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easy homemade burgers blog post

Easy Homemade Burgers for “Burginners”

I have a love-hate relationship with burgers. We used to be pals. One cheeseburger meant a spanking new toy to play with. Then at some point while growing up, I swore off all kinds of fast food because it weighed me down and we drifted apart with the (very) occasional ‘ketchup’ session. But in recent years, gourmet burgers found their way onto my plate, some interestingly slathered with peanut butter, others with the juiciest patty yet. Watching Gordon Ramsay swiftly whipping up some simple sliders on his cooking show gave us the nudge to follow suit. So with basic ingredients in one hand and beginner skills in another, we dived right in and were pretty pleased with how these homemade burgers turned out, or at least tasted. Ingredients used: Minced beef Bacon bits Egg yolk White mushrooms Arugula salad Onions Cheese Hamburger buns Step 1: Prepare the patties  Place the minced beef in a bowl. You’ll probably want to add in more ingredients, depending on your personal preferences. To add a bit more flavour and texture to the beef …

Double Date Cookout

On Monday, Malcolm & Vanessa kindly invited us over to cook in the “Malclaboratory: Where the magic happens”, complete with a spanking new grill! If you followed me on Instagram, you would have probably known that the four of us cooked up a storm that evening. (Well I mainly watched, learned, snapped and tried my best not to get in the way.) That storm looked, smelt and tasted pretty damn good. It’s always more fulfilling when you’re the chef even if the food’s not Michelin Star material. Menu for the night 1. Alaskan King Crab Aglio Olio 2. Grilled Tiger Prawns 3. Spinach & Ricotta Cheese Ravioli 4. Garlic & Herbs Bangers I believe the pictures do a rather good job taking you through all the chopping, grilling and boiling. With that, I present to you Double Date Cookout: Behind the scenes 

Fried Rice Friday

Growing up, my mother had dedicated certain days to certain dishes — perhaps subconsciously or out of habit. Just like how we sometimes gravitate towards the same few pieces of clothing at the start of the week for example. I always knew to expect bean sprouts with bean curd on Mondays, Chicken rice with 小白菜 (baby bok choy) on Thursdays and of course, Fried Rice on Fridays. It’s easily on everyone’s top 10 favourite asian dishes, usually cooked with shrimp (we couldn’t find the right ones at the supermarket) chartering the basic colours of orange, yellow and green. Clifford cooked some last Friday but we haven’t perfected it quite yet. Egg errors and something was missing for more charge in flavour. Something. Nonetheless, I have pictures that document the process!