Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

The Dutch people are not only famous for their windmills and tulips, the English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekie” meaning little cake. Cake-like cookies
are usually not too sweet, they are great travel companion in the old day.

A cookie company in San Francisco decided December 4 is National Cookie Day. Since then in 1987, we celebrate cookies on Continue reading


Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Baking used to be just for special occasions and holiday events. So much has changed in the kitchen. Nowadays people make cookies and cakes for any reasons or for no reason at all. There are bake sale, cookie swap, baking contest, gift giving, birthday, holiday or rainy day… Any day is a good day when it comes to baking. Someone said, life is better with fresh baked cookies. Believe it or not, baking can teach you lots of disciplines like no other skills. People who bake Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Chicken 糖醋雞肉

Sweet and sour chicken is a well known Asian cuisine found in both Chinese and western restaurants, basically available all over the world. Pork, shrimp, fish and ribs are commonly used as well. Many home cooks have their own way of making this dish, one that makes them proud and will likely get passed on to other family members. Contrast to what some people may believe, amazing food Continue reading

Japanese Curry Rice 日本咖喱雞飯

Everybody has their own way to cook curry. The best way to cook curry is to customize the curry flavor to suit your taste buds. Some people like it very hot, some people prefer Indian curry, others like Vetnamese curry. The more interesting way is to combine two or three different curry together in a dish, like Indian yellow curry powder and Vetnamese curry paste, Indian curry powder and Japanese curry sauce mix. Not to limit your option, curry is available Continue reading

Irresistible Crisp Oatmeal Cookies

When it comes to cookie, I prefer thin and crispy. Cake-like cookies are never my choice. After failing many attempts of making crispy oatmeal cookies, I was frustrated and don’t know what else to try. Thanks to Google, my bruised ego finally got rescued.

These delicate oatmeal cookies are deliciously irresistible, it is hard to just eat one. Light, crispy, buttery and thin. Continue reading

35-Minute Summer Veggie Chicken Soup

As our summer crops are being harvested in the garden, we have fresh veggie for dinner everyday. This delicious soup is perfect to serve with your summer meals. The vegetables are cooked until just tender to retain their fresh flavor and texture. Although bitter melon tastes a little bitter, it pairs well with the sweet summer corns. If your garden produces different types of vegetables, not a problem. Use Continue reading

Lipton Iced Tea with Ginger Flavor

I can’t believe I am making iced tea at home when bottled iced tea is readily available in every store. As much as I like the convenience of bottled iced tea, the overly sweet but lacking tea flavor sugary drink had me thinking otherwise. The idea of a refreshing pitcher of iced tea made just the way I like it become a reality in less time than going to the store. Making iced tea is so easy, you can Continue reading