Oscar Wilde said, “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” I rarely make New Year’s resolutions. When I do, I end up taking the cliché path most related to shedding off “extra” pounds.
This year, I am not making any ambitious New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I am choosing to make a simple list of things I want to do. Here is top five of my culinary list for 2013.
1. Make perfect heart-shaped or leaf-shaped lattes:
Good cup of latte has a perfect balance of flavor and texture. The perfect cup of latte with a pattern on its head is not just pretty to look at but calls for a precise balance of control, timing, and technique. The process needs lot of practice, patience, and precision.
2. Host a make-your-own-momo party:
If you know me, you know that I am obsessed with momos (the best version of dumplings). I have been flirting with the idea of hosting a make-your-own-momo party for a long time now.
The guests would have a choice of ingredients; meat, vegetable fillings (chopped onions, shredded cabbage, chopped mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.), and condiments (garam masala, ghee, peppers, cilantro, green peppers, salt, etc.). You make your own filling from the ingredients. Then wrap them up in dumpling sheets and steam up the momos. You could share a few momos or trade a few.
This product is one of the most iconic wedding gifts. I don’t recall why I bought this Stand mixer (one of those impulse purchases). Since its purchase, I have rarely used it. I plan to make at least one thing every month using this mixture in 2013 or resale it.
5. Make one homemade bitters:
I am getting more into bitters, the herbal flavored alcoholic essence for cocktails. This year, I plan to make at least one homemade bitters. Hopefully it won’t be a bitter experience.
Happy New Year!
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