Crispy Chinese Duck with California Slaw

California Cuisine – Crispy Chinese Duck with California Slaw

http://sumarplant.ro/franciye/3016 Did anyone see that movie LA Story with Steve Martin in the in 80’s? It was so entertaining, and had all these jokes in it that are not as funny today because so many of the jokes actually came true.  The point is, there is this really funny scene where someone is asking what type […]

Nectarine Pie and Mindfulness

my website There is something gloriously cathartic about making a fresh pie crust.  For me I happened to find that is a true opportunity to practice mindfulness… Which is actually a form of meditation.  Theoretically it helps your brain sort out and clean out and organize things better when you meditate or practice mindfulness. What a bonus […]

Apple Dutch Baby

https://thepartyguide.co.uk/mister/milko/3436 I have a short list of items that I think are truly special breakfasts. There is something really cozy about breakfast, isn’t there?  The smells, sights and sounds make it extra memorable.  For me, it’s the smell of coffee and the sounds of it percolating, or of the machine grinding the fresh espresso beans. It’s […]

Asparagus – Roasted Asparagus with Soft Cooked Eggs

read this article So it turns out you can actually grow your own asparagus. Who knew? I’m no stranger to having a vegetable garden, mind you. But asparagus has always seemed a little extra intimidating.  As with anything, it takes time.  A productive asparagus bed must be mature… Like a few years old… And then it should produce […]

Green Tea Ice Cream

http://www.federalbakeshop.com/limited/2160 I remember the first time I saw green tea ice cream.  It didn’t even cross my mind that it wasn’t pistachio.  But when I tasted it, I was certain it was not pistachio.  It’s interesting to me that this is an ice cream that is not that sweet, which I think makes it appealing.  And […]

Summer Tomatoes – Panzanella and Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

http://onsc4x4.com/?mariypol=rencontre-habitat-participatif-grenoble&df3=b7   I think tomatoes from a home garden in late summer are biblically good. Like crazy sweet juicy amazing good. They have an intensity and sweetness that it is very difficult to find elsewhere.  Growing them at home is so gratifying, since you get to watch them germinate from the seed and then expand into […]

Cocktail Parties – Skirt Steak and Onion Dip

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Eggs – Custard and Fresh Pasta

http://www.airlinetest.com/?milyokrt=tanzkurs-reutlingen-single&516=cb In the summer of my 23rd year I went to Europe for first time, to Florence, Italy specifically.   What a life changing experience it was, and I could talk about how it changed me for days, but for the purposes of this experience, I am going to focus on the eggs… Or actually the lack […]