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
We LOVE breakfast here at the Little Winston Kitchen (LWK). Getting out of bed used to be a daily struggle, throughout my entire education. However, I started to develop the habit to prepare breakfast the night before, which was a complete game changer. I grew up relying on 6’o clock human alarm clock aka my lovely mother. I stuffed my face with steamed pork & … Continue reading Breakfast Rambling
A few highlights from the Second Polo Wine Dinner (PWD) of 2014 Captain Colin joined us for the PWD We hit the Italian Raffaldini Vineyards to purchase wine for the PWD and had quite an extravagant picnic bathing in the sun We may or may not had gone to Total Wine and bought more wine for the PWD Chef B prepared Borscht and lamb shanks … Continue reading The Second Polo Wine Dinner
All traditions have to start somewhere. Ours began here. On September 2, 2012, five sophisticated college seniors (as sophisticated as college seniors can be), so tired of the cafeteria food, craved for a boogie meal with some fancy wine, and they dressed up for the occasion in their humble residence hall. Just like that, the first ever Polo Wine Dinner (PWD) became a reality. With … Continue reading The First Ever Polo Wine Dinner
I am simply obsessed with this exquisite variety of Chinese black tea! Jin Jun Mei (金骏眉) — the name literately means “golden pretty brows”, the upgraded Lapsang Souchong, from the top of Wuyi Mountain nestled in China’s extensive Fujian province. The brew is of a delightful strawberry-blonde hue. The delicate tea leaves are transformed from the tea tree shoots hand-plucked by craftsmen in early spring, … Continue reading Golden Pretty Brows Tea