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September 26, 2007

Vote! Which Blogger Dish to Cook on TV?

But first….a little laugh… As I mentioned in my last post, our house is usually stocked with good, wholesome breakfast foods. Because running around the playground and singing, “Itsy Bitsy Spider” requires quite a bit of energy. A good breakfast is essential to becoming the superstar student, outrunning the bullies and beating up the rugrats. […]

September 23, 2007

Korean Glass Noodles – Jap Chae / Chap Chae

Photo of Korean Glass Noodles – Jap Chae/Chap Chae These past few days, I needed to cook healthy. Not for me, but for the sake of my children. You see, last week, I had Lasik eye surgery. As any reasonable mother would do, I milked it as far as I could go in terms of […]

September 21, 2007

Food Column: Coconut Frozen Yogurt with Tropical Fruit

I haven’t been publishing my weekly print food column online – but since so many have asked, I’ll be posting the column each week as it comes out. This column is published in this week’s issue Creative Loafing in Tampa Bay & Sarasota, Florida. I’ve published this recipe before on the blog, this is a new photo and I’ve got a new story to share with you….

September 19, 2007

On Air: Ancient Chinese Secret Fried Rice

Now how backwards is this:

Live broadcast via very expensive digital news cameras -> transmits via fancy satellite somewhere up in space -> to massive receiver at my cable company that I pay $123.00 per month to -> though thousands of miles of underground digital cable to my HD-ready cable box -> that gets recorded in high quality, digital format (like Tivo) -> saved low quality to VCR tape (yeah, that is SO 1985!) -> pay someone $40 to get 4 minutes of video from scratchy quality VCR tape onto …

September 15, 2007

Roasted Cauliflower with Dukkah

I’m addicted to Dukkah. It’s a funny name, no? Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mixture made of roasted, coarsely ground nuts (hazelnuts, almonds or pistachios) and fragrant spices (coriander, sesame seeds, cumin, chili pepper, etc.)

Different variations of this mixture is found all over the Middle East and North Africa. While I’m not an expert in their foods, I have a feeling that each family …

September 13, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things

A bouquet of vanilla beans… My yearly supply of saffron threads… More on the next page…..

September 10, 2007

No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it!

It’s been almost a year since NY Times unveiled the secret to the revolutionary No-Knead Bread. And while fads come and go, this certainly is a recipe that has transcended the fickleness of foodies. It’s time to revisit the bread…. as many of us have been brainwashed by this summer’s ice cream! We’ve made close […]

September 6, 2007

Grilled Prawns with Sichuan Peppercorn Salt

shhhhhh…i did a naughty thing. last week my husband tromped off to Vegas for a 5-day vacation with this poker buddies. i had an affair. i heard the garage door close as he left for the airport. i waited 15 minutes to make sure he didn’t return, in case he forgot something…