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Archive for February, 2009

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February 27, 2009

My blogroll will be 40 pounds heavier this time next week

There’s a reason why this photo is cut off, boob down. This was a photo from 6 months ago at Club Med Ixtapa where I took my brother Jay and my friend Diane of White On Rice Couple, and we were pampered to the tilt with unlimited drinks, gourmet breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners and […]

February 24, 2009

Guess who played with scissors?

Hmmm…could it be this 5 year old boy named Andrew? Geez, I wonder if anyone will notice that he’s got a freakin’ chunk of his hair missing? Couldya be any more conspicuous? Clearly, I have not done my job as a mother well, teaching you the fine art of covert mischief-making. Sheesh. I need to […]

February 22, 2009

Red Lantern Grilled Sirloin with Chile, Garlic, and Ginger

Photo of Red Lantern’s Grilled Sirloin with Chile, Garlic and Ginger courtesy of Secrets of the Red Lantern Cookbook I love my friends! I needed a few more shots for the cookbook, and asked my good friends Matt and Dannika of MattikaArts if he’d like to take a shot {pun intended..haha i soooo funny! snort.} […]

February 19, 2009

Pretty trumped taste.

The wedding cake adventure actually started over a year ago, when Melissa of Masterpiece Weddings emailed me and asked, “will you pretty please come and be a judge for our wedding cake competition?” Me? Wedding cakes? I’ve only been married once, and don’t even remember what my wedding cake even looked like (though I do […]

February 15, 2009

Steamy Kitchen on Daytime TV!

I’ve been so excited all weekend that I just couldn’t focus or concentrate on anything other than making the pile of chocolates and wine in my home disappear as quickly as possible, leftover from this segment last week on CBS:

February 11, 2009

Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update

7 more days. 6 more days and my edits are due…. It will come out Fall ’09! I cooked and photographed all the dishes – it was a TON of work. No time to chat…but here’s a quick Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Promo Video! A Quick Video….

February 9, 2009

So, there was this Guy….

…that I hung out with yesterday. Who’s the Guy?

February 7, 2009

Red Lantern Crisp Parcels (Cha Gio or Spring Rolls)

A fabulous recipe for Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Cha Gio) from award-winning author Pauline Nguyen of Secrets of the Red Lantern.

February 6, 2009

Grilled Shrimp with Lemongrass and Ginger

I can never resist buying jumbo shrimp when they are on sale. I’m talking GIGANTOR shrimp, that really could be mistaken for small lobster tail. The best thing to do with this monsters is to grill them whole, shell-on with a lemongrass and ginger marinade. So, how do you prepare Lemongrass-Ginger Grilled Shrimp this big? […]

February 4, 2009

Food Styling and Photography: Gettin’ That Money Shot

See my food styling and photography commentary…how I got from plain and boring to this scrumptious pizza.