Apr. 13, 2009 8:49 pm
Updated: Apr. 14, 2009 9:32 pm
When life gives you lamb, it's time to go Greek.One of my favorite traditional Easter dinners is leg of lamb encrusted with rosemary, thyme, and coriander, with new potatoes roasted right in the pan. It's always wonderful the first night. But what about the next day? Cold roast lamb holds…
Apr. 7, 2009 3:50 pm
Updated: Apr. 8, 2009 2:19 pm
Thank you for waiting so patiently for this follow-up to my original post, The Egg and I. It's been a couple of years since I pulled out my pysanky supplies so I hope you'll forgive my rusty technique. But as promised, here's a basic tutorial for waxing and dyeing Ukrainian Easter eggs.…
Pysanky: basic supplies
1. Design in progress
2. Waxing the white
3. After the yellow dye
Mar. 22, 2009 9:21 pm
Updated: Sep. 4, 2009 11:42 am
A few years ago a dear friend taught me how to wax and dye Ukrainian Easter eggs, and being a couple of obsessive crafters with lots of time on our hands, we settled down to make dozens and dozens of eggs. The basic idea is to draw a design on a raw egg with melted beeswax and dip the egg…
Pysanky tools: a kitska and a lump of beeswax.
Ukrainian Easter eggs aka pysanky.
Assortment of pysanky, some better than others, all made in friendship and love.
Mar. 17, 2009 8:56 am
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009 3:10 pm
But of course I'm not Irish. Like that matters today. I am by birth 100% hapa but I'm not going to let that get in the way of making Irish stew and champ and washing it down with Guinness. Uh huh. And I've got The Long Black Veil by The Chieftains on the iPod and…
Irish soda bread in a skillet
Irish soda bread with raisins and caraway seeds
Feb. 23, 2009 5:28 pm
Updated: Feb. 27, 2009 1:26 pm
Sunday breakfast usually goes something like this: "What do you want to eat?" "I don't know. What do you feel like cooking?" "I don't know." And so on. But this past Sunday I mentioned making pancakes to celebrate Pancake Week and the crowd went wild. Okay, there are only three of us, but you…
Stack o' apple pancakes
Feb. 3, 2009 8:29 pm
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009 8:33 pm
A friend tells me she tried to have dim sum this weekend in the International District, only to find the restaurants completely overwhelmed by everyone else in Seattle who had the same idea. It’s the Lunar New Year, after all--The Year of the Ox—a year said to be characterized by prosperity…
Duck Fried Rice
Dragon Dance Drummers
Feb. 2, 2009 8:00 pm
Updated: Feb. 3, 2009 6:38 pm
The best part of Super Bowl Sunday is eating chicken wings. The worst part of Super Bowl Sunday is cutting up chicken wings.I always make big batches of teriyaki wings and Buffalo wings, and that’s a lot of cutting. So after I blogged about how much I loved my kitchen shears, I decided to try…
Kitchen shears take on chicken wings!
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