Saturday, September 25, 2010

Johnny B's Good "Peking Duck"

So, we love DH's new Johnny B's Good Rub-a-dub-dub... and what is the next thing we do with it???? Look below...


The Peking Duck
Johnny B's Good Style

Grilled Duck
Johnny B's Good Style
Rub recipe and prep on previous
Johnny B's Good Rib Blog

Scallion Brushes

and sauces
#1) Hoisin
warmed with
mustard oil,
Sesame oil,
red pepper pod
& ginger
#2) Campari Orange Sauce
2 tsp Campari
2 tbs Orange juice
1 tps Jujube honey
3 tbs light brown sugar
2-3 tbs water to reduce
1 tps cornstarch to thicken
#3) Cajun BBQ sauce

The Peking Duck Finale
Johnny B's Good Style
serve with
Lettuce & Flour "Pancake" Tortilla style wraps

*Enjoyed much*

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The "Johnny B's Good" rub-a-dub-dub.

So, DH got a new grill again. This one is a charcoal (what he really wants so he says). And my reward??? Some awesome good eats!


Johnny B's Good Ribs

Its Good!

The RUB-a-dub-dub
2 tbs paprika
1 tbs fresh ground salt
2 tbs fresh ground pepper
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs cayenne pepper
1 tbs of light brown sugar
1 tbs of thyme
1 tsp or oregano

The mop sauce for the spray bottle
1 part apple juice
1 part water
1 part apple cider vinegar
A dash of Mustard Oil
(Found at Korean Mart)

Rib Prep:
Preparing the ribs
(Clean & peel the membrane and trim the fat of the back of the rib)
Lay rib on a piece of plastic wrap
double the width and length of the rib

Wet the rib with a spray of the mop sauce
Rub the "RUB" into both sides of the rib
Wrap the rib with the plastic wrap,
Add another piece of wrap to cover
Marinate it in the fridge for 4 hrs

*Prepare your grill*
to 225 - 250 degrees

Grilling process:
Sprinkle brown sugar then top with more "RUB" evenly
Every 30 - 45 mins spray mop sauce on ribs
*Do not flip*
Add wet hickory chips
every time you add charcoal to maintain heat
Pull ribs off heat in 4 hrs
Onto a piece of foil
Spray once more with mopsauce
Then wrap ribs to rest for 15 mins before serving

See the
smoke ring??


The Final Plate
Johnny B's Good Ribs

Turnip greens,
Baked beans,
Cauliflower Mash Potato
fresh baked
Sweet Potato Biscuit

*Turn the ravenous savage beast loose*

Sunday, September 5, 2010

BBQ Wings (my style)

Labor Day celebration theme... finger foods.


Finger Foods
BBQ wings on a bed of salad greens,
served with...
Salted Celery & Pepper Dips
Bread with dip.

Wings Marinade with:
1 tbs Oyster
1 tbs Miso Paste

1 tbs Maggie Chili sauce

1 tbs Palm sugar

1 tbs sugar
2 tbs seaweed flavored soy

4 cloves garlic crushed

1/2 lemon juice
1 minced up Jalapeno seeded

Dash of chili powder

Grill Wings
till blackened (thats how SGreans love them)

Grilled Wings
served with a fresh squeeze of lemon

"Pink" Mojito
& dips
"Pink" Mojito
happens when
#1) the lime soda
with pink lemonade
#2) the lime
with lemon
the rest is the same recipe as
Mojito Original.

The Dips
Red = Jim Beam Wing Sauce
Green = Wasabe & Mayo
Pink = Cesar & Ranch dressing + Hot sauce

Bread dip
Slice Sourdough Bread
(Store bought)
With Italian dip
made of
3 part EVO
(Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 part Balsamic Vinegar
Fresh ground salt & pepper
to taste
Dash of crushed Oregano
Dash of Parmesan Cheese
1 minced clove of garlic
1 whole crushed pod of red chili pepper
1 cut up roasted tomato

Veggie dips
Decorate cut
celery and peppers,
in a
Martini glass
so they represent blossoms
Serve with the
rest of the gang

*Had Fun Enjoy*

Monday, August 16, 2010

Commercial Decor Project

Just a photo update for a Commercial Project I'm involve in.

It is a 2000 plus sq ft
for a Japanese/Asian
influence cafe

(Pic. #2)

Food related!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bacon Congee

Because I really love rice porridge a.k.a. congee,
I do various experiments with them over the years.
(Yah, I use many other ingredients besides the traditional ones)


Jook a.k.a. Congee
a.k.a. Rice porridge

In a big enough pot
Fry 6-8 bacon till crispy

(set half of them aside

while breaking apart into
small pieces
that other half)
Brown 1 clove garlic

(ginger optional)

in bacon oil

Add in 1 cup of pre-soaked rice

(or 1.5 to 2 cup left over rice will do)
with 3 cups water
seasoned with

1 tbs dashi

1 cube chicken stock

1 tbs vinegar

for 45 mins plus


the other part of z bacon


century eggs preferred
but not everyone can stomach this)

fermented bean curd preserved bamboo shoots
& other traditional "jook" condiments


Come on, its bacon!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Watea Melon?

So... I was given this recipe to try right,
but of course knowing me... I rarely go by recipe 100%.
Here's my take on this drink...


The Recipe

The Watea Melon
1 plus cup ice
1 cup Sweet Tea
3 cups cubed Water Melon
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Vodka
(I tried Gin too and it taste great!)
2 tbs grenadine
(my way)

*so good*

Friday, July 2, 2010

"Circus Boy" by Magic Hat

Doing a little beer tasting with DH.
Trying this one out...


