Update: here’s our latest tutorial on how to make and roll spring rolls .
I know I’m not the only one who has gone through this, so I thought I’d finally say it publicly after 3 years of blogging.
Food blogging made me chunky-er, pleasantly plump or what ever you want to call it. My jeans didn’t zip anymore.
I’m not comfortable with the term “fat”. That F-word is so harsh and ugly. As true, blunt and effective it might be to get the point » Read the full story →
A new blogging event has just launched and this time, it’s a fun, free for all celebration of Summer’s bounty! Started last Summer by Margaret Roach of Away to Garden and Deb Puchalla, which was called Food Fest, lovers of everything fresh, delicious, and/or from the garden shared ideas and recipes from across the globe. Last summer’s event was a cross-blog event where they would announce a food or “crop” in advance and they would then swap recipes, growing tips, lore and whatever else came » Read the full story →
Thanks to Lia and her wonderful wine inspired blog, Swirling Notions, we’re finally writing out what we enjoy drinking when we eat Asian foods. Lia’s Pairing Primers is a series of excellent and educational write ups on pairing foods. Lia asked us to share our favorite Asian-inspired food pairings and getting this post together required alot of thought, drinking and tasting!
Spicy, Salty, Sweet, Sour, Bitter. Pairing wine with Asian food can often be a bit daunting and complicated. For so many Asian dishes, » Read the full story →
Good Morning ! …Oh wait, what time is it? Ugh! It’s 8:30 am and I’m late for work! Weep and pout! I thought I was a lover of logistics and Miss Master at planning out details, but scheduling myself to go to work the day after hosting a big blog party was a seriously bad management decision. I stumbled out of bed, teeter-tottered to the bathroom to fix myself up for another work day and my body was struggling to keep up with slow, fumbling » Read the full story →
It’s time to finally finish our Spring cleaning, even if we’re a few months behind. Spring cleaning our pantry, fridge, freezer and emergency earthquake stash in Summer is called procrastination. But it’s never too late, we suppose, to finish what we started in April. So it’s been really gratifying and good for out pocket books (less grocery shopping runs) to use up what has be hiding and forgotten about behind our cabinets and refridgerator shelves. Before every meal, we’ve been trying to use up all » Read the full story →
We’re rolling in greens this month! Unfortunately, it’s not the type of green that’s going to pay for our dreadful Visa bill arriving next week. But it is the type of green that’s full of fiber and vitamins to keep us healthy and heart attack free when we do open up the envelope. We’re talking about having red romaine, green romaine, red oak leaf, green leaf and “everything mesculin” lettuce up to our ears! Growing and investing in $3 worth of mixed lettuce, and mesculin » Read the full story →
When I see these fried springrolls, I see me. These attractive rolls and I have a lot in common: pleasantly plump, greasy, full of hearty goodness on the inside and bubbly, yet delicate on the outside. All my good “rough and tumbled ” looks, luscious waistline and oily, emulsified skin come from the weekly consumption of these springrolls. Without this weekly lunch item dish, I just might fall into my appropriate weight category and lower my cholesterol count by triple digits. But my priorities will » Read the full story →