Summer Coffee Cake v1

You can’t resist them. They are in their prime for just a short time once a year.  Plump sweet blackberries, boysenberries, and raspberries.  One of each, please, and throw in basket of those beautiful red strawberries. [click to continue…]

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omato Beef Chow Mein v2I admit it, I miss old school Chinese-American restaurant food.  And some of you probably do, too.   Fried rice, chow mein, sweet and sour.  And Tomato Beef is part of that long-standing culture – over rice, tossed with pan-fried noodles, with or without curry.

Nowadays, egg flower soup seems wimpy next to Hot and Sour Soup.  What happened to ginger beef?  [click to continue…]

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Pan Fried Noodles v1Bird nests, pan-fried noodles, Hong Kong style, crisp or soft noodles – what does this all mean in Chinese cooking?

Let’s go down the list. [click to continue…]

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Chinese Deli Honey Glazed Ribs v2You’ve probably seen these glossy roasted ribs hanging in Chinese delicatessens next to long pieces of char sui, plump soy sauce chickens and dark mahogany roast ducks.  These Honey-Glazed Pork Ribs look a little more “natural” … oh, but the ribs tastes just as good as the ones sold in delis and restaurants.  This is Mom’s family rib recipe, made with just a few common ingredients.   [click to continue…]

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Swedish Chocolate Almond Macaroon Chokladbiskvier and Abba – two memorable Swedish contributions! [click to continue…]

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Carrot Nectarine SaladOh, baby!  It’s hot out there!  How hot?  For starters, it’s already been 108° F this week in Sacramento and there’s more week and hot to come.

Don’t even think about venturing into the kitchen and turning on anything that generates heat. [click to continue…]

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