Today’s Homecook Spotlight, Pearl from Mummy Posh Pearl, is someone that I’ve had on my list of bloggers to ask to participate. Pearl’s blog is full of simple yet interesting recipes. And did you know that she appeared on a Mediacorp Channel U programme, ????? (Pretty cool isn’t it?) I’m so excited to have her here today. Welcome, Pearl!
I’m a Mummy blessed with 2 gorgeous princesses, Trinity and Tiffany. From an established early childhood background, I seek to nurture my daughters to the best of my abilities and also to cook healthy and nutritious food for them and my family. I’m also an advocate for mothers to breastfeed their children. I breastfed Trinity for 20 months till she initited weaning and am currently enjoying my breastfeeding journey with Tiffany.
Interview Questions –
What inspires you when it comes to food?
Cravings for food that I see from culinary programmes or the menus tasted from restaurants. I would imagine the taste and the possible ingredients that make up the dish and would like to try recreating the dish itself.
What do you enjoy about cooking or baking?
Being able to create a dish that looks and taste good, baking yummy breads and most inportantly see the happy faces of my loved ones when they eat it.
Where do most of your recipes come from?
I create them based on personal experiences. From what I taste and read; I will trial and error to get the taste that I want and record them as my very own recipes.
What is your favourite kind of food to make?
I don’t have a favorite as I would get bored eating the same cuisine. But I do make quite a lot of Japanese and Italian food as that’s what my elder daughter likes.
Do you plan a weekly menu? If so, what inspires your menu?
Nope. I go with the flow and with what my loved ones feel like. I’m a spontaneous person!
What is your favourite recipe posted on your blog/website?
I would say it has got to be my chawanmushi recipe! I like the taste an texture of it as it is comparable to the ones served in Japanese restaurants. I like it so much that I made a YouTube video on it as it is really simple and I would like to share it with anyone who would like to learn!
What is your favourite kitchen tool/appliance?
I have a few favorites! I love the happycall double pan as it can cook quickly without making a mess. As for baking, I love my Kenwood chef premier mixer and my Technogas oven. The duo works together without fail each time!
What is your best tip for getting dinner on the table?
Cook only the amount you need, prepare ingredients in advance and know the recipe steps by heart. These tips will ensure a quicker and better tasting dinner.
What kind of food did you eat growing up? Do you cook the same kinds of things today?
I take a lot of my mum’s Cantonese cooking and I love her soups. However, I seldom go into Cantonese cooking as I would like to try something different to create variety for everyone.
What is your favourite part about blogging?
To be able to share and review good food found and to share with everyone my experiences.
What is the best thing you’ve ever eaten? The strangest?
The best meal I ever had is from Dozo. It’s a fusion Japanese dining. 7 course meal with options. Every dish was exquisite, pretty and yummy and They had really good beef tenderloin on hot stone and the beef is really tender and the tangy mustard sauce went well with it. They have excellent service too.
The strangest thing I have ever tasted is a braised pig head which I didn’t realize until I scooped it up from the bowl of dark braised sauce. I got really traumatized after that.
Which are your favourite food blogs/ websites?
I love to read Laura Vitale’s food website. I learn a lot of Italian dishes from there.
Please share with our readers a recipe
Seafood mayo spread
Simple, hassle free, impressive and addictive seafood spread suitable for sandwiches, as a nacho dip and even canapés for parties!
2 hard boiled eggs
4 crab meat sticks
1 can tuna in olive oil
3 tablespoon Kewpie mayonnaise
1 tablespoon diced mango
1 tablespoon diced cooked prawns
Simply combine everything, chill and it’s ready to use!
Thank you so much for participating, Pearl!! If you want to see more from Pearl, here is where you can find her:
All photos courtesy of Pearl of MummyPoshPearl