Yum Woon Sen (Thai Noodle Salad)

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The vibrant mix of colours in the salad, the lightness of the vermicelli soaking in the fragrance of herbs and the citrus juices of tomatoes and limes. These qualities are what makes Yum Woon Sen so appealing and refreshing – a great dish to have on the first week of spring into the new year.

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Chilling Out With Blended Thai Tea Frappe

Thai Tea Frappuccino

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I love the Himalayan Frappe at McCafé. The Thai tea flavour is deep and strong, the milk is thick and the blend is heavenly. This is probably the only drink I order at McDonald’s nowadays. It is not cheap though – a cup of blended frappe for more than six dollars means burning a big hole in a pocket. I wish I could have this drink right at home – every. single. day.

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Pixie Green, Fluffy & Light Marshmallows

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Christmas is finally here! What about some light and fluffy marshmallows to go with that mulled wine? Make them green and perhaps red too and have them with your cuppa home-brewed chocolate or cappuccino.

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Buchteln – Austrian Sweet Yeast Buns


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I haven’t baked bread or buns for a while now. Baking usually takes up the whole of my afternoon, which could be time well-spent on other necessary house chores nowadays. But this recipe on Pinterest had to keep showing up on my Pinterest homepage – Buchteln – bread made of milk and butter, with apricot jam hidden within. Hmm… sounds like a must-do this Christmas season!

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Jägerschnitzel Mit Pilzrahm (Hunter Schnitzel With Mushroom Sauce)

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It was the Christmas season in Vienna, Austria; the weather was freezing cold and windy. But it was there that we ate our first authentic Schnitzel. The guy ordered his plate of Schnitzel and gosh was it humongous (I meant the piece of meat). Most Schnitzels are actually, unlike mine in this attempt.

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