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with chen

Tag: milk

happy holidays, sort of: bourbon eggnog

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

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labor day weekend: apricot buttermilk scones + homemade milk tea

How do you celebrate this long weekend?

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without cream, not from syrup: homemade dark chocolate mocha

I am not a serious coffee drinker.

But I am always impressed by how well it complements various dishes–ice cream, chocolate cake, etc.

Chocolate, oh, chocolate. I just notice that with some so-called chocolate syrup and fattening whipped cream, a 12 oz cup of coffee costs more than $3?! After doing some math, I think as long as I have time, I’d rather save that $ for a small bar of high quality dark chocolate and prepare my own drink.

homemade dark chocolate mocha
Makes 2 servings

1 oz dark chocolate (70+% cocoa content), chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup regular coffee, hot
2 tsp honey or sugar

Pour the coffee into two mugs. Set aside.

Heat milk in a small sauce pan over low heat. Stir in chocolate until melted. If using sugar, add it to the milk with chocolate. If using honey, remove the milk mixture from the heat and stir in until well combined.

Strain the milk-chocolate through a mesh.

Pour the strained mixture into coffee. Serve warm.

(Without coffee, it is a cup of great hot chocolate!)

revisiting my childhood on mother’s day: poached egg in milk

I didn’t think I ever loved it. But it was a part of my breakfast stable for almost every weekday during my elementary years. Why?

This was the most efficient way for my busy mom to serve a nutritious breakfast in a rush: cracked eggs to steamy milk and warmed up some steamed buns or toasts in the microwave while the eggs were cooking. Nothing sounded wrong, right?

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scented: cardamom green tea frozen yogurt

hmm…cardamom, a type of spice that usually appears in the dessert and tea and curry recipes.

It was actually on the pricey side, but I just got curious.

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