Small Bites, Big Flavor: Dim Sum with Air Fryer or Steamer

Shu Mai (Shumai) is a popular Chinese dumpling that originated in the southern region of China. These dumplings are typically small, open-faced, and round. Shu Mai wrappers are made from a thin, unleavened dough, and they are usually filled with a mixture of ground pork, shrimp, and various seasonings. Sometimes, you might find variations with chicken, beef, or even vegetables.

Tales of Terroir: The Unique Rieslings of Moselle and Rhine River

The steep hills with views of the Rhine River and the Mosel and their tributaries were perfect for vine planting. No one knew this better than the Romans. Roman poet Ausonius describes the verdant hills covered in Bacchus grapes and the pleasant, softly running streams of the “Mosella” in a poem dated around 370 AD.… Continue reading Tales of Terroir: The Unique Rieslings of Moselle and Rhine River

Delicious Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan is a delicious and popular Italian-American dish made with breaded and fried eggplant slices layered with tomato sauce and cheese, then baked until golden and bubbly. It was one of the few thing my brother-in-law & I agreed on. This take has stiff competition from delicious versions from 2 of my sisters-in-law. It’s… Continue reading Delicious Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Air Fryer experiments from French fries and chicken to squid

An air fryer is touted as a fantastic kitchen appliance using hot air to cook food, providing a healthier alternative to deep frying. They seem to be easy to use and perfect for novices.

Never having a FOMO, I belatedly bought a small Ninja AF100 air fryer to reduce the amount of olive oil I spend in frying and both save time and get more even results. As a single, this sized fryer is perfect for me, often leaving some leftovers.

How and Why You Should Learn to Cook

Why learn to cook? In some cultures, cooking is an essential life skill that is often passed down through generations, and many young people learn how to cook at a relatively early age. This used to be the rule in America, but since the 1970’s home cooking has declined and became even less common as… Continue reading How and Why You Should Learn to Cook

Chicken Recipes From Around the World

These chicken recipes showcase the diverse and delicious ways chicken is prepared and enjoyed around the world, each offering a unique blend of flavors and culinary traditions. Indian chicken recipes Eastern Mediterranean recipes Asian chicken recipes Back to main food & cooking post

Microwave Your Vegetables to Preserve Flavor and Nutrients

Use your microwave more often The microwave is underused for cooking from scratch. Anything that can be steamed, blanched or boiled, can be prepared faster and probably better in a microwave. It’s an easy, quick and tasty way to cook vegetables. I’ll be showing how to cook fresh vegetables. For frozen ones just follow the directions… Continue reading Microwave Your Vegetables to Preserve Flavor and Nutrients

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