Category Archives: <40 minutes

Zesty Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Scones

That oft quoted old adage, Gluttony Necessity is the mother of invention seems to be my cooking motto. Half of my wacky experiments are the result of cravings while the rest are made up of captivating finds and the guilt

Zesty Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Scones

That oft quoted old adage, Gluttony Necessity is the mother of invention seems to be my cooking motto. Half of my wacky experiments are the result of cravings while the rest are made up of captivating finds and the guilt

Tangy Meyer Lemon Curd (Or How To Turn Your Neighbors Into Beta-Testers)

I’ve always loved lemon curd but have found that most versions are too sweet for my tastes and no, I don’t enjoy sucking on lemons, I just prefer my lemon curd to have a mouthwatering tang with its sweetness. So

Tangy Meyer Lemon Curd (Or How To Turn Your Neighbors Into Beta-Testers)

I’ve always loved lemon curd but have found that most versions are too sweet for my tastes and no, I don’t enjoy sucking on lemons, I just prefer my lemon curd to have a mouthwatering tang with its sweetness. So

ข้าวแกงเขียวหวานผัดปู: Green Curry Fried Rice With Crab

Despite living and working in Chiang Mai for a month, the first time I had curry fried rice was in St. Paul, Minnesota. Usually the words “fried rice” conjure up an image of savory rice that’s been cooked over super

ข้าวแกงเขียวหวานผัดปู: Green Curry Fried Rice With Crab

Despite living and working in Chiang Mai for a month, the first time I had curry fried rice was in St. Paul, Minnesota. Usually the words “fried rice” conjure up an image of savory rice that’s been cooked over super

Sweet & Savory Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, & Date Spaghetti

I’ll admit it. Growing up in North Dakota where I was just as likely to be offered lutefisk as pizza when invited over to a friend’s house, I never really understood the appeal of a dense greasy piece of bread

Sweet & Savory Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, & Date Spaghetti

I’ll admit it. Growing up in North Dakota where I was just as likely to be offered lutefisk as pizza when invited over to a friend’s house, I never really understood the appeal of a dense greasy piece of bread

スパムお結び: Spam Omusubi (It’s Not Just A Monty Python Skit)

While I lurrrrve pork and all things porky, I’ve never been a fan of meat that can be molded and sculpted into cubes interesting shapes so spam was never really on the menu. Needless to say, after discovering a tangy,

スパムお結び: Spam Omusubi (It’s Not Just A Monty Python Skit)

While I lurrrrve pork and all things porky, I’ve never been a fan of meat that can be molded and sculpted into cubes interesting shapes so spam was never really on the menu. Needless to say, after discovering a tangy,

FDNY Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

For the longest time, I was blissfully ignorant of the intricacies of rice pudding. “It’s vanilla pudding with rice in it, how complicated can it be?” my naive younger self (version 1.2) crowed. You see, the hubby, despite all his

FDNY Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

For the longest time, I was blissfully ignorant of the intricacies of rice pudding. “It’s vanilla pudding with rice in it, how complicated can it be?” my naive younger self (version 1.2) crowed. You see, the hubby, despite all his

Blistered Eggplant, Chickpea & Artichoke Tagine With Spicy Harissa-Tomato Sauce

In a brilliant display of versatility, Climate Change has flexed its muscles to say, “Just because 2012 was the hottest year on record doesn’t mean that I’m a one note diva.” Yup, apparently radical mood temperature swings can go both

Blistered Eggplant, Chickpea & Artichoke Tagine With Spicy Harissa-Tomato Sauce

In a brilliant display of versatility, Climate Change has flexed its muscles to say, “Just because 2012 was the hottest year on record doesn’t mean that I’m a one note diva.” Yup, apparently radical mood temperature swings can go both

肉じゃが: Hearty Yet Light Japanese Meat & Potatoes?

Like many people, after weathering the cold and hectic frenzy the winter holiday season seems to bring into our lives (not to mention the additional celebratory poundage), I feel the need to eat something hearty and belly-warming but not coma

肉じゃが: Hearty Yet Light Japanese Meat & Potatoes?

Like many people, after weathering the cold and hectic frenzy the winter holiday season seems to bring into our lives (not to mention the additional celebratory poundage), I feel the need to eat something hearty and belly-warming but not coma

Crunchy Velvety Chocolate Bread Pudding

It’s been a busy winter season at Chez Gekiuma. Lots of work, fanciful experiments, and food comas with interludes of play. Oh, and a few possessed electronics that shuffled off this mortal coil to be replaced by shinier and more

Crunchy Velvety Chocolate Bread Pudding

It’s been a busy winter season at Chez Gekiuma. Lots of work, fanciful experiments, and food comas with interludes of play. Oh, and a few possessed electronics that shuffled off this mortal coil to be replaced by shinier and more

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo: Tangy Garlicky Shrimp With Saffron-Tomato Rice

As often happens, the best laid dinner plans of mice and cooks can often result in completely different but equally satisfying meals. Having fantasized of making green curry mussels for dinner, coming home from the fishmonger with wild-caught jumbo shrimp

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo: Tangy Garlicky Shrimp With Saffron-Tomato Rice

As often happens, the best laid dinner plans of mice and cooks can often result in completely different but equally satisfying meals. Having fantasized of making green curry mussels for dinner, coming home from the fishmonger with wild-caught jumbo shrimp