If you are looking for a healthier meat, I highly recommend using any species of white fish, such as swai and tilapia. They are farmed and available in most supermarkets. You can find some in the frozen section or the fresh section. I bought a pack of swai fish a few weeks ago and decided […]Read more "Butter Fried Fish with Roasted Cauliflowers"
May is now designated as Mental Health Month. Because of the last fourteen months, it is now more important than ever to address the mental health issues. I noticed that without the traditional forms of entertainment AKA distractions, like national team sports, suddenly individuals and society have to look at our mental and emotional problems […]Read more "Celebrating Mental Health Month"
Traditional German food is my comfort food. Having been to Germany twice and absorbed some of the culture and cuisine, I started to eat more German food in the US. Now for the first time in a few years, I made my own. Instead of pork or veal, I used chicken breasts to make Schnitzel. […]Read more "German Chicken Schnitzel"
Home made fish and chips. A white fish is pretty forgiving so you can make one or two mistakes and it will be all right. My default seasonings are: Salt & pepper Cumin or paprika A splash of lemon juice Rub both sides down with the seasoning. Bake in the oven for 350-375 degrees F […]Read more "Fish and chips"
Ever since my trip to the Philippines two years ago, I started appreciating Filipino food more. Before 2016, I rarely ate Filipino food. After 2016, I now eat it maybe once every 3-4 months. One such place for Filipino is Jollibee’s. The “bee” is big over there; it’s their equivalent of McDonald’s. Like the Big Mac […]Read more "Experiencing the Filipino Food F-henomenon"
It’s been a while since I baked anything. Sure, I’ve used the oven for cooking pork chops and pizza (but not at the same time). I’ve warmed bread but not pies. Tonight, there is a confluence of events that ended up with me once again chopping meats, vegetables, and fruits and then covered in flour […]Read more "Baking pies"
It has been a while since I posted about the rest of my trip to New Zealand. This third installation features Akaroa, Little River, and Christchurch. The tour continues as the cruise ship moved northeast. Because these places were too small and the harbors too shallow draft for the ship to dock, we had to […]Read more "A Short Trip to New Zealand (Part 3)"
Some people have a good taste for beer or wine. These discerning individuals can take a small sip and know whether it’s good or bad. But that’s not everyone. (And if you are, don’t be snobbish about it. Learn to appreciate your own skills without ever denigrate someone who lacks them. But I digress.) For […]Read more "Homemade potatoes au gratin"
In case you can’t guess, “witamy” means “Welcome” and “Do widzenia” means goodbye. I would never imagine going to Poland. I might have thought about Krakow or Warsaw, but never Poznan and never in 2013. This was totally unexpected. How I got there is a different story. What I did there was an adventure the […]Read more "Witamy! Do widzenia!"
Every now and then, I like to talk about food. I had this thought during the Christmas and New Years vacation. During both long weekends, I ate lunch at home. Usually, at the office, I slap together a sandwich in two minutes or less so I can get out the door before hitting traffic. However, […]Read more "Eating during a Stay-Vacation"