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
Growing up my favorite dinner that my mom ever made was a German-esque dish of sliced potatoes, bacon and onions. My dad wasn’t fond of the dish, too breakfasty for him, so we would only ever have it on the rare occasions when my dad wasn’t be home for dinner. As an adult I haveRead more
Ramen is awesome! I love ramen. I love it’s richness. I love it’s complexity of layers of flavors. When I see a bowl of ramen I smile. It is my comfort food. It’s like a hug of deliciousness. I have been crafting my own recipe for ramen for the past month. Trying out different things andRead more