Apr. 4, 2010 1:28 pm
Updated: Apr. 7, 2010 8:55 am
"Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One ha'penny, two ha'penny, hot cross buns! If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. One ha'penny, two ha'penny, hot cross buns!" -- English nursery rhyme.I have no daughter, so I gave them to my son. He loved his special Easter hot cross buns.In his…
Hot Cross Buns using Hunza Bread II recipe.
Feb. 15, 2010 9:19 pm
Updated: Feb. 23, 2010 7:27 am
I have a confession to make: I've had fear of yeast. Sure, I've tried to get past it. I've brought home little packets of yeast, vowing to coax the darlings into life and fill my house with the loving aroma of freshly baked bread. But in my pantry the yeast languished until well past its shelf…
My first attempt at sticky buns.
Jun. 24, 2009 10:03 pm
Updated: Jun. 26, 2009 10:12 am
Do you have a favorite cookbook you've never used for cooking? Mine is called The Art of Chinese Cooking by the Benedictine Sisters of Peking (before it became Beijing again) with illustrations by M. Kuwata. My mom got it decades ago in Japan and I read it cover to cover, again and again, when…
My favorite cookbook I never use.
Beef with Radishes
I eats my spinach
Dancing cherries frolic on the edges of a very un-Chinese dessert.
Jun. 8, 2009 2:12 pm
Updated: Jun. 14, 2009 8:46 am
I’ve told you about the mint that ate my garden? Well this weekend I turned the tables on the green menace and ate up some mint. My little skirmish didn’t win the war, but the score was foodelicious 1, monster mint 0.
I got lots of great suggestions from visitors to my blog, but I ended…
The mint that ate my garden.
Chutney with Mint
Curried chicken kabobs, mint chutney, and mango sauce.
Jun. 5, 2009 10:59 am
Updated: Sep. 6, 2009 12:08 am
Have you ever ignored something in your fridge because A) you bought it without figuring out what to do with it, or B) you went on a diet immediately after buying it? That's what happened to some new red potatoes that I saw in all their cuteness at the market and bought on a whim. I figured…
Main dish salad with grilled rosemary chicken, asparagus, tomatoes, apples, and curried potatoes.
May 29, 2009 11:56 am
Updated: Jul. 12, 2009 8:22 pm
When I was a kid in Southern California, gardening meant pulling weeds when I'd rather be body surfing. It was a chore, a burden, and occasionally a punishment. Okay, often a punishment. Later, when I watched a housemate work in her little flower garden planted in the hard scrabble side yard of…
The garden in May 2009.
The mint that ate my garden.
Chive flowers + salad = genius
I love chard's colorful stems.
May 27, 2009 10:35 pm
Updated: Jun. 8, 2009 4:52 pm
I didn't cook dinner. I chopped and I sliced and I rolled, but at no time did fire come into it. Not that I have anything against fire. Fire is good. It certainly makes eating most animal protein less creepy. And truth be told, one component of my dinner came into contact with heat at some…
Fresh spring rolls with mango and chili sauces
Spring rolls before the wild rumpus began.
May 5, 2009 9:14 pm
Updated: May 18, 2009 7:34 pm
Cinco de Mayo usually takes me by surprise. Coming home from work and cooking a normal dinner during the week is a big enough deal, but add the challenge of coming up with a thematic meal and my denial reflex kicks right in. Yet this year I actually pulled it together. Surprised the heck out of…
Cinco de Mayo dinner
May 5, 2009 9:43 am
Updated: May 5, 2009 7:21 pm
Monday night dinner is usually a clean-out-the-fridge affair. And knowing that I’d be cooking on Tuesday for Cinco de Mayo, I was especially motivated to use up the accumulated odds and ends from the weekend. Too bad the guys already ate almost everything in sight. Must have had something to do…
Apr. 28, 2009 12:57 pm
Updated: May 4, 2009 8:13 am
It’s early Saturday morning. The birds are cranked up to 11. I’m wide awake and struggling with my conscience: it looks like we’re in for a rare sunny day but it will be half over by the time the rest of the house rolls out of bed. Why do I care? Because there’s heavy lifting to do in the…
Cinnamon bread soaking up the custard.
French toast fried in butter. Oh my heart.
Strawberries and mango salad.
Powdered sugar-dusted bribery.
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