14 April 2017
An old writer’s trick says that if you don’t know what to write, you’d write about your cats. But here’s a true story: feeding them inspired me to make this 5 Bell Peppers Paella! With five different forms of bell pepper.
>> I’ll guarantee, it’s not cat food!
8 April 2017
Did you know vegetables live in a Kingdom? Or better, a Queendom? Yeah, we Dutch call the white asparagus the queen of the veggies, and she’s the real one to herald Spring. So let’s cook this beauty and call it Spring. Here’s my guide How to cook White Asparagus.
>> I’ll explain the ‘love stalk’ part too!
31 March 2017
I don’t do it often, but the day before yesterday I tried it again. And made these Oven roasted glazed sweet potatoes from someone else’s recipe.
>> Yup, I really did! Check it out.
24 March 2017
Didn’t you also looked forward for Spring to start? I know I can’t really complain about NorCal winters, but as a cook I love to celebrate every new season. This Happy Spring String Bean Soup is my newest celebration dish.
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18 March 2017
The best teachers consider themselves still being students. I don’t know if I’m the best teacher, but I do learn every class from the people I’m supposed to learn how to cook. And that’s why I would love to see you make these Chicken skewers in Red wine marinade.
>> Here’s why!
10 March 2017
Chinese food is Chinese food, wouldn’t you think? Well, in my experience, it isn’t. And when I make it at home, it definitely isn’t. But I was quite happy with my Chinese take-away style Beef and Broccoli.
>> Click for the recipe!
3 March 2017
Inspiration is a crazy thing.
One day I have no clue what to cook or write for this blog. On another I have ideas piling up.
Inspiration for this blog and the recipe for Malijano came when I went to a local International Food Market (South Bay’ers: go there!) to do the groceries for a cooking demo I was about to give that night. Besides the things on my shopping list, I also needed an idea for a small dish to demonstrate while my pilaf (not this one) was getting ready on the stove. Continue Reading →
25 February 2017
A blank page.
A blinking cursor.
That was what I was staring at for quite a while when I sat down for a blog post a few weeks ago.
I had no clue what to write about or what recipe to share.
But here it is! Seven tips for more creativity in the kitchen and a recipe for Roasted sticky leeks. Continue Reading →
17 February 2017
A sore throat for days. Delusional dreams due to the cough syrup. But not really sick enough to cancel work. That’s how I struggled through the week. But the one dish I cooked at home this week found it’s way to the blog: Chicken veggie noodle soup with lots of ginger.
It made me feel better in all kinds of ways.
>> Here’s the recipe!
10 February 2017
They say we adults basically are just big children. I’m about the proof that! And illustrate it with this recipe for Marinated olives with orange and mustard seeds.
>> Yeah, click here to read it!