We woke up to torrential rain this morning, the kind that brings me back to typhoon season in the Philippines. The strong winds brought our already stressed apple tree into submission–fruits fell with every blow and leaves got strewn all over. I’m trying not to think about the aftermath cleanup because we need this water. […]
The last few days have certainly felt like a cold tap on the shoulder reminding me that summer is almost over. Yesterday morning I found myself reaching for a wrap to keep me warm while I checked on our vegetable garden before work. [I hate transitioning from zombie-like mode to work mode when I’m cold.] […]
Adventures in South Asian Cookery: Indian Lentil Curry
There’s nothing as comforting in winter as a good soup, especially a hearty split pea soup. This one is fully vegetarian, with all the goodness of homemade vegetable stock. The original recipe called for a lot of fresh herbs, which I didn’t have because I ran out and there wasn’t time to go out and […]
Say hello to a flavorful soup that has the right amount of spiciness to beat the cold out of a long winter night. It’s a delicious blend of black-eyed peas and shrimps in a garlic-pepper soup base. Great for a make-ahead dish because tastes even better the next day.
Tasty beef meatballs a parmesan rind and beef broth soup base flavored with celery and rosemary, and mixed with spinach leaves. It’s a very nice winter comfort food that will fill you up!
I could use a bowl of this right now: It shifts from cold to hot here in Vancouver. “Would you like the cold for breakfast? Sweltering heat for lunch? No problem!” That kind of thing. I made this a couple of months ago when Dan and I found some super sweet corn from Whole Foods. […]
If you’re looking for something hearty and warm to eat, have a bowl of this beef stew.
Boiled Beef Soup, is locally known and called as Nilagang Baka [pronounced Ni-LAH-gang BAH-ka] in the Philippines. It’s another one of my favorite Filipino dishes that I used to request for dinner all the time. When my grandmother cooks this dish, she uses a pressure cooker to soften the meat and make the stock out […]