Thursday, 26 February 2015

Chopcookdine Online Shop Launched On Etsy

Peony Black Long Half Apron
I have just launched my online store on Etsy selling aprons, tea cozies, hot pads, and more. This has been on the back of my mind for a few years and about 5 months ago I woke up and said to myself you need to stop talking about this and design some kitchenware! So I sat down and designed a bunch of aprons, tea cozies, hot pads, oven mitts and tea towels. After quite a few trials and samples I went ahead with 5 styles and sewed 52 items to start my shop!

For my first Chopcookdine collection I chose a traditional Hong Kong style fabric printed with peonies and phoenix's in a range of bright colours. I have paid special attention to the designs so that the aprons are easily adjusted and can fit a large range of sizes and to make sure that my hot pads are thick enough so you don't burn your hands.  I am still working on an oven glove design; I am on my third prototype. The oven glove fits like a... like a glove(!) so now it's time for testing ie picking up hot stuff and washing it.

Living in Hong Kong I have the option to go to China and get them made; but before I venture there I want to make sure that I can sell the items I made and see what styles work best. I also want to make sure that people fall in love with the designs and know the inside out so that when I eventually pass them to a supplier I can explain exactly what I want.

To order email me at or check out my Etsy store.

Peony Blue Long Top Pocket Apron

Peony Pink Short Top Pocket Apron

Peony Black Short Half Apron

Peony Blue Short Half Apron

Peony Blue Adjustable Wrap Apron

Peony Blue/Pink Tea Cozy

Peony Dark Blue/Light Blue Pot Holder

Peony Pink/Dark Blue Pot Holder

Peony Black/Pink Tortilla Warmer

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Pineapple Pulled Pork

I have wanted to try and make pulled pork for awhile so went to a frozen meat store in Causeway Bay and asked for pork butt and was informed that I needed to by the whole frozen thing. Hoping there was enough room in my freezer I got them to saw it into 6 large pieces.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas Parsnip Soup (Grossmummy's curried parsnip soup :)

My stomach has been quite sore recently and besides cutting out quite a few foods for awhile and taking some natural remedies my natural health doctor has suggested that I eat more soup!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Hai by Goga by Bradley Turley

Tuna Edamame & Potato Salad - enoki and golden thread mushrooms, wasabi aioli ¥150

Just realised that I never actually published this and didn't quite finish either anyways the food is delicious so here is what I have written. I am off to Shanghai on Wednesday and looking forward to my next meal at Hai by Goga which is just around the corner from my hotel.

House salad with Grilled Halloumi and Grated Beet

I almost want to leave this post with one line, my flatmate ate this salad and had seconds!
But I guess i will have to go into the topic a bit more because you don't know Cribs. He doesn't like most vegetables especially mushrooms, possibly carrots, mashed potatoes and many more but I cannot think of them right now.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Gluten/Dairy Free Chocolate Almond Meal Cake

I made almond milk for the first time the other day and was seriously surprised how good it was. After making the milk I had a bunch of almond meal left over so I decided to try making a gluten and dairy free almond meal cake. After searching around Pinterest I came across this recipe from Edible Perspective, it looked good and had lots of nice comments so I decided to give it a go!

How to make Almond Milk

Generally I just buy nut milk from the grocery store but thought I would give making my own a try.It’s actually quite easy and it tastes wayyyy better then the stuff from the grocery store. I recently picked up a nut milk bag, and had  grand plans of waking up before work and making nut milk. I put the almonds to soak on Thursday night, I woke up on Friday morning but the desire to sleep in a bit longer resulted in no nut milk.