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Holiday Planning

Year of the (water) Dragon

Just now our China Towns are teaming with activity, everyone readying themselves for the biggest celebration of the year. The time of year when the Kitchen God presents his reports to the Jade Emperor and preparations for the upcoming feasts are being made. This is the year of the Water Dragon. No one has been … Continue reading »

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Turkey Tales (may contain fowl language)

Here are your tips and tricks to making that holiday dinner that everyone will remember. The NOT tough roast of Beef or Lamb or the birds, be it Turkey Duck or Goose, that are moist and not oh so dry. The first thing you need to know is that cooking draws out the moisture from … Continue reading »

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Holiday planning

Here is a basic list of goods that can be made ahead or bought ahead and frozen a week before ┬áChristmas lunch. Compound butters Breads, loafs, buns and rolls Stuffing Cookies (baked and raw dough) Pies (baked, sweet and savory) strudel, Cranberry Sauce Casseroles, soups Cheese Ice cream pastry’s (including Puff pastry with fillings) Potato … Continue reading »

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Holiday Planning

Oh, it’s already started; the holiday madness. Hanukkah was early this year, the Thanksgiving turkey scarcely finished and now we are off and running towards Christmas. Party invites sent and RSVPed to, the calendar filled to bursting with every obligation imaginable. You haven’t even bought a gift for your Secret Santa or baked a single … Continue reading »

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