Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Salad

  I always say I won’t talk about the weather on this blog but it’s hard to avoid when you live in California.  We’ve had such an extended dry season that, finally, the arrival of some rain has the entire state breathing a sigh of relief. Unless you’re my husband.  The discussions have gone something […]

Chinese Chili Sauce

  It is an ongoing joke in my family how out of control my father can be when it comes to picking up unusual items at the Asian market (oddly-flavored drinks, chips, crackers, condiments).  Where my mother will come home bearing only the items she put on her list when shopping alone, excursions with my […]

Pickled Onions

  It’s a race against the clock.  Despite giving away a good amount of the 20 pounds of Walla Walla onions I received recently, I’m still left with more than I know what to do with.  I’ve caramelized several onions and used them in this pizza, I’ve sautéed them, tossed them in salads and I […]