Kelly has a thing about chili: He figures he makes the best chili, and that’s that. I guess we are all fond of our own chili the most. (It is kind of like being fond of your own farts the most…also a topic closely linked to chili. Hopefully unlike your own farts though, other people […]
With my love of world cuisine and cooking in general, I decided I'd like to share some of the pearls of culinary wisdom I learned along the way with you in this Recipes series.
Then, a well-meaning (but way too abrasive) friend named Steve pointed out to me that I'm a full-time traveler and not a chef, and that this is a travel blog and not a food blog. With my hopes dashed, I abandoned this Recipes From the Road series before it ever really began.
But ironically, my recipe for pumpkin pie below is one of the most popular posts on my site; discovered every day by expats in Australia who want to recapture a taste of home by making this delightful dessert (Aussies don't understand that pumpkin can be dessert...and who can blame them? It's pumpkin). So...take that, Steve. This short-lived Recipes series remains alive and well.
Pumpkin Pie…in Australia? Australians love their pumpkin. As part of a standard “meat and three veg” meal, a slice of roasted pumpkin is often tastefully and deliciously included. Go to the supermarket, and you will likely find at least three different varieties of pumpkin, such as butternut squash, Japanese pumpkin (very yummy), and grey pumpkin. […]
Yes, one little recipe can do it all! My hero, Jamie Oliver, was the one to show us this little number, although he uses it soley for pizza crusts. Once I got over my fear of using yeast in recipes, I embraced this one fully. It makes a huge amount, which is good because it’s […]
Yay for having a full kitchen again! After almost two years of sharing a kitchen, or having substandard non-functional kitchens, we are set up again! We have our very own gourmet paradise, and we take full advantage of it. Kelly & I immensely enjoy cooking and creating new dishes together, and are back into the […]
We sit in the stifling heat, beating off the flies and bees. Cicadas and crickets chirp in the hills all around, and a chorus of laughing children drifts up to us from the valley below. Fields of rice and citrus form the vast expanse in front of us, and the occasional Thai farmer in […]