Charwan mushi is a simple savory custard that makes a great breakfast or elegant addition to dinner. These custards are steamed, not boiled, giving them a soft, smooth texture.
Violet Creme Filled Crepes With Blueberry & Violet Sauce - I love eating flowers. Their bright colors and sweet yet bitter flavor add vibrancy to meals from simple salads to [...]
Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking. [...]
I lucked out – my daughter loves onions. In fact it is her second most requested soup besides miso. The onion family is large and [...]
Kudzu, kuzu, pueraria or ge gen – it’s all the same thing. This amazing vine that is taking over the south, leaving areas looking like [...]
Brotchán Roy (Irish Leek & Oatmeal Soup) - Brotchán Roy or Brotchán Foltchep is a traditional Irish soup made from oats, leeks and often parsnips and carrots and a staple [...]
Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.
I love preserved lemons! A tradition in Mediterranean cultures, they add a vibrant taste to dishes from roast lamb and chicken to grain dishes. Though lemons don't grow where [...]
Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for harvesting mushrooms–those fun little fungi that have marvelous healing benefits for the body. It seems that no one [...]
A simple, spicy noodle recipe. Enjoy it at Asian New Year celebrations or as a cheerful summer dish. Noodles represent longevity-and we all want that, [...]