Ginger Beef Noodle Soup

My family likes to eat at a local Chinese restaurant owned by a man nicknamed Homer (Homer, as in the ancient Greek author). He got this nickname decades ago by a family friend of ours (who happened to be Greek) who was Homer’s sponsor when Homer immigrated here from China. I have no idea what … Continue reading Ginger Beef Noodle Soup

Ginger & Green Onion Roast Chicken

Every so often I do a little grocery shopping in my own pantry.  I’m sure many of us find ourselves in the same position: you buy an ingredient that you only need a little of and then the rest sits there for ages waiting for you to remember it’s there.

Ginger-Lime Noodle Soup

My cousin gets the credit for introducing me to what became the inspiration for this soup.  She brought the original recipe with her and said we should make this for dinner.  When my cousin says “should” what she really means is “will”, but usually I’m game for whatever plans she concocts, so it works out … Continue reading Ginger-Lime Noodle Soup

Whole Wheat Apricot Waffles

I have come to the sad realization that my apricot trees only want to bear fruit every other year, and the same with my mom’s. Do they have the courtesy of producing in opposite years of each other so we can always have fresh apricots? Of course not, so rude.

Nectarine Sourdough Coffee Cake

Each summer my exercise routine consists of repeatedly running frantically out of my kitchen to the backyard, flapping my arms and yelling “ch ch ch ch” to scare away the scrub jays from my nectarine tree.  When I’m tired, I make the boys do it.