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

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
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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