Eating Adventures in Asia

My journey through Asia has almost come to an end. The gift of travel is a generous one; the gift of food is downright delectable; the gift of learning about, and living in Okinawa has left me tearfully humble and grateful for the experience. We have had a tremendous time, and with every culinary discovery…

green is the new orange…

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Hey, if a tv show can do it (Orange is the New Black – a Netflix Original series), so can I!  This, however, is not another episode of Piper Kerman’s memoir-turned-tv-show, but a tribute to an island. Okinawa, that is. I visited the local fruit market yesterday, and walked away with…

Poke, Okinawa Style

One of T’s first trips to the island of Hawaii, had him excitedly exclaiming over the turtles, the mango (they’re just falling on the ground!!!), and poke. The base had free goggles, with prescription lenses, so he had an up-close encounter with a green sea turtle, lazily munching away. The poke is made with sushi-grade…

Shishito Peppers, Goat’s Cheese and Crusty Bread

According to Wikipedia, Shishito pepper is a sweet, East Asian variety of the species Capsicum annuum. It is known as kkwari-gochu in Korea due to its wrinkled surface resembling ground cherries. Looking for a great appetizer or light dinner to savor the last of the summer nights? Find these little gems, and voila! Dinner is…

Stirato… bread of my dreams

                                                                           Stirato When my family was stationed in Italy, to say we ate well is an understatement. To say…

The Japanese Pancake ~ it’s SO fluffy!!

  I blame credit QB for introducing me to the Japanese pancake! She just had to have her going away party at Hanon Seaside Cafe… as if it wasn’t enough that they serve a beautiful and tasty cappuccino, or the baby creme brûlée-breakfast dessert (if you can have dessert after dinner, why not after breakfast?!),…

By Design

Home-baked bread doesn’t need anything special to be special. However, decoratively scoring into unbaked loaves, that have been gently blanketed with a dusting of flour- creates a stunning food-gift…much like spending a little more time on wrapping a present for a loved one- may you feel love with each bite you take ❣️

Two Eggs, please

Two eggs, sautéed onion, bacon, and thyme – topped with a sheer blanket of gruyère cheese, all tucked in a little ramekin, pop it in the oven and suddenly, this simple, diner staple becomes something special… line the ramekins with ham, throw in some fresh chopped baby spinach, top with halved cherry tomatoes and you’ve…

home, homes, love, and poptarts (the homemade addition).

Originally posted on delectablediction:
home is an interesting concept for me. a few times a year, i travel across the great atlantic and arrive in your arms. during one (or both, if  it happens to happen) of those auspicious visits, we usually deliver ourselves into the bosom of italy. when ma-mah comes to pick me…

Country living

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Lazy days, filled with busy work- doing some old-fashioned, homey food stuff!  Bread baking with the slight vinegary scent of pickling… ahhh, simple life🌻