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Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin - Fruit gratins are a wonderful way to use up summer's delicate fruits. Rather than a heavy milk/cream batter that we think of for root [...]

By |2020-05-03T21:25:22+00:00May 1st, 2020|0 Comments

K’hair Belaban

I worked at an Egyptian restaurant in Boise in the early ’90’s. The food was fabulous – working with Middle-Eastern men – not so much. [...]

By |2020-04-19T20:59:31+00:00April 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Dutch Baby (Puff Pancake)

A wonderfully fun breakfast dish–great for a lazy Saturday or Sunday. Serve with fresh berries, a little fresh lemon, powdered sugar and maple syrup. […]

By |2020-03-28T14:23:01+00:00March 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

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.  [...]

By |2020-03-14T17:32:43+00:00March 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Nut Milk

Nuts make excellent milk, each one lending its own unique flavor and nutritional benefits.  Make a thicker cream to pour over hot baked apples or [...]

By |2020-01-25T22:41:04+00:00January 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify [...]

By |2019-06-23T01:18:26+00:00June 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Before practicing Asian medicine, I was a florist.  Our flowers were shipped in from a distributor in Chinatown in San Francisco.  Every year at Chinese [...]

By |2020-01-06T18:02:36+00:00January 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Basic Polenta

A staple for Native Americans, corn is both a vegetable and a grain.  The Italians also have a long standing love with polenta.  I am partial to it as a [...]

By |2018-03-06T18:44:56+00:00January 17th, 2018|0 Comments