Fresh Strawberry Custard Cream Pie

Fresh Strawberry Custard Cream Pie

Yay, it’s strawberry season!  That means fresh juicy ripe strawberries are everywhere, on sale for as little as $0.88/lb.  When strawberries went on special at the market a few days ago, I thought this would be the perfect time to make a fresh strawberry custard cream pie! When making this pie, I find it easier [...]

Pan Seared Rosemary Lamb Loin Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Pan Seared Rosemary Crusted Lamb Loin Chops with Balsamic Glaze

My husband never wants me to buy lamb chops to cook at home… he’s always afraid that the flavor will turn out gamey.  ”Nonsense!” I told him, “It’s not going to be gamey, don’t worry!”  Yet… he didn’t believe me.  But it was fine in the end, and he even admitted that it was good [...]

Mexican Green Chili Pepper & Pork Wontons

Mexican Wontons made with Green Anaheim Chiles, Cilantro, and Ground Pork

Picture it:  6:30pm on a Thursday night, and I had a bunch of Anaheim chilies that I needed to use before they went bad, a package of wonton skins, and a pound of ground pork.  Originally, I was thinking of making a Mexican inspired meat loaf… but standing there at the kitchen counter, it just didn’t sound [...]

Taiwanese/Chinese Simmered Egg a.k.a. Tea Eggs (What to do with leftover hard boiled Easter Eggs)

Taiwanese/Chinese Simmered Tea Egg

In parts of Asia (mainly Taiwan and China), the Simmered “Tea” Egg is commonly sold by street vendors (also at night markets) as a savory snack food.  Basically, it’s a hard boiled egg, that has been simmered or steeped in a savory broth (flavored with the spices that make up Chinese 5 spice powder, soy [...]