Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Plain and Simple Sourdough Bread or Rolls


You have spent the last 5 days feeding and doting on your new born sourdough starter.  Speaking kind words of encouragement, softly whispering “please bubble” to it as you take an occasional peek.  The self-doubt surfaces after reading the comments of other peoples disasters.  You start questioning your ability to conquer this simple – flour and water concoction. And then… it works!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter - 21 days old and bursting with a variety of bubbles.
Though I have consumed many sourdough breads in my life I have not had the privilege of making a truly memorable sourdough until now. About 20 years ago I was given a cup of sourdough starter that had a wonderful family lineage and I felt privileged to have it.  I knew nothing about what to do with it except for the fact that I needed to feed it once a week. If I did that simple task, I would be rewarded with the aroma of fresh sourdough breads sliding in and out of my oven impressing my family and friends. Well... that's not what happened. What started out as an amazing opportunity, quickly turned out to be an EPIC FAIL!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lentil, Kale, Zucchini and Sweet Potato Stew

Are you feeling the bloat in your belly that comes like clockwork this time of year?
I Sure am!
To put it lightly... it's Un-comfortable.

So in preparation of the belly breaking holiday meals behind and ahead of me. I went in search of a recipe that would lighten me up and at the same time taste good.  Is it even possible?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Gon Lo Mein (Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles)


Gon Lo Mein (Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles)

In Hawaii we call this dish Gon Lo Mein, which is different - yet, similar enough to be close cousins with Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles.

You say Soy, I say Shoyu...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

How to Cook Rice in a Pot

Calrose Rice/White Medium Grain
Growing up in Hawaii we cooked rice every night.  The basics were to use the plastic measuring cup that came with our rice cooker (which actually measures to 3/4 cup not a full cup) and fill the water to the designated line then press the button and you would have fresh hot rice in about 30 minutes.