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Archive for January, 2008

January 31, 2008

Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Cashew Butter Dipping Sauce

I made Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Goi Cuon) with Cashew Nut Dipping Sauce this morning on television! They came out fantastic and the crew devoured them seconds after ……

January 29, 2008

Steamy Kitchen Food Porn Room

‘m going to give you 6 letters, out of order and I bet I can show you just ONE IMAGE and in that image you’ll be able to see, hear, feel and smell EXACTLY what those 6 letters form. Here are the letters….in random order: H I S O T H Ready? Ok….read on…

January 26, 2008

Fried Noodles with Garlic Shrimp

Chinese New Year is coming up in just a couple of weeks! It will be the Year of the Rat!

I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Chinese dishes with you – easy meals that you can whip up for the holiday. Chinese are big on food symbolisms ….

January 24, 2008

Vote – Which Blogger Dish to Cook on TV?

I’ve got a regular schedule now for my local ABC appearance – the last Thursday of every month. So, I’ve got a week to go and would love you to choose which blogger dish to cook in my live 5-minute bit. as part of the ABC morning news Of course I’ll post the video online […]

January 23, 2008

Clicking Away

There’s been a lot of “clicking” in the Steamy Kitchen household – both keyboard and camera. I’ve been pretty quiet for the past 2 weeks, busy teaching myself how to photograph for print, which is WAY different than photographing for the blog. While I’ve always thought that my food photos were pretty damn awesome, photographing […]

January 19, 2008

Bigger Than His Head + Winners

3-year old Nathan and his broccoli Broccoli: Not for the commitment phobic 3 months of daily watering, petting, and singing sweet fertilizer songs. But it was worth every single floret! I totally admit it, I’m an Impatient Gardener. I like fast growing, pick-a-little-bit every day kinda gal, like herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, chilies, citrus and peas. […]

January 18, 2008

Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce and Chili: 3am Haiku

working late all week
too hungry to be fancy
five minute dish yay


January 16, 2008

In case we forget….

who we are when doing business in the Steamy Kitchen family water closet, my son, Andrew has kindly made name tags. In true gentlemanly fashion, he also has thoughfully made a blank name tag for visitors. “D” for dad, “N” for Nathan, “M” for Mama, “A” for Andrew,”Blank” for guests of the Steamy household (the […]

January 13, 2008

No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah

Wow, I can’t believe how many of you made the No Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls! As promised, I’m not going to leave you hanging with extra dough in the refrigerator. Here’s your recipe for No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah from …

January 12, 2008

No-Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Do you know what I call smart? Taking something from “works awesome” (No-Knead Bread) to the level of “KICK-ASS.” Which is exactly what authors of the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have done.

Oh yeah, and I hold them both directly responsible …

January 10, 2008

Ego Inflated, Temporarily

A couple of months ago, Sarasota Magazine called and asked to feature me as their “NoiseMaker,” quite appropriate as I can be a pretty gregarious, controversial gal. You see, I live in a city where the average age of the patrons at Outback Steakhouse is twice mine. This land of Sarasota is paradise. It’s where […]

January 8, 2008

Japanese Furikake French Fries Recipe

In response to the latest buzz about the lawsuit against Deceptively Delicious author, Jessica Seinfeld, I’m launching my own Steamy campaign against the entire concept of hiding vegetables in your kids food. But …

January 7, 2008

Friendship in the Form of Duck Necks

Sometimes friendship comes in the form of a beautiful, silky, hand-made apron from Cookie Baker Lynn The apron is gorgeous! Thank you Lynn! Then, there are other times that friendship comes in a big box of miscellaneous animal parts:

January 4, 2008

Fighting over the Butt-Bowl + Winners

Two Christmases ago, I asked for a Buddha Bowl, a beautiful and organically designed bowl that has a clever hook for your thumb so that it snuggles firmly in the palm of your hand. Perfect for eating a bowl of ice cream or drinking some warm miso soup while lounging on the couch, making good […]

January 1, 2008

Dark Chocolate & Toffee Macadamia Bark + Steamy Secret #1

With a photo like that, do I really need any words?!

I firmly believe that in order to start off the New Year properly, one must have chocolate. And lots of it.

Janet, wonderful customer of my husband’s company brought these Chocolate & Toffee Barks into the office a few …