue Reading