in the kitchen

with chen

Tag: drink

homemade genmaicha–toasted rice tea


For you if you ever feel impressed by the tea served in most Japanese restaurants, the tea that tastes like popcorn.

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happy holidays, sort of: bourbon eggnog

Happy long weekend. Happy 11/11, if you know what it is.

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beyond the pops: coconut paleta frosty

Do you know what paleta is? Have you ever seen, and tried, those individual-packed pops in the neighborhood grocery store?

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authentic: homemade strawberry-vanilla milk

Finally, I know how strawberry milk is supposed to be: fresh made from the in-season fruit and naturally sweetened by a little honey and milk (yes, milk is sweet), no unnecessary additives and with a hint of vanilla. I can hardly go back to the store-bought one now.

By the way, this is a quick post as I’m struggling on whether to invest in a new kitchen gadget–ice cream machine.

That’s because I like real stuff.

strawberry-vanilla milk
Makes about 1 1/2 cup

1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1 cup milk
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 tsp? I eyeballed it)

Blend everything together. Strain it through a mesh if needed. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

welcome home, school boy + a round-2 recipe: coconut dream milkshake

What does teenager+school boy mean? Like my cousin Edgar, he is always starving as long as awake. Sometimes he just grabs whatever “eatable” to him–candies, cheese, or sandwich meat.

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