July 2010

Hoisin-Glazed Salmon with Plum-Ginger Relish (Plus, Sesame Wonton Chips!)

July 26, 2010

Alright, here it is: the recipe to that tasty-lookin’ hoisin salmon that showed up in my bento last week.  Since I posted it, my fellow Flickr bento-ers have been asking about the recipe.  Read on for recipes for the salmon, the relish, AND the wonton chips I made with it.  But first, a little bit […]

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Braised Goat Shoulder with Mirepoix-Rosé Sauce

July 22, 2010

I love summer! I love the warm weather, being able to spend time outdoors, free events all over the city, and, of course, the farmers markets! Farmers markets are such a wonderful opportunity to support local agriculture, eat with the seasons, and try new and exciting foods! I’ve always been the type to pick up […]

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Bento 101

July 12, 2010

If you read my About Page, you’ll see that I’m pretty fond of this whole bento thing.  What is bento, you ask?  Well, simply speaking, bento, or obento, is the Japanese term for a boxed meal.  This can mean a lot of different things, but when I talk about bento, I’m almost always talking about a […]

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¡Tamales, Parte Tres!

July 6, 2010

Here we are: the third and final installment of my tamales posts! I know I’m excited… mostly because it’s taken me forever to write all this. But trust me, it’s worth it. Homemade tamales are oh so tasty! If you missed it, the first part had info on getting started, making the dough, and how to […]

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¡Tamales, Parte Dos!

July 5, 2010

Welcome to part 2 of my 3 part series on tamale making! Part 1 started off with the basics, the masa dough, the wrappers, and the basic cheese and poblano filling. Today I’ll get into the other two fillings I made for our tamale extravaganza. As I mentioned, we were getting our tamale knowledge from […]

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