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

Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

Today’s recipe is based on one from Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor, the current Cook the Books selection. . . . → Read More: Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

Garlic Scapes and Kale

Nope, I’m not posting a salad recipe today either but this leafy green veggie dish is 100% locally grown in our own garden and yard. (And, it is delicious!) . . . → Read More: Garlic Scapes and Kale

Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July!!!   We had a super time with mom and the nephews and sister and BiL spending the weekend with us.   Plus we hosted about twenty others for a traditional hamburger and hot  dog cookout on the Fourth.   The weather was perfect here and all the kids had . . . → Read More: Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

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

Soba Noodles with Beet Greens

I am a messy baker, a messy cook, a messy housekeeper and my desk is always a disaster.     Needless to say, I am a messy gardener too.

I tend not to plant in rows and I over plant.   If anything comes up, it has a right to life.    I hate to thin.

But, things . . . → Read More: Soba Noodles with Beet Greens

Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

No driving through Panda for me. I made my own noodle bowl. . . . → Read More: Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Spicy Thai Noodle Salad with Raw Veggies

This is a great salad thanks to Jen at Juanita’s Cocina. I used some radishes and green onions from the garden and some basil from the green house. . . . → Read More: Spicy Thai Noodle Salad with Raw Veggies