Is calling a Westerner a 鬼佬 Gwei Lo offensive? — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

BY ANASTASIA CHOO A recent court case filed by a British worker (with dual Australian citizenship), Francis William Haden, against Leighton Contractors (Asia) for unfair dismissal and racial discrimination has ignited much debate and outrage from some quarters on Chinese social media. Haden claims he was referred to as “Gwei Lo” and excluded from projects […]…

Tuscan Chicken Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE Ingredients: 6 Chicken breasts1 large egg beaten1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper1/2 tsp dried oregano1/2 tsp dried thyme1/2 tsp dried paprika1/4 tsp garlic salt2 tbsp olive oil Sauce: 1 onion sliced2 cloves garlic crushed1/2 tsp dried oregano1 tsp paprika160 g sun dried tomatoes1 red bell pepper sliced120ml white wine150ml chicken…

Red Lotus Cocktail

“An interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing.” COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE The distinct flavour of lychee is accented with the lighter taste of cranberry, an interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing. Ingredients: 60ml vodka60ml lychee liqueur45ml cranberry juice Method: Pour the ingredients into a…

#NHS70

As the NHS limps from one crisis to another let’s hear from nhs employees past and present what they think… COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO As the NHS approaches its 70th Anniversary, I thought it appropriate to hear from NHS employees with their thoughts on the NHS. As one would expect there are both…

Hong Kong Style Coconut Milk Pudding — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 100ml water at room temperature 200ml coconut milk 200ml fresh milk 2 tbsp gelatine 80g sugar Instructions: Pour the water into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatine onto the water, allow the gelatine to sit and bloom Put the remaining ingredients (fresh milk, sugar and coconut milk) into a saucepan. Heat it […]…

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

The humble rhubarb was cultivated in China over 2700 years ago to aid digestion…Europeans listed it amongst silks and satins as an important item of merchandise in the 14th Century… COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS A dear friend who grows his own vegetables gave me a big bundle of rhubarb and tells me that…

Easy Beer Bread Recipe

A very easy Beer Bread recipe, no need to proof or even knead the dough…just mix and bake! COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE Ingredients: 3 cups self-raising flour, sifted3 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon salt1 bottle or can (12 fl oz) beer, at room temperature1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted Method: Preheat the oven to Gas 5 / 375°F.In a…

Letter to the Burglars

An overstretched police force lacks the resources to investigate domestic burglaries lacking in leads.  Thus, thieves are given the green light to continue with their transgressions unpunished. COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO The Police informed me that the maximum amount of time you spent ransacking my home would have been ten minutes.  Yet the…

#WorldWhiskyDay

The Japanese with their meticulousness to detail and respect for tradition are beating the Scots at their own game… COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY NINA YANG When you think whisky, do you think Japan?  When I think of single malts and whisky, the image that comes to mind is of brawny men in kilts pushing barrels…

Καλό Πάσχα – Happy Easter!

Tσουρέκι – Traditional Greek Easter Bread Most us will have devoured the last of the chocolate eggs from Easter by now but for the Greeks, Easter weekend is just starting.  I have fond memories of Holy Thursday from the days when i lived in Thessaloniki. The women in our street would be dyeing eggs red…

Cocktails for Mama!

BY ANASTASIA CHOO Aside from flowers and breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, impress the Mama in your life with one of these easy cocktails: Tea Tini – It’s tea time and Mum will sure enjoy this light short drink on a Spring afternoon. Ingredients: 50ml vodka 30ml iced tea (sweet) 10ml lemon juice (fresh) […]…

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭喜發財!

BY ANASTASIA CHOO As Chinese New Year is fast approaching this Friday 16th February, I am having my house spring cleaned or as the Chinese say, “Sweeping of the Dust” which represents a wish to put away old things, bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the New Year. Pretty much all the […]…