While mangoes are commonly found and eaten in the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia, it is considered an exotic fruit here in the Midwest. Many are unfamiliar with the fruit. Sometimes I get asked about how the fruit tastes or methods of preparation when I am buying mangoes at the grocery store. The mangoes that [...]
This year the shortage of corn due to drought conditions across the country have driven prices more than double the price of previous years. Normally twenty cents would buy you an ear of corn but the current price is hovering around fifty cents each. Though we do get a decent supply at the grocery store, [...]
With a little planning, you can do all your cooking on the grill and avoid heating up the kitchen during the hottest months. Refreshing side dishes like fruits and salads, which require no cooking, make great accompaniments to those delicious grilled meat and vegetables.
Modern technology is amazing. You are reading this post as though I have just written it, while in truth I am somewhere out there in the sky flying towards Malaysia. Blogging can be such a “many-splendored thing” with scheduled posting! In anticipation of my trip to Asia, I have been in a cooking frenzy to [...]
Spam Musubi is a ubiquitous snack and lunch food in the Aloha State comprising of a slice of Spam and a slab of rice wrapped together with nori in the form of Japanese omusubi. This creation is Hawaiian and yet curiously Minnesotan. Spam is made by Hormel and Hormel is based in Austin, Minnesota where [...]
Single flavored kasutera, check! Double-flavored marbled kasutera, check! I did not make this one but it is out there. And now I present to you the triple-flavored Neapolitan Kasutera! Achoo…talk about a persistent bug! This one shows no sign of abating. Have no fear though as this bug should not harm you unless you over-indulge. [...]
Today I am going to share a very simple dish using the homemade salted eggs from my previous post. Ochazuke is rice in green tea normally accompanied by a variety of condiments, nori, and leftover side dishes seasoned with a little salt or soy sauce. Salted egg makes a wonderful accompaniment to ochazuke as it [...]