chillies

posole

posole

It's a demure-looking bowl, but my posole is punchy....
chilies in oil

chilies in oil

We'd adjust if they removed some of our favourites from the menu, but we'd throw a little fit if this restaurant stopped serving their house made chilies in oil....

jenny’s sichuan chili noodles

My friend Jenny was in town and we cooked together at my place where I finally got to see how she made her famous rice noodles: tossed in a Sichuan chili paste, sesame oil, light soy sauce, a dash of hoisin and more Sichuan peppercorn than I would ever have thought to use. ...

garden update: early july

dinner of just-picked rainbow swiss chard, perfect, fresh sage leaves, yellow tomatoes and farro pasta. ...
curry leaf sambol (karapincha sambol)

curry leaf sambol (karapincha sambol)

i'm very familiar with my dad's green chili sambol; he's been making it for decades. he may have been making curry leaf sambol for as long too, but i only t...

steph’s jamaican squash soup

Pumpkin is one of those vegetables that really vary. Some are more flavourful while others are watery in texture and watered down in taste. My mom has luck ...
spicy cilantro popcorn

spicy cilantro popcorn

for most of my life, i've been intimidated by the idea of making popcorn "from scratch", and very impressed by people who did. i was scared off by the possi...