Last weekend I tried the most delicious kabocha squash soup at a camping resort in Big Sur, California. The squashes were grown on site in their organic garden and it was the perfect thick soup to warm up with on a chilly, foggy night.
There’s something very gratifying about biting through the crisp outer crust and into the tender center of a fried oyster. It’s an ephemeral moment when your ears hear the crispy crust crackling as it gives way, your mouth is flooded with the briny juices from the oyster, and your nostrils fill with the smell of a salty ocean breeze.
Rise and shine!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I love going all out on the weekends. And since I don’t own a waffle iron, pancakes are my very favorite way to celebrate Saturday mornings.
I love a dish with a good story behind it, and Mapo Tofu is a legendary dish from the Sichuan province in China that has a good one. Well, actually it has several, but my favorite is that of an old lady (po) whose face was covered in pockmarks (mazi).
It’s that time of year again!
It’s time for soups, stews and chilies to keep warm and cozy as the temperature starts to dip. I love making big batches of chili and freezing it in individual sized Tupperware containers so I can have a warm meal quickly when I’m low on time. And this black bean chili is one of my favorites!
As I flipped the calendar from September to October, summer abruptly turned into fall, and my inner carnivore awakened from an all summer long hibernation. I don’t know about everyone else, but as the air takes on a crisp edge and verdant foliage begins to pale, I begin to crave roasts and braises. It’s as though an oven deep within my soul has been ignited and is begging to be fed meats to brown, collagen to melt, and root vegetables to caramelize.
Have you ever made your own pita chips before?
It’s so easy and they taste so much better than anything you could ever find at the store!
This herb fried chicken is much simpler than a more traditional buttermilk fried chicken, but it’s certainly not lacking in crunch or flavor.