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Archive for August, 2008

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August 31, 2008

Andrew’s Debut on TV

For the past year, Andrew has been asking me, “Mama, can I do a cooking show with you?” and I’ve kinda resisted, mainly because a 5 year old boy…specifically MY 5 year old boy is quite unpredictable. How do I know that he’s not just going to blurt out my dirty laundry on LIVE TV?…

August 25, 2008

Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update + More Testers!

I’m getting so close…I can smell it! So far, I’ve written 90 recipes and shot over 65 photographs…but I’m a little behind – and still have 30 more photographs and another 15 recipes to go. I must give great thanks to a hardcore team of testers who have been relentlessly testing…

August 21, 2008

Salmon with Blackberry Brandy Sauce

The ebony-blue, bursty blackberry fruit was just too pretty to pass up at the market the other day, so I picked up 2 pints to experiment with. I was thinking: Sauce. Brandy. Salmon….

August 20, 2008

Shrimp Fried Rice

Beautiful Shrimp Fried Rice photo! The first time I attempted to cook fried rice on my own, I was a teenager and my parents and little brother were on vacation. I stayed home to attend summer school and to enjoy a little freedom living on my own for a couple of weeks. Since my Mom […]

August 16, 2008

Pan Seared Steak with Sweet and Sour Tomato Onion Sauce

Last week was my good friend’s birthday and like me, she popped out kids back to back, 16 months apart, which meant we both had the same momentary lapse of judgment. Date nights are rare events, not because we’re lame, married, boring people, but that trustworthy sitters are really hard to come by. The good […]

August 13, 2008

Shrimp and Zucchini Stirfry with Crispy Basil

New friend, Deb Puchalla, who is Editor in Chief of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, is hosting a Zukes and Cukes party and this is what I’m bringing! Instead of just stirring in basil leaves at the end like I normally do, this time I deep fried the basil leaves to create airy-light, brittle-crisp basil that […]

August 8, 2008

08/08/08 I’m goin’ on a mystery trip for my birthday!

It’s my birthday and my husband is surprising me!!!

August 7, 2008

Durian Frozen Yogurt

Bourdain describes it as “…Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.” Richard Sterling, travel/food writer: “… its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock….lovely, huh?….

August 4, 2008

Wonton Noodle Soup

Watch me make Chinese Wonton Noodle Soup in a video and I’ll give you the secrets to folding, freezing and cooking wonton noodle soup…

August 1, 2008

15 Minute Asian Light Meals

It’s my birthday and I want to give you a gift! Enter to win a super cool Flip Video Camcorder! Watch my video for the details…