As a barre enthusiast and a Mad Men fan, I was ecstatic when I came across this scene in the hilarious show The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Vintage Barre: Modern Barre: Challenging yet fun, I think it’s a surprise to no one that these mat classes have been helping women tone, lift, and burn for decades. Photos linked from Giphy.com Continue reading The Timeless Fitness Class
The Wine Dinner of 2016 was hosted at Pat’s apartment in Greensboro, North Carolina. His bachelor apartment with high ceiling, exposed brick walls and metal beams gives away unique industrial cool vibes. Plus his cherry wood table that comfortably seats six, all the vintage silverware and the intricate lace table cloth make Pat’s apartment the ideal location for the fourth Polo Wine Dinner (just don’t … Continue reading The Fourth Polo Wine Dinner
The third Polo Wine Dinner (PWD) of Twenty Fifteen took place during the WFU Homecoming weekend. During that weekend, we swing-danced at the biannual President’s Ball, power-walked through downtown in the rain, strolled around in the blooming Reynolda Garden, and had high tea at Pat’s bungalow. Chef B masterfully constructed the incredible menu using fantastic ingredients. More friends came over for drinks and cheese after dinner. … Continue reading The Third Polo Wine Dinner
On the weekdays when Chef B beats me to get home, he often spoils me with a feast. Unlike me, who subscribes to the “shop in the fridge” philosophy to create dinners, Chef B is very keen on using the best ingredients and never settles for less. This evening, he picked up Poulet Rouge Fermier, a French farm chicken that was endorsed by the French … Continue reading Weekday Coq Au Vin
I came across this recipe years ago, studied and mastered it. These crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside cookies are instant hit no matter where I take them. I tweaked the recipe a little bit to make it my own. I only use unsalted Kerrygold butter which brings out so much aroma like no other This step can be deemed as unnecessary if … Continue reading The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Krankies, our local hipster roaster is currently closed for renovation. Without luck to find the freshly roasted Ethiopia Ardi beans that Chef B enjoys splurging on, he resorted to these Mocha Java beans from Whole Foods. All I have to say is that these little suckers were very disappointing. Lo behold, Chef B whipped out his woodneck dripper, steamed and frothed some skim milk. Last … Continue reading How to Make Mediocre Coffee Fancy?
I had Brunswick stew for the first time a few summers ago. Cathy vacuum-sealed the stew in bags and sent them with Blackie, all the way from Georgia to North Carolina. This hearty tomato and barbecue sauce based stew was an instant hit at the backyard family gathering even in the heat of the summer. The origin of Brunswick stew is uncertain. Folks in Brunswick, … Continue reading Cathy’s Brunswick Stew