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Chokeberry Danish Pastry Braid

Chokeberry Danish Pastry Braid

Jump To Recipe Chokeberry, or Aronia, is an extremely astringent berry that is part of the Rosaceae family. They have long been ornamental berries, but they are also edible and have long been cultivated. Many people would shy away from using them in a breakfast […]

Eggs Benedict With Smoked Salmon

Eggs Benedict With Smoked Salmon

Jump To Recipe What just may be the most famous brunch dish ever is actually quite easy to do at home. I find people who want to make eggs benedict are put off by one of two things; the hollandaise sauce, or the poached egg. […]

Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce

Jump To Recipe Hollandaise sauce is one of those things that always seems to impress other people. My friends still get impressed even though they have seen me make it before and know how easy it is. Maybe they just think the constant state of […]

Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fry

Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fry

Jump To Recipe This shrimp broccoli stir fry is a classic Chinese-inspired recipe sent to me by my good friend and host of The Expat Chit Chat Show (podcast I produce), Zach Ireland. He has been living in Asia for over 10 years and I’d […]

Poached Quail Egg And Smoked Salmon Salad

Poached Quail Egg And Smoked Salmon Salad

Jump To Recipe This poached quail egg and smoked salmon salad is something I make quite often for lunch as I almost always have the ingredients on hand. Alona loves eating raw quail eggs and buys them buy the three dozen, and I love smoked […]

Cashew Butter Satay Sauce

Cashew Butter Satay Sauce

Jump To Recipe If you’re a fan of Southeast Asian food like me, you probably love all things satay. Skewers of meat or vegetables grilled over an open flame and usually served with a delicious peanut based dipping sauce. I’ve decided to flip that a […]

How To Caramelize Onions

How To Caramelize Onions

When I first started learning cooking techniques years and years ago, one of the things that surprised me was that there were so many “hacks” to caramelize onions quickly. By now I think I’ve tried all of them and I can fully say the best […]

Meatballs Arrabbiata

Meatballs Arrabbiata

Jump To Recipe Fusion Alert! I like messing around with different recipes I have on the site, and figuring out other things that would go well together. This one is a combination of my Caramelized Onion Meatballs, with an arrabbiata sauce from my pasta all’arrabbiata. […]

Lemon And Poppy Seed Pancakes With Lemon Maple Syrup

Lemon And Poppy Seed Pancakes With Lemon Maple Syrup

Jump To Recipe The best thing about getting creative with pancakes, is there really isn’t much cost of messing up. The raw ingredients are so unbelievably cheap you can try new things every time you make pancakes, and lose but a few dollars. I decided […]

Holly Bush Salad

Holly Bush Salad

Jump To Recipe The Holly Bush is a restaurant near me which makes a delightful little salad. I’ve decided to recreate their salad here for my readers, since it is simple, yet classy. The Holly Bush salad has a few different components, but they all […]