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CARAMEL APPLE PIE BISCUIT

Then OH RIGHT!   Of course.  Silly me. Makes: 7 small biscuits Ingredients: Caramel apple/wet ingredient: 1/2 cup (154 grams) of granulated sugar 1/4 cup (61 grams) of apple juice 1 1/2 cup (185 grams/approx 2 small apples) of small-diced baking apple 1/4 tsp of sea salt 1/8 tsp of ground…

FROZEN GRAPES DAIQUIRI

I’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE IN JUST a few days, lays a much anticipated family weekend-getaway to Beijing’s outskirt near the Great Wall.  Long neglected enthusiasm and BBQ-equiped, we were gonna shake the clouds of illness that’s been shit-storming us for the the past entire year, and dare to…

THE MEMOIR OF A BEEF BURGER

To home-grind your patty, or not to home-grind your patty?  Well, there are pros and cons on both sides. Whether or not your patty is of a fancy cuts of beef or down-to-earth store-bought, it should be treated with the same care and details. There’s a few things here that is…

MY FAVORITE CHILI SAUCE – THE MEAN SANTA

Makes:  approx 2 cups The sauce may look universally deadly, but in fact, the spiciness can be easily adjusted by changing the ratio between large long red chilis (vibrant color and mildly spicy), long green chilis (fragrant and medium-spicy) and small Asian red chilis (really, really spicy).  The ratio I…

OLD BEIJING LAMB SKEWER

Makes: 11 ~ 13 skewers The biggest distinction, the true secret of Beijing-style lamb skewers lies in the anatomy of the skewers, which is, the alternating of lean meat and fat.  Every piece of lean meat is accompanied by a piece of lamb fat, which sometimes feels like a 50/50 ratio, making the…

FEATURED: SUMMER FUN

filthy rich miso caramel ice cream

Have I mentioned how unapologetically cheap I am?  Right… to elaborate we must understand that “cheap” is a strictly relative term and I am saying that strictly relatively-speaking, I am incredibly cheap.  I negotiated a 30% raise in my daily allowance in the past decade which is to say that…

poorman’s lobster roll

Right.  I apologize for my “rare” unprofessionalism last time.  Can we start over?  I promise I’ll keep it together this time because oh boy this faux-lobster roll is too delicious to miss out on.  But it’s strange to compose this post because the day I cooked it, my doggy-Armageddon-day had…

winter warmth ice cream

Drop down on a point back in time, all the way back in my 500-sqft studio in New York when I was joyfully smooching a pint of Ben’n Jerry’s which I casually grabbed from the downstair 24hr-deli, and tell me that in the not-so-distant future, anytime-access to my beloved collection…