Hello Chaos!

The underdog

well… when I switched careers I had no idea how busy I would be in my new career right from the beginning. I thought I would have some time to get organized, get my website revised and slowly begin to gain clients. Instead can’t believe the amount of interest I’ve had in my cooking…so here’sRead more

Sinus Clearing Dynamite Soup

Bonito Flakes!!!

This is the first recipe from another new cookbook I have! The cookbook is from a British fast food restaurant which makes Asian inspired (more particularly Japanese) food.  They also have a grocery store which they sell their retail products.  All I can say is that after making this first recipe if I lived inRead more

GochuJang

  GochuJang is a Korean sauce that is kind of new to me. It is a red chile paste that contains glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt and sweetener.  It has a pretty unique flavor, it’s super thick and is pretty strong – meaning it really needs to be stirred into something to make a sauce or marinade ratherRead more

Let’s use that stock!

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

A little bit of home…

looks yum!

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

My name is Rosemary and I love Ramen

delish!

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

It’s Complicated!

before

I have a LOT of cookbooks.  On my last trip to the bookstore I stood in the cookbook section and noticed I had most of the cookbooks within the three shelves I happened to be standing next to.  As I thought about writing this post I decided I should count and found out I have 66 cookbooks. Read more

Part Science Experiment, Part Dinner

One of my favorite chefs is David Chang.  For some reason I don’t seem to have much luck mastering his recipes though.  And then I started to think…maybe he doesn’t actually want anyone to master his recipe.  What if this is really just a game or cruel joke.  That was my frame of mind when IRead more

Japanese stuffed peppers

What?  Another Japanese recipe?  YES!  Another complicated very precise Japanese recipe.  I am up for the challenge.

RAMEN!!!

RAMEN!

Full disclosure.  I love ramen.  I love to make ramen and I love to eat ramen.  This was not my first or last time making ramen.  It is complicated – I equate it to chemistry.  You have to have your measurements correct and your temperatures dead on.  Due to the complexity of the recipe IRead more

Fasted Dinner Ever!

YUM!!!!

I have to say I really like fast yet flavorful recipes during the week.  This next one I think is the fasted that I’ve ever made and is now in my regular rotation.  It comes from the cookbook Frame by Frame Quick & Easy by Parragon Books Ltd.  I bought it originally because I likedRead more