Quick & Easy

Thai Curry in a Hurry-Thanks to Instant Pot

Thai Curry in a Hurry-Thanks to Instant Pot

Have I convinced you to try an Instant Pot yet?  If not, here is the recipe that may just tip the scales in favor of that new kitchen gadget. I love curries and last week I came home after a long day at work, pulled out my […]

Got Dough? (Tasties)

Got Dough? (Tasties)

In life there are two sides to everything.  The yin and yang of the universe.  There are those that twist their Oreos apart, lick the frosting off the cookie and then eat each cookie (seems kind of silly to me) versus those that absolutely never […]

An Easy “Egg”cellent Dish

An Easy “Egg”cellent Dish

I grew up running the streets of Chinatown.  My parents had a mom and pop business right in the heart of Chinatown on Grant Ave. (Yep, Grant Ave…San Francisco…California…USA made quasi-famous by the musical Flower Drum Song).  There are a gazillion restaurants to eat at or […]

Dad’s Fried Rice With a Little Tweak

Dad’s Fried Rice With a Little Tweak

Having posted a fried rice recipe (Kim Chee Fried Rice-Koreatown) recently this comes a bit sooner than expected but a couple of things prompted this post.  The rain is back with a vengeance so I have been holed up at home with Sammy.  The perfect […]

Rice Rice Baby  (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Rice Rice Baby (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Growing up I remember we had one big pot, well worn, dented and it’s bottom darkened from frequent use.  It was my Dad’s favorite cooking utensil and he used it for everything.  He stir-fried, boiled, simmered, stewed and steamed in that pot and everything that came […]

Caldo Verde: Post-Election Comfort Food

Caldo Verde: Post-Election Comfort Food

This week called for a very large helping of comfort and kindness.  Something to soothe our frazzled nerves and temper our anxiety and fear.  I know I could use some.  I have half a mind to jump on a plane and go hug my kids. […]

Summer Shortcakes

Summer Shortcakes

Whaaat!  Summer is over?  Are you kidding? Noooooooo.  My only consolation, apple season is just around the corner. Invariably I will walk out one day soon and notice the color changes and the slight chill in the air.  There is an orange hue to the sunshine […]

Happy Hour Happy Food

Happy Hour Happy Food

Jamie loves happy hour.  What’s not to like?  An array of low maintenance deliciousness and refreshing drinks like sangria or cocktails.  We like loading up our bread boards with cherries, fresh sweet melon, naan topped with fruit, brie and arugula (yum) and of course a variety of […]

Jamie’s Back Scouring Farmer’s Markets and Binge Baking! (Raspberry Buttermilk Cake)

Jamie’s Back Scouring Farmer’s Markets and Binge Baking! (Raspberry Buttermilk Cake)

Hello friends! Since I have written more than a few slightly embarrassing posts about my—quite glamorous—life on this lovely blog, and since I know you all read it religiously, I’ve decided that we are now on the “friend” level.  (We are friends now, so you […]