January 2023 began with a lovely dinner
|New Year’s Eve at Carol’s house. Her kitchen is in the background.
Since the year began, my kitchen has been the site of lots of cooking including experiments with new recipes and new ingredients. I’ve posted photos about some of this food before, so you may have seen some of the pictures earlier this month, but I’ve added some new ones too.. I’ll be sharing this post on Sherry’s blog to participate in the once-a-month blog event “In My Kitchen.”
New Cookies from Costco
|Stroopwafels from Holland via Costco. Nice!
Trying many new Asian recipes
|Kitchen prep: sauce ingredients for the dandan noodles.
|Minced pork for the dandan noodles.
|Bok choi with ginger, cucumber salad with peanuts, and dandan noodles with pork and spicy sauce.
Len continues his successful experiments with Asian recipes.
|Another dinner: bao buns filled with mushrooms, carrot pickles, wild-caught shrimp, and snow peas.
|Chicken stew, fish-fragrant eggplant, and smashed cucumbers.
Smashing the cukes is fun, says Len.
|Mapo tofu with rice and salad.
Inspired by Judee’s Posts about Quinoa
|Judee at the blog Gluten Free A to Z had some nice quinoa
recipes, which inspired me to try some new salads with this ingredient.
And other dishes…
|Old favorite: vegetarian chili and salad with avocados.
|Tortilla with carnitas, cheese, cilantro. Cooked by Evelyn,
Tom, Miriam, and Alice in our kitchen.
|Campari tomatoes are my favorite Costco purchase.
The tortilla filling was a total impulse buy, and a good one.
|Tortilla and red bean casserole, plus clementines:
a very simple lunch.
|On repeat: mixed salad.
|Julia Child’s recipes are always a treat, and worth the effort.
I made this steak au poivre for our visitors.
Coffee Every Day …
|New mug from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Old mug from Madera Canyon, Arizona.
|We drink French Press coffee in the kitchen every morning.
But as in this photo, sometimes we have an espresso at a cafe.
This one came with a glass of bubbly water!
I'm sharing this drink with Elizabeth and the Tuesday bloggers.