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5 ways to get food inspiration

5 ways to get food inspiration

So 2 months of actively posting and almost 80 recipes later, it suddenly struck me (like a clean sliding glass door), that at this rate, I may someday run out of original recipes to post. My goal has always been to post at least 1 recipe a day, but with work being as crazy as…

Niboshi

Niboshi

Other Names iriko, myulchi, dried baby sardines, dried baby anchovies Description Niboshi are baby sardines (anchovies by some translations) that have been boiled once then dried. They vary in size from about 1.5″ (pictured below right) to over 3″(pictured below left) long with the smaller ones having a milder flavour. They’re used in both Korean…

Kasha corn fritters

Kasha corn fritters

Being a meat eater these days seems a bit like being a smoker 20 years ago (still socially accepted, but something that meat eaters are starting to feel guilty about). I know I’ve been posting a lot of meat dishes lately, so consider this recipe this week’s mia culpa (something I’m sure I’ll be doing…

Lamb and Mint Salad

Lamb and Mint Salad

After a long hiatus from YouTube, I’m back with a new camera and lighting equipment:-) This was a quick salad I threw together using a couple lamb steaks, green peaches (yep you read that right), mint and mizuna greens. Somewhere between a British sunday dinner and a Southeast Asian salad, this quick meal comes together…

Dashi (Japanese Soup Stock)

Dashi (Japanese Soup Stock)

Dashi (along with soy sauce, miso, and mirin) is one of the four cornerstones of Japanese cuisine. Given the simple, understated nature of many Japanese dishes, good dashi is what sets apart bland salty water from a deeply nuanced miso soup. While the ingredients used to make dashi varies regionally, the most basic dashi used…

Blueberry Maple Cake

Blueberry Maple Cake

When it comes to breakfast, I’m all about savory dishes. But like love, or geopolitics, my breakfast cravings are never so black and white. One thing I can count on, is that when I feel like something sweet for brekkie, a stack of moist blueberry pancakes will fit the bill. The way the rich creamy…

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

It’s been over three years since my last fish and chips post. While there was nothing wrong with it, I’ve always been a fan of the adage “if it ain’t broke, then take it apart and make it better”. Yep, I was “that kid” that would take apart a brand new Nintendo (amongst other household…

Peanut Butter Baklava

Peanut Butter Baklava

If you’ve been following along for long you know I’m not much of a baker. It’s not that I don’t like sweets, I’m just not very skilled at making flour, sugar, and eggs rise. That’s why I love working with phyllo dough. If you can remember a few rules, it’s very forgiving, and the resulting…

Strawberry rhubarb crostata with lavender crust

Strawberry rhubarb crostata with lavender crust

While strawberries and rhubarb haven’t started showing up at the green market yet, they were being prominently displayed at Wholefoods today so I went ahead and bought some. To my surprise, the strawberries where incredibly sweet and flavorful and I had to stop myself from eating all of them so I could make this crostata….

A Comic Review of Kajitsu

A Comic Review of Kajitsu

First I want to thank each of you for taking the time to read my past Project Food Blog posts and voting. I honestly didn’t think I would make it this far, and I have all of you to thank for proving me wrong:-) As a special treat, I’ve deconstructed my transformation into an evil…