French Black/Purple potatoes
Adding from the previous post. I’ve finally got around to cooking the exotic looking purple/black potatoes from the local greengrocers, which are also known as Vitelotte potatoes. I can’t decide what’s the best way so I decided to go through all the mad ways. 1) Boiled for ~15mins. 2) Crushed them with the back of a spoon. 3) Sprinkle fried onions, sea salt, pepper, a bit...
How to prepare the perfect cup of tea? →
According to this article, you need to let the teabag seep in the hot water for 2mins, add milk and wait for 6minutes for the tea to cool down to 60degrees celcius, which supposedly brings out the best in tea. My conclusion: What do we do with 8 minutes of waiting time? Have cake, of course!
Multi-layered tea!!! Me wants! →
I wonder how they did this! I should figure out how and experiment with densities of different mixtures!
Science and burgers →
Another geek post that’s food related. This must be the way to make the perfect burgers. =D
It’s Duan Wu Jie!!! Aka, dragonboat festival aka, dumpling festival, aka 端午节. =D I wished I had the time to make rice dumplings but it’s not possible until maybe 2 weeks later due to my crazy work schedule at the moment and I’ve got too much other food to clear. But 2 more weeks later it will be farmers’ market and I can get decent organic pork for bak zhang! I love the...
Ramen - Part 2
Ahhhh home made ramen…. The chicken and ham hock stock was made some time back and it can be frozen until you need it. http://uncreativefoodblog.tumblr.com/post/5731376931/ramen-part-1-stock I like the soft boiled eggs braised in dark sauce, which I refer to http://www.chubbyhubby.net/blog/?p=485 I also have an egg timer which helps me to get the right soft-yolky...
Another cooked salad vege recipe for people who are not sure if they want salad veges during this E. coli scare. It’s marinated in vinegar which kills the bugs and GRILLED. Pretty safe option. =D http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/grilled-romaine-with-blue-cheese-bacon-vinaigrette-recipe/index.html?soc=fb
Bread in 5 minutes?
Was browsing in WHsmith yesterday evening after work and saw this book titled: 5minute bread By Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Five-Minute-Bread-revolutionary-kneading/dp/0091938945/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1307059747&sr=8-3 Sounds like a dream! The smell of freshly baked bread in the house. Some months back I wanted to get a bread machine as I am too...
Antimicrobial activity olive oil and vinegar
Ohh I do love a geeky post! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17536679 “Vinegar and aqueous extracts of virgin olive oil showed the strongest bactericidal activity against all strains tested. Red and white wines also killed most strains after 5 min of contact, black and green tea extracts showed weak antimicrobial activity under these conditions…….” Unfortunately, I...
Cooking with cucumber?
Ah, the recent EHEC (e.coli) scare from Germany seems to make me feel a little paranoid. Being a bit skint this month and seeing all the salad vegetables on buy 1 get 1 free sale, I think I should take advantage of this. (I have been looking for produce grown in the UK just to be sure. Paranoid am I?!?!) According to the WHO website, You could eliminate E.coli if the cook has been thoroughly...
Grow a garden in your balcony!
urbangreens: How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Submitted by hilker