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Hong Siew Braised Tofu in Wine Sauce Recipe

We use a lot of green onions (also called negi, scallions or Spring onions) in our cooking. A lot of times, we’ll cut off the green tops and leave the white stalks in a cup of water by the kitchen windowsill until the roots get longer and the green leaves start growing. Then, we’ll plant the green onions in a pot of soil or in one of our garden beds.

By Springtime, we’ll have a forest of green onions to use!


They’re so easy to grow and care for. Just water the green onions every so often, harvest the outer leaves, and try to keep the snails away. You won’t have to buy green onions for months!

Here’s a classic recipe that utilizes some of our green onion bounty. Continue reading Hong Siew Braised Tofu in Wine Sauce Recipe

How to Make Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

It’s getting really cold here in San Jose. We had frost on our grass this morning. I know that a lot of you have major snow storms but this cold I feel here is as cold as I’ve ever known (or want to know). I’m from the tropics and then I moved to Hawaii and I’ve now graduated to California. I don’t think I could take moving anywhere colder. (I’m a wimp, I know…)

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