Lion’s Head meatballs 獅子頭

Originally published on 2/20/20. Lion’s head meatballs is a Southern Chinese dish from Yangzhou that has also become very popular in Shanghai as well. My grandfather was from Yangzhou, but the first time I remember eating these and enjoying them was as a teenager when one of the moms at church made them. Then when… Read More Lion’s Head meatballs 獅子頭


Red Cooked Chestnuts (红烧栗子)

A tasty snack to make with your red cook sauce is red cooked chestnuts. They make a salty sweet snack for munching. Ingredients: 1 16oz bag of frozen chestnuts leftover red cooking sauce Directions: Pour the bag of frozen chestnuts into the sauce. Slow cook on high for 2 hours. Drain & Serve.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

This is another one where I say, oh! this is the recipe I use, only to realize I make so many changes I should write up my own version. This is the base recipe I start with This is my version: Ingredients 1/2 cup butter softened 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup… Read More Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Sober Reflections

Things I’m finding increasingly disturbing about this world we live in. There are people I absolutely KNOW that if they see ME being assaulted will leap to my defense and probably beat the crap out of my attacker. OTOH, they refuse to acknowledge the systemic racism of our system that would make that defense necessary.… Read More Sober Reflections