Wednesday, June 19, 2019

OTHER USE OF A GADGET

Ever buy a gadget and realize your kitchen is getting filled to the brim with assorted gadgets that are too specific that you do not know when else you would use it for its intention?

I recently got an egg slicer after one of my friends realized I always cut my hard boiled eggs with my sharp #kyocera #knife.  But of course I could not slice them quick enough and uniformly as a gadget would.  So one of them decided to give me one. I refused to buy it before for the same reason that I would have another gadget in my kitchen to keep.

Now that I have my new egg slicer, I recently saw a strawberry slicer in the internet being promoted.  Today, I decided to use my egg slicer to slice my strawberries and it worked!  Now I am ready to decorate uniformly sliced strawberries on top of desserts or as a garnish.

One gadget with 2 purposes.  Maybe there are more?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A QUICK FIX

Ever dream of having a dish or dessert one day but you either (1) have to fly to the country where they make it, (2) look for a restaurant who may serve it near you, or (3) make it yourself.
In this case, I opted for (3) make it myself.  However, I don’t have time.  So, I got the idea of making a deconstructed version which I would like to share with you. 
INGREDIENTS:
Meringue
Heavy cream
Mascarpone
Sugar (optional)
Ice cream
Fruits
You can whip the whip cream or like I did, just poured it over washed strawberries.
Crumble the meringue on top.  The more the better but it’s up to you.
Scoop vanilla ice cream on top.  And serve or eat it.

ANOTHER WAY:
Mix your mascarpone with whiped or not, cream; and mix equal portion of the cream and mascarpone.
TO SERVE:
Crumble the meringue in an empty serving bowl.  Then add your strawberries.  Scoop your ice cream on top.
Crumble more meringue on top.  And out a strawberry on top; then serve.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

GUACAMOLE TWIST

I had left over crispy nitrite free bacon.  It was almost lunch time and I was hungry again.  So I decided to make a guacamole and crumbled the bacon into pieces into the mixture.

Ingredients for 1 serving:

1 avocado
4TB minced onion
6-7 grape size tomatoes  (squeeze off juice) or equivalent 
2-3TB minced cilantro 
2 squeeze fresh key lime juice (or regular lime equivalent) 
Season with salt
2 pieces of fried bacon torn to pieces or crumbled

Serve on toasted country or sour dough style bread or sea salt Lime Tortilla chips
#hors-d’oeuvres #lunch #healthy #breakfast #avocado #spread

Saturday, March 3, 2018

FOODYHOLIC'S Choice: LEFT OVER CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY

FOODYHOLIC'S Choice: LEFT OVER CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY



http://www.sullivanstreetbakery.com/new-york

LEFT OVER CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY

It’s almost a year since I had this imported dark chocolate Easter bunny sitting in my pantry all cracked up.  What to do!

For the next few days, I would take a big chunk of this almost year old Easter Bunny Chocolate and defrost it in my microwave until it looks like a puddle of thick shiny dipping chocolate.  I toasted a slice of filone bread from #Sullivanbread - my favorite bread source, crisp and dark outside and loosely aired textured firm white bread in the inside. 

I use the defrost cycle for about a minute to melt the chocolate soft enough to become my chocolate dip.


Next best thing to having churros.

Sullivan Bread

http://www.sullivanstreetbakery.com/new-york

Saturday, February 24, 2018

MY FAVORITE BREAKFAST

A good quality smoked salmon is key to my favorite breakfast.  Not all smoked salmon is created equal.

There are many ways I prepare my smoke salmon breakfast.  But my favorite way is what I learned when I visited Norway.


“” I like it open face style sandwich.  In fact I find it lucky that I found a place to get the authentic Norwegian mayonnaise (am running out of it) from the Norwegian Holiday Bazaar that was held near me.

It’s simple to make:

Slice of bread

Mayonnaise

Slices of 1 hard boiled egg

Smoked salmon

Sprigs of dill

Layer the ingredients on top of the bread and sprinkle the top with dill sprigs.

Simple healthy breakfast!

#breakfast #norwegian #openface

Friday, February 23, 2018

BITTER MELON SALAD

I’m having broiled hamachi collar tonight.  I would like to have a quick vegetable as accompaniment.

Have you had bitter melon?  I decided to make a salad with it instead of cooking it.

I simply washed the bitter melon, sliced it vertically and removed the core and seeds inside.  Then I sliced it in thin slices.

In a bowl, I poured about 1/3 cup of Seasoned Japanese rice vinegar in a bowl.  I added the rest of the ingredients.  Tossed them together and set it aside while I broiled my hamachi collar.

INGREDIENTS:

1 bitter melon

1/3 cup seasoned Japanese rice vinegar

1-2 TB of minced cilantro

1 stalk of scallions chopped

Salt for seasoning 

Optional: 1-2 Thai chillies minced.


This makes a good salad to eat with grilled or broiled fish.

#vegetable #bittermelon #salad