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Kumquat Cardamom Cakes

[Translate] 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. Since winter is citrus season and I’m obsessing over kumquats. I ate these small, entirely edible oval orbs over the years growing up, especially when it’s Chinese New Year yet I never baked with them until now. It’s a very unique flavor as it’s initially sweet and develops into..

New Year's Day 2013 Dinner

[Translate] 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 is a mixture of Schiltz Foods’ fatty goose liver, Pat LaFrieda ground beef (from their hamburger blend), onions and a touch of oyster sauce that worked wonderfully with the lard based flaky crust. We paired the meal with Bellwether‘s Black Magic Hard Cider, a delicious semi-sweet hard cider..

New Year’s Day 2013 Dinner

[Translate] 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 is a mixture of Schiltz Foods’ fatty goose liver, Pat LaFrieda ground beef (from their hamburger blend), onions and a touch of oyster sauce that worked wonderfully with the lard based flaky crust. We paired the meal with Bellwether‘s Black Magic Hard Cider, a delicious semi-sweet hard cider..

Coconut Oil Mixed Berry Pound Cake

[Translate] During the month or so before Thanksgiving rolled by I thought of experimenting with healthier fat alternatives than my beloved standby, butter. I remembered hearing about coconut oil being the next best thing that is vegan/vegetarian friendly and most of the time, it tends to be organic. Lo and behold, I’ve discovered Kelapo coconut oil. It’s arguably one of the best extra virgin coconut oil I’ve used by far. When I melt the hardened coconut oil (it tends to be when cold or at room temperature), the sweet, nutty scent of coconut perfumed my kitchen and its flavor is..

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Muffins and Tate’s Bake Shop Cookie & Bar Tower Giveaway

[Translate] Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook: Baking for Friends For the past month, I had received a preview copy of Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook: Baking for Friends by Kathleen King, from Ms. King’s team. (If you can recall, I visited this charming bakery that has many delicious baked goods in Southampton, Long Island last year). The book has many wonderful color photographs that would make me want to break out my mixer and start baking. The recipes are in the Hamptons style of not being too fussy, yet the details of each recipe makes it unique from slight twists on a..

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Muffins and Tate's Bake Shop Cookie & Bar Tower Giveaway

[Translate] Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook: Baking for Friends For the past month, I had received a preview copy of Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook: Baking for Friends by Kathleen King, from Ms. King’s team. (If you can recall, I visited this charming bakery that has many delicious baked goods in Southampton, Long Island last year). The book has many wonderful color photographs that would make me want to break out my mixer and start baking. The recipes are in the Hamptons style of not being too fussy, yet the details of each recipe makes it unique from slight twists on a..

Homemade Kimchi

[Translate] Some of the ingredients to make kimchi Over the summer, I attended the Cook Out NYC preview party hosted at Jimmy Carbone’s restaurant, Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village and watched Kheedim Oh of Mama O’s Kimchee demonstrate how to make kimchi. Intrigued and inspired, I thought of making it myself…eventually. That eventually was ten days ago when I drove to my local Korean grocery store and saw Napa cabbage was on sale and take the initiative to really make it.   It’s not exactly the kimchi recipe that I saw from the mentioned demonstration though the foundations..

Reginald’s Nut Butters, Baked Elements Cookbook & Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ginger Scones

[Translate] Reginald’s Nut Butters You might be wondering, how does a (very good) artisanal nut butter company Reginald’s Homemade based in Richmond, Virginia can connect with the upcoming release of the (awesome and beautifully photographed by Tina Rapp) Baked Elements by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito cookbook? Reginald’s Homemade create what I think are one of the best nut butters out in the country. It’s pure nut butter without the sugar. To make the nut butters interesting, they do make blend some of nut butters with booze. (If you are curious, I do highly recommend the Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter,..

Reginald's Nut Butters, Baked Elements Cookbook & Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ginger Scones

[Translate] Reginald’s Nut Butters You might be wondering, how does a (very good) artisanal nut butter company Reginald’s Homemade based in Richmond, Virginia can connect with the upcoming release of the (awesome and beautifully photographed by Tina Rapp) Baked Elements by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito cookbook? Reginald’s Homemade create what I think are one of the best nut butters out in the country. It’s pure nut butter without the sugar. To make the nut butters interesting, they do make blend some of nut butters with booze. (If you are curious, I do highly recommend the Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter,..