Japanese Curry

The objective of tonight’s dinner was to make something easy that would last for a while and would feed me multiple times… so I made Japanese curry, or カレーライス。 It’s really so, so easy. And so, so yummy. All you need is some meat (or no meat, if you prefer), 1-2 onions, 1 carrot and…

Sunflower Seed-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Success! I made yummy cookies! This is an accomplishment only because I attempted the same recipe last week, went a little too haphazard on my measurements, and ended up with a scone-like cookie instead (I think I went too little on the sugar, too much on the baking soda, and potentially too much flour). This…

Thai (ish) Basil Fried Rice

I love Thai basil fried rice. It’s probably one of my favorite things to eat at a Thai restaurant. When I was in college, tired of my dorm food, I’d always go to Siam Royal in Palo Alto and get this delicious fried rice. When I went home for the holidays (which wasn’t even that…

Summer Cooking # 2

As promised, today I’m posting about my confiture d’oignons (carmelized onion spread). I made mine based on the recipe found here. I first tried confiture d’oignons when I was studying abroad in France. Our program took a “field trip” to the Cognac region where they happened to be having some kind of food and wine…

How do I cook thee, onion? Let me count the ways…

Maybe false advertisement. I only cooked them two ways for these posts. First as an oven-roasted onion flower and second as a confiture d’oignons (an onion “jam” or “marmalade” although neither word captures exactly what it is, which is more of an extra carmelized onion spread). My boyfriend’s family shared some wonderful, large, juicy red onions yesterday…

Summer Cooking #1

After a two weeks of California relaxation, I am back to blogging. This summer, I’m hoping to start cooking more and the “Summer Cooking” series will be an attempt to hold me to that hope. I’ve been cooking in my small grad housing apartment this past year but the kitchenette is so small that (especially…