homemade chilli oil

Making chilli oil at home might seem like a daunting task. But let me reassure you, it truly isn't. The entire process has only three steps and it takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you need a little extra convincing: homemade chilli oil has more fragrance than any oil you'll ever find in a store-bought bottle, it lasts just as long while it does not contain any additives, and you can adjust the ingredients according to your intolerances. Well, except for those who won't tolerate chillies. If that's the case, don't give up on me just yet. I share chilli-free recipes as well.


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classic dan dan noodles

I have never been to China. And I don't know much about China and Chinese culture either. Therefore, there isn't a great story about how I ate these noodles in some small hole in the wall in an old neighbourhood of some metropolis. There will be recipes in the future that will come with a great story like that. But not this one. No. I came across Dan Dan noodles for the first time when I was reading one of my cookbooks. The reason I gave it a try was because how easy it was to adjust it to my intolerances. And because it involved making chilli oil myself, something I wanted to give a try for a long time.


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a tale of two cities

Once upon a time there was a young girl who grew up in a tiny village in a desolate corner of the country. Or that's how she knew it to be. All she ever dreamt of was leaving this world behind to explore the possibilities other worlds had to offer. So when she turned 19, and graduated from school, she packed her bags and turned her back on the life she had. Or so she thought. Six short years later, a cruel twist of fate forced her to go back to her past, and make peace with it.


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