Tagged with kitchen

A Tasty Lazy Sunday

Sometimes you want something really tasty but with a little less effort than usual so when that happens, or I’m crunched for time, I cheat by using store-bought bases to which I add a little personal touch. Today was one of those days. Brunch, was two 3-minute poached eggs on a toasted english muffin that I’d spread … Continue reading

Dinner for one but not alone

Ever think what it must be like to be watched all through your work day? That’s what working at a station in an open counter restaurant must be like. I assume. You are not observed by peers but by patrons. People who pass comment and observe your every move. If they are like me they want to see … Continue reading

My pantry is not vegan

As a runner I eat my fair share of bananas. Easily one-a-day but there are those days when I forget to grab one as I leave my apartment and so at some point in the week I end up with a bunch of overripe bananas. I have frozen them and never made a smoothie with … Continue reading

Pleat night or the art of making dumplings

Cliff notes from another Skillshare class, this time making Chinese dumplings with Cathy Erway, author of “The Art of Eating In”. A fun night of learning proper dumpling folding technique and munching on the finished product. We made three different types of fillings: the traditional: pork, shrimp & chive the healthy: zucchini, mint & feta the … Continue reading

Cooler under pressure

This post easily qualifies as the ultimate kitchen experiment…  using a cooler to cook sous vide. For the non scientists in the kitchen, sous vide translates from French as cooking in a vacuum. Basically you put food in a plastic bag, vacuum pack it and cook it by plunging it into a water bath at … Continue reading

Keeping it in the family

My niece loves helping make scrambled eggs and has always had a healthy food curiosity – at 18 months she ate bell peppers like they were apples. Back in March when I was visiting her in Hong Kong, I blanched some asparagus for a dinner salad. She was watching closely and her reaction was enthusiastic: … Continue reading