Every year on St.Patrick’s Day, I make corned beef and cabbage because the family enjoys it very much. Although we are not even remotely of Irish descend, I was told that on St. Patrick’s Day we are all Irish. That works for us and we need no further convincing. This blog is a little more [...]
When chicken and cashew nuts are mentioned together, the dish that comes to mind is Kung Pao Chicken complete with dried chilies for spiciness. However this combination as I have discovered, can also be made into a delectable curry when done using korma spices. Korma is a popular dish that originated in the Indian sub-continent [...]
This is a comfort food associated with the Irish capital. It is a hearty stew of bacon, sausage, potatoes, and onions, popular ingredients in Irish cooking.
Every year after the Thanksgiving turkey dinner, Ro-Jiro would drop hints about a follow up dish in the form of a pot pie using the leftover turkey. I usually oblige him but with the most recent Thanksgiving, I used up the meat for this Turkey Congee. For that reason he was not able to get [...]
Ever since I pulled out the slow cooker from the lower shelf of my corner kitchen cabinet, I have been putting it to good use. I really like the comforting thought of dinner cooking by itself with little to no supervision from me while I potter around the house. It frees me up to do [...]
Old Man Winter sure is not letting up! We woke up to a wintry morning after having the loveliest, bright, sunshine filled weekend. Thank God, Ro-Taro drove home on Saturday and not today. This is a late snow storm and hopefully, the last of the season. The snow is still falling and 5 more inches [...]
I mentioned in my previous post that Ro-Ri San recently returned from Italy bearing lots of pasta and seasonings from Rome. I have not been to Italy myself but hope to visit real soon. From Ro-Ri San’s pictures and descriptions, I have been trying to re-create the trattoria atmosphere he experienced there. I went and [...]