From the monthly archives:

January 2011

10 Vegetable Stir-Fry: An Auspicious Chinese New Year Dish

by Karen January 31, 2011
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This week is Chinese New Year, and we're ringing in the year of the rabbit.  As an American, this is also about the time that my January 1st New Year resolutions have started to fade into the background, overwhelmed by the noise of everyday life. So I consider it an advantage to have another reason […]

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Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelette)

by Karen January 28, 2011
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As an Angeleno, I've always thought of a tortilla as a canvas for all kinds of Mexican ingredients and foods.  It wasn't until recently that I discovered a tortilla in Spain was something entirely different.  A tortilla española is a sort of omelette typically made with potatoes and onions but can include anything from peppers […]

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The Low Down On Wine: Interview With An Expert

by Karen January 26, 2011
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There are some jobs I want. Michael Cristillo has one of them.  He's the wine and spirits buyer for Bristol Farms, a gourmet and specialty food retailer in California that I'm a big fan of (they have some of the most outstanding produce outside farmers markets, in my opinion).  And as the buyer, he gets […]

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Korean Sweets Part II: Hoddeok (Sugar Pancake)

by Karen January 24, 2011
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In celebration of Korean New Year soon approaching, Lisa from Korean American Mommy asked if we'd like to be part of her Around the World Feature on Korea, and anytime I get to eat make Korean food, I'm more than happy to participate.  Check out her adventures cooking through mommy-hood (with her adorable lil' one) […]

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Korean Sweets Part I: Sikhye (Rice & Malt Drink)

by Karen January 24, 2011
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In celebration of Korean New Year soon approaching, Lisa from Korean American Mommy asked if we'd like to be part of her Around the World Feature on Korea, and anytime I get to eat make Korean food, I'm more than happy to participate. Check out her adventures cooking through mommy-hood (with her adorable lil' one) […]

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Baklava Recipe: Our Guest Post at Zomppa

by Karen January 20, 2011
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There are so many wonderful food blogs out there, each with their own own perspective.  But when we came across Zomppa, an online international food magazine written by 10 women, we were really excited because their perspective is one that is unique and globally conscious.  Check out their incredible website and our recipe and photos […]

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Memories From Armenia & An Armenian Recipe: Manti

by Karen January 17, 2011
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Welcome my good friend Ani, whose contagious passion for her heritage got me in the kitchen learning about new cuisine! When Karen expressed interest in making an Armenian dish for Globetrotter Diaries, I was eager to share with her the culture, history, personal anecdotes and of course, my grandmother's recipe for manti, a sort of […]

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Pesce al Sale (Fish Baked in Salt Crust) Recipe

by Karen January 14, 2011
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Some things in life need to be enjoyed in their simplest form. Fish baked in a salt crust is a perfect example of this. It's stupidly simple but absolutely brilliant. The salt encloses the fish completely, flavoring the fish and sealing in the moisture, making the flesh succulent. cheap antivirus software I have pretty strong […]

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Whistle While You Work

by Valerie January 12, 2011
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When Karen and I cook, we have fun. I mean, we wouldn't have started this blog if we weren't in it to enjoy it, but when the day comes to actually cook a dish, we seriously have fun. We choose certain dishes specifically to explore a new culture or cuisine to begin with, so the […]

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