Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wokery, part II: Cashew Chicken

I tend to avoid cashew chicken at restaurants because the sauce is too thick, almost syrupy, and entirely too sweet for my taste.  I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful this sauce turned out, but still very light and not at all on the sugary … Continue reading

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Wokkin’ the Swiss Around – part I: Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-fry

As part of our never-ending quest to eat healthy (most days) and try new things, Mr. Cheese and I set out to buy our first wok.  I have to admit, I’d never cooked with a wok before and I was … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Eating by A.J.Bellows

My adoration for all things food and cooking includes a slight obsession with cook books.  My favorite kind of cook book is the kind that speaks of the origins of food, their possibilities and the people who cook with them.  Cook books … Continue reading

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Ginger Scallion Chicken (ahem, on a can)

While doing research for a cook book, I discovered an editorial review for the book Momofuku, written on Amazon.  The review included a recipe by David Chang himself, for some crazy-good ginger scallion sauce for noodles.  I just had to make it.  I printed, I planned, I drooled … Continue reading

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Salmon with Lemon & Fennel Cream Sauce

Living in one of the greatest wine-producing states in the country, Mr. Cheese and I took the opportunity to introduce our daughter Cheese to her first ever wine tasting.  Last Saturday found us at the Williamsburg Winery.  We walked through the dark cellars, … Continue reading

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Mr. Cheese’s Sunspot Shrimp

We are trimming the fat over here at Casa de la Cheese.  At least, we think we are.  Mr. Cheese is more on the low-carb, high-protein kick that is meat, meat, meat with a ginormous side of salad.  The Italian girl … Continue reading

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