Recipes

Mapo Eggplant and Garlic Green Beans

If you’ve ever been to a Japanese supermarket or are familiar with Japanese groceries, you may be familiar with the “Mabo Mix” sold by Ajinomoto under their Chinese food specific brand CookDo. There are several different companies who sell the mix, but basically it is all the sauce components and meat of mapo tofu or… Continue reading Mapo Eggplant and Garlic Green Beans

Baking

Baking Day 6: Basic Dough for Batard (3rd attempt)

Fermenting-Shaping-Proofing: Now that this is my third time making this same recipe, measuring and mixing has become a lot easier since I know what to expect and I also am getting better at timing myself. I made the Poolish last night at around 8:30pm, knowing that I would have all day today to make the… Continue reading Baking Day 6: Basic Dough for Batard (3rd attempt)

Baking

Baking Day 5: Macarons (French Meringue Method)

  I don’t know what it is about these finicky cookies but I have an absolute obsession with macarons. Macaron apron, macaron oven mits, macaron lipbalm, macaron phone case…I’m telling ya, I am literally OBSESSED. It’s been a long time since I’ve made (successful) macarons- 1.5 years to be exact. Back in 2014-2015 I was… Continue reading Baking Day 5: Macarons (French Meringue Method)