When the wife and I were at the Lu San Chinese Garden in Portland, we sat down for some tea and snacks. I ordered a marbled tea egg, which is an egg that’s been hard-boiled and steeped in a mixture of tea and soy sauce and other aromatics. I thoughtRead more
Spaghetti pie is a dish that a lot of people use to recycle leftovers. It’s sort of like the bastard offspring of pizza and lasagna. My mother makes a good version of the dish, but I’ve had to make a few tweaks to her formula to accommodate the fact thatRead more
I’ve been craving veal lately, so I decided to make some wiener schnitzel. It’s basically just breaded, pan-fried veal scallopini. Both of the wife’s grandmothers spent time in Germany, so this dish isn’t exotic to her at all. Her Croatian grandmother always pairs schnitzel with spaetzle. It makes sense. WhatRead more
I’m eating lots of protein in the mornings as part of the 4-Hour Body diet. I have to start my day off with a large helping of legumes, beans, eggs, or greens. The best way to combine several of these ingredients are with fritattas and huevos rancheros. This fritatta recipeRead more
I’ve been meaning to make ravioli ever since I got my pasta press. I finally got around to it last night and I was pleased with the results.
The wife’s family collects other people’s traditions. They’re not German, but they hide a pickle ornament in their Christmas tree and make the kids look for it on Christmas morning. And they’re not Danish, but they always make ebelskivers for breakfast on the morning after Christmas. The wife has carriedRead more
After my successful experiment with homemade linguine noodles over the weekend, I decided to make some spaghetti. Over the years, I’ve learned to experiment incrementally to see what my flavor limitations are. Like with bread, pasta is 95% flour. That means that you’d have to add a lot of anotherRead more
Spaghetti Alla Carbonara is my favorite pasta dish. It’s basically just noodles with fat and cheese, so what’s not to like? When done right, it’s the cheapest gourmet meal you’ll ever have. The problem is, almost no one does it right.