Way, way back during my early years as a student at the University of Washington who catered dinners and parties, one of my occasional clients in Seattle employed a Chinese chef named Mon Chin. They took him along when they seasonally or otherwise left for a portion of the year at their residences in Huntington … More Mon Chin’s Baked Salmon
“Ooh, an emulsion! Tell me what happens when you whisk the oil and egg. I think it’s very exciting and it’s one of my favorite things to watch when I’m cooking or baking. You are making an emulsion. Watch it.” I said those things when the girls and I made coffee cakes in our separate … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Coffee Cakes Galore
My daughter and I made an arrangement whereby she’d come to my apartment on Tuesday, we’d have a lovely homemade dinner while watching Monday night’s DVRd version of So You Think You Can Dance, a show we both love for the fantastic choreography and skilled dancers while objecting to comments unfavorable by some judge who … More Taco Tuesday Home Buffet, Not Tacos
A few days ago I treated myself to the Will Smith version of the genie in Aladdin and then takeaway from my local favorite restaurant, a place called Thai Thani Kitchen across the street from the cinema. I am fond of their brown rice. It’s different than any other kind than I’ve had, perfectly chewy, … More Thai Brown Rice & Broccoli Salad
I’m a ruminator. Some things I just can’t let go. For instance, calling a maple-flavored, cinnamon-sugar topped baked item “Maple Cinnamon Quick Bread” wouldn’t have brought a lot of attention to Trader Joe’s newest branded offering of somebody else’s invention, the Pancake Bread* which I reviewed here earlier this week. However, I’d already decided to … More Cranberry Cinnamon Quick Bread or is it a pancake bread? Recipe.
Baked on the bottom shelf at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes, maybe 1 minute long for some people. I like crispy crust, not doughy underneath the goodies, and I like the veggies to caramelize. It was m-mm. It’s now my favorite homemade pizza.
Exposed to yet another type of flu as I provided a lunches, hot tea, a warm space and the “facilities” to people, including sick ones, involved in clearing out maybe half of the landlord’s hoarded filth here, I decided to arm my immune system with … soup! I roasted some vegetables, made some veggie broth, … More Roast Vegetable Soup & Matzo Balls
Time to use a starter began with a search through the Sourdough section of my handwritten recipe files. Nope, not this. Nope, not that. No, that doesn’t sound right either, and I don’t feel like making bread even though it’s supposed to be stormy on Friday, which means hearty soup and bread. Usually. This afternoon … More Sourdough, non-ordinary pancake
I like cake. I like custard. I like the Greek custard and filo pastry dessert flavored with a bit of lemon or orange extract, so it’s not surprising that a recipe for “Magic Custard Cake” on a Facebook promotion caught my eye this morning. A quick Google search turned up several recipes for a custard … More Orange Cream Custard Cake
When the only thing being prepared in the kitchen is an egg sandwich, is it truly necessary to write a post about it in order to avoid WordPress’s nagging “It’s been six days since you posted ?” Is the artful photo of this egg so eye-catching that a reader will recommend it to friends? Link … More Egg Sandwich and Art