Sunday, October 12, 2014

Herbs vs. spices

TIL: Herbs are from the leafy part of the plant, while spices are from any other part, including roots, seeds, flowers, bark, etc.
Thomas Pitre Sequim




Thursday, June 12, 2014

Italian Rice Balls Recipe -

Italian Rice Balls Recipe -

I challenge you to come with an Asian variation on the rice ball recipe.  Remember, not too many Asians cook with cheese, so you may have to use tofu as a substitute for the cheese.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sharpening a knife using a Steel - YouTube

Sharpening a knife using a Steel - YouTube

Don't blame me for any accidents, please.  This guy shows how to use your steel to touch up a sharpened knife.  Steels don't sharpen, they align the edges of the knife, AFTER sharpening.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


I hope all is well and vibrant with you and yours. Drop me backchannel email when you can. Tom

Monday, May 5, 2014


I am not much of a carnivore, but some of you are, and you might find this of interest to yourself or for a special gift.