• my oddyssey to becoming an international foodie

Ta Ta For Now

I know you will all be crushed to hear this but, I must take a blog break for the next 6 days. I have enough material to be able to complete my project and must do so. Not to mention, I guess my to do list caught up with me this last semester of college. … Continue reading

Food that Stares Back

So breakfast didn’t exactly happen. My morning class got canceled and I jumped at the opportunity to sleep in. BUT I refuse to disappoint, so I am happy to report on what turned out to be a two-day scaly cooking experience. “Fish Escabeche” was the name of my challenge, and challenge it was. Thankfully, I … Continue reading

Lessons for my Readers

I am a survivor. I have survived chicken chopping, hot oil dropping, and now…birds of large size. After spending last weekend camping in Kearney, Nebraska to watch thousands of Sandhill Cranes do their staging thing on the Platte River, I am thrilled to be back home. I have to admit, with this blog I have … Continue reading

Pancit Recipe

Thanks to my new found friend Marvin from the blog “Burnt Lumpia” (he doesn’t know we’re friends yet), I was directed to this valuable resource for my pancit recipe. Most other recipes I found made use of one of two noodle types, but this one included both! From The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, click here for … Continue reading

The Pancit that Almost Wasn’t

Before we get to the great pancit adventure, I need to make an announcement. I SURVIVED THE LUMPIA FRY! (with flying colors I might add.) Me in my long sleeves and long pants stood around the corner behind a wall armed with 30″ long tongs that one at a time settled my little pork rolls … Continue reading

Lumpia Recipe

I found this guy courtesy of extensive google searching. His name is Marvin and he’s a food blogger, sells Filipino food out of a van in Southern California, and just landed a cookbook deal…very cool. I’ve already learned a lot about Filipino cuisine from him. This link takes you right to the lumpia recipe that … Continue reading

Chicken Adobo Recipe

Filipino Chicken Adobo From the Los Angeles Times Ingredients 1 whole chicken 12 whole cloves of garlic 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 4 dried bay leaves Steamed jasmine rice (optional) for serving Directions 1. Cut the chicken into 10 pieces: breasts, wings, thighs, legs, cutting the … Continue reading

Garlic and a Chicken…Carcass

A quick trip to my newly discovered gem of a grocer… Mabuhay Asian and Oriental Food in Topeka, KS… changed my world yesterday. After taking a look at my recipes and loading me up with all of my “I can’t find these in a normal grocery store” ingredients, the friendly grocer was very pleased to … Continue reading

Once upon a time… I burnt down my house

Burning down my house might veer slightly from the true story, but there were things in a frying pan and the smoke alarm did sound and I think I might have seen something that resembled a flame. Of course this is all just a blur to me because as soon as I saw smoke I … Continue reading

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