Having spent a couple of hours with the lovely Katie Chin at a signing for her latest book, Everyday Thai Cooking, with a bag of Asian produce in hand — Thai inspired I was! Fresh cilantro, garlic, ginger root, lemongrass, limes, mint, Thai basil, turmeric root, and more. What’s a girl to do?
With just a few more days before Christmas, and about a week before New Year’s Eve, we’re starting to write shopping lists and plan the cooking! I love a delicious Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre party! One to two bites, pretty colors, easy to handle and a burst of flavor. A perfect hors d’oeuvre should have these […]
I’m pretty sure I’ll be talking about my parents’ garden forever. I can remember picking summer squash when I was 5-years old, and to this very day I’m still picking and eating delicious produce from their garden. Various greens, stunning tomatoes, sweet plums, succulent peaches, hot peppers, apple trees, and citrus trees — it’s all […]
Do you know how eggplants got their name? They’re not eggs, after all! Turns out that small, Thai eggplants are a whitish, yellowish color and have the shape of a goose egg. And because of these particular fruits, in the 18th century, the name eggplant was born. (Yes, though eaten as a vegetable, technically eggplants […]
Is this dessert? Or is it a side of fresh fruit? Is it simply pretty on the plate? Who really cares — it’s divine tasting and absolutely stunning to look at. I’m serving this as part of brunch this weekend, but I think it’d work brilliantly after dinner, too. (Well, as brilliantly as any dessert that […]