Fried Smelt

Fried Smelt Recipe - final dish

In a previous life, I used to work for a giant booze company. I used to commute between my home in the San Francisco (which was only 7 miles away from the office but took 40 minutes to drive sometimes) to the office near the Embarcadero or to the winery in Napa Valley in my little beloved 2-seater fancy pantsy …

Skirt Steak Tacos

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I’ve discovered that I’m not the only one who’s fiercely loyal to their local supermarkets. While some are loyal to a particular market because it’s convenient (close to house or office), I’m more influenced by the quality of two things: produce and meat (though my kids will argue that for them, it’s the variety of ice Creams and the breadth …

Miso Ramen Recipe

Japanese miso ramen noodle recipe

Recipe with photos of ingredients for Japanese style Miso Ramen Noodle Soup Recipe.

Flank Steak with Goat Cheese on Toast

Flank Steak Goat Cheese Tapas Bruschetta Recipe

While we were in Mexico for Food Blogger Camp back in February, I got a sneak peek at the photos that my good friends, Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple shot of Cristina Ferrare’s new cookbook. I’m sure you heard of Cristina – she’s got a cooking show, “Big Bowl of Love” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Diane …

Vietnamese Barbecued Lemongrass Beef

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I think this is my second favorite Vietnamese dish, right after Pho. It’s light, healthy and incorporates the salty, sweet, tangy, spicy, sour elements that make Vietnamese food so tasty. Recipe for Vietnamese Barbecued Lemongrass Beef, courtesy of Periplus Publishing on my other site, New Asian Cuisine.

Creme Brulee Oatmeal

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Easy recipe for a decadent breakfast with hot oatmeal, warm custardy pudding, sliced bananas and crackly, cinnamon sugar crust. Banana Cinnamon Creme Brulee Oatmeal from cookbook author Jaden Hair