A typical day, doing typical things…one of which was bingeing on the Cooking Channel, particularly Beach Bites with host Katie Lee. After a couple of hours and a handful of episodes later, I was definitely inspired.
Humbly grateful with our gardener for the bounty of his homegrown zucchini and squash that he shares with us from time to time. One in particular is the pattypan squash. Thus, to satisfy my curiosity, I did some research.
This is how I like my BBQ…easy peasy, no frills straight up all-protein version! Make approximately 15 pieces […]
We are fortunate enough to receive some organic vegetables from our friend. From fava beans, to various types of squash, to cucumbers, to zucchini. Today I’m excited to share with you a lasagna recipe I’ve never done before using zucchini.
In Spain, escabeche is fried fish marinated in vinegar or citrus. The dish, along with the name arrived […]
Well, I don’t really know much about this Hawaiian dish…other than I’ve only had Lau Lau a number of times from a chain eatery in shopping malls. Of course, not knowing what home cooked Lau Lau could possibly taste like; and seldom do I run across authentic Hawaiian food where I live, I decided to just make them myself!
Well…here I am! Back in the cooking game after our 6th move in August. I will not go into much details …but, I am pretty sure this is THE ONE!
Of course, in my new little kitchen, the first meal I made (by request from our teen) was Pork Sinigang (Filipino sour soup or stew). A staple in any Filipino home, and quite the favorite for many–young and old. Thus, on the topic of Filipino food, comes the wondrous Pork Adobo…
Tocino is bacon in Spanish, typically made from the pork belly and often formed into cubes in Spain. […]
Aloha! Ever since my fascination with Buzz Feed’s original Loco Moco Rice Burger recipe (partial below), I wanted to challenge myself to making some. Well, just as I suspected, it was not as easy as I anticipated, but nevertheless, here we go…
Hi there! Here’s a different take for those of you who are familiar with adobo–Filipino style. This is a perfect vegetarian dish if you want to experience the classic taste of Philippine adobo, but without the meat…
Out of curiosity and my love for cookbooks [and books in general], I managed to score a signed copy of CELEBRATE, A year of British festivities for families and friends by Pippa Middleton. In a nutshell, it is a comprehensive seasonal guide to simple and creative entertaining. Survey says…I’m a fan! I’ve taken detailed mental notes of the recipes I would like to challenge myself with. Most of which are already familiar to me.
For those of you who has never experienced the southern comfort of collard greens, you are definitely missing out on a staple dish! I’ve cooked this in many different ways but never holding out on two factoring ingredients that make this so good–apple cider vinegar and hot sauce. Oh, and need I mention the obligatory bacon/ and or ham-hock to boot?!
Happy Spring! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve had an opportunity to jot down a favorite recipe or two. This week I made a very simple lamb chop dish, alongside some collard greens. This was one of those days when I felt like playing in my current kitchen for one last time. I say this because we are moving! So the thought of new beginnings, new ideas, and a new home for the long haul just made me appreciate how much I love doing what I do…
Yesterday, 1/18 was my late father’s birthday. He would have been 86. One of the memories I hold […]
There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh dough kneading in my kitchen…This morning what I have for you are sticky buns! It’s generally quite easy that even your little chefs in the kitchen can do it (with a little adult supervision, of course.)