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Persimmon and Asian Pear Upside Down Cake

How About Trying Persimmons in Your Next Upside Down Cake? I was so happy to run into Fuyu persimmons on my latest grocery run. These are the persimmons that don’t need to be ripened as fully as Hichaya persimmons in order to become edible and delicious. I usually use them in salads or simply eat […]

Green Mango and Hibiscus Chutney

An Unusual, but Delicious Pairing. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been cooking up a storm in order to use the green and underripe mangoes on my tree. I have a huge bounty this year and wanted to take advantage of the green ones before they all start ripening. Green mangoes make wonderful chutneys, pickles, and salads. […]

Fried Salmon with Peanut Yogurt Sauce

A Different Spin on Salmon. Wow, Is It Good! I had a taste for salmon. But I didn’t have a taste for baked, grilled, or pan sautéed salmon. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what I wanted. Then it struck me that I’d recently made chicken karaage, a Japanese fried chicken recipe, and thought […]

Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Crisp and Chewy Coconut Milk Rice Cakes are Out of This World Delicious. In my continuing cooking journey through Ixta Belfrage’s new cookbook, Mezcla, I made Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes. Wow. Wow. And wow. Just imagine this. Sticky rice is baked in a mixture of coconut milk, fresh ginger, scallions, garlic, and […]