Category Archives: Photography

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tequila-Lime Copper River Salmon

One of the many perks of living in the Pacific NW is the surfeit of amazing fresh seafood throughout the year but my favorite part of the year is the regrettably brief few weeks it’s Copper River salmon season. Summer

Tequila-Lime Copper River Salmon

One of the many perks of living in the Pacific NW is the surfeit of amazing fresh seafood throughout the year but my favorite part of the year is the regrettably brief few weeks it’s Copper River salmon season. Summer

菜食主義者野菜焼きそば: Vegetarian Yakisoba

My oven remains MIA for an indefinite period. Apparently the igniter needs to be replaced but as the fates would have it, the manufacturer is out of stock and they don’t know when they’ll have more or how long it

菜食主義者野菜焼きそば: Vegetarian Yakisoba

My oven remains MIA for an indefinite period. Apparently the igniter needs to be replaced but as the fates would have it, the manufacturer is out of stock and they don’t know when they’ll have more or how long it

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