A new year means another 365 (minus 7, 8, 9, 10, tick tock, tick tock) days of eating. There’s a world of food and flavors out there that my taste buds are eager to discover. What foods/dishes are on your list to eat and/or cook in 2017? You probably didn’t think twice before reaching for the … Continue Reading

I caught a bit of a cold and needed something spicy to clear the sinuses. Thai bird’s eye chiles will definitely do the trick. If you’re a chile-lover like me, then you’ve probably dabbled in the world of hot sauces. Most everyone is familiar with the ubiquitous Huy Fong Foods (aka Red Rooster) sriracha sauce. … Continue Reading

I have a chile pepper addiction. The common name for this condition is chile head (aka heat seeker). I have designated a large amount of real estate in my tiny urban garden to growing chiles…jalapenos, habaneros, and Padron peppers. Out of all the plants in my little vegetable patch, the chiles, by far, have been the most productive (plus the … Continue Reading

After a heavy Thanksgiving meal and next-day leftovers, perhaps a light and refreshing salad is calling your name. This is a delicious, winter-appropriate, grapefruit salad with layers of flavor, texture, and crunch. It’s not your boring old salad by any means. It’s bright and colorful, and certain to wake up your taste buds. Love when … Continue Reading

This is a quick post and a follow-up from my last one: smoked salmon onigiri. These delicious, tasty little snacks — onigiri…have you tried (making) them?   To lend the onigiri a bit more flavor, I added a dry seasoning mix, furikake, to the rice. My version of furikake includes toasted sesame seeds (black and … Continue Reading