Spaghetti squash is a long oblong winter squash with a bright yellow rind. It actually looks more like a melon than a squash. The flesh is creamy yellow in color and solid when raw but falls away from the fruit in strands or ribbons like spaghetti when cooked. The best way to cook it is [...]
Fall is going by very quickly and winter will soon be upon us. In fact, we had some snow on Monday. It felt very cold as is usually the case with the first snow fall of the season. Fortunately, it did not stay around for too long and melted right off. I don’t think I [...]
Smoked eel fillets are a delicacy easily found in Dutch delicatessens and supermarkets. They are even sold at the airport. Whenever Ro-Ri San stops over Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, he will buy a pack together with my favorite Gouda cheese to bring home. Smoked eel is usually eaten on buttered toast and is offered as [...]
A vegetable tian is a composite of roasted vegetables sometimes with cheese on the top, layered attractively in a shallow dish. The vegetables are usually sliced into coins and arranged in an alternating manner to form a colorful display. This beautiful dish uses the abundance of summer vegetables like zucchinis, summer squashes, eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, [...]
Delicious potato wedges that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with a slightly spicy and garlicky flavor.
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, [...]
I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. This year I got to celebrate with my Dad here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was wonderful that my brothers from out of state were able to return for the weekend as well. Unfortunately, I cannot be in two places at the same time but [...]