Posts Tagged ‘salty’
It’s been awhile since I’ve taken requests from friends on what to write about so I figured it was about time. This one comes from my sister’s friend Rose who spent quite a bit of time teaching English in Korea and still pines for the spicy, pungent comfort food that is kimchi fried rice.
Most often made as a way to use up kimchi that is on the border of being too ripe, this is a stick-to-your-ribs and clear-out-your-sinuses kind of dish that’s great for spring evenings where it’s just a bit too chilly to have the windows open. Plus like any great fried rice, it comes together in a flash. Just be sure to use day-old rice that’s been refrigerated – it needs to be as dry as possible so it really crisps up once it hits the hot pan.
I can hardly believe it but jonesing for… turned 3 years old last week! Looking through all my recipes and photos was a wonderful little trip down memory lane until I realized I was missing something huge. Quite possibly one of the most important recipes I’ve ever written.
When I was a senior in college every weekend (well, it felt like every weekend) I would make carnitas at my friend’s apartment on Saturday afternoon so it would be ready and waiting for the weekly party festivities that evening. We’d eat tacos, drink margaritas, keep reheating the microwaveable queso, and devour our bodyweight in tortillas chips. Most of my fondest memories of college revolve around those nights, and thus, revolve around carnitas.
I’ve shared this recipe with my college friends but realized I’d never shared it on my blog, which is just a shame! It seems so fitting I would finally share one of my all-time favorite things in celebration of my blog turning 3, so here it is. It’s dead simple and just takes a little time and patience in the end. Just be sure to get a bone-in pork butt (it could also be labeled pork shoulder roast) – it makes all the difference in the world. I hope you create as many fond memories of this dish as I have. And here’s to 3 more years of jonesing for… !
It’s time for… Oscar Oscar!
That’s right folks, it’s Oscar night. Normally I’m all aflutter and excited but this year… not so much. Honestly, I don’t care much for almost anything nominated this year but that doesn’t stop me from getting in the spirit. I’m attending an Oscar shindig at a friend’s and of course volunteered to bring snacks. And what’s more appropriate than popcorn?
This popcorn has an amazingly deep, rich nutty flavor. Sesame oil can be an ingredient people love or loathe but I really think it adds a wonderful depth of flavor here. The ground mustard adds just a bit of kick and the sesame seeds bring it all together. You’ll want to eat handfuls and handfuls of this stuff.
Happy watching! (and eating!)
Pretzels and chocolate and brown sugar caramel and sea salt and are you drooling yet? Here’s an awesome treat you can whip up in minutes and is just as addictive as the name dictates. Perfect for a snow day treat or something wonderful to crumble on top of vanilla ice cream.
For Christmas eve we always try to take things a little easy in my family. Simple dinner, simple fun. Hopefully no tantrums (from the adults, not the kids) and just sitting around enjoying each others presence. Dinner is also a more simple affair, in preparation for the feast that will ensue the next day.
French onion soup is one of those deceptive dishes. It sounds so simple and light – just onions and broth, right? Ohhhh nooo it has to be smothered in bread and cheese and toasted to bubbly, ooey-gooey awesome richness. Served with a nice salad and crusty bread, this is the perfect meal to get you ready for a Christmas day feast.