Spaghetti and Mussels

Serves 2 The weather is getting hotter and I bet you feeling like eating food that can have a cool and soothing effect with your taste buds. One of Japan’s favorite summer menus is Spaghetti with mussels and fresh tomatoes with parsley. If you have those plants in the garden you can make it fresh…

Strawberries

Strawberries are loved worldwide. The most cultivated and consumed are from the genus-species Fragaria ananassa. Another species grown wildly is the Fragaria Vesca. Wild strawberries were found more than 2000 years. Now, America is the worlds to producer. The earliest strawberries were grown in Brittany, France in the 1950s. Nowadays, people eat strawberries fresh, cooked,…

Gulab Jamun

Makes 12 pieces My most favorite Indian sweets is gulab jamun. I love it so much that I like to buy it for take out at lunch time. They are very expensive in Jakarta. 3 pieces for 18,000 Rupiahs. You can have 2 complete set of rice with meat and veggies for that price. It…

Cajun White Fish

Serves 3 I am mad about Cajun cooking. I had a bag of white fish fillet and craved for cajun cooking. Luckily all the ingredients were available in the refrigerator. Look at all those beautiful colors, white, red, orange and yellow in a bowl. I had it for lunch with my daughters and they loved…

Onions

The common brown onion that we use daily in our food and cultivate around the world belongs to the genus Allium with the name Allium cepa. There are a lot of ways that you can eat them, raw, pickled, sauteed, boiled, you name it. When raw, it exhibit a pungent smell but becomes savory after…

Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Makes 12 tarts My all time favorite sweet dim sum is Hong Kong egg tarts. I could eat as much as my tummy can hold. They are pretty, sweet and the texture is soft. My mom likes to make it as present for her friends. She says that it is easy to make but all…