Matcha Butter Cookies for Little Chinese New Year

I’ve had an intention to create a trio of cookies using culinary matcha after I discovered a taste for, first, green tea Frappucino at Starbucks and second, Fred Meyer’s Private Selection Matcha Ice Cream. Last week I bought some culinary matcha and on Saturday did the first experimental matcha cookie in two forms, a butter … More Matcha Butter Cookies for Little Chinese New Year

Si Abuelita fuera mi compania, entonces I make Mexican Chocolate Snicks

With a little substitution of a word from part of a song I learned in my high school Spanish class, I introduce Version 3, the final and perfected version of my Mexican Chocolate Snick which I’m planning to mail to a birthday girl today as a surprise. These are made with “melted” Abuelita Mexican Chocolate … More Si Abuelita fuera mi compania, entonces I make Mexican Chocolate Snicks

Chinese Almond Cookies

As I’m learning the traditions of a Sunday afternoon with three lovely Chinese ladies and lots of Mahjongg, I’ve added a few cookies hoping they’d be found acceptable to those with a different palate than mine. The snacks have been Chinese, individually & commercially wrapped and all new to me. I did notice flavors of … More Chinese Almond Cookies

Top Banana Provided Vegetables so I Made Korma & Brown Basmati Rice

Yesterday I read in a neighborhood online community that a nearby family-owned, small local produce market called Top Banana was carrying not only vegetables and fruits but also milk. I was out of milk and am in the at-risk group who should stay out of grocery stores and all stores, even with my mask on. … More Top Banana Provided Vegetables so I Made Korma & Brown Basmati Rice

Spicy Cauliflower & Red Bell, BBQ Pork & Rice Noodles

I sometimes like to cook something unexpected/newish for my daughter when she visits for dinner and an hour of┬áSo You Think You Can Dance. For ideas this week I went searching through the stack of menus kept from 18 months of weekly dinners at my mother’s house some years ago and found a recipe similar … More Spicy Cauliflower & Red Bell, BBQ Pork & Rice Noodles