chinese

Mother's Dumplings

a random bite of mother’s dumplings

wow. i just realized it's only been 3 days since my first visit to mother's dumplings. that means i've thought about when i can go back an average of 4 time...
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rice cooker congee

 congee is one of the few things that i've enjoyed for years in restaurants and craved regularly, but never attempted to make at home. even though i ...
fried rice noodles in black bean sauce

fried rice noodles in black bean sauce

  when i was in university, there was a chinese food truck that sat on elm st., around the corner from the main hall, and at the time it didn't seem scary to...
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dinner for breakfast: update

week one of having a warm and savoury breakfast on weekdays went well. so well, however, that i needed a change. despite having month-long stretches where all ...

dim sum and vampires

i had big plans for october. i planned to have 3 new recipes up here--savoury, saucy ones perfect for fall. buuuut....that required a lot of recipe testing ...
chili fried rice

a random bite of green chili fried rice

when james and first viewed the house we now live in, on a thursday evening last spring, we just weren't sure. the house was lovely --"we're never going ...