Have you seen a flash mob recently? When my brother-in-law was about to propose to his girlfriend last year, I was so ‘happily’ shocked that I literally said the word “flash mob” out loud. To me, flash mob is a fun and surprising act, or maybe that’s just because I’m only the spectator and not the performer. Speaking of flash mob, have you watched the Sacla’ Stage Shopera in London Foodhall? (more…)
When I first came to the U.S., I always got excited when I watched cooking shows on TV. One of my favourite cooks is Sara Moulton and I remembered watching her shows on TV while getting ready for classes. I tried to write down her recipes or at least memorized the ingredients, and then tried cooking them on weekends. Yep, those are the times when I started falling in love with Sara Moulton and her shows. Today, I’m still seeing her on TV from time to time on Cooking Channel. (more…)
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Did you know that yesterday (April 20) was the Husband Appreciation Day? I didn’t know this until somebody told me a couple days before…and immediately I searched for a Wife Appreciation Day. Don’t worry, it’s there, on September 22nd. Well, I was completely unprepared for this and I had planned an all-day workshop on Saturday. So, I was debating on what to give to Frederick. Ever since we got married, we try to give each other something more personal instead of things. Partly because we share the same bank account, so it will be more special if we can find creative gifts that are ‘more-than-just-a thing’, for example, a handmade card that he gave me on my birthday. Anyway, this idea popped out when I was browsing on the Pinterest – I’m so in love with the website and could spend hours just browsing it! I thought this recipe might be a nice treat to show my appreciation for him since he loves mango so much and summer is just around the corner. The bright colors truly conveys the message of how grateful I am to have him in my life. The sweet and fresh taste making it one of the best thirst quencher that I have ever encountered.
Slushy Mango Mojito
- 12 fl. oz. mango nectar concentrate
- 5 oz. vodka
- 2 oz. sparkling water
- 1 tbs lime zest
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a single layer on a cake pan or shallow pyrex and freeze for 2-4 hours (not solid).
- Scrape with a fork every half-hour or so or when it’s starting to freeze. Do it for about 3 or 4 times until you get the texture you prefer.
- Garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired. Serve immediately.
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Whether you call it St. Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s, St. Patty’s, or St. Pattie’s, there’s one thing we know for sure, March 17th is a great day to party! The weather is getting warmer lately and I’m glad to know that Spring has sprung. Flowers are blooming, things seems more colorful now, and BBQ is just around the corner. But wait a minute, before we jump too far, let’s talk about something melty, something cold. Milkshakes, it is! To make it extra special for St. Patty’s, I’ve decided to use …yeap, beer and chocolate ice cream. If you’re a beer lover, you really need to try this. Although it doesn’t hurt to try this even when you’re not a beer lover. What is your favorite Spring recipes?
- 14 fl oz. (414 ml) chocolate ice cream
- 1 (24 fl. oz.) can stout beer (Guinness)
- 1-2 crushed Oreo, for garnish
- 1 tbs caramel syrup, for garnish
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- In a blender, add the ice cream and the Guinness and blend until smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses and garnish with the whipped cream and oreo cookies.
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TOUCHDOWN!!!! That’s what I’ve been screaming ever since the 49ers won the NFC Championship and went on their way to win the Super Bowl. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not into sports and far from being sporty. For me, it was a major relief each year to be able to pass my PE class without red marks. However, I always look forward to SuperBowl Sundays because of the commercials …and foods! Ow yeah, it’s an excuse for me to try new recipes while celebrate the victory, right? So this time, I came up with this recipe: chicken coated in passion fruit crunch.
The dish is a combination of salty, fruity, and spicy flavors. It’s definitely a perfect statement for ‘the more, the merrier’. Plus, the potato chips will add some extra crunchiness. Try to use lightly salted potato chips as the passion fruit salt is salty enough.
Chicken in Passion Fruit Crunch
- ½ cup of cubed chicken breasts
- 1 small bag of your favorite potato chips
- ½ tsp ancho chili
- 1 tbs passion fruit chili pepper
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp lime zest
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs (or more) panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tbs all purpose flour
- Oil to fry
- Horseradish cream
- Wash and dry chicken strips.
- Mix breadcrumbs, flour, ancho chili, passion fruit chili pepper, oregano, and lime zest in a bowl.
- Dip chicken in breadcrumb mixture, then in egg, and then back in breadcrumbs.
- Place in frying pan with heated oil and fry at medium high temperature until golden. Remove and drain chicken.
- Dip the chicken breasts in bow2, then press into the seasoned bread crumbs.
- To serve: place the chicken on potato chip, and add a dollop of horseradish cream.
