My Summer Fling with Squashes

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.

No Frills Filipino-style Pork BBQ (with some fixins)!

This is how I like my BBQ…easy peasy, no frills straight up all-protein version! Make approximately 15 pieces In a large bowl or Ziploc bag combine approx. 2 lbs of pork stewing meat with 1/4 cup of Mama Sita Liquid Marinating Sauce and 2 cloves chopped garlic. Refrigerate for 48-hrs. Place about 4 pieces each…

Open face Loco Moco Rice Burger

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…

Obligatory Summer Picnic Loaf

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…

Braising Mix Greens with Bacon

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…

Lamb Chops, Collard Greens, and New Beginnings…

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…