What's Going on in the Kitchen

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

It’s only fair to share… Our family has a standard breakfast rotation. Weekdays is a bowl of cereal, oatmeal or turkey and cheese sandwich. Rarely do we deviate this. Weekends on the other hand tend to be more elaborate. This is a kind of deal that I have with the […]

A Back Alley in China

A Back Alley in China

It’s only fair to share… This is where you find China. It’s not on the Bund or the atop the Great Wall. China is not in the fake markets or massage parlors. China is in the back alleys, hidden from tourist eyes. Go out there and explore. Seek it! Otherwise you […]

Food Market in SanQiao Migrant Village

Food Market in SanQiao Migrant Village

It’s only fair to share…  I spent the day yesterday touring a Migrant Town in Shanghai with my CF001. Skeptical at first about exploiting poor neighborhoods to satisfy my own curiosity I must say I was a) impressed by the tastefulness of the tour provided by Tracy Lesh b) inspired […]

Sugar and Spice Jackfruit Fritters

Sugar and Spice Jackfruit Fritters

It’s only fair to share…I went to Metro over the weekend to stock up on Halloween Party food and drinks. As I steered my overflowing cart past the fruit and vegetable aisle I noticed two ladies peeling and sorting through a very strange looking fruit. How do I know it’s […]

Dear Apple Butter, I Love You!

Dear Apple Butter, I Love You!

It’s only fair to share… You know what I miss most about home? Picking apples at the local apple orchard. Nothing beats climbing trees and reaching for perfectly sweet apples, filling up basket after basket with different varieties of this versatile fruit and munching on warm apple donuts. (Mmmm.. Apple […]

Is Fall Here? Hearty Beef and Beans Chili

Is Fall Here? Hearty Beef and Beans Chili

It’s only fair to share…My daughter ran over to my neighbors house (Thanks Molly!) to get me a tomato this morning and when I opened the door I was taken aback by the wet feeling of fall. I know fall is coming… It is November after all. I can’t stop fall […]

Homemade Bread Bowls

Homemade Bread Bowls

It’s only fair to share…Nothing says fall more than a hearty bowl of soup. The kind of soup that is a meal on it’s own, only needing soft fresh bread to sop op the flavorful broth. After a long weekend and the final arrival of fall, I was feeling really […]

10-Minute Homemade Ice Cream

10-Minute Homemade Ice Cream

It’s only fair to share…In our house we love ice cream. Not even the faint threat of fall can slow our love for a bowl of delicious creamy goodness! It’s becoming easier and easier to find good ice cream in Shanghai which is definitely a plus. In my opinion Mark […]

Buddha’s Hand Marmalade and Five Citrus Marmalade

Buddha’s Hand Marmalade and Five Citrus Marmalade

It’s only fair to share…I found a very interesting fruit at the fruit market last week. It was bright yellow, had tendril fingers and smelled of delicious citrus. I little investigation and I discovered that the name of this fruit is Buddha’s Hand. A strange name indeed, but the fruit […]

Spiced Autumn Roast with Carrots, Celery and Mushrooms

Spiced Autumn Roast with Carrots, Celery and Mushrooms

It’s only fair to share… My husband’s friend and colleague is on assignment in China while his family stayed back in Czech. I absolutely adore David, and insist that he get a homemade meal here as often as possbile. It just so happens that David’s arrival coincides with my need to […]

Saffron-Infused Cauliflower Soup

Saffron-Infused Cauliflower Soup

It’s only fair to share…I grew up eating cauliflower three ways. Raw with vegetable dip or Lebanese-style fried or On Thanksgiving in Vegetable Casserole That was really the only times we ate this white bumpy vegetable. Since my days as a youth, cauliflower has come a long way! Just Google cauliflower […]