Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

October 23, 2009

These were totally a spur of the moment dish that I made this afternoon – ever since purchasing rice paper spring roll wrappers for last month’s Daring Cook’s Challenge (my Fried Apple Cheesecake Pillows), I’ve been trying to come up with what to do with the rest of these wrappers.  Then, it hit me – […]


A New Autumn Tradition: Buttercup Squash Soup

October 8, 2009

As the rain drizzled down the old glass pane windows and pattered upon the sweet cedar smelling rooftop of our A-frame cabin, the gloomy day in the NH forest seemed a bit brightened after being comforted by a warm cup of herbal tea, curled up on a couch with a good book.  The only thing […]


DC #5 – A Venture in Indian Cuisine and Homemade Dosas

September 13, 2009

I LOVE Indian food, but have always been a bit intimidated to try it.  I’m not really sure why, because I don’t think it is necessarily very difficult.  Maybe it’s because I always thought Indian cuisine required these crazy exotic ingredients that I would never be able to find.  It turns out that is just […]


Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

August 10, 2009

Mayonnaise is a bane of my existence.  I have never ever liked it, and only if its flavor is so well hidden that I cannot taste it will I even tolerate it.  I have no idea why, that’s just how it is.  There are a number of foods that I have never liked, including mayo, […]


Ratatouille Risotto Fusion

July 3, 2009

Ever since I saw the movie Ratatouille, I wanted to make ratatouille, haha.  That movie is just so cute, and really captures the essence of why I love food.   I often think that my obsession of flavor parallels Remy’s very well.  Ratatouille is a French peasant style casserole-type dish typically made of aubergine (eggplant), […]


Homemade Jam is SO Easy to Make!

July 1, 2009

Mmmm fresh homemade raspberry jam, and chocolate raspberry jam.  Served on slice of toasted bread with butter, it makes the PERFECT breakfast.  Or lunch, or daytime snack…This was my first attempt into jam making, and it was a total success.  I made two kinds – raspberry, and chocolate raspberry, using fresh raspberries from the farmer’s […]