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Sitaw with Rice Noodles

Sitaw with Rice Noodles

We just love these Thai rice noodles and we have been cooking them with every opportunity that we get. This is my version loosely based on our two favorite Thai Noodles, the Pad Thai and Pad See Ew.  The Yard Long Beans were from our garden. Which makes me now itch to get back there and start planting! Yard long beans, if you didn’t know, are also known as asparagus bean, Chinese long bean, garter bean, snake bean, and in … Read entire article »

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The Fear of Souffles and Anything That Falls

The Fear of Souffles and Anything That Falls

There is a law in nature that everything that rises or goes up, must come down. It’s called gravity. The same philosophy is also very much true in cooking. Anyone who has ever made cake can attest to that law. Most of the dishes that I haven’t tried cooking are those ones that require coaxing to rise. The first time that I successfully … Read entire article »

The Corned Beef Myth on St. Paddy’s Day

The Corned Beef Myth on St. Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day came and was gone before I could even cook corned beef or buy any St. Patrick’s Day Candy. Maybe it was because it fell on a Monday and it was gray and dreary and so winter like. Usually by St. Patrick’s Day, it is already feeling like spring and it’s sunny and warm. Not this year! This is … Read entire article »

Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Supplies

Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Supplies

  More modern home kitchens are utilizing commercial kitchen designs because of their durability and practicality. For cooking enthusiasts, using commercial kitchen supplies just completes that ‘feeling like a pro’  vibe. However, when it comes to commercial kitchen supplies, you cannot just throw everything into the dishwasher and expect it to come out as good as new. Remember that commercial kitchens … Read entire article »

Why You Need to Eat Your Veggies

Why You Need to Eat Your Veggies

There are several reasons people embrace the vegetarian lifestyle. For some, it’s a matter of morals and a desire to protect all life. Others, however, recognize the key health benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables. Or, like my daughter, just prefer the taste of fruits and vegetables over meat. Our meals then, end up being heavy on non-meat items … Read entire article »

Scallops with Lemon Sauce

Scallops with Lemon Sauce

This dish is more like a summer dish instead of fall, but since I’m trying to clean up my drafts page on this blog, I present to you something fresh, light and easy to cook just when you’re getting inundated with pumpkin everything posts. You can thank me later This dish is so easy, there is really no need for … Read entire article »

The Not So Secret Heath Toffee Cookies

The Not So Secret Heath Toffee Cookies

You can tell it’s almost Halloween as the candy aisles in the stores are again bulging with temptations for your waistline and your teeth. I actually made these cookies last year after Halloween, when all the candy and chocolates have been decimated except for these Heath Toffee bars. I guess no one else in this house likes them but me … Read entire article »

Watermelon Salad with Mint

Watermelon Salad with Mint

A good friend of ours, who we think has a secret watermelon farm somewhere, has been gifting us with these humongous, beautifully red and sinfully sweet orbs once a week for the past three weeks. As much as I love watermenlons and think that summers are just not complete without them, with just the three of us who really eat … Read entire article »

Review: The Hummingbird, Durham

Review: The Hummingbird, Durham

The Hummingbird Bakery and Restaurant is one of my daughter’s favorite places to go for lunch and she has been bugging me to go with her. Even offering to pay! Well the kicker was when she said they have great cupcakes. So I said ok. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera so I couldn’t take photos of what we had (NC … Read entire article »

Gold Pork and Chicken Adobo

Gold Pork and Chicken Adobo

My daughter loved this. She said, it was almost like an optical illusion for food. When planning what to cook for dinner, I fully intended to make my usual pork and chicken adobo with potatoes. But then, something happened along the way… In the middle of assembling the adobo, I spied the can of coconut milk in the cupboard. We love anything … Read entire article »

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