Winter is the worst. Right around now every year (mid-January) the frigid weather starts to feel like it’s dragging on and on. Cabin fever starts to set in. It gets dark out so early that leaving the house past 6 is a struggle. Warm comforting foods are all I want to eat. This next recipe,Read more
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
I hate wasting food. I always have a large Ziploc back in my freezer to hold vegetable scraps and vegetables which are about to go bad in my fridge. Once my Ziploc is full I make vegetable stock, see my recipe here. Recently I had a bunch of recipes for mushrooms, and I findRead more
Now that summer’s over 🙁 it’s time to start thinking about soups. A few years ago I stopped buying packaged broths and instead decided to make my own, which is WAY healthier. The first few times I made stocks I thought it was a total pain, I did not see how I could or wouldRead more
In an effort to make use of all the pancetta I have, read about making pancetta here, I decided to think up some creative ways to try incorporate it. The first thing I thought of was risotto. I had never made risotto before so it seemed like a good time to try!
The next recipe tagged will the be last recipe I will be making from this cookbook. I have gone through the entire book and have not found another recipe that peaks my interest. It is a beautiful book, very large with lots of great photos. But I have really had a hard time finding recipesRead more
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
I am a carnivore. I love meat. I love beef especially, beef tenderloin being my favorite. Well this next recipe was right up my beef alley. I knew it would be good and it was! Yay for winning!!
Something strange that seems to happen is that I have very similar recipes all clumped together. In the summer I had endless soup recipes. Well 2 recipes ago I had a scallop and shrimp cocktail recipe. Well when I opened the next book I found I have another seafood cocktail recipe, or Salpicon de Mariscos, asRead more
Brrrrr….it’s super cold out. We are smack dab in the middle of January and winter temperatures finally decided to come, full fledge! This particular night Matt was traveling so Maike came over for dinner and a movie. I was very happy to see the next recipe tagged was a soup recipe.
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
I have to admit when I opened the next cookbook in line and saw the recipe tagged I wasn’t that excited. It seemed kind of blah but as soon as I took my first bite I immediately was happy with the results! The cookbook the recipe came from is The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by MarkRead more
Our next in The Summer of Soup series comes from the cookbook “Simple Chinese Cooking” by Kylie Kwong.
Well another soup recipe. I will remember this summer fondly as the summer of soup!
Right as it seems like prime time for some grilling recipes, the next book in line for the project is 1 Stock, 100 Soups. The book is by Linda Doeser and if you can guess from the title it contains 100 soup recipes you can make using the same stock recipe she provides at theRead more