The lovely Ashley and I had a catch-up date today, and couldn’t figure out where to eat. So instead of trying to find a restaurant that inspired us, Ashley came ...
Oh, BBC Good Food — everything you tell me to make is delicious, so I love you. I first discovered you when Louise made your Gluten-free Chilli Cornbread… and ohhhhh that’s a delicious cornbread. Now, anytime I need new recipes (especially as I’m learning to cook meaty meals for the first time), I come to […]
Our weather turned this morning — it’s officially fall, and I’m loving it. ‘Tis the season of fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly, soup! Now, my Mum is the soup alchemist in our family, but I’ve come up with something delicious… chickpea, fennel and summer squash, cooked in white wine with herbes de […]
I’ve got a new learning experience going on over here: I know how to cook, but I’m new to meat. So I’m surrounding myself with new recipes and inspirations, and learning how to cook all sorts of new-to-me omnivorous options! Around here, we have a few meals that have become staples in our weeknight rotation: […]
Tufts University asked if I’d share this request with you: their Nutritional Epidemiology Program is doing a research survey on healthy eating and popular diets.
These are very-almost Moules Marinières — the classic French preparation of mussels with white wine, shallots, parsley and butter… They are a simple dish of mussels that is absolutely more than the sum of its parts! Louise and I have been talking about all the omnivorous options I now have open to me, and I […]
The local strawberries are just coming into season here, and so I’ve got a fridge full of them! I’m saving a punnet for a strawberry/rhubarb tart, but I thought I’d try throw some into a salad too. Along with some leftover pickled onions (from a chorizo taco salad I made last week) and a walnut […]
I’ve been having such an adventure trying out different meats and seafood over the last few weeks, but to be honest, I haven’t been in the kitchen much! Mr. KitchenOperas had a birthday at the end of May, and so we ate out a fair bit while we were celebrating. And all of my friends […]
My Dear KitchenOperas Readers, I have news… and it’s going to mean change around here. To get right to the point: I’m eating omnivorously now. I’ve made the change to support my own health goals, and it feels right and good for me in this moment. I’ve loved eating vegetarian food, and I’ll still eat […]
We explored Vietnam by sailing up the Mekong, which means we got to see life on the river. Our boat was always going over water hyacinth — a pretty plant that becomes a problem weed in the Mekong Delta. It is used as food & animal feed, and also to weave baskets! And it was […]
Begin your iced coffee adventure by sitting at a table and absorbing the atmosphere of Trung Nyugen, a buzzing chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Then sit with your iced tea (of confusing herbal taste) and pick your coffee by number from off the menu. I recommend the “Number […]