Friday, 22 November 2019


after a short 4 years break .....

I made up this long and shallow crochet shawlette in 2015, hence I named it ‘Twenty 15’!


Sweet boba shawlette - she is named after the little chewy tapioca pearls aka Boba in the popular sweet drink, Bubble tea/珍珠奶茶.


Lacy Boba Shawlette - my easy and lacy tunisian crochet pattern


Allyra  - Tunisian Crochet

  a sideways triangular shawl with frilly borders. This lacy, textured and reversible shawl is worked tip to tip with simple increases. It is a quick to memorize 2-row repeat pattern.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 7 January 2018


fragrant and delicate homebaked mini cakes with Earl Grey tea

Ingredients - makes 12
1/2 cup castor sugar
65g butter - I used salted
1 Earl Grey tea bag
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup SRF

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and dust mini patty pan with butter then flour.
Beat sugar, butter and earl grey tea until light and creamy. Add egg. Mix in flour and milk.

Bake in the preheated oven for approx 13 minutes.


Monday, 24 July 2017

Romertopf Braised Chinese Pork Belly - 红烧肉 - Hong Shao Rou - Chinese Red-Braised Pork

my dinner for a very cold wintery night in Melbourne, 24 July 2017.

Thank You so much to The Woks of Life for sharing your amazing recipe,  Braised Pork Belly.

I made some adjustments, added garlic, ginger, cinnamon stick and star anise.  I also replaced the rock sugar with palm sugar.

AND cooked in the oven in my wonderful Romertopf clay cooker for about 50 mins.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Saturday, 4 March 2017

My beautiful SINGER 201K Sewing Machine

Just showing off my beautiful Singer 201K Sewing Machine.  She is 63 years young.  

She came with an antique Brentwood Cover 

+ heaps of accessories and bobbins, original replacement light bulb + a tube of used 1954 Singer lubricant!

She is cleaned, oiled and now ready to 'rock'.