Butter Cream Frosting Test

I just tried this frosting: 500g of icing sugar 150g of butter 60ml of soy milk vanilla essense whipped for 5 minutes It was okay, was really soft, and I couldn’t make any florets, not that I really knew how to make it but it had no strength in it. I think it didn’t work […]

Mum’s Mango Pudding Recipe.

This is my mom’s trusted recipe of Mango pudding we loved as children and my son loves as well.  My son loves it so much, that my mother sent us mango jelly from Australia, to make.  This is a perfect Kids Cook recipe.  Dissolve 2 packets of mango jelly powder in 2 cups of boiling […]

Thoughts on Cooking…

Cooking has always been a pleasure for me. Preparing and putting the different ingredients together, waiting for it to heat or cool, then eating.  Often cooking your own food tastes better than the bought version especially when it came to baking, and I enjoyed the process of experimenting and adjusting. I also loved making other […]

Everything Quiche Base Recipe

I’ve been searching for a good quiche base for a long time. They are all different, as how much cream, how many eggs. Sometimes they come off dense. At times too soft. I recently tried this ratio: 4 eggs and 300ml of cream. 40 minutes at 200 C (392 F) It turned our beautifully. Fluffy […]

Blue Eggs….

Farmers Market Finds At the farmers market I found these multicolored eggs. I was especially taken with the blue ones. The vendor said blue eggs were from Americana chickens, while there we Easter Egrets, Rhode Island Red, and Black Copper birds as well. He said that they tasted all the same, but some people felt […]

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? I’ve now found a egg/cream ratio I like. Everything Quiche Base Next step if to […]

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 […]