Category Archives: Lunch

Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns), and The Tale of a Painting

I’m in love with pork buns, especially the baked kind.  I’ve been known to go out of my way just to stop at Asian bakeries to pick up varieties of their soft lovely buns, and there’s always at least two … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Fixin’s Pop Tarts

Yes, you read that right; turkey dinner pop tarts; Thanksgiving Leftover Pop Tarts. I bet the first thing that comes to mind is pieces of turkey in jam filled pastry with frosting on top, right? No worries, these are savory pop tarts! Any … Continue reading

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Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Gnocchi with Creamy Mushrooms

Tender pillows of pumpkin gnocchi (or sweet potato gnocchi) doused with creamy mushrooms.  A real treat in the Fall, or anytime! I think I was an Italian Nonna in a previous life.  You see, I have this uncanny ability to whip up perfect, … Continue reading

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Moo Shu Chicken with Mandarin Pancakes and Plum Sauce

First let me start by asking, do you moo shu? I most certainly hope you will after reading this post! So this is now my 4th post in two weeks.  It still feels odd, and I’m completely exhausted.  No idea … Continue reading

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Parlez-Vous Croissant? How to Make Croissants from Scratch!

The croissant has evolved…into a crescent roll.  Let me explain.  From the time I was in college, until about 10 years ago, croissants were flaky, layered, buttery crescents of heaven. No matter where I bought them, they were all of … Continue reading

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