Masarang Clove Pumpkin Cake

November 8th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (1 Comments)
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A few weeks ago, I received some cloves from the Masarang community in Indonesia; the same place I received palm sugar earlier this year. It was right on time with our festive season kicking in! We usually serve banana cake for our breakfast and since we’ve got loads of pumpkins on hand, we worked out … Read more

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Undoubtedly, the way we once looked at chocolate is now history.  Today, just like lovers of fine wine, chocolate aficionados have their own clubs, ateliers and other associations promoting everything chocolate. Brands, on their side, have adapted to the demand with multiple single origin chocolates and special crop blends. Some of which are, arguably, excellent … Read more

Me, myself and palm sugar.

August 26th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (4 Comments)
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Janet happened to read my regular column on WOM guide, and in relation with my product quality philosophy, she sent me a note and eventually ended up sending me samples of pure palm sugar from Indonesia. Although I have been in Asia for a mere 12 years now, I shamefully never bothered to try much … Read more

Icing on the cake

July 19th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (1 Comments)
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Recently I received an email from Karen, asking me about icing for cookies and cupcake cream cheese icing and I thought it would be nice to share some tips with everyone.  For the hard type of icing, that we call Royal Icing, the one used on cookies or for decoration on wedding cake, is made … Read more

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