• Corn Cakes with Sweet and Tart Relish
  • House Clam Chowder
  • Dashi – Making Japanese Soup Stock
  • Tofu with MIso Mushroom Sauce
  • Concentrated Soy Sauce
  • Pomegranate Chicken Tagine
  • Fish and Shrimp Green Curry
  • Harissa – Sauce of Opportunity

Chili Lime Soup with Yams

I have been meaning to write this soup up for quite a while.  Since we cooked it again on Sunday (my bother in law, Greg came by for lunch), I had another shot at it.  I think that one of the reasons that I keep forgetting to write something about this soup is that it is… 

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Eggplant with Charmoula

I’ve always been a bit suspicious of eggplants.  It isn’t the color; they display some of the most gorgeous colors and gloss seen in the vegetable world.  The shape, while bulbous, isn’t a problem either.  The issue is texture.  Specifically, the pithy nature of their uncooked flesh.  The flesh doesn’t seem natural and squeaks when you… 

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Yam Miso Soup – An Enigmatic and Homely Soup for the Lazy

I have to admit, this is one of the least attractive soups that I know how to make.  I mean, there really is no feasible way to get a decent photo of it, as it looks equally bad in most lighting.  Seeing it in real life isn’t much of an improvement; it just sits there… 

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Fish and Shrimp Green Curry

Hard to beat a nice fish curry on a cool and rainy day.  I was delighted to find some cheap cod at the local store and some leeks still growing in the garden.  In the Northwest, it is common for some vegetables to survive the winters, but these guys were doing great.  Thai-style curries, such… 

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Saffron Water – A Lovely Shortcut

Saffron is both tasty and expensive.  In fact, I have seen it referred to as the most expensive spice in the world.  Not sure about the veracity of this claim, but it is most certainly, the most expensive spice we buy.  The spice vendor that we go through typically has it for about $18 per… 

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