Category Archives: Side dish

Saffron Risotto: How To Make Dinner While Sipping Your Favorite Cocktail

Even back when I was working 12-14 hour days, this was a quick and easy starch to go with our dinners. And no, I haven’t been nipping the cooking wine, at least not until I start stirring. Seriously, except for

Saffron Risotto: How To Make Dinner While Sipping Your Favorite Cocktail

Even back when I was working 12-14 hour days, this was a quick and easy starch to go with our dinners. And no, I haven’t been nipping the cooking wine, at least not until I start stirring. Seriously, except for

Déjà Vu Ou Déjà Mangé? Fried Squash Blossoms Part Deux

Despite my moral imperative to tweak and tinker in the kitchen, finding new ways to eat the same thing or wanting to make the same ol’ same ol’ taste juuuust a little better, I often find myself going back to

Déjà Vu Ou Déjà Mangé? Fried Squash Blossoms Part Deux

Despite my moral imperative to tweak and tinker in the kitchen, finding new ways to eat the same thing or wanting to make the same ol’ same ol’ taste juuuust a little better, I often find myself going back to

天麩羅: Attack of Squash Blossom, Salmon & Vegetable Tempura!

My poor mother used to dread leaving us at home when she would go on the rare trip alone with my father. Now, while images of Tom Cruise in Ray-Bans, socks, and a white shirt may go skittering through your

天麩羅: Attack of Squash Blossom, Salmon & Vegetable Tempura!

My poor mother used to dread leaving us at home when she would go on the rare trip alone with my father. Now, while images of Tom Cruise in Ray-Bans, socks, and a white shirt may go skittering through your

You, Kimchi & Me Makes Three

Asia is filled with many different cultures and cuisines but what many of them have in common is a love of pickles. No, not brined cucumbers but a whole universe of sweet, salty, spicy fermented or preserved veggies. 漬物, tsukemono

You, Kimchi & Me Makes Three

Asia is filled with many different cultures and cuisines but what many of them have in common is a love of pickles. No, not brined cucumbers but a whole universe of sweet, salty, spicy fermented or preserved veggies. 漬物, tsukemono

Eggplant Love: Grilled, Marinated, & Herbed Eggplant

Most times I find myself tinkering with recipes trying to fine tune them to my tastes or to the materials I have at hand but then every once in a while I stumble upon something that must have been written

Eggplant Love: Grilled, Marinated, & Herbed Eggplant

Most times I find myself tinkering with recipes trying to fine tune them to my tastes or to the materials I have at hand but then every once in a while I stumble upon something that must have been written

Cherry Tomato Salad with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette

As the summer draws to a close I’m literally harvesting a pound or more of cherry tomatoes every day. Having the luxury of being able to let them ripen on the vine means they’re so sweet and juicy that it’s

Cherry Tomato Salad with Ginger-Miso Vinaigrette

As the summer draws to a close I’m literally harvesting a pound or more of cherry tomatoes every day. Having the luxury of being able to let them ripen on the vine means they’re so sweet and juicy that it’s

茄子田楽 Nasu Dengaku: Sweet Miso-Glazed Eggplant

One of my friends is lucky enough to take part in a community supported agriculture (CSA) group, meaning that by “investing” in local farmers she gets “shares” of the harvest which translates into fresh, seasonal produce that also helps the

茄子田楽 Nasu Dengaku: Sweet Miso-Glazed Eggplant

One of my friends is lucky enough to take part in a community supported agriculture (CSA) group, meaning that by “investing” in local farmers she gets “shares” of the harvest which translates into fresh, seasonal produce that also helps the

Israeli Couscous Primavera : Cool Food For Hot Days

As the heat wave continues and my little garden displays its fruitfulness in a riot of cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas I’m faced with 3 dilemmas: argh, why does everything ripen at the same time??, what can I cook

Israeli Couscous Primavera : Cool Food For Hot Days

As the heat wave continues and my little garden displays its fruitfulness in a riot of cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas I’m faced with 3 dilemmas: argh, why does everything ripen at the same time??, what can I cook