Cook's Larder

Let's make tasty stuff. From ready-to-use sauces to sweet-crunchy toppings. You'll always be ready for a happy dinner.
Created 11 Apr 2021
  • Filipino Adobo Everything
    18 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Real talk. Nothing saves a lazy meal alone or impromptu with friends other than an item in your larder or fridge that is either the following: flavor-packed versatile any left-over could still be used...
  • turning pungency to sweet: the magic of slow cooking onions
    13 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Cheap and ubiquitous, the humble onion is one of those vegetables that’s almost always playing a small part in numerous dishes contributing its subtle sweetness and depth. It’s so easy to take this ve...
  • Making Vegetable Butters and Keeping Carrot Tops for Pesto
    11 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Subscribe now So I started seeing some variety of carrots in the market. Complete with its vibrant green tops and multi-hues of orange, yellows and even purples, I immediately thought of my favorite m...
  • how to use stone fruits in savory cooking and why it seems to have an affinity for meats
    06 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    the height of summer also marks the appearance of the so-called stone fruits. A term used for fruits with an outer fleshy part encasing a single hard shell (like a stone) with a seed inside. This umbr...
  • Making natural 'live' sodas
    03 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    We can’t get enough of this summer. After long months of cold and darkness (not to mention quarantine) never-ending bright days appear to be the remedy to those pent-up anxieties. The brightness seems...
  • Season of salads and this season's salad
    28 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    as I continue to appreciate the clear summer skies until almost 11 in the evening, I also realize that my body has been requiring me to consume more fluids. Aside from straight up drinking anything co...
  • hoarding Summer Vegetables and keeping a healthy gut
    22 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    With temperatures going as high as 30C, the long awaited summer has finally arrived. Along with its heat, nature appears to be breathing out as it ripens all the fruits and vegetables that are implori...
  • capturing Finnish spruce in a bottle and the unexpected tandem of lovage and calamansi
    13 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    Subscribe now nothing could be more satisfying than walking through the forest during the height of the spring-summer season in the Nordics. it’s just beaming with life. the euphony of nature is too b...
  • tart rhubarbs, allotment garden, and sweet afternoons
    07 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    Subscribe now a bit late on posting this, but I recently received about a kilo of rhubarb from a Finnish friend who happens to have an allotment garden here in the Finnish Capital Area. On the day he ...
  • Chili Garlic Peanuts
    29 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi there! Thanks for checking out. :) This is officially my first Larder Letter wherein I would be sharing recipes for ingredients that you may have at home (or not, but I’m sure your local store does...
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