Living On The Wild Side Of Food

As soon as spring comes upon us nature begins to deliver her abundance. But when thinking of wild foods most people tend to be reminded of Autumn and the wild fruit and mushroom harvest available then. This is probably because many people are almost entirely ignorant of wild greens. The wild plants that can be […]

Cottage Pie Recipe: English Cottage Pie

You don?t have to be English to enjoy this traditional cottage pie, but if you are English then you?ll probably keep this recipe among your favorites. 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 […]

Choosing A Home Roaster

As a new ?home roaster? and taking the subject of coffee a little bit more seriously. I wanted to get into this new area but wasn?t sure where to start. That was the beginning of a journey which led to several discoveries of which only a few are mentioned here. A good place to start […]

Wasa’s Fresh Take On Sushi

It's 7:30 on a Tuesday night, and 20 people are waiting to get into WaSa Sushi and Japanese Restaurant. Good sign. They're chatting happily outside in the winter chill of a shopping center parking lot in Irvine, Orange County, Calif. No grousing about the wait, just lots of chatter about the dining experience that awaits. […]

Turkish Delight (lokum)

Turkish Delight, and in turkish lokum, is a confection made from starch and sugar. It is often flavored with rosewater or lemon, or sometimes with lemon salt (citrate) the former giving it a characteristic pale pink or wyellow color. It has a soft, sticky consistency, and is often packaged and eaten in small cubes that […]