If only I had packed…

While I love being on vacation, I really really super hate packing. I’m the paranoid sort, and since having children, the disease has gotten worse. I hate being unprepared so I end up packing EVERYTHING. Abnormal weather patterns? I’ve stuffed an umbrella, snow parka, sunscreen and a down comforter right here in my bag. Chance of filleting a fish in …

I’m Blushing a Shade of Pork

I did give them ample time to take back my #28 spot in Times U.K. 50 Best Food Blogs, just in case someone over there made an error in their research. I’m sure by now it’s official, because today, they’ve just published a feature on me If you read the interview, you’ll find out some juicy facts about me. Yes, …

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Sushi Superhero: I lovehatelove him

[imagebrowser id=4] There are 4 photos in the above photoset! All photos courtesy of Casson Trenor from his book, Sustainable Sushi I’m deeply, truly, utterly and fantastically in love with sushi. Well, let me be more specific. I love GOOD sushi, none of that supermarket crap. It’s an indulgence that I allow myself once a month (it’s sooo expensive!) and …

Instant Ramen Love

Bonding over Instant Ramen

There’s a special time in a parent’s life when you begin teaching your little tots the fine art of life. Like how to wiggle your way out of a ticket or jail time after rear ending a police car or maybe how to play with scissors discreetly. This morning, it was introducing Nathan to my ol college buddy, Maruchan Instant …

Guess who played with scissors?

Hmmm…could it be this 5 year old boy named Andrew? Geez, I wonder if anyone will notice that he’s got a freakin’ chunk of his hair missing? Couldya be any more conspicuous? Clearly, I have not done my job as a mother well, teaching you the fine art of covert mischief-making. Sheesh. I need to step it up as a …

Pretty trumped taste.

The wedding cake adventure actually started over a year ago, when Melissa of Masterpiece Weddings emailed me and asked, “will you pretty please come and be a judge for our wedding cake competition?” Me? Wedding cakes? I’ve only been married once, and don’t even remember what my wedding cake even looked like (though I do very much remember how it …

Steamy Kitchen on Daytime TV!

I’ve been so excited all weekend that I just couldn’t focus or concentrate on anything other than making the pile of chocolates and wine in my home disappear as quickly as possible, leftover from this segment last week on CBS:

Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update

7 more days. 6 more days and my edits are due…. It will come out Fall ’09! I cooked and photographed all the dishes – it was a TON of work. No time to chat…but here’s a quick Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Promo Video! A Quick Video….

Chinese New Year Recipes – Party Like It’s 4707!

Don’t put away your party shoes just yet! I know you think that the new year celebrations are over, but for many Asians all over the world, the biggest holiday is yet to come! January 26th is the beginning of Chinese New Year, a 15-day long celebration and the start of year 4707 according to the Chinese calendar. Each year …

Menu For Hope: Dear Santa Edition

A quiet place to eat…a boy in Lesotho and children at school in Lesotho. Pics from Chez Pim – here are the rest of the series of photos. Pimpin’ Out Prizes As of Monday morning, we’ve surpassed $20,000! Still a long ways to go to catch up to last year’s record number of $91,000, so I’m pimping out some of …