How to Use a Combi Oven

Have you seen this oven (or something similar?)

Toshiba Combination Microwave Convection Oven

Toshiba combination microwave convection oven

When we moved into our house in Kuching, we found that it was completely furnished. The owner had moved out with the intention that she might possibly move back in, so she left all the furniture, and all the pots, pans, dishes, glasses and cutlery. She also left the fridge, the washing machine, the rice pot, and this combination microwave convection oven.


House of Annie is Moving


This isn’t the post I intended to write.


2008 Year in Review

Thanks for the Memories

2008 was literally a banner year for the House of Annie food blog. The blog has been in existence since October 2006, but it was only a chronicle of the things we were eating and not a serious effort to participate in the wider food blog community. Then in Christmas 2007, just over a year ago, we met face to face with Bee of the Rasa Malaysia food blog.

We had been fans of her site for a while, so it was a real thrill to get to meet with an experienced food blogger. She encouraged us to make our blog better, to take it to the next level. She also invited us to join the Foodbuzz community as a Featured Publisher. We signed up in March.

Getting Serious

That was the impetus for us to really get serious about the blog. In our “Spring is Coming” post, we took on a new attitude and a new purpose. We would write better posts, provide better recipes, shoot better pictures. We would even get organized and make a better design.


Merry Christmas from House of Annie

Hawaiian angel Christmas ornament

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

– Luke 2:10-14 (New King James Version)

We wish you and your family peace, love and joy this Christmas season!

Merry Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka, and Selamat Hari Natal!

Nate and Annie

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My Photo Annie is mistress of the kitchen while Nate is the master of the grill and smoker. We cook the homestyle Asian and Hawaiian foods of our younger days while also exploring the wider worlds of Western foods.

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