2016年04月20日

steamed jasmine rice


Hello everyone, it’s been awhile since my last update in Burp! These past few days have been crazy crazy crazy – not the bad crazy but the super duper good kinda crazy ! Wanna know where I am? Follow my exciting foodie journey on instagram.

Before I left, I made a comforting and delicious pork dish, since weather has been such a chiller in Melbourne. If you’re a fan of pulled pork, then you will love this braised pork dish . Don’t be put off by the ingredient fermented tofu – it’s normally used as a flavouring agent to make Chinese dishes. This ingredient is commonly found in Asian Grocers and they come in bottled jars where several cubes of tofu are placed and covered in flavoured brine. The tofus are then left to brine for several days to weeks. Its flavour is very intense, normally salty with a mild sweetness. Just a small cube of tofu is sufficient to flavour the dish hk company set up.

Very comforting on a cold winter’s night.

Best eaten with a bowl of hot steamed jasmine rice.

Grab a fork and dig in with family and friends.
  


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2015年11月30日

traditional Moscow Mule


The Cranberry Mule is a fun take on the more traditional Moscow Mule. Perfect as a Thanksgiving cocktail, this drink calls for cranberry, ginger beer and spiced rum, then is topped with sugared cranberries as garnish HKUE ENG.

The Cranberry Mule is a fun take on the more traditional Moscow Mule. Perfect as a Thanksgiving cocktail, this drink calls for cranberry, ginger beer and spiced rum, then is topped with sugared cranberries as garnish.

I drank my first Moscow Mule when I was on a photo assignment in Baton Rouge
, visiting a hole-in-the-wall bar that offered entirely too many fun cocktails.

I normally don’t drink when I’m working, but after photographing the owner of the establishment, he insisted I try something.

I asked what he recommended, and he said definitively, “The Moscow Mule.”

And so I was introduced to one of my favorite cocktails .

The Cranberry Mule is a fun take on the more traditional Moscow Mule. Perfect as a Thanksgiving cocktail, this drink calls for cranberry, ginger beer and spiced rum, then is topped with sugared cranberries as garnish.

Fast forward a year or two later, and I was in New Orleans having lunch with a friend at Sylvain. We both spotted Moscow Mules on the menu and made the executive decision: we were having a cocktail lunch. (Duh.)

When we mentioned these cocktails to our waiter, he asked if we like gin.

“Of course,” was my response. (Because, well, gin is delicious.)

My friend, Katherine, agreed.

And then he suggested getting the Moscow Mule with gin instead of vodka. And it was delightful.

The Cranberry Mule is a fun take on the more traditional Moscow Mule. Perfect as a Thanksgiving cocktail, this drink calls for cranberry, ginger beer and spiced rum, then is topped with sugared cranberries as garnish.

When I was thinking about drinks to make for Blogsgiving Dinner 2015 (more on this after the recipe!), I knew I wanted to use cranberries as the centerpiece. And while I brainstormed, I thought it would be really fun to do a Thanksgiving take on the Moscow Mule.

So I began tinkering.

I would keep the ginger beer, but instead of lime juice, I’d add unsweetened cranberry juice. To sweeten it up, I poured in some simple syrup. And then for the alcohol, I decided on spiced rum. Because spiced rum and cranberries go together quite marvelously.

To make this drink even more special, I made sugared cranberries as a garnish. (My pal, Ashley, whipped up some gorgeous spiced ones, and I used that as inspiration, even though mine don’t have additional spice.) And even though they’re certainly not necessary and add a lot of time to the total time of this cocktail, they’re a great addition.

Once the cranberries are made, the drink takes about 5 minutes to shake up and serve.


  


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2015年09月22日

Green Hazelnut Brownies


2015 is turning into the best year for hazelnuts I have ever seen. In fact I’ve never cooked with green hazelnuts before as there has never been enough left over from my foraging trips to warrant dreaming up a recipe hong kong company registration. Normally they’d just get cracked straight form the shell and munched on immediately.Green Hazelnut Brownies

For those that have never had the pleasure of eating a green hazelnut fresh from the tree, the flavour is milder and not as nutty as the dried variety . They have a slightly milky texture with more of the crunch you’d get from eating an apple then the crunch of eating a dried nut.

Not sure my description has done them any justice at all, so perhaps instead I should just say that they taste lovely.Green Hazelnut Brownies
To avoid getting nutcracker RSI, rope in as many passers by as is possible to help you crack your way through a good haul <. Not every shell will deliver a plump juicy nut, but those that do will soon build up into a nice little bowlful.

Green hazelnuts will need drying if you plan to store them for any length of time and it just so happens I have another post coming soon that will walk you through that simple process. Meanwhile, enjoy your brownies whether you make them with freshly foraged nuts or store bought dried ones  


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