Christmas Wreath Pavlova

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!! It’s been a long time since my last post, but, I’m super excited to share my first attempt with Pavlova! Don’t worry, I’ll keep it short πŸ˜‰ Pavlova Christmas Wreath with Whipped Cream, Cranberry Jam and Raspberries, Blueberries, and Mint! πŸŽ„ What are you plans for Christmas day? πŸ₯‚ Christmas Wreath On the first day of ChristmasI thought I’d … Continue reading Christmas Wreath Pavlova

Recipe + Poem – Basque Style Cheesecake

I recently moved to a new place, guys! It is my first time living in the suburbs, so I wonder what adventures would await me. Is it just me, or do you guys feel like cooking something colorful with all the flavors (sour, salty, hot/spicy, astringent, bitter) and then something sweet after moving to a new place? It was raining all day on Monday, so … Continue reading Recipe + Poem – Basque Style Cheesecake

Poems + Recipe – Braised Chicken Thighs with Corn and Coriander

It has been a while since I have updated the blog, so I hope you guys have been doing well! I got Chicken Thighs for 97Β’/lb a couple of days!😁 So, I made up a very simple baked chicken recipe, but didn’t get the precise measurements (which never happens, btw). I guess it was a feel good day πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ The recipe is very flowy, so … Continue reading Poems + Recipe – Braised Chicken Thighs with Corn and Coriander

Recipes + Poem – Cucumber with Miso

Cucumber with Sugar and Miso on top of Rice – I saw this recipe for the first time in the anime Barakamon, and then started craving it everytime I rewatchee it. Barakamon means energetic one, and it is one of my most favorite anime/manga. It is about a calligraphy genius named Handa Seishuu trying to get past his insecurities and living a simple yet busy … Continue reading Recipes + Poem – Cucumber with Miso

Recipe + Poem – Broccoli and Fennel Soup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! – only double it Christmas and Spring are my two favorite times of the year! Christmas represents the coldness on the outside melting under the warmth of humanity. Christmas time is about reflection, family and community. On the other hand, Spring is the time of constant change, rebirth, and life. I think both these times generate utter … Continue reading Recipe + Poem – Broccoli and Fennel Soup

Recipe + Poem – Hamburger Steak

I spent all my day yesterday playing the Ghost of Tsushima and ended up just ordering takeout and eating it instead of straying away from my game. So, today, I wanted some comfort food with the flavors of summer. I opted for Hamburger Steak with Lemon Ponzu Sauce and grated Daikon, and of course, Rice. My hamburger steak is based on the Japanese style Wafu … Continue reading Recipe + Poem – Hamburger Steak

Recipe+Poem – Yuxiang Shredded Pork with Garlic Sauce

I was thinking about exploring a different cuisine about 2 weeks back when my friend suggested that I give Sichuan a shot. Sichuan dishes are my go-to take out dishes. My trusted takeout places include Han Dynasty, DanDan, and Chili Szechuan in Philadelphia. So, I wanted to try my hands on a few of these dishes. I started off with the Yuxiang Shredded Pork With … Continue reading Recipe+Poem – Yuxiang Shredded Pork with Garlic Sauce

Recipe + Poem: A Cheesy Affair with Rice

Potato Au Gratin is one of my favorite dishes. You add layers of thinly sliced Potatoes, shredded Gruyere, Heavy Cream, some salt, and pepper, and bake it at 400Β°F until the cheese is bubbly and the potatoes are done. It was a simple dish that I learned to make when I had a ‘Cutting Skills’ class at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Potatoes are great, … Continue reading Recipe + Poem: A Cheesy Affair with Rice

The Legend of Taro – The Versatile, Part 1

I was watching Izakaya Nobu (the anime) a couple of days back. The Izakaya is visited by a Fox goddess in one of the episodes, and I started craving Taro by just watching her eat it with some salt after grilling it! I had never had “Taro” before. As I have mentioned in this my blog before, I only started cooking 5 years back, and … Continue reading The Legend of Taro – The Versatile, Part 1