Monthly Archives: June 2011

Gastronomic Singapore

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Barbecued stingray at Newton Hawker Centre

A gastronomic stopover in Singapore on route back to Sydney from the United Kingdom presented a kid in a candy shop kind of scenario. I had just two nights and two days in a city renowned for its amazing food culture. My conundrum was where to start.

I dabbled with the idea of visiting some fancy fine diners. After all, Singapore has its fair share to choose from. Instead i opted to keep it low key and relatively un-planned. Looking back i wish i’d slept less and gorged more. Instead i have a list of places that couldn’t be squeezed in either time or appetite wise. They’re places i am determined to go back to.

Here are six of my top Singaporean culinary picks. Continue reading

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Weekly winter harvest

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Small bounty from the veggie patch

It’s lovely to return to my veggie patch at the local community garden after a three week sorjourn overseas. The leeks and garlic are growing strong and sturdy, English spinach is luscious green and leafy, the red oak lettuce and rocket are doing well. Baby beetroot seedlings have survived the recent bucketing rain, red onions are shooting for the winter sun, and snow pea tendrils are climbing haphazardly up make-shift frames. This week’s small bounty (above) is already being put to good use.

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