Blueberry Peach Cobbler with Crisp Topping

The weather is getting nicer as the day time temperature goes down a little bit. People are coming back from their vacation and eager to send the kids back to school. Does it mean summer is over? Not quite, not until the fat lady sings. I am holding on to my summer with plenty of fresh fruits and a garden full of long beans.

Nothing says summer better than gorgeous peaches, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, figs, raspberries, nectarines, cherries, blackberries and plums. And there is no better way to enjoy all those fresh goodness than a sweet, bubbling Continue reading

Crazy For Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue)

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As we soar into the peak of summer, our grill in the backyard is bursting with smoke and flavor in the bright, sunny days. Yes, sweat it out, that’s what summer is all about. Although grilling hot dogs and burgers is a classic in the summer, there is no doubt in my mind I want to make char siu on the grill. Char siu is an iconic Cantonese specialty that is sweet, salty, sticky and savory. Chinese people often buy char siu pork in barbecue restaurants and serve at home with steamed rice and vegetables. Head to Chinatown, you will see BBQ ribs, char siu pork, roast duck, soy sauce chicken and crisp skin roast pork displayed in the restaurants, ready to cut per your orders. People often have to wait in long lines for their favorite BBQ, especially Continue reading