Back when I was attending UCLA, our default place for ordering pizza was Tony Maroni’s on Wilshire. While it wasn’t necessarily the best pizza I’d ever had in my life, the staff was friendly, the food was dependably good and they were really talented at remembering our orders and faces. The place is run by [...]
One of the things about growing up in an Asian-American household? Bread wasn’t so much of a staple item the way it was in many of my friends’ families. Sure, my mom would occasionally buy a loaf or two to make our sandwiches when we were younger and still took brown paper bags with us [...]
Keeping it short today, since we’re still dealing with the aftermath of a three-week bout of cold/flu. I’ve lately been prone to fall asleep at the most inconvenient times of day, thanks to the interesting medication cocktail I’m on. As a result, there has been no real rhyme or reason to my posting this month, [...]
This particular post is dedicated to Cim, who made a shocking revelation one day while we were out at lunch — she has had close to no contact with tuna in any form. This is even more surprising considering the very notable presence of two cats in their living space. Then again, I recognize that [...]
You want to hear something funny? I got a hit the other day from somebody searching for “kiwi mussels how to cook those bitches”. Somewhere out there is a very angry mollusk eater, and I hope that they found what they were looking for here. A quick search shows that I have three recipes for [...]
Muffins! Everybody likes a good muffin, especially with a cup of tea on a rainy day. I still had a fair amount of cornmeal left over from making cat treats, so I thought I’d make people treats as well. I like my corn bread on the sweet side, usually, so that’s what these are.
So while you all know I love the banana bread, the boy is not such a big fan of it. He believes bananas should only be eaten in their original unaltered state. So in an attempt to introduce another form of sweet breakfast bread into the repertoire, I made up some spiced applesauce bread the [...]
I have a slight obsession with bread machines. My parents got our first one in the early 90’s, when I was in junior high. I remember trying out many experimental concoctions (with varying degrees of success) using that poor machine, and am amazed at how long it survived despite the abuse I put it through. [...]