And of course, a party won’t be complete without drinks. Why not pair it up with something boozy to jazz up your party. Ow yeah, Sunday Boozy Party – bring it on! I used calamansi instead of lemons. Calamansi is very popular in South East Asia, especially in the Philippines, and they use it a lot in cooking. Calamansi is also a member of the citrus family, in fact it’s a hybrid between a species in the genus Citrus and an unknown species in the wild. And of course, like other citrus, the fruit has a high content of vitamin C.
The taste is very refreshing, lemony, with a bit of sweetness. Definitely something that you will always look forward to, especially in Summer time.
Pear Calamansi (with Vodka)
- 12 oz. calamansi concentrate
- 1 tsp sugar
- 4 oz vodka
- 8 oz water
- 1/3 cup pear, sliced
- Optional: Blueberries for garnish and ice cube
- Combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve cold.
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I’m sure I have shared how Frederick enjoys bourbon so much. His first love to bourbon started when we were invited to a bourbon tasting back in 2008. Ever since, he’s been following bourbon news. Thankfully, he’s still within his limits when it comes to drinking. This year, he got a little surprise from his buddy at work – Breaking & Entering Bourbon Whiskey. Apparently, it’s not pure bourbon like knob creek rather a sweet flavorful bourbon, made up of as many as 80 bourbons from 5 to 7 years years of age. Hmmm…interesting, don’t you think? So, to make it fun and for me to enjoy, I’ve added more ingredients and make it extra special.
This Breaking & Entering bourbon has some sweetness and light fruity taste, which complements a hint of coffee. This cocktails is definitely a great companion on New Year’s Eve – something that keep us awake and warm to start a whole new year.
Coffee Bourbon Cocktails
3 oz. Breaking & Entering Bourbon Whiskey
1 drop to 1 oz. coffee liquor (or brew 2 tbsp. ground coffee in 6 oz. of water)
1 tsp sweet-n-low sugar (if you want an extra sweetness, you can add more sugar)
Add ice to the shaker.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and then shake.
Strain the ingredients into a well-chilled martini glass and drink up.
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Woohoo! I am super duper excited for this week’s Sunday Supper menu. After seeing cookies after cookies every day, I think we all deserve a little break…not from eating them, but from baking them. Today is my limit – I baked over 500 cookies of 4 different kinds and made chocolate truffle. Well the weather has been very very cold lately that I need to wear 4 layers when I go out. I literally was having problem to get the butter in room temperature. I definitely need an expert to share this. So what I did was get them into 1 container and left them in the bedroom and turned the heater on. I tried so many ways and that seemed to be the best so far, especially since my bed room is the only place where we turn on the heater.
Now let’s talk cocktails. As you can tell from the title, I love cookies-n-cream so much – from ice cream to cookies, I’m always down for anything that has swirl of chocolate and vanilla. So, when this idea was brought up, I definitely used this as my excuse to have my own little party!
- 5 oz. Baileys Irish cream
- 1 oz vodka
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup ice cube
- 1/8 cup oreo
- Optional: Simple syrup and crushed oreo
- To create rim: dip the glass once in simple syrup without twisting to get proper coverage. Turn it upside down and dip it in the crushed oreo firmly, as if the glass rim has ink on it and you’re trying to stamp a perfect circle. Shake off the excess when you’re done.
- In a blender, combine all the ingredients and enjoy!
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Can you believe all those goodies? I can’t wait for this party to start!
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It happened few weeks ago when Frederick and I went out for a quick dinner and I spotted this big poster about apple caramel shake. The poster looked amazingly inviting, even for not an apple lover like me. So, I was debating whether I should give it a try or not. The picture looked so delicious, but I was also afraid that I would leave disappointed. Curious, I followed my guts and asked the cashier of how good it was. As someone who tried to sell as many as possible, he said it’s really good especially when I (he) made it. Hmm, perhaps i should give it a go, I replied. So, one order of apple caramel shake was placed in order.
Well, the shake came out late. In fact, our food came out way faster than the shake, but I completely understood why once I saw that apple caramel shake appeared in front of me. Those apples are chopped so neat and nice, they all came out in same sizes. I first thought the idea of apple caramel shake was just vanilla ice cream with apple juice or something apple, not realizing that it would be the real thing! I was completely wrong and I was so glad I ordered that.
Apple Caramel Shake
- 2 cups of apple, cubed (leave some for garnish)
- 3 scoops vanilla caramel ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 tbs caramel sauce
- Whipped cream for garnish
- Chocolate shaved for garnish
- In a blender, combine apple, ice cream, milk, vanilla extract, and ice cubes. Mix well.
- Add 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce into each chilled glass and swirl around.
- Add half of the remaining apple at the bottom of the glass, then pour the shake.
- Top with whipped cream, remaining apple, and chocolate shaved.