My gift to my mom and the spread for Mother’s Day brunch
The past weekend for Mother’s Day, my mom wanted a home cooked brunch with the entire family. Since we’re a hungry bunch and my mom did not care what kind of cuisine, we cooked a hodgepodge of dishes that satisfied [...]
Homemade goose fat biscuits topped with sliced Johnston Country Ham and poached eggs
Easter, or any major holiday, is always a feast at home.
Since I have this wonderful ham from Johnston Country Hams, I couldn’t resist starting Easter morning with homemade goose fat biscuits (it’s based mainly from this recipe, [...]
Weighing out ingredients with JosephJoseph Shell Scale and Cardamom, candied orange, vanilla bean, pistachio financiers
I, by no means, am allergic or adverse to gluten or wheat. Heaven forbid, one day I cannot eat my beloved loaves of bread, croissants, and the plethora of cakes and pastries that are based on wheat [...]
Soup dumpling or xiao long bao (小笼包) before cooking and my spread
If you notice around the big wide Web and read a couple of food blogs, you might come across the obsessive chatter of soup dumplings or xiao long bao (小笼包), especially if you live in New York City. These baos [...]
Recently, I was fortunate to receive a shipment of Kerrygold butter to work with.
Kerry Gold butter is a premium butter brand that uses milk from Ireland’s grass-fed cows that are free of artificial growth hormones. Kerrygold supports and utilizes cream from Ireland’s small dairy farmer co-ops and co-op creameries.
Homemade savory goose liver pastries (鵝肝酥); Hard Cider to drink; Snow peas with prawns
Happy 2013! As 2012 flew by, it’s been a good year for me. Celebrating at home, my family and I cooked a Chinese-style feast.
We started with savory goose liver pastries (鵝肝酥) baked from scratch. The filling [...]
Bellwether Hard Cider No. 4, place setting, roasted kabocha ginger soup
Even though the build-up to Christmas seemed long to me, at least, the holiday itself breezed by quickly. Since my family and I pretty much went all out on Thanksgiving, we scaled down a little bit this time around but it [...]
It’s kind of hard to wrap my mind that it’s almost the end of 2012. Time and life never takes a break but sometimes serendipitous things happen. (In relatively random order.)
First thing in mind would be my graduation gift from the luxe chocolate and pastry brand, La Maison du Chocolat…
Homemade Chinese cured goose leg (臘鹅腿)
About a month or so ago when I had my goose centered Thanksgiving meal, I had leftover beautiful geese legs that I had to wonder, would it be possible to make Chinese cured goose leg (臘鹅腿)? Sure, there are those yellow cured duck legs hanging in [...]