Chard and Red Onions Quiche.

This is probably one of my favourite recipes I created but haven’t had time to perfect. I couldn’t get the quiche consistency correct. Now, I’m on my food plan, I wonder if I could make an egg white quiche instead?

Boxed #Water #ZeroWaste

Since I live in California, I must have water in my home for earthquakes. I need to upgrade the bottles because I knew the plastic will degrade into the water, but I hated buying more plastic water bottles which I do not use. With everyone freaking out about the coronavirus and buying up water, I […]

Lemon and Herbs Chicken Drumsticks.

This was my simplified version Inkoko Nama Spices which is roasted spiced chicken in In Her Kitchen. Mainly, the instructions was “mixed ground BBQ spices” but I’m not so sure what Zambian BBQ spice was… so I just used the base. Mix juice from one and a half lemon, rosemary, plus my leftover herbs in […]

Steamed #Animal #Buns

For my. birthday we went to San Diego and right by our hotel in Little Italy, there was an Asian fusion restaurant that had steamed animal buns. My son was very excited. They tasted okay, just mixed meats with the steamed bun. The steamed bun was amazingly fresh, but I think the meat was ground […]

My Birthday Pozole

My friend made me Mexican Pozole for my birthday. This is a Mexican soup that is made on special occasions. It is a salsa of red pepper (not spicy) and garlic, then pork and chicken (or pork or chicken), white hominy (a grain) with tarragon, bay leaves, basil, eaten with tostadas, cabbage, radish, onions, dried […]

Coconuts on the coast.

Once upon a time, right after college, I stayed at an island of the coast of Honduras called Utila. On the island were coconut trees. I suppose they were native and you could pay less than a dollar to buy one. I’m not sure if each tree belonged to a family, or whoever were able […]

Back Online!

Hello, It’s been a long while since I came on this site to do anything. Life has been really busy. Today is my birthday! I want to start writing this blog again!

Simple Vegan Cabbage Dumplings

I decided to try my hands in making dumplings after reading, “Crying in H Mart,” in the New Yorker. I too wanted my son to remember making dumplings with me; so I invited some friends over, and we made them with our kids. Having only made dumplings twice before at other people’s houses, this time […]

Farmer’s Market Finds (Third Week of September.)

Eggplants continue to be in season and I bought three different kinds to continue my eggplant comparisons. This week its Italian, Blanca Rosa, and the person at the stall didn’t know the name for the small purples ones. I came across a breed of beautifully striped heirloom tomatoes I’ve never tried before. I got lovely […]

Kids Cook: Cucumber Sandwiches

My Nine Year Old Son’s Recipe to make Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

Ingredients

White Bread

Cucumber

Butter

Salt

White Pepper

Cream Cheese (If you want)

This Week’s Farmer’s Market Finds

This week’s farmer market excursion includes our staples: our weekly order of cashew yogurt, our berry packet, and our mixed greens. Plus a bunch of ordinary kale, some cilantro and a red onion. Chuy our berry guy’s farm had made some black-raspberry Jam, which turned out not to be black-raspberry which I had never heard […]

Kids Cook: Pesto Croutons

My nine year old son wanted to make pesto croutons all by himself. He eats them as a snack. He styled, photographed and wrote the recipe out without my help. Ingredients: Pesto sauce Bread Olive Oil Salt Pepper 1. Get ciabatta bread 2. Mix pesto and olive oil together (not a lot of olive oil […]

My 3rd Grade Teacher Who Taught Me to Bake.

My favorite year in primary school in Hong Kong was primary 3. This is the grade my son has just entered in his elementary school in Los Angeles. He’s told me a few times that I have told him more than a once that it was my favourite year of school. The reason its the […]

Podere Ruggeri Corsini is from Langhe in Piedmont, northern Italy

Red Wine: Podere Ruggeri Corsini, 2013 Piedmont, Italy.

We served this on our first recipe review night, where I cook something complicated from a recipe book. We had stuffed eggplant with lamb and pistachio soup. My friend brought coffee, chocolate and mango mousse cakes. The light red went well with the main meal, but didn’t go with the dessert at all. We switched […]

Recipe Testing Night Preview..

On Saturday, I invited two friends over for our first recipe testing night. This is where I make a complicated meal that “I have always been meaning to try,” for some people and we see if it worked or not. I made Pistachio soup with stuffed lamp eggplants with pine nuts. We drank Pordere Ruggeri […]

White Wine: Domaine Daulny 2016 from Sancerre.

I served this Domaine Daulny 2016 from Sancerre with miso black cod, baked Agebitashi Eggplant and Chinese coconut dessert. The wine didn’t over power the more subtle Asian ingredient as there were no fruity tastes to clash with what was on the plate. We thought it worked great.  I really liked this wine. Probably my […]