It's recently dawned upon me that, while dishwashing and strained wrists are inevitable in the case of excess, seemingly mundane kitchen activities are amongst the few little joys that remain possible. In place of my once-regular restaurant visits, a sense of newness is acquired from recipe experimentation; investment in an assortment of varying local roasters has taken over daily coffee runs and PATH explorations. Active time in the kitchen possesses the duality of providing adequate recovery time from screen exposure and production of sustenance.
1) The Browniest Cookie (Round 2)
Being notoriously known as an all-round cookie aficionado, I recall nodding in agreement to SK's woes of finding a specimen that could be "crowned with the honour of suggesting brownies", while remaining a cookie in the most traditional sense. I had first attempted to stuff the insides with cheese custard, and, while those were delicious, it hadn't been a pure execution of the browniest formula.
One could easily consume them at room temperature, though they fare even more delectable when microwaved for ten seconds and plunged into cold milk.
With a substantial portion of vine tomatoes on hand, I set out to incorporate the seasonal produce with the the remainder of our beef, incorporating some (frozen) root veggies along the way. Minimal chicken stock was used, for the vision was more a chunky sauce than soupy stew.
4) Cherry Tomato and Chive Omelette
Sunday Baking has admitted to baking mishaps on countless occasions. I greatly appreciate this transparency, for without these efforts, one would never develop the ability to troubleshoot. I've failed in a similar manner over the years, prompting deeper research into the chemistry behind visual inspection by the human eye.
The Filipino franchise had summoned lengthy queues at their Heartland outpost, though the Square One location has proved surprisingly tranquil thus far. Its proximity to the only access point in the mall and ability to order in advance ensured convenience, leading to a Jolly Crispy Chicken Bucket for lunch.