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White Gazpacho

Jen has been meaning to make gazpacho for a while.  We both love cold, refreshing soups, especially in the summer. When the weather gets warmer, she always hints for me to mix up some Russian Holodnik, a chilled beet soup that’s very popular back in the motherland. Making gazpacho and the like is one of … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch

Brunching is one of my favorite things to do in Manhattan, as the city is packed with a plethora of brunch spots that can suit any desire for a traditional (Bubby’s) or nouveau American brunch (Five Points), an Asian Fusion brunch with a DIY Bloody Mary Bar (Double Crown), a Chinese dim sum brunch (Ping’s … Continue reading

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg and Prosciutto

Here is a very classic savory salad with sweet and tender asparagus, poached eggs, and prosciutto from my Ad Hoc at Home cookbook.  The aged balsamic vinegar balances out the richness of the egg and salty ham, and the fried croutons add a nice crunchy texture.  Poached eggs are my favorite kind of eggs (obsessed … Continue reading

Torn Croutons

I am unsure why I haven’t made my own croutons before, it is so easy and such a good use of leftover bread (compared to forgetting about it until it starts growing new mold species as what normally happens).  I made these fried bread croutons for my savory warm salad: Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg … Continue reading