I certainly understand the need for quick and easy meals. While I’m always thinking about food and that next meal, in reality, time is often the limiting factor. There just never seems to be enough of it. I work a 9-to-5 job, on top of juggling this blog and other food-related projects. While I love … Continue Reading

Am always on the hunt for new flavors and dishes (at least ones that are new to me). So, upon stumbling across Okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake of sorts, I was immediately intrigued. Okonomiyaki translates into “grill as you like” — okonomi (“as you like” or “what you wish”) and yaki (“grill”). Traditionally, okonomiyaki are prepared on Japanese … Continue Reading

Thank goodness for this butcher block. Without it, we would have zero counter space (city apartments are just not made for cooking). Now I understand why people use their ovens for storage. A few years back while living in Chicago, we rented a van and drove to Effingham, Illinois, a remote, little town where Boos … Continue Reading

  Any kimchi lovers out there? Hello, my name is Linda and I’ve been a kimchi addict for 20+ years.  Ever since my college roommate introduced me to kimchi, I’ve been hooked.  Before that, I had no clue flavors like that existed in the universe.  Deprivation of such flavors in my younger, formative years led … Continue Reading

This colorful bowl of soup was inspired by a dish (Gaeng Som or Hot Sour Curry) that I recently enjoyed at a local Thai restaurant. This weekend finds at a local farmers’ market, which featured, among other things, purple and orange cauliflower, fresh young ginger, Napa cabbage, and green beans. This soup strikes just the … Continue Reading