Feeding a touring band: Part 1

You all should be very excited. I finally got a smart phone. You know what that means? a large amount of food pictures coming your way. Check it out! Besides making and eating food, I spend a large amount of time attending music shows. I usually hover around 2-3 shows a week, and when it’s …

Random Foods

A compilation of food I’ve made/tried over the past couple weeks. But nothing worth writing a while entry about.¬†Random dinner at home. I didn’t have any yakisoba noodles so I tried making a stir fry with angel hair pasta. Sounds weird but it actually wasn’t too bad. The angel hair pasta was light and kind …

My First Copper River Salmon BBQ

So after I heard copper river salmon was going for cheap (I read it was $6.99 at QFC), I really wanted to cook some up of my own. Right when that thought popped into my head, my friend Zachary told me he and his buddy were going to grill up some copper river salmon the …

Morel Hunting – my first mushroom foraging adventure

When I’m not in the kitchen or stuffing myself at my Mom’s or some restaurant, I’m usually on a trail in the woods. I’ve been exceptionally lucky with the people who bring me on these grand adventures, and this past weekend we decided to combine my two favorite things: Outdoors and food. The purpose of …

Red Velvet Cake – gourmet cake makin’ with Nikki

Red Velvet Cake with Caramel Pastry Cream and Frangelico Ganache So Nikki’s roommate’s birthday was coming up and she needed a secret kitchen to make a delicious cake! I made dinner while she made the yummy cake. I didn’t really help except for making the Frangelico Ganache with was AMAZING…but this cake was pretty labor …

My first roasted chicken

I have so much to share but very little time to write. I’m not sure how to resolve this. I’m learning new things, trying new things, and spending more than I should in my food budget. That’s why I’ve decided that I am going to try to focus on cooking more frugally. I’ve discovered that …

Holiday Fun – On my own and with my mom!

Well it’s definitely that time of the year…I start to build my winter coat (somehow it came on early this year once I finished my half marathon and stopped major physical activity everyday). I’ve been slacking in writing mostly because my camera has been out of commission so you’ll have to forgive me for the …

Roomie Tasty Triumph – Real Thai Lesson

Since I’ve been transitioning between job duties and began volunteering, I haven’t been cooking much. I’ve become dependent on snacks, but luckily my roommate Meghan has been on a Rachel Ray craze. She bought one of her cookbooks and has been cooking up a storm…I really should start documenting her adventures. It’s been exciting, to …

Let ’em Eat Cake!

Recently, a new acquaintance of mine celebrated his 25th birthday. We kicked off the celebration with a pre-season Sounders game which was nothing less than crazy spectacular fun (even though we lost)! The next day I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the evening and I decided I wanted to …

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Oh Ireland…how I miss you… Hands down, I could move to Ireland in a heart beat. At the last minute I decided to put together an Irish meal for a few friends…some bailed so there was quite a bit left over…but mmm so good. First off – I had Beef and Guinness Stew EVERYWHERE in …

Chuc Mung Nam Moi & Kung Hei Fat Choi!

That is to say…Happy New Year in Vietnamese and Chinese (my two heritages). This entry comes about a week too late…but I figured better late than never. February 14 was Chinese New Year this year…if you want to learn more about how this is the Year of the Tiger, I’m sure you can Google it. …

How to Make Wine (Part 4): Bottling

One word: MESSY Sanitizing and cleaning 30 bottles of wine…is definitely not a good time. So i procrastinated. And ended up bottling the wine three weeks after stablising and clearing (one week later than instructed)…I was just crossing my fingers. Especially since I lost the top that goes on the bung to keep all the …

Jan. 10 – Jan. 16 Food Fiascos and Tasty Triumphs

Long story short: I didn’t cook much this week. But here you go! It’s a Trader Joe’s salmon roullette stuffed with spinach florentine. I made my favorite spinach quinoa (pronounced keen-wha) dish with it…but it was a bit too much protein…but incredibly filling. If you don’t know what quinoia is…it’s the must wonderful superfood. Tasty …

My first Pacific Northwest Cooking and Recipes Meetup

I’ve recently joined a club: The Pacific Northwest Cooking and Recipes Meetup and went to the first meeting today. It was fantastic. Here are some of the foods we shared! Crab stuffed mushrooms broiled with white wine Pesto Baguettes (I’m not of the official title) Crab Ragoon (My favorite!! I seriously ate half of these) …

Jan. 1 – Jan. 9 – Tasty triumphs and food fiascos

This week was quite successful in my opinion, besides starting the new year off with a disappointing meal at Claim Jumper. I guess we could start with that so we can end on a happy note. Food Fiascos After a great day snowshoeing to start off the new year, my friends and I were famished. …

December’s food fiascos and tasty triumphs

Happy New Year! Since I just started this blog, I’m going to include some earlier food adventures from the month of December. But I’m hoping to make this entry a weekly event. Tasty Triumphs Creamy shrimp bites¬†(these don’t have a real name…I stole the recipe from my mom). This is one of my favorite appetizers …

How to make wine (Part 2: Secondary Fermentation)

So after a week, we (minus Meghan because she’s too busy getting sunburned in New Zealand – plus my friend Sam, who was visiting from Texas) checked the wine to make sure it had reached the correct gravity. Opening the container was an interesting experience…it didn’t smell fantastic, but at least we knew the yeast …

How to make Wine (Part 1: Primary Fermentation)

Because this is my most adventurous creation..I finally had enough motivation to start writing this stuff down. Sorry for the lame intro – but welcome! I like wine. Correction: I LOVE WINE. And what better thing for a foodie like me to do but to make some wine of my own? Well…the real goal here …