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Azlin Bloor
Lives in Bournemouth, UK
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Chef and Cookery Teacher
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March 15
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Sweet, Spicy, Sexy. And Perfect, of course!
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Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile.
If you'd like me to circle you, best way is to say hello on one of my posts!

I am a Chef, a Cookery Teacher, Food Writer, and last but not least, a Homeschooling Mum of 4 Kids.

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I was born and raised in Singapore but have been in the UK for over 2 decades.

Besides cooking and eating, I love to read, run, do yoga, SCUBA dive and play around with weights!

I'm also a lifelong Manchester United supporter, all 4 of my kids have Man U related names!     

And another thing about me - I own over 200 pairs of shoes! 

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I blog at: www.LinsFood.com 


My Flipboard magazine: http://flip.it/xkhuM

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Given my multicultural family, home cooking means Malay, Chinese, Indian, British, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Thai, Middle Eastern & Italian food! Which also means that I am multilingual!
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Bournemouth, UK
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Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Thailand - Vietnam - London - Rome - Paris - Morocco

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Shichimi Togarashi
Japanese Seven Flavour Spice Mix

Togarashi is not only the Japanese word for chilli (pepper), but it also encompasses a range of mixes that have chilli as a main ingredient. I love Japanese Togarashi mixes and always have a homemade shichimi togarashi at hand.

Shichimi Togarashi refers to a spice mix or condiment that has 7 different ingredients in it. In Japan, Shichimi vendors will make up the mix according to the needs of the customers, much like you would find in markets and souks around the world.

How to Use Shichimi Togarashi?
* Sprinkle over soups, whether of Japanese origin or not
* Sprinkle over noodles
* Use as a marinade or as part of a crust on seafood and vegetables
* Use in salad dressings
* Add to tempura batter

You'll find my easy homemade recipe here:
http://linsfood.com/shichimi-togarashi-japanese-chilli-spice-mix/

#linsfood #japanesefood #ingredients #spice
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Thank you +Azlin Bloor for spicing up my year!! :))
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This is what greeted me this morning

He was fast asleep, all curled up in our garden, by the conservatory door. He was just opening his eyes as this shot was taken, you can see his left eye has yet to open fully. Beautiful guy. We'll be spending the next few days looking out for him!
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Yes. It had a tail like a cloud of smoke. It threw its paws up over its eyes like a human before scampering back through the hole in my kids' closet.
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Roast Chicken with Sichuan Pepper
A Chinese New Year Recipe

What’s better than a homemade roast chicken? A homemade Roast Chicken with Sichuan Pepper! This roast chicken is funky, it’s super delicious and it’s what I call the grown up version of your Sunday Roast!

Sichuan peppercorns’ claim to fame is their mouth numbing characteristic; you get a tingling (and therefore, slightly numbing) sensation on your tongue which sets the stage for the typically spicy dishes found in Sichuan cuisine. (You can read more on my blog on in my World of Ingredients Collection).

So today’s recipe, Roast Chicken with Sichuan Pepper, is not really a chilli spicy recipe, unless you want it to be! We use a whole lot of these peppercorns, along with a few other ingredients to create a marinade that will add incredible depth to the meat, with citrusy, sweet and smoky tones. And a touch of spice.

For the full recipe and how to serve it:
http://linsfood.com/roast-chicken-sichuan-pepper/

#linsfood #chinesefood #chickenrecipes #chinesenewyear #cny
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Roast Chicken Good
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Teaching Vietnamese Today

In this picture, I'm demonstrating how to roll a Vietnamese Spring Roll. Unlike its crispy cousin, this guy stays fresh and unfried. Super healthy!

I promise the recipe link sometime next week, but in the meantime, you can check out my other Vietnamese recipes here:
http://linsfood.com/recipes/vietnamese/

#vietnamese #springrolls
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So Good
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Today's Experiment

Went back to my Chinese roots for this one. It's in the oven and apparently, it smells good! Day 5 or 6 of the worst flu in recent memory - I can't smell a thing, I can't taste much and I will probably only have a slice! Still, the family needs to be fed and that chicken needed cooking!

Watch this space for what I hope will be a successful recipe!
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Meow

My 13 year old playing with my camera and my Photoshop. For Christmas, she asked for books on digital cameras and Photoshop CS6. I'm hoping she'll be able to teach me soon - I hate reading manuals!

Neighbour's cat called Rupert. Do we know a Rupert? Anyone?
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+Azlin Bloor been one of them weeks ;)
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A very Hazy Day on the Singapore River

A quick (by my standards!) video taken on the the Singapore river on our last visit. The futuristic building in the background is the Marina Bay Sands. It stands on reclaimed land and has an infinity pool right at the top.

The lion with the mermaid tail is Singapore's much loved symbol: the Merlion. I'll do a post on it soon!

#singapore #river 
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Hi I'm in Singapore ❤
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Reading Anything Good?

I've just started Accused by Mark Gimenez and can't remember the last time I enjoyed a legal thriller this much. I am (was?) a huge fan of John Grisham but his latest offerings just haven't done it for me.

From Amazon:

"'Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you.'

