Category Archives: Asian

Murgh Makhani

In Scranton’s Wegmans supermarket I found some packaged garlic naan, rare fresh okra and some “organic” chicken thighs.  Sounded Indian to me.  But boy howdy!  I also saw one single, “organic” veal chop for $19.95!  The American consumer purchases are apparently … Continue reading

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Asian Braised Oxtails with Spinach

I really miss seasonal fruits and vegetables that even if not local, at least come from the same country I’m living in.  This is not to say that I’m opposed to buying imported produce, I’d just like a choice that’s not … Continue reading

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Udon Soup with Seaweed

I had some vaguely hopeful news this morning and decided to celebrate with a quick udon noodle soup.  I had some frozen noodles blocks in the freezer, scallions, seaweed salad and an udon noodle Hon Tsuyu soup base.  Perfect. Udon … Continue reading

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Spicy Aubergine with Chicken and Spinach

Hot diggity!  This was really the best spicy aubergine I’ve made!  The “hot diggity” is an expression I learned from my mother; country Texas backwoods  but not deplorable😀 Anyway, I don’t know if it was the superior quality of the Japanese … Continue reading

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Baby Spinach with Char Sui Pork

Baby Spinach with Char Sui Pork 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 large garlic cloves, slivered 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced, prepared char sui pork 6 cups baby spinach Tamari soy sauce … Continue reading

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Easy Sunday Brunch Casserole et al

Last week my husband and I, he who took a break from being un-retired in Haiti, motored down to Boston, a city I’ve never seen, to meet with a really cool medical specialist about my “pernicious anemia.”  Great trip all around! … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

I remembered one of my favorite films, Papillon with Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen.  Continually surviving the inhumane conditions of the French prison system in French Guiana, he famously declares “Hey you b*st*rds, I’m still here.”  Me too.  I’m still here.  I’m … Continue reading

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