Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

Habanero-Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil

No matter how well intentioned, the gifts we give are often a little window into our hearts and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While we all try to put ourselves in the recipient’s Jimmy Choo’s, a little bit of

Habanero-Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil

No matter how well intentioned, the gifts we give are often a little window into our hearts and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While we all try to put ourselves in the recipient’s Jimmy Choo’s, a little bit of

Salmon Cakes With Spicy Harissa Rémoulade

Sometimes the weather life gets the better of you and before you realize it, that lovely thick salmon fillet you were planning on turning into 石狩鍋 Ishikari nabe (a hearty salmon stew with potatoes and a delicious miso-dashi-onion broth) gets

Salmon Cakes With Spicy Harissa Rémoulade

Sometimes the weather life gets the better of you and before you realize it, that lovely thick salmon fillet you were planning on turning into 石狩鍋 Ishikari nabe (a hearty salmon stew with potatoes and a delicious miso-dashi-onion broth) gets

Spring Heat Waves & Ahi Tuna Avocado Poke

Although the vernal equinox occurred a week ago and our Hawaiian tans have long since faded, there’s nothing like a brief heat wave (It’s been in the 70s but more importantly, what’s that bright disc in the sky?) and a

Spring Heat Waves & Ahi Tuna Avocado Poke

Although the vernal equinox occurred a week ago and our Hawaiian tans have long since faded, there’s nothing like a brief heat wave (It’s been in the 70s but more importantly, what’s that bright disc in the sky?) and a

塩鮭のお握り: Shiozake Salted Salmon Onigiri

I find that the times I’m by myself I eat very simply. Part of it is that I’m a social eater and when the hubby’s off conferencing and schmoozing I only eat when I’m hungry and tend to crave flavorful

塩鮭のお握り: Shiozake Salted Salmon Onigiri

I find that the times I’m by myself I eat very simply. Part of it is that I’m a social eater and when the hubby’s off conferencing and schmoozing I only eat when I’m hungry and tend to crave flavorful

Dungeness Crab Arancini (Or Who Says Leftovers Are Bad?)

The hubster can be pretty picky when it comes to food, Princess Peapod he can not only tell the difference between regular and organic milk but also between different organic brands. Yup. Strangely, he’s incredibly good about eating leftovers. In

Dungeness Crab Arancini (Or Who Says Leftovers Are Bad?)

The hubster can be pretty picky when it comes to food, Princess Peapod he can not only tell the difference between regular and organic milk but also between different organic brands. Yup. Strangely, he’s incredibly good about eating leftovers. In

Broiled Asparagus With Balsamic Vinaigrette & Shaved Parmesan

Sometimes the hubster has to remind me I forget that just because something is embarrassingly easy doesn’t mean that it isn’t any less delicious or blog-worthy. This quick sort-of-salad side dish is a great way to welcome spring with all

Broiled Asparagus With Balsamic Vinaigrette & Shaved Parmesan

Sometimes the hubster has to remind me I forget that just because something is embarrassingly easy doesn’t mean that it isn’t any less delicious or blog-worthy. This quick sort-of-salad side dish is a great way to welcome spring with all

αυγολέμονο σούπα: Boston’s Yia Yia’s Avgolemono Soup

Still going through the backlog of meals I didn’t get around to posting before our balmy jaunt to the North Pacific. Soup, to me, is very welcoming and belly-warming offered by all cultures at the beginning of a meal or

αυγολέμονο σούπα: Boston’s Yia Yia’s Avgolemono Soup

Still going through the backlog of meals I didn’t get around to posting before our balmy jaunt to the North Pacific. Soup, to me, is very welcoming and belly-warming offered by all cultures at the beginning of a meal or

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,

Spicy Pozole Versus The (Un)Common Cold

One of the things I really love about the hubby is his thoughtfulness and generosity. From special sundaes (vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate fudge, banana with Marcona almonds & Amarena cherries!) which magically appear in front of me before I

Spicy Pozole Versus The (Un)Common Cold

One of the things I really love about the hubby is his thoughtfulness and generosity. From special sundaes (vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate fudge, banana with Marcona almonds & Amarena cherries!) which magically appear in front of me before I

Hearty Nostalgic Pasta e Fagioli

It’s amazing how food can be so contextual and nostalgic, likely cuz while we may live in our minds, we mainly experience through our bodies and eating is closely tied with the sense of smell. And why is smell so

Hearty Nostalgic Pasta e Fagioli

It’s amazing how food can be so contextual and nostalgic, likely cuz while we may live in our minds, we mainly experience through our bodies and eating is closely tied with the sense of smell. And why is smell so