After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phonecall from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her.

Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Her future is in his hands. As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth..."

What're you reading?
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+Azlin Bloor  I'm glad you're doing well now :))) Thank You & Have a Beautiful Weekend, as well !!!!!
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Events are Back!
Amongst other updates!

Click on the link below to read more. I am sooo pleased that events will be back from the 24th of Jan!
 
When you share feedback, we listen. (If you're in doubt, take a look at Luke's post on all our recent updates: https://goo.gl/C7f6HM). We're excited to share some more big updates with you today. Check out the changes we're making so the new Google+ works even better for you!
From better commenting, to showing you more of what matters, to bringing back Events, we’re making a bunch of improvements to Google+ based on your feedback.
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Fresh Vegetable Salad with Salted Crab Dip
Toh-Plue Restaurant, Bangkok

A very typical Thai salad, this dip is just full of all the flavour notes that epitomise Thai cuisine: hot, salty, sour and sweet. I could eat Thai salads everyday!

Generally speaking, Thai salads can be loosely classed into 4 categories, depending on how they’re prepared. There are always overlaps and these classifications and descriptions are not set in stone but to give you an idea:

Yam – where all the ingredients are mixed together, as in here

Tam – the flavouring ingredients are pounded, the most famous is of course, som tam, green papaya salad

Lap – more commonly known as larb, with its distinguishing feature being the toasted ground rice it’s finished with

Phla – quite similar to yam in flavour but does contain quite a bit of protein. It also tends to be heavier on thinly sliced herbs like mint and lemongrass.

For more Thai cuisine, head on over to LinsFood:
http://linsfood.com/recipes/thai/
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+Sabine Mey-Gordeyns haha, don't worry about it!
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Chermoula - a North African Marinade

Chermoula, a North African marinade, is an indispensable kitchen staple for me, much like it is in the countries it comes from: Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

We use it in so many different ways, most certainly in tagines but also as a marinade for all sorts of fish and seafood recipes. I also love to use it to add flavour to couscous and rice dishes. In its basic form, it shares certain characteristics with the Argentinian chimichurri, with its oil, herbs and garlic.

Chermoula comes in two colours: green and not green! If the marinade has only herbs, olive oil, garlic, salt and some lemon juice, it will be a fairly vibrant green. As soon as you start adding coloured spices, you’ll start to muddy up the marinade. Literally. As in mine here.

You'll find 2 different chermoula recipes on the blog page, but as you can see, they start off the same.

Recipes and tips: http://linsfood.com/chermoula-north-african-marinade/

#linsfood #marinade #moroccanfood #tunisianfood #northafricanfood
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With fresh dungeness
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A handy little Mark & Spencer food outlet that sells just about any basic you might have run out of, and more. Fresh bread, sandwiches, ready meals, raw meat, fresh fruit and veg and a small selection of cupboard store ingredients and alcohol. It's a small store, so you won't have a massive selection but it is very convenient. Has wheelchair access.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
A beautiful area of beauty. A wonderful place for family walks, rides and picnics. The New Forest ponies (and donkeys) are just such a joy. The kids love them, as do the adults!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
We've been to The boathouse many times over the years and have had the odd major family celebration there too. It's a fairly pleasant place to go for a meal, set by River Stour. Food is always pretty delicious as are the drinks. If you go for lunch, ask to see the Bar menu too, it has some lovely dishes like oysters, calamari and fish tacos. One star short of 5 because the service can be a bit of a hit and miss.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
One of our favourite restaurants in Kuala Lumpur! They even do prompt deliveries. Service was good, food was better! The restaurant has 2 floors and if you're the smoking sort, the top floor is for you! The portions are very big, so go easy when ordering, we were caught out the first time we ate there. I don't think we had a single dish we didn't like, everything was awesome. The mixed appetiser is highly recommended as it gives you a taste of their best cold starters. The akda is so different and delicious as are all the rice dishes. And don't miss their little green bowl of Zhoug (Yemeni Green Chilli Sauce) - nothing like it! You'll find a recipe of it on my blog, LinsFood!
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reviewed 5 months ago
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After almost 2 months of being out in the Far East, my kids were missing some home comforts and we were very pleased to find some "exotic Western products" from home: cereals, Walkers shortbread, crisps, etc.
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reviewed 3 months ago
A small-ish shopping centre that I suppose serves the local clientele fairly well, which is reflected in the type of shops that populate it. You have the obligatory coffee places, fashion shops, Wilkinson's, Poundland, a discount chemist, Boots, and a few other similar outlets. Not really my cup of tea, a bit sad looking overall.
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A new purpose built building where you get your tickets and take the shuttle to the Stones. There is the usual gift shop selling souvenirs in all forms, including some locally made fudge and mead. You can also grab a bite to eat at the cafe with thematic snacks like rock cakes! More importantly, the visitor centre is home to many exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, including short video clips, a timeline and many archaeological treasures that have been dug up from the surrounding areas. There is also a forensic reconstruction of the face of an ancient man - it was so lifelike - spooky! Outside, there are Neolithic huts depicting life as it was when Stonehenge was built.
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