Duck Liver Paté

Duck Liver Pate

Offal is definitely a passion of mine, as you can see in my previous post titled You Eat Meat, Right?. This Duck Liver Pate is a pretty good introduction to the taste of liver. The thyme and red wine give the pate a great nose, the honey makes it nice and sweet, and the smooth … Continue reading

Apple Pumpkin Soup

I can see my breath. Beyond that it was only October 23rd when the magical white stuff started falling from the sky. Foolishly I thought to myself: “that will be gone in a few hours” and yet two days later still more snow fell on top of what already rested upon the ground. While I … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie with Tea Biscuit Crust

Chicken Pot Pie

It must have been around the end of June that Dad sent me an email asking me for a great Chicken Pot Pie recipe. It didn’t matter to him that the sweltering months of the summer were just around the corner, he needed a solution to his pot pie conundrum. Chicken pot pie, it turns … Continue reading

Wicked Lemonade, it’s Easy


With the advent of both Ramadan and the summer, I have been looking for delicious things to drink. I have always loved lemonade, but thought it too much of a hassle to make. Then I found out, it is actually incredibly simple! And the results are outstanding, far better than anything you can buy in … Continue reading

Simple White Bread

Simple White Bread

I’ve made white bread at a few different restaurants and this recipe I have found to be the simplest technique yielding the best result. After posting a picture of the mountain of hand-sliced bread on my instagram, um_leeen requested the recipe, so this one is for you! Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 Minutes Rising/Benching: 1 … Continue reading

Coconut Lime Panna Cotta

Coconut Lime Panna Cotta

This recipe is a great one to have as a cook. It is super flexible, not terribly difficult, fast to prep (long to cool and set), and looks  fancy. Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream and as the name suggests cream is the main ingredient. Gelatin is added to the mix to set the … Continue reading

Amazing Simple Puddin!

Pudding From Scratch

I know what everyone is thinking. Pudding? Of course it’s easy, I pour it out of a box. Of course this is true, but it is also true that you can make your own pudding from scratch almost as easily, with the benefits being many. First of all, you have the flexibility to do anything, … Continue reading

Physalis Berry Caramel

Physalis Berry Caramel

Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, mistakes can be great! It was a mistake that lead to my discovery of this Physalis Berry Caramel sauce. I had originally set out to make a dessert sauce like we do with many of the berries at work. I cleaned the husks off the berries and removed the bitter … Continue reading

Culinary Book Haul 2 – Video

Watch the follow-up to my first culinary book haul: Part 2! You can watch Part 1 here.

Culinary Book Haul – Video

Today I was featured on my fiancee’s YouTube channel. She has been putting up some great content: book reviews, intellectual debate, and documenting her monthly projects. In this video we collaborate on a culinary book haul, as I received many for Christmas (yes I know, a bit late, but I have a LOT to cover). … Continue reading