As my fridge starts clearing out and it is probably a day past when I should have gone grocery shopping I start getting creative how to use up the bits of food which remain. I hate throwing food away. This particular day I made use of the bits left in my produce drawer: half an onion, part ofRead more
A while back I made kimchi. I had been thinking of ways to include the kimchi – a staple in Korean cuisine – made from fermented vegetables, typically mostly napa cabbage. A new cookbook I bought was able to help me find a way to use that kimchi in a delicious way!
I love when I get to try out new cooking tools and appliances for the first time. In this next recipe I had to purchase a Chinese bamboo steamer basket. Well actually I have been eyeing these steamer baskets every time I shop at my Asian grocery store MultiFood, this next recipe gave me theRead more
Hey, remember me? Rosemary who cooks a lot. I can forgive you if you don’t, I have been SO busy I didn’t post a new recipe all last week! That was first…and hopefully a last. With the holiday’s approaching and some last minute airline tickets to use up, it’s been a while since I haveRead more
As much as I love to eat Asian food I have never made a dumpling, wonton or potsticker from scratch. It has always seemed like SO much work, especially when I can easily order delicious dumplings/wontons/potstickers from my Chinese delivery restaurant. But in the interest in expanding my culinary ability I decided it was timeRead more
I find that lemongrass is kind of an odd thing. For being a stalk of grass I find it really strange that it carries such a citrus scent and flavor. Lemongrass is used as an herb in Asian cuisine (which is how the next recipe uses it) but also as a medicinal herb in IndiaRead more
Ok so there is no trick, only scallops. But Happy Halloween everyone!! Scallops are one of those ingredients which are a treat. I love not only eating scallops but since scallops cook quickly they make for a nice fast dinner to cook. But scallops can be expensive so I really don’t cook them allRead more
Being sad that the weather is turning cold 🙁 (our pool was just closed yesterday – I was really hoping summer would rally!) I was craving something “summer-y” yet warming. Lettuce wraps seemed like the perfect dinner to satisfy both of my cravings.
As my quest to advance my culinary abilities continues I find I have begun to use and like cuts of meat which I might have overlooked before. I use to like to eat chicken breasts, and by chicken breasts I mean the boneless/skinless version. As my culinary abilities continue to improve I have found myRead more
I hope all my readers did go ahead and make stocks this last weekend, read my previous post about stock making here, because now that I/we have stock it’s time to use it! Stocks don’t just need to be for soups, I made a pretty tasty risotto a few weeks back with stock here…which isRead more
Filet Mignon/Beef Tenderloin or filet de bœuf if you are French. That tender beef that is highly praised and highly priced. It’s a treat to have filet mignon. My income, as I am sure many other people’s incomes, doesn’t allow for me to indulge in filet mignon very often. But after making this next recipeRead more
More fish? Why not! Since I am in a self-proclaimed fish kick why not embrace it. This time I am making halibut! Halibut is a lean mild fish. It is pretty firm but also very tender. It is often used in fish and chips (delicious), but I didn’t fry the halibut for this next recipe.
I usually try to follow the directions to the recipes I make as close to exact as I can. For whatever reason this next recipe I failed at doing that. BUT luckily for me, Matt and the kids, who all ate this next recipe, it still worked out!
A few months ago my friend Pam and I took a cooking class at The Chef Next Door in Walkerville. One of the dishes featured was duck confit. For those of you who were like me about 6 months ago and don’t know what confit means meat cooked in it’s own rendered fat. It soundsRead more
So loyal readers will remember last summer I made a crazy amount of soup recipes…at exactly the time of year you don’t actually want soup. As it just so happened the stars aligned and cookbook after cookbook I opened to find I had tagged a soup recipe. Well this summer instead of finding I hadRead more
One of the fun things about my blog is there are actually people out there who read my blog! And a few readers even get super into reading my posts. One reader in particular, Jolie, wants to start a Cooking with Rosemary Fan Club and has even joked (or maybe it’s not a joke) about makingRead more