I remember my Dad making his famous Egg and Bread "mish mosh" when we were younger. He'd fill a mug with chopped up soft boiled egg and cubed toasted bread. Why deal with the burden of a knife and fork and the task of constantly monitoring your bread to egg ratio when you can spoon yolk-soaked bread and soft egg whites into your mouth? Over the recent holidays, my Dad made a big bowl of it for us and I was happy to take pictures of it on his sunlit marble counters.
January 5, 2015
I finally attempted homemade Mexican horchata after weeks of guzzling my faux-horchata made with packaged rice milk. Mexican Horchata is a sweet, rice-based, cinnamon-y beverage. I love it over ice with tequila and a salty, limey Tajin rim. I whipped up this first batch for a New Year's Eve trip to a cabin in the Poconos with a bunch of friends. I'm happy to say that the whole jug was finished by the evening of January 1st. I enjoyed welcoming 2015 with a glass of cold horchata and tequila by the fire between rounds of karaoke, boardgames and feasts of pasta and tacos. Tall thin trees and a waterfall visible from the porch made an awesome backdrop.
December 8, 2014
Noodles are one of the first foods on my mind once the weather reaches “Feels like 15 Degrees”. I love a hot bowl of thick, buttery ramen at Chucko Ramen in Prospect Heights or a pile of pad thai at Cheers Thai in Williamsburg. My brother’s been raving about Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles in Chinatown which I’m hoping to try soon. Here’s a cold noodle salad I made with some leftover ramen; it makes for an easy lunch. What's your favorite noodle shop?
December 1, 2014
The holidays are heading towards me at full speed so I'm making sure that I get a sufficient amount of baking and holiday movie watching into my schedule before it's time to kick the Christmas tree to the curb. I was going to make a sweet potato cheesecake for Thanksgiving, but was intimidated by the cheesecake water bath technique.
November 18, 2014
After eating my first bibimbap in Cambridge, Massachussets a few years ago, I regretted that so much of my life had been bibimbap-less. Bibimbap is a Korean dish consisting of rice, assorted vegetables and a protein. It's typically served in a scalding hot stone bowl which cooks the bottom of the rice into golden brown crispiness. The bowl is usually topped with a raw egg that cooks when you push it against the hot stone. It's all eaten with gochujang paste or a gochujang-based sauce. Gochujang paste is a fermented Korean condiment made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans and salt.