I am using the Chiffon Cake recipe from America’s Test Kitchen, with one very slight modification, I replaced the vanilla extract with green tea powder (matcha). It took me a few tries until I got the cooking method down and to save you a bit of grief of watching the cake deflate as it is
Whelks are sea snails that live in the waters of the Atlantic. Their pointy and spiraled shaped shells are quite distinguishable. Make sure they are still alive when you buy them. Give them a light tap on the shell or light shake to see if there is any movement. I bought the whelks at a
I usually make pancakes from scratch, but sometimes, it’s just too much of a production. So I kept it simple this time, relying on pancake mix.
Sake steamed clams are one of my all time favorites. The ingredients are easy to find and the dish is easy to make. Manila clams, also known as Asari clams, are used for this dish and can usually be found in Asian supermarkets.
I finally got my hands on the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream maker and the first thing I made was Green Tea ice cream. It’s extremely easy to make, but my first batch didn’t come out too impressive. It was too sweet and it overpowered the flavor of the green tea. After a bit of
I don’t eat squash much, but when I do, it’s usually pumpkin pie. About a few months ago, I had spaghetti squash for the first time at a local restaurant and was amazed by the flavor and the texture. I didn’t think much of it afterwards, but when I passed by them at a local
Once in a while, I break my good eating habits and indulge in one of my vices…pork belly. Oh yes, that magical cut of fatty meat is just too hard to resist. Rather than spending too much time preparing the pork belly marinade, I just bought a jar of pre-made Chinese BBQ Roast Pork Sauce
I had popovers for the first time at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco last week. Sadly to say, I think I liked them more than the main course. The restaurant was good, but not great. When I returned to Chicago, I found a recipe online for making popovers from scratch, but the instructions left out