Are you impressed yet? I went from riding my motorcycle to San Franciso to making butter at home in 60 seconds. Ha.
It turns out, making butter at home is super easy. I can’t believe I never tried this before. Simply pour 2 cups of heavy whipping cream into your blender, set it on high. Within 5 or 10 seconds, you get whipped cream. Scrape down the sides of the blender jug, continue blending on high for a few more seconds. Scrape down the sides. Repeat this for 4 or 5 times then the whipped cream becomes liquid again. Continue blending and you’ll see butter start to form. Pour out the liquid, blend some more, pour out the liquid. Add 1/4 cup ice water, blend, pour it out. Repeat 2 or 3 times. You are DONE! Home made fresh butter!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Impress your spouse.
My parents are heading back to Taiwan tonight. So for our last dinner together, Cliff made sushi and he insisted on getting real wasabi to go with it. This is what a real wasabi plant looks like. The little piece of root needed to be scrubbed, washed and grated. The flavor is nothing like the fake wasabi made from powder. The real stuff is fragrant, flavorful, but not annoyingly spicy.
One of the best things about summer is basil. One of the best things about basil is homemade pesto. Everything tastes better with pesto.
I brushed some of my pesto sauce on corn and grilled them on the BBQ. Delicious.
I think Cliff is racing himself to be the coolest dad on earth. He made this sushi based on Joshua’s favorite Japanese cartoon character, Doraemon.
Josh does like sushi, but I have never seen him THIS eager to eat sushi before. I was barely able to fend off his little hands to get one photo of the sushi. He was literally drooling right here.
Here’s Chef Cliff doing an intro for his sushi making class (and the trusty sidekick Sammy waiting to eat up all the rice that falls on the floor). If I knew he looked this cute in a sushi chef coat, I would have bought him one long time ago.
The spotted prawn season has just started. These little suckers are so. damn. delicious. Lucky for me, I came home one night to find that they’re sitting on our dinner table, looking all tantalizing and succulent, begging to be eaten. I granted them their wish.
Our old propane BBQ had a long and prosperous life, but was on its last legs. So a few weeks ago, we bought a new grill. Cliff has since then devoted his heart and soul to this new grill. I have never seen him spend so much time taking care of a grill before. Every time I say, hey babe this meal is so great, he said it’s because the grill is so awesome.
Today, he made cookies on the grill. I didn’t see this happen, but apparently he put the grill on low, threw a baking sheet on top, put the cookie dough on the baking sheet, and closed the lid. I don’t suppose you can do this with fancy cookies, but for the basic butter cookies, they are actually pretty cool.