Advertisements

Whole Roasted Artichokes

On one of my trips back to the Bay Area, I was tasked with cooking dinner for my parents and sister.  I planned to make a Simple Roast Chicken and was looking for some vegetables to serve as a side dish.  I picked up a colorful assortment of cherry tomatoes, asparagus, and baby potatoes from Trader Joe’s when I … Continue reading

Ad Hoc, CA

Ad Hoc, CA Executive Chef: Thomas Keller Cuisine: New American, Comfort Food Price: $$$ Address:  6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599 Phone: (707) 944-2487 Hours: Dinner five nights a week: 5:00pm – 10:00pm (closed Tue and Wed) Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm One week to Hermielle’s wedding in Napa… T-6 The last time I was back … Continue reading

Mango Pineapple Salsa

I made this version of Mango Pineapple Salsa as an accompaniment to Pulled Duck Tacos for my pre Cinco de Mayo taco party recently.  It is a bit sweeter than the recipe Natalya used when she made her Cajun Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa (the original recipe actually only called for pineapple but she added it for more … Continue reading

Skirt Steak Tacos

This weekend, I hosted a taco party for pre Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Quick background on the holiday, May 5th commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the US, this date is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, which in present day loosely … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Carbonara

Post Easter, I decided it was time to try out some spring pastas (despite the fact Singapore is essentially season-less).  My favorite spring pasta recipe is Pasta with Smoked Salmon & Peas in a Dill Cream Sauce.  I decided to try something a little different and found a recipe for Smoked Salmon Carbonara by BBC … Continue reading

Thai Basil Roasted Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

Thai Basil Chicken is one of my favorite Thai dishes… however, this is not a recipe for that.  My Asian stir-fry and chili consumption had been a bit excessive of late and I was looking to cook something a bit blander and healthier.  I decided to go more towards the American-Italian grilled chicken pesto dishes … Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup

Since I moved to Singapore, one of the most difficult things to adapt to here has been the weather.  Going from the intense humidity outside and the full blast air conditioning inside has revealed my immune system is really not up to par, and sadly I have gotten sick almost on a monthly basis.  During … Continue reading

Sarabeth’s Tribeca, NYC

Sarabeth’s Tribeca Chef: Lee Scheffler Cuisine: American Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: Mains $17-36, Appetizers $9-15 Phone: 212-966-0421 Address: 339 Greenwich Street, NY, NY 10013 Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Afternoon Tea Sarabeth’s, a popular weekend brunch spot, has several outposts throughout Manhattan. I have been to the Central Park South one before to enjoy a hearty … Continue reading

Zucchini and Almonds

One lazy afternoon, I spent hours trolling food blogs and recipe sites and discovered smittenkitchen.com. It is a treasure trove of recipes, ideas, and food porn photography. One recipe that got my attention in particular was this sauté of zucchini and almonds, which is also labeled “best side dish ever”. The idea for the side … Continue reading