Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Shrimp and Edamame Stir Fry with Basil - WHB

When I was writing up this recipe, I realized I didn’t know the difference between a saute and stir fry (did I saute or stir fry the edamame...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Nutella Stuffed Brioche French Toast

I look forward to a stale brioche as much as a fresh-from-the-oven loaf. In fact, I specifically set aside a portion of my last brioche an...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

I’ve heard that “true” buffalo wings only have 3 ingredients: chicken wings, butter/margarine, and Frank’s Hot Sauce. Well this recipe has ...

Blue Cheese Dressing

Once you taste homemade blue cheese dressing, you’ll never go back to the dull stuff in the bottles. Steven and I picked up some amazing bl...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Honey Lavender Brioche

The last time I was wandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s, I curiously looked at a loaf of brioche, and then I proceeded to balk at the price...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Creamy Cauliflower and Kielbasa

This dish is something I first learned from Steven’s mom. It's really easy, quick to make, and only calls for 4 ingredients (2 of which...

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom

Since its introduction in 1934, Campbell's “cream of mushroom soup” has been a pantry staple to this day. Back in the 60's Campbell...

Chicken Tikka Wrap

I was having some friends over for dinner, and decided to try out this recipe on them. A twist on a chicken fajita, I really think anyone w...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cha Shao Shu

I’m too intimidated to make my own pastry dough so I always take a shortcut and use store-bought puff pastry. I had a pastry sheet left ove...

Seattle Cheese Festival

On Saturday Steven and I revisited Pike Place Market with camera, water bottle, and crackers in tow for the third annual Seattle Cheese Fest...

Friday, May 18, 2007

Cha Shao Bao Chronicles Part 1: Trials and Tribulations

One purpose of this blog is to document my culinary endeavors. By endeavors I meant experiments, the good and the bad. It’s easy document t...

Beef with Bokchoy

This recipe is a very quick and easy stir fry. It would be a perfect lunch or dinner when time is limited. Beef with Bokchoy Makes 2 heart...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Chicken Provencal - WHB

The other day I was perusing the potted herbs selection looking for a thyme plant for my (future) herb garden but there were so many varieti...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese chicken rice is a dish that originated in Hainan, a tropical island off the southern coast of China. (It was there that I got pi...

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese chicken rice is a dish that originated in Hainan, a tropical island off the southern coast of China. (It was there that I got pic...

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pasta Puttanesca

There aren’t many foods that I dislike but I recently discovered one: capers. The little buds are painstakingly harvested by hand so they s...

Friday, May 11, 2007

Century Egg Tofu

Century egg tofu is my favorite way to enjoy these eggs. Silken tofu and century egg slices are drizzled with soy sauce (or soy paste) and ...

Century Egg Congee

Congee is a porridge made from rice cooked in lots of water or stock. It’s a good way to use up the leftover rice from the previous day. T...

Century Eggs

Century egg, also known as thousand-year egg or pidan, is a type of preserved egg that is a Chinese delicacy. Unlike the name suggests the ...

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Strawberry Lemon Bars

Spring is my favorite season. It marks the end of the long and dreary Seattle winter and welcomes an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetable...

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Greek Meatballs

Steven and I love gyros but making the meat at home is a bit challenging since we don’t have a vertical rotisserie. I figured Greek style me...

Tzatziki - Weekend Herb Blogging

For this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging, I’m using the delicate and feathery, dill. Dill, like parsley, is a member of the carrot family. T...

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Honey Walnut Prawns

When I was a teenager, there were some foods I did not like; one of which was mayonnaise. To me it tasted weird and when I found out what it...

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Gruyere Gougeres - A Taste of Yellow

LIVESTRONG Day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's (LAF) grassroots advocacy initiative to unify people affected by cancer and to raise ...

How to Cut Up A Whole Chicken

There are a few benefits to cutting up a whole chicken yourself as opposed to buying the parts separately. You can save some money since wh...