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Pizza Pizza

Tonight was my first time making pizza from scratch.  The best part — no special equipment needed!

Pizza

That is a photo of Dave Lebovitz’ pizza.  Ours wasn’t nearly as good-looking and we ate it all before I could take a picture.  Super-easy and wayyy better than any pizza I’ve had around here.

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Winter Garden

The winter garden is finally popping!

Winter Garden Fish Eye 3

Cabbage for kimchi, peas, spinach, all kinds of herbs.  The white and brown flecks are eggshells to keep the slugs away.

(photo by Eduardo)

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Springtime!

Spring is here and the garden is popping!

Strawberries:

and artichokes:

(photos by Eduardo)

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Carne Asada Fries

Went on a hot date last night to get some carne asada fries in the pouring rain

Yuppp.  That’s cheese AND crema.

(Photo from the Tacos Los Amigos Yelp page)

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Ggakdoogi

Finally pulled the radishes.

And made radish kimchi!

(top photo by Eduardo)

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Radishes Are Popping

The radishes are almost ready!

Some are already halfway out:


I told my grandma about it last night and she said, “what are you growing food for?  You can’t buy Korean radish at the store in America?”  I told her it’s expensive to buy a lot of them and it’s fun to grow too.  “That’s good,” she said.  Then I got a long lecture about how young people (referring to my mom’s generation) don’t know how to do anything anymore (like make their own chili paste).  Oh grandma. ❤

Btw, 2 cents per minute to make long distance calls on Google Voice and call quality is better than the phone line!

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Herb Bouquets

I’ve been using a lot of herbs lately.  Cilantro for Mojarra and mint and thyme for an arthritis remedy.  I put the herbs in jars full of water so I don’t have to keep going back to the garden to get them.

And they’re pretty!

Tea for arthritis:

  • mint
  • thyme
  • ginger
  • chamomile
  • cinnamon
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Food Inc.

Sometimes I crave McDonald’s.  Specifically iced coffee and fries.

After finishing an interview this week, I suggested we go there to eat.  A friend talked me out of it and recommended that I watch Food Inc.

I had done research on one of the giant food corporations involved in the global grain trade, met people supporting farmworker organizing in the Southeast, and interviewed a woman who used to work in a poultry processing plant (she and all of the other women in the factory got breast cancer and lost their jobs.  None of the other factories around would hire them either).  I didn’t want to know any more than I already did.

Last night I finally watched it.  It was great.  Moves quickly, covers a lot of ground, and for the most part held my interest.  And yes, I am now considering some serious changes to my diet.

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(Not So) Dry Ass Chicken

My partner is very health conscious (not like me).  And he loves that dry-ass chicken (boneless, skinless, chicken breasts).  Tried converting him to some real chicken (thighs, drumsticks) but it hasn’t really worked.  So I’ve been trying to figure out how to make chicken breasts a little less dry.

The best thing so far has been to brine the chicken first for around 30 minutes (soak it in cold water with a few spoonfuls of salt and white vinegar).  The other part is to really watch the broiler (for 1″-1.5″ sliced breast pieces, only broil 5-8 minutes on each side).

Btw the spread for the toast has a spoon of mayo, 3 spoons of plain yogurt, sriracha, and chili garlic sauce.  ❤

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Mapo Tofu

When I lived in Singapore, my family and I went to Arcadia Restaurant at least once a week.  We ordered the same thing every time — mapo tofu.

Tried making it at home tonight w/ this recipe.

Not nearly as good as Arcadia Restaurant, but definitely better than the stuff that comes in a box.

I’m not very good at exact measurements when it comes to cooking.  When I was getting ready to put the tofu in, the sauce tasted a little too much like bean paste.  Added a little honey to even it out.  Used ground turkey instead of pork and threw in a few handfuls of frozen peas.  Yum!

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