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  • It’s Fish Grilling Time!

    It’s Fish Grilling Time!

    My buddies and I went on a fishing trip out to Lake Michigan at the break of dawn last weekend   We didn’t hit our limits, but the harvest was very good none the less.  Among the catches were coho salmon, king salmon, brown trout, and rainbow trout.  With an inventory full of fish, we decided to schedule a fish grill and invite a bunch of friends for the next weekend.  There was no way we could eat all the fish ourselves and we didn’t want [...]

  • Plain Vanilla Gets Complicated

    Plain Vanilla Gets Complicated

    A couple of weeks ago, my fiance looked into my freezer and said, “no, ice cream?”  Reading between the lines, I told her that we would go pick up some ice cream at the grocery store.  As we walked to the store’s ice cream section, I had only one brand, Edy’s Slow Churned.  It’s my favorite, and when I found out they were on sale, I knew I had to purchase more than one flavor  My fiance naturally graviated towards the coffee flavor, and I, [...]

  • Don’t Call Me A Foodie

    Don’t Call Me A Foodie

    When someone calls me a foodie, I take offense.  My face may not show it, but deep inside I’m suppressing the urge to tell the person that I’m not a foodie, not even close. Yet, here I am, with my own blog about food and cooking.  Surely, only a foodie would do something like have his own food blog.  Well, I don’t consider myself a foodie, because I’m not. My definition of a foodie is someone who has deep knowledge of the food scene and [...]

  • The Architec Gripperwood Gourmet Cutting Board

    The Architec Gripperwood Gourmet Cutting Board

    As much as I love my maple-wood cutting board, it’s a bit too cumbersome to use in my kitchen.  I definitely overestimated its size and weight for home use.  It doesn’t fit in the sink for easy washing and is one hefty beast.  It led me back down the road in search of another cutting board, but I didn’t’ feel like spending too much on one.  I had the following criteria in mind: Wooden and not made of bamboo Under $30 Not ugly I shopped [...]

  • Boiling Up A Batch Of Wong Lo Kat Herbal Tea

    Boiling Up A Batch Of Wong Lo Kat Herbal Tea

    Last weekend, my friends and I stopped into a Chinese herb and tea shop after dim sum in Chinatown.  How do you know you’re in a Chinese herb and tea shop? It’ll hit your nose dead center when you walk inside.  Trust me, you’ll know.  Two of my friends purchased packs of Wong Lo Kat brand herbal tea.  I picked up a bag and with my very limited Chinese character reading skills, translated the two largest characters to “cool tea.”  It was just labeled as [...]