Posts Tagged ‘Turnip’

Found/bought a package of beef cheeks at the grocery store. First time seeing for The Mouse. Searched the internet for cooking methods … low and slow.

The Mouse decided to do a slow braise with red wine.


Christmas present a couple of years back. The Cat and The Mouse are always hesitant to open a bottle of wine, The Mouse shouldn’t drink too much (a jigger at most), and The Cat cannot finish the bottle at once. Kinda waste for the leftover. At least with the braise, the bottle didn’t go to waste.

First parboiled in plain water, washed cheek and changed water. Added wine (withheld a portion for The Cat to taste). Braised for approximately 2 hours, added large dice turnip, another hour braise. Salt, pepper, miso paste, dried oregano to taste.

Served over noodles.

The Dish

The Cat liked (similar taste/texture to oxtail), The Mouse thought it was okay. Next time, add aromatics (celery and onion), maybe a little beef or chicken bouillon? Dried mushroom?

The Mouse needs more research on the beef cheek. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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For The Cat’s meals at work.




Makes her instant noodles a little more “healthy”.

For The Mouse, a little “treat”.

Apple with Li Hing Powder


Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse, playing in the kitchen.


Peeled and cubed.

Pork Belly


Braising Liquid

Water, dark soy, rock sugar, ginger, dash of rum, salt.

Shoyu Braised Turnip with Belly Pork

Comfort food. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sorry, this week so far kinda boring. But still, good eats, to The Mouse anyway.

Another one pot, similar ingredients as the previous.

The Mouse’s Lunch

Black eyed peas, turnip stems (The Cat got the leafy portion, easier to chew), hot dog, spinach, dried parsley. The white blobs are boiled turnip. Kinda healthy? Kinda Cassoulet-ish? In a budget friendly way? No duck leg confit. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s last dish of 2019.

Smoked Pork Chop

Picture doesn’t show, but the chop is a double, that’s a lot of meat. The Cat took home more than half.

The Mouse had to use two turnips in the refridge.

Simmered the turnips for about 40 minutes. Cut up the chop into bite sized pieces, added the turnip green, one Chinese dried date, a pinch of goji berries, one dried shiitake mushroom, and a couple dried seaweed.

Smoked Pork and Turnip Stew

The Cat nommed.

Oh, and the restaurant has a new year tradition, sends all customers home with a serving of their new year soup.

Ham and Black Eyed Pea Soup with Vegetables

The Mouse nommed.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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