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Jook , Congee, Porridge: Delicious and restorative.

Jook, congee, porridge, as a soup of rice and stock is called, is a one of the world's great comfort foods, perfect during a storm or when convalescing from almost any illness. But does it prevent hangovers? Why not try it and let us know?

By | February 11th, 2015|2 Comments

Rainy Days: A Perfect Time for Breakfast

In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about breakfast, a meal I often find challenging, not because of its preparation but because I'm rarely hungry early in the day. In that column, I promise to post recipes to some of my favorite breakfast dishes, delicious any [...]

By | November 27th, 2012|1 Comment

A Good Bean For Your Slow Cooker + Soup Recipes

I've been experimenting with several varieties of heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo (based in Napa) and there's one that has really impressed me, the Hutterite Soup Bean, which you can read about in more detail here. Last night, as the lovely rain continued, I finished the last of [...]

By | March 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Perfect Roasted Chicken & More

Got chicken? Roasting it is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to enjoy it. Here's a foolproof recipe, along with links to Malaysian-style poached chicken, black rice jook (made with chicken stock) and more.

By | March 9th, 2011|5 Comments