Posts Tagged: entertaining

Cassoulet (Or Exotic Comfort Food With Maximum Fanfare & Minimal Fuss)

Christmas dinner at Chez Gekiuma is usually a quiet affair with the hubby (whenever he can pry himself away from work) and me plus or minus the occasional orphaned guest(s). But even if it wasn’t a cozy, mellow affair, cassoulet

Cassoulet (Or Exotic Comfort Food With Maximum Fanfare & Minimal Fuss)

Christmas dinner at Chez Gekiuma is usually a quiet affair with the hubby (whenever he can pry himself away from work) and me plus or minus the occasional orphaned guest(s). But even if it wasn’t a cozy, mellow affair, cassoulet

Teutonic Dichotomy Or Pfifferlingknöpfle: Herbed Knöpfle With Chanterelles

In many ways, the humble spätzle (spaetzle for the umlaut averse) seems to embody (to me) the Teutonic psyche in a nutshell. Traveling abroad in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, the fellow tourists we kept running into time and

Teutonic Dichotomy Or Pfifferlingknöpfle: Herbed Knöpfle With Chanterelles

In many ways, the humble spätzle (spaetzle for the umlaut averse) seems to embody (to me) the Teutonic psyche in a nutshell. Traveling abroad in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, the fellow tourists we kept running into time and

Comfort Food 102: Beef Ragù With Pappardelle

Medicine is a cyclical existence. I’m not just referring to influenza although that’s pretty seasonal too. Job and training cycles invariably coincide with graduation cycles so your contract dates end up working out along those lines as well. Currently it’s

Comfort Food 102: Beef Ragù With Pappardelle

Medicine is a cyclical existence. I’m not just referring to influenza although that’s pretty seasonal too. Job and training cycles invariably coincide with graduation cycles so your contract dates end up working out along those lines as well. Currently it’s

Which Way Is Up Pear And Candied Ginger Upside Down Cake

I’m fairly certain that the hubster’s clinical fellow is the reincarnation of Attila the Hun. No, he doesn’t go rampaging through the wards on horseback and I’m fairly certain he can’t use a bow and arrow either. So why was

Which Way Is Up Pear And Candied Ginger Upside Down Cake

I’m fairly certain that the hubster’s clinical fellow is the reincarnation of Attila the Hun. No, he doesn’t go rampaging through the wards on horseback and I’m fairly certain he can’t use a bow and arrow either. So why was

鮭の照り焼き Savory-Sweet Salmon Teriyaki

While I love salmon teriyaki, I don’t eat it that often. Why? I feel guilty for covering it in sauce, a delicious savory sauce, mind you. See, we’re lucky enough to be able to get wild-caught salmon here in the

鮭の照り焼き Savory-Sweet Salmon Teriyaki

While I love salmon teriyaki, I don’t eat it that often. Why? I feel guilty for covering it in sauce, a delicious savory sauce, mind you. See, we’re lucky enough to be able to get wild-caught salmon here in the

Deceptively Easy Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken

Sometimes you eat something and think, “Wow, this is so deliciously elegant yet simple, I wonder if I can make this at home?” This is a variation on a staple menu item at a restaurant we ate at fairly frequently

Deceptively Easy Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken

Sometimes you eat something and think, “Wow, this is so deliciously elegant yet simple, I wonder if I can make this at home?” This is a variation on a staple menu item at a restaurant we ate at fairly frequently

You Can Call Me Shrimpy Anytime: Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Shrimp! Spaghetti

As a 5’4″ Asian woman I understand that the world is sizeist. The first place podium towers over 2 and 3, the successful reach the “heights of success” while the downtrodden are um, down. The average height for the president

You Can Call Me Shrimpy Anytime: Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Shrimp! Spaghetti

As a 5’4″ Asian woman I understand that the world is sizeist. The first place podium towers over 2 and 3, the successful reach the “heights of success” while the downtrodden are um, down. The average height for the president

Braised Beef Shanks (Or Osso Buco With 50% Less Angst)

My Mom thinks that our dog is actually a person inside a dog suit. Well, okay, more like inside a dog’s body. While he hasn’t rescued any Timmys stuck in a well, he can take my direction-challenged Mom on a

Braised Beef Shanks (Or Osso Buco With 50% Less Angst)

My Mom thinks that our dog is actually a person inside a dog suit. Well, okay, more like inside a dog’s body. While he hasn’t rescued any Timmys stuck in a well, he can take my direction-challenged Mom on a

I’ll Shoyu And Your Little Dog Too! Shoyu Chicken with Coconut Rice and Grilled Veggies

I always know when it’s summer cuz the brown sugar supply in my pantry magically disappears. While I do bake a lot year round (apparently the marriage vows included a clause that if the hubster bikes to work he gets

I’ll Shoyu And Your Little Dog Too! Shoyu Chicken with Coconut Rice and Grilled Veggies

I always know when it’s summer cuz the brown sugar supply in my pantry magically disappears. While I do bake a lot year round (apparently the marriage vows included a clause that if the hubster bikes to work he gets

Salmon And Summer Vegetables En Papillote: Bag it up baby!

Yay, the heat wave broke and to celebrate I’m firing up the oven! One of my favorite things about summer, besides the lack of perpetual rain that makes the Pacific NW so verdant, is salmon season. Pacific salmon provides the

Salmon And Summer Vegetables En Papillote: Bag it up baby!

Yay, the heat wave broke and to celebrate I’m firing up the oven! One of my favorite things about summer, besides the lack of perpetual rain that makes the Pacific NW so verdant, is salmon season. Pacific salmon provides the