cuisine

mom's rice sticks

mom’s rice sticks

This is possibly maybe a style of Singapore dish that Sri Lankans eat (and maybe sometimes make) by way of Chinese restaurants and cooks in the south of Sri Lanka....
sunny arrack

a tale of two arrack cocktails

Made from unopened coconut tree flowers, arrack is compared to whiskey or rum or something in between. I've used it in place of both to try it out and you should too....

dhal

Asian households almost always have cooked rice on hand. Sri Lankan households almost always have rice and dhal....
the deli sandwich

the DIY “deli” sandwich

Not to be confused with the sandwich you buy at your deli, this is the sandwich you buy with the things that you buy at your deli. It's no-cook but not quit...
confit tomatoes

grape tomato confit

For me, this isn't a "starter" or an app, this whole thing is main-event-territory....
go-to pesto

go-to pesto

What more is there to say? It's the straight-up classic, Genovese basil pesto that I make quite often. It freezes well. Use it in soups. Roast vegetables with it. Spread it on sandwiches, fish, meat. Of course, add it to pasta....

spicy glass noodles with puffed tofu

It's rare that I'm not a little sick of a recipe by the time I'm sharing it, and this is one of those times. This is one of those dishes, and it has everything to do with these noodles....