If you bake or grill a whole salmon fillet, you’ll probably have a long piece of fatty salmon skin left over. Don’t throw it out. Don’t give it to the dog… at least, not yet. First, try crisping it up and using it as a crunchy topping with breakfast or dinner, like a bacon substitute. … Continue reading Crispy Salmon Skin
The very first time I tried mead, I was hot, sticky, exhausted, and exhilarated. We were finally “on land.” Back in July 2010, we had just crossed Russia on an 88-hour train journey from Irkutsk to Moscow. We had planned on de-boarding at a little town northeast of Moscow called Vladmir to tour the Golden … Continue reading A Memory and a Recipe: Homemade Ginger-Citrus Mead
Last weekend, we woke up to a casing of ice over every bud and twig. It was a stunning sight as we walked (carefully) around our neighborhood, but it was the sound that was particularly impressive. Snow cracked and sighed under our boots; trees creaked under the weight of ice and shattered other branches as … Continue reading Pruning and Growth after the ice storm
This lo bak go (turnip cake) uses a few non-traditional ingredients to make a savory Chinese New Year specialty. Continue reading “Turnip Cake” (lo bak go) with sausage and prunes
The Year of the Horse began 31 days into 2014. For me, another new year couldn’t have come sooner.
We rang in 2014 in a swirl of activity with family and friends in Hong Kong. But the past four weeks of regular life (complete with its moments of drudgery) have reminded me of my constant need for renewal. Continue reading “It’s the most wonderful time of the year… (Garden planning!)”
I am looking for a way to articulate and act upon my growing conviction that the way we consume meat today is deeply misguided. What I am trying to do is to look my food in the face. Continue reading Meeting & Meating Pt.1: giving my food a face
This recipe will help knock back your zuke supply. If you’ve ever had a zucchini plant, you know that this can happen: You blink and you’re inundated. I’ve tried making zucchini chips, zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, grilled zucchini, zucchini moussaka, squash blossoms, zucchini fries… Once those squash plants start producing I’m always looking for an … Continue reading Zucchini baba ghanouj – a cool savory spread