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

Cilantro Chicken with Baba Khanooj: cross-cultural Long Meal Friday

I’m fond of mixing Mexican and Middle Eastern or Indian cuisines in the same meal, especially on a long-meal-Friday. * Tonight it was chicken breast marinated in dried cumin, coriander and red pepper flakes, fried a bit in the drippings left from roasting onions, red bell pepper and mushrooms, tossed with some fresh cilantro and … More Cilantro Chicken with Baba Khanooj: cross-cultural Long Meal Friday

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, a failure and a success

There were two recent birthdays which I missed and determined to additionally celebrate with a chocolate party cake filled with two mousses and covered in lots of fudgy icing. I’d wanted to try the same recipe as the last chocolate party cake, the tall one which I felt would’ve been better if I’d got cake … More Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, a failure and a success

Making Skillet Bread, serving it with marinated cold salmon and avocado

You look up a recipe online. Another recipe on the side catches your eye, which it would because those sneaky corporate algorithms have enough of your search data to choose and place more appealing items on the periphery of whatever you’re reading. Yesterday such a recipe idea was making naan or pita or flatbread with … More Making Skillet Bread, serving it with marinated cold salmon and avocado

Egg Korma, aka Hard-boiled Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

For the X’th time, a lovely dinner was created and the photograph forgotten until mere fragments were left, smashed up and partially sauce-covered bits of hard-boiled eggs. It all started with a photo and recipe in last week’s PCC flyer. I thought the recipe looked both tame and a bit familiar, so a quick trip … More Egg Korma, aka Hard-boiled Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce