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Spicy Tangy Peanut-ty West African Stew

It’s been a cold or wet winter, alternating between dry days with highs in the 30s and balmy 40+F torrential downpours. Last week’s rides were in 29F windchill so needless to say it’s been soupfest and stewvana at Chez Gekiuma.

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Spicy Tangy Peanut-ty West African Stew

It’s been a cold or wet winter, alternating between dry days with highs in the 30s and balmy 40+F torrential downpours. Last week’s rides were in 29F windchill so needless to say it’s been soupfest and stewvana at Chez Gekiuma.

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Crispety Bacon-y Chanterelle Campanelle

The torrential rains have hit our little corner of the Pacific NW heralding soggy basements, soggier cyclists, and chanterelle season. It’s a price I’m willing to pay for toothy, golden, slightly peppery apricot-y fungi that deftly dance along that balance

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Crispety Bacon-y Chanterelle Campanelle

The torrential rains have hit our little corner of the Pacific NW heralding soggy basements, soggier cyclists, and chanterelle season. It’s a price I’m willing to pay for toothy, golden, slightly peppery apricot-y fungi that deftly dance along that balance

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Roasted Tomato Sauce By Way Of Sicily

Despite the golden sunlight streaming through my window, summer has faded off into the distance and fall is here to stay. Normally I’d be in a melancholy state bemoaning the lack of dry pavement to go tearing down steep descents

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Roasted Tomato Sauce By Way Of Sicily

Despite the golden sunlight streaming through my window, summer has faded off into the distance and fall is here to stay. Normally I’d be in a melancholy state bemoaning the lack of dry pavement to go tearing down steep descents

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Easy-Peasy Raspberry Fruit Tart With Shortbread Crust

Is this really my first post of 2014? Oops! It’s been a good and not so good year for me. My ever so understanding hubby bought me 2 shiny new bikes (sexy Italian carbon fiber for the road and good

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Easy-Peasy Raspberry Fruit Tart With Shortbread Crust

Is this really my first post of 2014? Oops! It’s been a good and not so good year for me. My ever so understanding hubby bought me 2 shiny new bikes (sexy Italian carbon fiber for the road and good

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Bourbon-y Chocolate-y Pecan Pie

We all have our kryptonite-glazed windmills and I guess mine just might be chocolate pecan pie. What’s not to obsess about filling that is so decadently silky with hits of boozy bourbon, creamy bittersweet choooocolate, and crunchy rich pecans? I

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Bourbon-y Chocolate-y Pecan Pie

We all have our kryptonite-glazed windmills and I guess mine just might be chocolate pecan pie. What’s not to obsess about filling that is so decadently silky with hits of boozy bourbon, creamy bittersweet choooocolate, and crunchy rich pecans? I

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Desperately Seeking 叉燒 Char Siu (Also Known As 焼き豚 Yakibuta)

All has been quiet on the Gekiuma front which is rather deceptive cuz I’ve been tinkering with different flavors and reverse engineering recipes out of sheer desperation as well as in an attempt to clean out our groaning pantry before

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Desperately Seeking 叉燒 Char Siu (Also Known As 焼き豚 Yakibuta)

All has been quiet on the Gekiuma front which is rather deceptive cuz I’ve been tinkering with different flavors and reverse engineering recipes out of sheer desperation as well as in an attempt to clean out our groaning pantry before

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How Do You Smell Love? Salmon-Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Always read the fine print, especially your wedding vows. Apparently the baked good clause, biking to work involves baked good compensation not to exceed 1 cake, pie or batch of cookies per 5 day unit, can also be extended to

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How Do You Smell Love? Salmon-Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Always read the fine print, especially your wedding vows. Apparently the baked good clause, biking to work involves baked good compensation not to exceed 1 cake, pie or batch of cookies per 5 day unit, can also be extended to

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When Tomato-geddon Strikes Make Cherry Tomato Jam

October may be just around the corner but don’t tell that to my overachieving Sungolds, they’re still running riot over the sunny patch of garden fondly dubbed Tomatoworld. These sweet, juicy, orangey little cherry tomatoes have pretty much taken over

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When Tomato-geddon Strikes Make Cherry Tomato Jam

October may be just around the corner but don’t tell that to my overachieving Sungolds, they’re still running riot over the sunny patch of garden fondly dubbed Tomatoworld. These sweet, juicy, orangey little cherry tomatoes have pretty much taken over

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Nothing Says, “I Love You,” Like Bourbon-ed Cherry Tomato BBQ Sauce

Salutations blogosphere, did you miss me? It’s been a long, eventful summer. Lots of familial excitement (the good, the bad, and the bizarre), creative redirection in the form of some short stories that have somehow become rampant novellas, and cardio

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Nothing Says, “I Love You,” Like Bourbon-ed Cherry Tomato BBQ Sauce

Salutations blogosphere, did you miss me? It’s been a long, eventful summer. Lots of familial excitement (the good, the bad, and the bizarre), creative redirection in the form of some short stories that have somehow become rampant novellas, and cardio

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Effortless Strawberry Shortcake With Lemon Zest Drop Scones

Our tiny little strawberry plants are still going strong, soaking up all that sun and rain in the race for strawberry-gedon. Growing up in an traditional Asian family, if I wanted baked goods I either had to go out and

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Effortless Strawberry Shortcake With Lemon Zest Drop Scones

Our tiny little strawberry plants are still going strong, soaking up all that sun and rain in the race for strawberry-gedon. Growing up in an traditional Asian family, if I wanted baked goods I either had to go out and