New Secondhand Cast-Iron Pan, and Curing Fat Update

Yesterday a friend of mine has showed me the local (larger) Asian shop (I’d not call it supermarket, but it is bigger than the other tiny Asian shop in city centre, and while we were in the area, we wandered by the secondhand store – where I ran across this tiny and cute cast-iron pan with pour spouts.  It had nearly perfect seasoning surface, so … Continue reading New Secondhand Cast-Iron Pan, and Curing Fat Update

Seasoning Mixes and A Very Easy Grilled Salmon Lunch

I know, I have been remiss at posting in the past few months – life got busy again, and when that happens, blog, sadly, takes second place to immediate priorities.  And then, on top of it all, both T and I got a terrible case of influenza together, and spent the two weeks over the winter holidays in bed with thermometers, cold-and-flu drugs, and endless … Continue reading Seasoning Mixes and A Very Easy Grilled Salmon Lunch

About Bad Cookbooks and Amazing Pulled Pork

Sometimes, I cheat. No, not on my other half, naturally!  Pfft!  I cheat with spice mixes.  I have done so since one fateful day, many years ago, when someone with the best of intentions gifted me with a 7kg hardcover book of world cuisines – glossy, beautifully published and in full color.  It proudly lives in my storage as I reckon it’s the 2nd worst … Continue reading About Bad Cookbooks and Amazing Pulled Pork

Homemade Taco Spice Mix (or why I don’t buy seasoning packets)

I have a love-love relationship with spices and seasonings. Always have, and barring some monumental changes in the universe, always will.  To me, bland food is generally sad, and I love anything full of flavor – be it real vanilla in whipped cream, Thai curry, citrus and pink pepper, Ras-al-Hanout over meats or rice dishes, garlic in anything savory – you name it.  I don’t … Continue reading Homemade Taco Spice Mix (or why I don’t buy seasoning packets)