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Recipe: Herby Pizza Crust

Herby Pizza Crust

This easy-to-make pizza crust is ideal for busy Hong Kong people or anyone who want to minimize the cooking time but still want to enjoy a nice hot home-made pizza with toppings you fancy. If you already have tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, then you can make margherita pizza at home in 30 minutes. You can also make pesto pizza by using basil pesto instead of tomato sauce and top with cottage cheese or any cheese you like. (In my next article, I will share with you how to make tomato pizza sauce at home) Tips: This recipe skips the dough-rising … keep reading

Recipe: Herb Korokke

Herb Korokke

When my mother was still a student attending junior high school, she used to stop by at a local korokke shop on her way home. She said they were so cheap and served as a good snack for teenagers. Korokke is a deep fried dish usually filled with minced meat and potato. When western dish of croquette was introduced to Japan, the name got twisted and became known as korokke, or so I heard. Korokke is commonly served at a family dinner table. There are many variations of korokke and creamy corn korokke is my favorite. Today, I present you a vegetarian version … keep reading

Recipe: Ginger Ale Syrup

Ginger Ale

This is a recipe for syrup which can be combined with unsweetened carbonated water to make your own ginger ale. If you love spicy ginger ale, then you might like this one. Enjoy your own arrangement, for example by substituting bay leaf with rosemary! Tips: Before making, I’d recommend sterilizing the container you’ll be using to keep the syrup. I usually sterilize an empty glass container using boiled water. If you plan to combine syrup with already sweetened carbonated water or iced tea, please reduce the amount of sugar written in this recipe. Once made, please keep syrup in the refrigerator and consume in … keep reading

Nutrition and buying tips: Rosemary

Regency Rosemary

Below are average values per 1 tsp (1.2g) of dried rosemary leaves Proximates Water 0.11g Energy 4kcal Protein 0.06g Total lipid (fat) 0.18g Carbohydrate, by difference 0.77g Fiber, total dietary 0.5g Minerals Calcium, Ca 15mg Iron, Fe 0.35mg Magnesium, Mg 3mg Phosphorus, P 1mg Potassium, K 11mg Sodium, Na 1mg Zinc, Zn 0.04mg Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.7mg Thiamin 0.006mg Riboflavin 0.005mg Niacin 0.012mg Vitamin B-6 0.021mg Folate, DFE 4µg Vitamin B-12 0.00µg Vitamin A, RAE 2µg Vitamin A, IU 381IU Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg Vitamin D 0IU Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated 0.088g Fatty acids, … keep reading