Sunday, July 30, 2023

【胖大海炖梨】Malva Nut and Asian Pear Drink



A friend sent two boxes of Asian pears she picked during fruit thinning in her garden. They are small in size but very sweet nontheless. 

I used a few of them to make this refreshing drink, a good way to stay cool during this heatwave.

Monday, July 24, 2023

【芒果西米露】Mango & Sago Dessert



I bought two boxes of mangoes this summer, both are very sweet, I made this Mango and Sago dessert with it and it turned out well. The whole family likes very much. 

It is really a delicious dessert especially for hot summer like today.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Braised Pork Ribs with Potatoes 【土豆烧排骨】


I haven’t eaten pork ribs for a very long time, so I bought a box of of pork ribs from Costco and made this braised ribs today, a dish that I have been craving for a long time.The potatoes taste better than the ribs! :)

Thursday, July 20, 2023

【野苋菜马铃薯】Amaranth Potato Sabji




A bunch of wild amaranth has been growing in our front yard for years. I will pull some out to cook noodle soup each year. 

For some reason, the wild amaranth grew more each year, and I could eat at least several times each year during the summer season.

Today I harvested a handful of very tender wild amaranth to make this potato dish. It is very delicious with multigrain rotis. So thankful for this gift from our mother earth.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

【手撕口水鸡】Sichuan Mouth Watering Chicken





Costco's rotisserie chicken is known to be priced reasonably, thus is one item most members purchase while shopping at Costco. Unfortunately, in our family, we can never finish a whole chicken at a time, so we rarely buy this rotisserie chicken. 

I went shopping at Costco last week and brought one rotisserie chicken since we have not eaten one for a long time. As usual, we were left with more than half of chicken and no one wanted it again.

I suddenly remembered a saliva chicken dish made by a friend on FB before, so I used the leftover chicken to make this dish, it is so tasty, that I think next time when I shop at Costco, rotisserie chicken will be in order!

Sunday, July 9, 2023

【辣炒卤鸡胗】Stir Fry Chicken Gizzard With Pepper


Whenever I find chicken gizzards on sale at the supermarket, I will often buy two boxes to make braised chicken gizzards and keep them in the refrigerator. 

The braised chicken gizzards can be eaten directly, it can also be easily converted into quick stir fry dishes like this stir fry chicken gizzard with chili/green peppers.

Monday, July 3, 2023

【炒合菜】Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables and Egg



My aunt gave me a pot of Chinese Chive that she grew, the chives have been coming back every year. So every few weeks from the beginning of every spring, I will have a batch of Chinese Chive ready for cooking. 

Today I harvested a batch of the Chinese Chive, and happened to have some bean sprouts at home, so I made this stir-fried vegetables with eggs. It is used as filling for spring rolls in the Northern part of China, I liked it with rice too.