"Circus Boy"
Magic Hat


Got it after our dinner out,
decided to check it out because of the cool labels.


Happi July 4th

Nail post for 4th...


July 4th Nails
Red = "Belissima Rose" by Borghese
White Stripes = "White" by Kiss
Blue = "Uptown" by Nutra Nails
Star(dust)s = "Kaleidoscope" by Wet & wild

(white to tie together the red & blue =
"stardust" wish for a united nation)

Btw, Happi 4th everyone!

Cucumber water II

Another glass of health...


Say "Ahhhhhh"
More Cucumber water

Even if it is only water
(which I think is one of the most precious)
One must know how to enjoy it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Leftover into Lunch

Another Lunch from leftovers...
Had rice & shrimp TomYum ordered to go with my Bibimbab last night.
Didn't finish my rice and never even touched my Shrimp TomYum, so...

Lunch Today!
Shrimp Tom Yum
(no recipe)
Quickie Fried Rice

Heat Wok with oil &
brown onions,
slices o' ginger,
mini-cut fish tofu
(fish cake can be sub)
plus an egg scrambled
Add a few good dashes of
Vietnamese fish sauce,
touch of soy sauce,
Fresh ground Salt & Pepper
Add leftover rice
*mix well*

Sprinkle fresh diced cilantro
to fried rice
garnish with a


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cucumber Water

I just got addicted to this...

Cucumber Water

ice cold
Nothing like

Cucumber Water
a nice glass


6-8 Slices of cucumbers
(I like to freeze them and
use them as fancy ice cubes)
steep in a jug of cold water
optional flavors:

rose petals,
honey dew
(I freeze these as fancy ice cubes too)



P.S. Good for health, great for skin!

His & Hers?

New set-up for the imac mini we already have...

Right across "Kitsune"
the monster computer
we are
a family of geeks!

Some reason it reminds me of a great SNL skit:

The "Love" Toilet


Sammy Almond Love

So hmmm...
what can be some sambuca concoction that is new?
Yes and me be craving some good Chinese Almond Jelly too...
So what can I come up with???


"Sammy Almond Love"
Sammy for Sambuca
or can be
Send Me
some Almond
(almond Jelly flavor)
(di Amore)

"Sammy Almond Love"

L'elisir d'amore's

1 part Sambuca di Amore
(preferred for both taste, look & price)
1 part Godiva White chocolate Liquor
2 parts Almond Breeze "Vanilla"
(Any Almond Milk will do)

Rim pre-chilled glass with cocoa for color


*Enjoy with a :*

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lemon Drop

Craving some strong stuff...
Something with a definite pucker.
So I ended up making this...

Lemon Drop

Aptly name after the
hard lemon candy

Rim the pre-chilled glass
a hard lemon candy
into it

Lemon Drop

2 part Vodka
1 part Lemon Juice
(fresh squeeze of course!)
1/2 (+/-) part sugar syrup
(how sweet you want it)

*Enjoy z pucker*

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Floating lights.

A continuation blog of my Water Melon nail blog...
Yeah, I finished cleaning & decking out my Jacuzzi.

Nails in similar colors as

collected from the tearose bush outside ...

Petal spread
for my jacuzzi bath
(my dh loves this bath after a long ride)

Makes me think of

Some floating candles from tryeh
to add
would be real nice!

*Awesome cool stuff*

Water Melon Nails

Most did this nails with the green & white on the tips...
But I have to try it differently of course...

Water Melon Nails
Red/Pink: Borghese "Rasberry Sorbetto"
Green: Sinful colors "Worn again"
Black & White: Kiss Nail Art

New Borghese Haul
these are great products
that retail $8 ea.
for the nail colors,
$15 (+/-) for the nail care product
good luck when you find them on sale!

Borghese Collection
so far...

Yes, I am officially addicted to Borghese

P.S. Dunno why... but borghese almost have
a tuscan wine brand tone to it.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spiked Orange Julius

DH was craving an Orange Julius earlier last week...
Log for the Orange Julius I made for him.


Orange Julius
(4 prt) with
1 prt Campari
1 prtTriple Sec

Recipe for
the Orange Julius:


Better than *so-called* Organic!

The end of Spring, beginning of Summer stash from my Father-in-law's farm...


Wonderfully Natural
Wild Strawberries

(Wild Strawberries are much smaller in size, stalks skinnier)

Totally Organic
Beets, Texas style Onions, Lettuce

right from the transport cooler
all the way from PA

"Clean Eating"
More Texas style Onions,
Garlic fresh, baby carrots

(no contaminated "poisons" nothing,
again with a guarantee)
Unlike most organic produce from the market
(a marketing scheme most insiders will tell you)

When you "follow through"
with a product from "make" (grown)
till finished
& delivered

(Knowledge IS power)

"Green Way"
Sweet Pea Pods

saves gas (transport; some food came across seas)
saves packaging (no landfill trash)
saves $ (tons of $, free for me actually)

Great for YOU

*Fresh is BEST*

Especially when you know
that produce
the whole way....

Negroni Martini

Negroni Martini
a splash of Lime

1 prt Campari
1 part Vermouth Rosso
1 part Gin
(as would a Negroni)
splash of Lime
added to pucker


Decor - Bedroom Log

Newly decorated bedroom
that I prepared for my in-laws during their visit.
DH commented it looks like a hotel
(be good for guests).

Simple Bedroom
with a pretty big space
to work with

as main lighting
(even though it is
a minimalistic contemporary style)

chest of
5 drawer

Bedroom has an attached bath
(His & Hers)
2 walk-in closet

high ceiling

*Sleepy tight*