11 Essential Rules to Making Perfect Macarons

Posted: July 23, 2015
Categories: Chocolate, Tips,
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Having encountered numerous painful failed Macaron baking attempts, i.e. “Footless” macarons, dome cracked top macarons, hollow macarons, etc, I’ve come to realize there are indeed some “rules” to follow which they don’t really mention in most recipes…

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Essential Thai Sauces in BNF Kitchen

Posted: December 16, 2014
Categories: Tips,
Essential Thai Sauces in BNF Kitchen

Since this is Thai food week, I thought it’ll make sense for me to share with you some of the essential Thai sauces in BNF Kitchen. Now, perhaps this might be boring read on a Tuesday morning (you’d rather be reading Korean Air nut rage latest saga maybe stalking someone on Facebook or Instagram), but if you are interested in making Thai food at home on a regular basis, read on!..

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All about MUSHROOMS

Posted: October 28, 2014
Categories: Tips,
a basket of mushrooms

Who doesn’t like mushrooms? Okay, I’m sure there are plenty of mushroom-haters out there but I just haven’t met one yet. So today’s article is a tribute to all mushroom lovers out there. We all love our mushroom soups, stuffed baked mushrooms, risotto porcini, truffles (mmm…), etc but do you know the health benefits these fungi offer? How to store / clean them and what are the different types available here? Let’s read on!

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Cook Corn in 3 Minutes

Posted: October 14, 2014
Categories: Sides, Tips,
grilled corn on the cob with chili and mayonnaise

Our household is big on corn. Corn on the cob, corn salad, corn chowder, popcorn :-D…I especially love grilled corn on a stick. Whenever I pass by the street vendors selling them in Bali or Phuket, you will definitely see me walking away with at least one in my hand. My hubby recently sent me a link showing how to cook corn in 3 minutes and ever since, I’ve been making my own grilled corn at home! I just thought this is too good not to share. I’m sure some of you would have already seen this tip but for those who have not, enjoy!

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Peel A Head of Garlic – No Knife Required!

Posted: October 7, 2014
Categories: Tips,
How easy is that? :-)

Let’s face it, peeling garlic is a pain in the neck. It gets in your finger nails, under your skin and takes forever for them to come apart. The 2nd last thing I want (1st thing is garlic breath) is to have my fingers reeking of garlic. So here is any easy way to peel as many heads of garlic as you want, yet keeping your fingers garlic-smell free! Oh, an added bonus – you could also tone your arms and biceps while doing that.

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