Posts Tagged: entertaining

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

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

Triple Threat Chicken Wings

Whenever I roast a chicken, my favorite part is the crispy little wings. Since there are only 2 of them per chicken the hubby is sweet enough to let me have them all to myself but I’m pretty sure that

Triple Threat Chicken Wings

Whenever I roast a chicken, my favorite part is the crispy little wings. Since there are only 2 of them per chicken the hubby is sweet enough to let me have them all to myself but I’m pretty sure that

Slow Roasted Salmon With Shiraz Glaze

My beefy, 20,000 BTU workhorse of an oven is crippled and this is the last meal that it cooked. As last meals, it’s not a bad way to go. This is one of those contradictory dishes that has dramatic, delicious

Slow Roasted Salmon With Shiraz Glaze

My beefy, 20,000 BTU workhorse of an oven is crippled and this is the last meal that it cooked. As last meals, it’s not a bad way to go. This is one of those contradictory dishes that has dramatic, delicious

Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Squid Ink Fettuccine

After discovering the gastronomic delights of squid ink paella I really wanted to branch out and try squid ink pasta but the learning curve for making my own pasta seemed too daunting. Luckily for me (and unfortunately for my waistline),

Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Squid Ink Fettuccine

After discovering the gastronomic delights of squid ink paella I really wanted to branch out and try squid ink pasta but the learning curve for making my own pasta seemed too daunting. Luckily for me (and unfortunately for my waistline),

銀鱈のかば焼き: Black Cod With Kabayaki Sauce

While I enjoy the savory-sweet flavors of うな丼 (unadon) or grilled freshwater eel brushed with かば焼き (kabayaki), that addicting sweet soy sauce-based glaze, eel is off the menu for us. It’s really being overfished cuz young eels at the glass

銀鱈のかば焼き: Black Cod With Kabayaki Sauce

While I enjoy the savory-sweet flavors of うな丼 (unadon) or grilled freshwater eel brushed with かば焼き (kabayaki), that addicting sweet soy sauce-based glaze, eel is off the menu for us. It’s really being overfished cuz young eels at the glass

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

ψητό κοτόπουλο λεμόνι ρίγανη: Roasted Lemon-Oregano Chicken

The first time I had lemon-oregano chicken was in a dark, tiny cafe in Santorini that had maybe 5 tables and served amazing home-style Greek food. While I enjoy restaurant food, I find that the over-the-top richness can lose its

ψητό κοτόπουλο λεμόνι ρίγανη: Roasted Lemon-Oregano Chicken

The first time I had lemon-oregano chicken was in a dark, tiny cafe in Santorini that had maybe 5 tables and served amazing home-style Greek food. While I enjoy restaurant food, I find that the over-the-top richness can lose its

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie (Or How To Make Friends & Influence People)

I’m not sure how it came about but the hubster’s nursing staff have been clamoring for pie and not just any pie, frozen strawberry margarita pie. So how did they find out about this delectable cold concoction? Apparently Dr. Blabberovsky

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie (Or How To Make Friends & Influence People)

I’m not sure how it came about but the hubster’s nursing staff have been clamoring for pie and not just any pie, frozen strawberry margarita pie. So how did they find out about this delectable cold concoction? Apparently Dr. Blabberovsky

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