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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…

SELF-MADE SOUR CREAM GELATO

IT IS Fourth of July.  You’re busy.  I know.  But just let me squeeze in a couple minutes of your time because if you missed this, it would be the second greatest mistake of your life for we all know that the first in rank is always some hair cut (can’t…

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BROWNIE-COW POPSICLES

 SHUT UP, SHUP UP, SHUP UP Makes:  10 popsicles You don’t have to make your own brownie.  You can certainly use a store-bought brownie, with flavours to your likings to make these popsicles.  And if you want creaminess, you can substitute whole milk with half and half.  Note that 3/4…

THREE CHEESE MAZEMEN

  MIGHT AS WELL CALL IT, A-MAZEMEN The stock-technique of Japanese pork-based soup ramen will conflict everything you think you know about making stocks, that’s if you were French at least.  Forget what you know about low-and-slow of a bare simmer aiming at a clear stock.  It’s all about boiling…