Jeruk Bali, Goats Cheese and Pearl Couscous Salad

We bought a Jeruk Bali from our local supermarket simply because of its proportions. The sight of this citrus fruit, which is the size of a small bowling ball, kept piquing our curiosity each time we visited the fruit and vegetable section. Then one day my husband said to me, 'Let's just buy one'. My response? 'What for? How could something the size of a Continue Reading

How to Make this Rich and Spicy Beef Rendang

  It is a long weekend in Jakarta; why not use this extra day to include a new local recipe in your repertoire? Beef Rendang! This is the perfect opportunity to visit your neighbourhood mobile grocer to buy fresh Indonesian spices which are the essence of authentic Rendang. Better still, bring the kids along with you to share in the experience. Continue Reading

Easter Rocky Road

For many of you, Easter celebrations are about to begin and if you happen to have moved to Jakarta within the last twelve months, you may be wondering where Easter Bunny will source his eggs this year. Have no fear... this Friday, our ajb New Post Friday will provide you with a comprehensive list of where you can find many of your Easter needs, right here in Continue Reading

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