Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Dressing

…and an accompanying salad. This dressing packs a punch of vegetables and is perfect on a salad of spinach, cucumbers, radish, carrots and sprouts. . . . → Read More: Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Dressing

Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman. Here’s my Hawaiian inspired meal of Kula Pickled Beet Salad and Huli Huli Chicken. . . . → Read More: Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

A holiday all-purpose spice mix and The Cooking Gene for Cook the Books

This month’s Cook the Books Club selection is The Cooking Gene, a fascinating and insightful read. . . . → Read More: A holiday all-purpose spice mix and The Cooking Gene for Cook the Books

Portuguese Honey Bread for IHCC’s Bread Basket

Bread is the theme of this week’s I Heart Cooking Clubs. I perused through Gourmet Today to find the perfect holiday recipe: Portuguese Honey Bread. It’s full of holiday spice, cranberries and citron. . . . → Read More: Portuguese Honey Bread for IHCC’s Bread Basket

Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Ginger & Raisins

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! DELICIOUS! . . . → Read More: Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Ginger & Raisins

Sichuan Cucumber and Noodle Salad for April/May Cook the Books

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuschia Dunlop inspired this salad. “I’d really be just as happy with a bowl of noodles.” . . . → Read More: Sichuan Cucumber and Noodle Salad for April/May Cook the Books

Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Here’s a healthy rice salad with a French-Moroccan spice flair for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, French Kiss. . . . → Read More: Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Here is an unexpected taste explosion—Mangos and Limes and Ginger—all in a tiny little jar. . . . → Read More: Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Apple Cranberry Chutney

A cookbook review of Minnesota’s Bounty and a delicious winter chutney recipe. . . . → Read More: Apple Cranberry Chutney

Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Welcome to #FreshTastyValentines with a wonderful vinaigrette (along with a tasty salad). DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!! . . . → Read More: Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

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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