Trim off and discard the end of the leek then cut it in half lengthwise and rinse thoroughly between the leaves. Cut the leek into fine shreds about 4-6cm long. Melt 30 grams of butter in a skillet, add the leek and cook over a low flame until soft. Continue to cook without browning as you prepare the other ingredients, stirring occasionally. If needed, add a little water to prevent it from sticking.Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 10:08am
I'm a sucker for beurre noisette. French for 'hazelnut butter', it doesn't actually contain hazelnuts; instead, noisette refers to the nut-brown hue the butter takes on as it cooks. As you're probably aware, butter is not a pure fat, unlike oil and lard. In addition to butterfat (about 80 per cent, although many brands have more), butter also contains water and milk solids.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
This recipe is just a rough guideline, and you can use whatever fresh, young vegetables are available. They should be blanched so they're almost cooked, before being sauteed with the other vegetables.
Ingredients 8-10 young radishes
300 grams fresh fava beans (about 1.5kg if you buy them in the pods)
8-10 young carrots5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The winning run of the David Ferraris stable continued when Darpana snatched a well-deserved win in the shadows of the post in the all-weather Class Four sprint. 'He jumped better today and that meant he didn't leave himself with as much to do in the straight,' said jockey Zac Purton, who was confident Darpana had arrived when it mattered.10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream, HK$190/75ml
Claim: contains brown sugar, which Fresh calls a natural antiseptic with moisture-preserving properties. A blend of evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel and jojoba oils nourishes the skin, as do Shea butter and vitamin E.
StriVectin-SD Volumizing Hand Treatment, HK$305/60ml1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Winter can wreak havoc on skin. We've tested a range of products, from moisturisers and creams to balms, that promise to stave off the ill effects of cold, dry air.12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
It was a tough day at the office for Douglas Whyte, with a number of expected winners not quite materialising, however there was a turning point for long-suffering supporters of the John Size-trained Right Timing, who got to cash a ticket.6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Ceres Organics Almond Butter
300 grams for HK$89.90, ThreeSixty
This rich spread from New Zealand is made from only organic almonds - lightly roasted and ground - and salt, and is therefore as natural and wholesome as almond butter gets. It's easy to stir and spreads on smoothly.22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Your hair, just the way you like it20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Scallops come in many varieties and sizes, from sweet bay scallops that are less than 1cm in diameter to large, dense sea scallops. I only buy (and eat) fresh scallops; the frozen types are not worth the bother. The best selection of fresh scallops can be found at the better wet markets.20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Probably the most famous nut butter is peanut butter, which is actually not a 'butter' in the traditional dairy sense, or made from nuts (peanuts are classed as legumes). Yet for many, especially those with children, peanut butter has long been a kitchen cupboard staple.18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
I love Korean citrus tea. It's simple to make - stir a spoonful into hot water, for a throat-soothing drink, or into chilled water, for something more refreshing. Bokumjari citrus tea is made entirely of organic ingredients, containing only brown sugar, citron and pear. It costs HK$86 for 620 grams at City'super (Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 2888).7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Tarragon is one of my favourite herbs but I use it sparingly because its warm, anise-y flavour can be overwhelming.19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Gift sets make the perfect present for the beauty addict in your life.
Fresh's Brown Sugar Escape set (HK$720) combines the original and all-natural Brown Sugar body polish with the Brown Sugar body cream and the new Brown Sugar oval soap. The set is available at Lane Crawford.12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Body butter is a thicker, richer choice when it comes to moisturising. Use after a shower or bath so it can sink right into your pores.
The Body Shop Body Butter (HK$179/200ml)5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am