Banana bread is one of those comforts foods that is easy to make. I never made it until recently, motivated by the nagging of my 17-year old who was so bored during the corona quarantine that she wanted to bake. I researched many recipes on YouTube and ended up with a combined version of Tessa... Continue Reading →
I love food, and I love to cook. I also enjoy going to restaurants to try new dishes and to take pictures of the plates. My food is good, but it’s not attractive, so restaurants are an excellent place to take pretty pictures of the preparations. Bars and restaurants in Miami have been closed since... Continue Reading →
The last time we went out before the COVID-19 situation got grave in Miami was on March 8th, to go to the Asian Culture Festival. I was hesitant to go, and now I am so glad we went - it was early, so not too many people, and the vast array of food available was... Continue Reading →
I warmed up some leftover rice & peas and mixed it with some scrambled eggs. A weird and wonderful combination. Delicious!
Masala Chai is tea prepared with a blend of spices. This recipe, which I got from Saveur Magazine, is a shortcut worth trying.
I have recently started to steam eggs instead of boiling them and I do notice a difference - they are easier to peel and somehow, feel lighter. This method I got from America’s Test Kitchen. “Boiled eggs that start in cold water are hard to peel because the proteins in the egg white set slowly,... Continue Reading →
“How could you eat that bloody thing?” My friend Paul asked me in disbelief. “ I do not know why you even bother to ask the kitchen to cook it, it is bathing in blood. You are just a little dinosaur.” I have asked myself that question a million times and the allure of raw... Continue Reading →
Mommy gave me a bag of potatoes, and I wanted to make something other than mash with it. Canned salmon was sitting in the cupboard for a while, so why not combine these 2 ingredients and make something yummy out of them? Fishcakes crossed my mind, but it had to be a recipe that included... Continue Reading →
I can still remember clearly the day she was born. The doctor made the decision to take her out early because her heart was under distress each time I had a contraction. I was not ready - I had some chicken already seasoned in the fridge to cook that night for dinner. “Forget about the... Continue Reading →
On a sunny Saturday morning, I was in a dark mood - too many things going on around me that seemed totally out of my control. I had to get out of the house, stop brooding and do something pleasant and cheap. I needed some onions and potatoes, so I knew exactly where I needed... Continue Reading →
Trying spicy tinned fish
These were the dishes that sang to me last year - the memory of their flavors wants to make me dance. Are they in order of excellence? Of course not - It’s all random. Chirashi from Dragonfly Izakaya - 18 pieces chef's selection sashimi over rice. I am a fan of raw fish, so... Continue Reading →