Roasted Asparagus

Many seasonal foods come to mind when springtime finally comes.  One of my favorite vegetables to eat around this time is asparagus.  Around March/April is peak season for these green spears with purple tops to grow rapidly and totally raid farmers markets and grocery stores.  Yes, asparagus are available all year round but nothing beats…

Coconut Milk Pancakes

Funny, if I think about it my Ma made pancakes for Sunday breakfast for my two brothers and me.   Well…. that was when we were not scheduled to attend church service that morning.  My mother didn’t make her pancakes thick, she said it was a waste of ingredients and perhaps with four mouths to feed…

Coconut Milk Braised Short Ribs

Traditionally used to cook less tender (and less expensive) cuts of meat, braising was once hailed as a peasant dish.  And, at one time it was unheard of to use anything but red wine to deglaze pan fond and use rich stocks and demi-glace to make up the cooking liquid.  Those classics, the foundation recipes that we…