Posts from August 2011
I've returned from the sun and shine of Playa del Carmen to be greeted by the earthquaking and hurricaning Eastern Seaboard. Not so thrilled to be back home in this doom and gloom, I'm planning to recreate my Mexican fiestas and siestas right here in Washington, D.
- Spotlight On, Recipes, When Life Hands You...
I'm an annoying date – whenever we go out to dinner I start to think about if I could reproduce the dish we are eating. I poke, I prod, I sniff. My first criteria when choosing where to eat out is whether or not I could make food as good as the restaurant can offer.
- Kitchen Hacks, Recipes, Change Happens One Day At A Time
Hola from Playa del Carmen, Mexico! It's been a while since I've traveled abroad, but somehow I don't remember being all that careful about what I ate in Peru or Costa Rica. Milk, fruits, veggies -- I feel like I ate it all! And I didn't get sick (barring some mild altitude sickness in Cusco).
- Spotlight On, Tip of the Week, Health is Wealth
Have you ever come home late from work, opened the fridge and thought, "Ugh...I have no food"? About a year ago today, I would have promptly picked up the phone and called for Peking Express or put an Amy's pizza in the oven in a moment of panic.
My dad came to America in 1970, allegedly with one pair of pants, a shirt and a pot that had a hole in the bottom of it (I always wonder if he's embellished the tale...). As he worked his way up the corporate ladder, getting his MBA at night and working as an engineer on a drafting board by day, my mom worked night shifts at RCA (later GE, later Lockheed Martin).
- Change Happens One Day At A Time, Health is Wealth
Chicken is an odd bird. So ubiquitous yet so difficult to do right. I'll let you in on the only chicken secret I know: yogurt makes it better. Tandoori chicken should have tipped me off, but until recently I hadn't put two and two together and realized that yogurt marinade is the only way to grilled chicken success.
Being home with my sisters, parents, nieces and nephews inevitably means many a late-night conversations in our pjs over a game of Scrabble. Sometimes (okay, most of the time), these discussions are about the family members not in the room - what they've done right, wrong, how they've most recently offended our sensibilities (MD and SD, I'm totally kidding.
- Spotlight On, Tip of the Week, Kitchen Hacks, The Wisdom of Mom, Health is Wealth
For those of you not in the know, big news. Today is Swiss National Day. Happy 720th birthday, Switzerland! To celebrate my newly found heritage (I married in), we stopped by the Swiss fair this weekend, and reveled with the other Swiss citizens of the larger Los Angeles area.
- Recipes, Health is Wealth