Chinese Five-Spice Granola with Mango

Not only is there another new granola recipe here today, but I am also including a round-up of all things granola, including previously published ones. . . . → Read More: Chinese Five-Spice Granola with Mango

Five Spice Apple Pie

As a continuation from my fabulous birthday trip, we stopped on our way home at Louisburg Orchard and Cider Mill.  We had previously purchased some Arkansas Black apples at the City Market in KC, but we wanted more.   We found cheap Jonathan apples at the orchard’s shop.

What do you do when you buy . . . → Read More: Five Spice Apple Pie

Chinese Five-Spice Tea Cookies

If you recall, my last post was a Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup.   I hadn’t had a lot of experience with this spice but I am now in love with it.

The smell of the cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and fennel along with the spiciness of  Szechuan peppercorns made me think how good these flavors (and . . . → Read More: Chinese Five-Spice Tea Cookies

Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup

For this month’s film for Food ‘n Flix, Heather (from girlichef) chose a couple of animated comedies: Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2. Here is my inspired dish. . . . → Read More: Furious Five-Spice Noodle Soup

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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