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Cumin Salt and Pepper Chicken 孜然鹽酥雞 with Gnocchi

Cumin Salt and Pepper Chicken 孜然鹽酥雞 with Gnocchi

Today we had a special guest at Duck house. Diane Lo from Taiwanese food magazine Foodings, called by and cooked some lunch with Joanne using ingredients from Joanne’s garden. Diane is both a writer fro the magazine and also a chef, she studied at Cordon Bleu in London and is now most interested in cake...
蒜泥白肉 Pork with garlic and oyster sauce - for mother's day

蒜泥白肉 Pork with garlic and oyster sauce – for mother’s day

This Sunday is the traditional mother’s day in Taiwan. Joanne has thought about what meal would be best for a treat for your mother and decided it is this; 蒜泥白肉 Pork with garlic and oyster sauce – for mother’s day. If you don’t live at home, or you are a mum with kids too small...
Sweet and sour pickled chili 糖醋醃辣椒

Sweet and sour pickled chili 糖醋醃辣椒

We had run out of one of our favourite pickle accompaniments; Sweet and sour pickled chili 糖醋醃辣椒. So Joanne decided to make up a new bottle or two of these delicious sweet and sour and spicy pickles. She chose a combination of both green and red chillies offering slightly different tastes and heat intensities to...
How to make Taiwanese Sour Green Vegetables 醃酸菜

How to make Taiwanese Sour Green Vegetables 醃酸菜

If you like Taiwanese food these Taiwanese Sour Green Vegetables 淹酸菜 are very important because they are used as an essential accompaniment to many favourite dishes in Taiwan. You will find these sour greens served with Taiwanese beef noodles, gwa bow braised pork “hamburgers”, bien dang, beef and rice and fried pork with rice. The...
Shark fin melon soup with ribs 魚翅瓜(冬瓜)排骨湯

Shark fin melon soup with ribs 魚翅瓜(冬瓜)排骨湯

Today Joanne made Shark fin melon soup with ribs 魚翅瓜(冬瓜)排骨湯. A lot of people have been asking for some tranditional Taiwanese soups toe cooked on Taiwan Duck so here we have a good seasonal one. It’s seasonal because the “Shark Fin Melon” variety of marrows are becoming ready to harvest. Our shark fin melon plants...
In TaiwanDuck's new garden, a new greenhouse, lots of fruit trees

In TaiwanDuck’s new garden, a new greenhouse, lots of fruit trees

We recently moved house to be somewhere sunnier and with less rain and to have a large garden too. We got a place on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border, this is the vegetables and flowers capital of England! The region we are in is actually called “South Holland”. Over the last 2 months we have been busy...
Summer Raspberries are here, making jam and smoothies 覆盆子果醬和冰沙

Summer Raspberries are here, making jam and smoothies 覆盆子果醬和冰沙

It seems like raspberries 覆盆子 are getting ripe enough to pick now. We went out to the countryside a couple of days ago and picked quite a lot of beautifully dark red raspberries. Filling a couple of good sized sandwich boxes with the fruits. We have now decided the raspberry is superior to the strawberry...