Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Childhood Lunch Sandwich

This is the sandwich that inspired this crazy onigiri I posted a while back. I have no idea where it came from or who invented it so as far as you or I or anyone else is concerned, my mom made it up. Since it's associated with my school lunchtime, I called it childhood lunch sandwich.

This horrific image is an insult to the deliciousness of this sandwich, but it's the best I got ^^;

It can be made with just about any kind of not-sweet bread; I remember mostly whole-wheat, but it's been made with white, as well as ciabatta rolls and whatever else we had on hand.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Egg in a Basket

A.K.A. chicken in a/the basket; toad/frog/egg in a/the hole; moon eggs; sunshine toast, etc.

It's basically a piece of toast with a hole in the middle in which an egg is fried. Variation replace the toast with bagel or other bread and/or add sausage or other ingredients. This dish delivers a fuel-filled combination of protein and carbs with a hint of fat -- perfect for breakfast! Balance it out with a glass of OJ or some orange juice.

SO DELICIOUS! Kudos to anyone that's noticed the background has changed from the usual turquoise formica to this curious floral check. This is because I am now living in Taiwan! New banner art to reflect this forthcoming. Read More......

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Zucchini & Tomato Dish

This versatile simmered dish is equally good as a side or on pasta as a main entree! Fresh basil is the key flavouring ingredient, but if you haven't got a basil plant on hand, dry will do the trick, just add it straightaway.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

How to Make Aiyu Jelly

Aiyu jelly is made from the seeds of the aiyu fruit, which exude a gelling substance when immersed in water. It is a popular summertime item at the night markets in Taiwan, where it is served with honey and lime as a refreshing drink.

Most of the time the only way you can get aiyu stateside is pre-made in cans, which, while still delicious, contains none of the nuanced flavour of fresh jelly. If you are ever fortunate enough to get some seeds, you can easily make your own jelly with just water and a cotton sack, usually provided with the seeds.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vegetarian Panna Cotta

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Easy French Toast

French toast is really delicious and requires only 3 ingredients -- eggs and bread (or toast), and a bit of butter! The trick is the get a suitably firm bread so it does not get soggy when you dip it in the egg. I like cinnamon strudel bread from a local grocer :)

Cinnamon French Toast with fresh Raspberries, Scrambled Eggs, and toasted leftover Breakfast Potatoes from Perkins!
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Sunday, August 7, 2011


Sometimes the most delicious foods are the easiest to prepare. Just wash, peel/cut if applicable, and eat! Having prepared fruit sitting out really encourages me to eat more of them :)

These are some cherries Evan brought over from his yard. They were so little! And YUMMY!!!

This post is a sham whose only purpose is too allow me to post pictures of tiny brightly coloured cherries in my tiny brightly coloured colander.
Real post forthcoming...PROMISE!
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Raspberry Mousse

This is my mother's recipe for mousse, adapted to be vegetarian! It does contain raw egg whites, though, so the usual warning about raw eggs applies. Read More......