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Dejah

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  1. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Skinless chicken legs and thighs marinated with fish sauce, soy sauce, OJ, orange zest, brown sugar, then cooked in the air fryer @390F for 20 minutes. Coconut pineapple rice with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds and ginger (from a jar) , stir-fried bak choy, and mango salsa. Really nice change up!
  2. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    More of the country-style pork ribs with Patak Vindaloo paste and fresh curry leaves. I love lots of onions and bell peppers with this. Cooked up some brown basmati rice with cardamom seeds, and roasted cauliflower. Cold bitter wind today while cleaning up more leaves, so this hit the spot.
  3. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Had a big tray of country-style pork ribs out to marinade for Char Siu. Took some and marinated with lemon juice, soy sauce, cumin, and fresh oregano. Packed in foil and roasted at 300F for 2 hours. Eaten with sweet potato and yu choy. The juice from the ribs made a flavourful light gravy.
  4. Dejah

    Lunch 2020

    Found Scottish Boned Kippers at local Safeway! Made for a lovely brunch with scrambled eggs, canned tomatoes.
  5. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    This is the old knife rack. It sits on the window sill above my counter and sink. The new one will be longer - 18" and also two tiers.
  6. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    One pane of glass broke in my two tiered knife rack, and it was made (by a kind friend) in such a way that I couldn't slide it out to replace or to clean. Another retired friend, needing a project to work on in his shop, offered to make me a new one. He made me TWO! I still need to treat the wood, then get glass inserts. Might have to buy some more knives to fill both racks! 😉 My friend wouldn't take any money, not even for the oak he used. Do I made him Cantonese Chow Mein to take home for supper. I made a double batch, so we also had it for supper.
  7. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    It's called apple crisp, but not made with the usual suspects of oat meal, brown sugar, etc Here's the recipe. I used apples from a neighbor's tree. They had a bumper crop, so I was the happy recipient . Canadian Cheddar Cheese Apple Crisp - from E.D. Smith Pie Filling Recipe Basic Recipe: 6 portions 1 - 19 oz. E.D. Smith apple pie filling or your own pie filling 1 - cup all purpose flour ¼ cup sugar 1 ½ tsp. baking POWDER ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese ( I use old cheddar) 1/3 cup melted butter ¼ cup milk Comb
  8. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Shrimp and Grits with field greens salad (drizzled with toasted sesame dressing), and sauteed Shanghai Bok Choy Dessert was Canadian Cheddar Cheese Apple Crisp - fresh from the oven. Someone couldn't wait!
  9. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    @patti: My husband prefers Hoisin based BBQ sauce on ribs. I also use Hoisin for my Char Siu - so easy to do on the BBQ.
  10. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Snow! Definitely a chill in the air. Made up another recipe from the WW Cook Up Comfort cookbook. I have made the multi-steps Moussaka often, but this one was all done in one skillet then browned under the broiler. Picked up lovely spinach at the Chinese grocery. Sauteed them and roasted carrot fries. Kitchen was toasty!
  11. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    My friend Linda who gifted me with a tagine, is French Canadian. She offered to bring me one of her tourtières the next day, and she did. I duly put it in the oven to re-heat for our dinner. I could smell cinnamon, which is a common spice in tourtieres. Half way into the heating, I stuck a knife into the middle to see if it was heating through. Out came a slice of apple! OK. She did mention that every family has its own recipe. Left the pie to continue heating. After an appropriate time, and the sides were ready, I took the pie out. When I sliced into it, it WAS an APPLE PIE! 😄 Her
  12. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    My sister-in-law dropped something off that she made. I've never seen this before, and it was too cold to chat outside, so I didn't find out where she got the idea/recipe from. I sliced it, warmed it up a bit, and ate it with a conglomeration of the lamb and the chicken tagine leftovers, a little mix of basmati rice and corn. I guess I can call it Rice and Sausage Bun? The dough was slightly sweet. The sausage was wrapped with cooked sticky rice, and the whole thing steamed. All served us well for supper after our trek out to the farm house. It was windy and cold today, with a lig
  13. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    You can always make Nor Mai Gai. Cook sticky rice with diced meats, mushrooms, then wrap with lotus leaf and steam. This is just a stock photo from the Internet.
  14. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Continuing with tagine cooking : Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Dried Fruits for supper last night with air-fryer chips
  15. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Had some friends over who wanted to learn how to make joongzi / sticky rice in bamboo leaves. Together, we put together 170 packets. Batches of 24 were boiled on a turkey fryer burner outside for 2.5 hours. Some packets were prettier than other, but they all; tasted delicious! Used only sticky rice instead of my other combos of
  16. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    It's been a busy time prepping for fall and winter. Outside work is done and temperatures are now in the single digits dipping to minus at night. A new adventure in cooking came along just in time. I was gifted with a tagine from a friend whose husband is from Algeria! I have made tagine recipes in my cast iron casserole, but this was a lot of fun using the real deal. My kids had gifted me 6 months of Cratejoy (a waste of money but a great gift for a Mom who loves to cook). It so happened that this month's box was Morocco, and it came with a small bag of Ras-al- hanout. After p
  17. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    THIS really caught my attention! I assume these were giant meatballs perhaps made from ground Roo meat and not really from a neutered kangaroo!
  18. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Temperatures are really cooling off by supper time, single digits with frost a couple of nights. Time for some "stoking up the internal furnace" kinda meals: Finally found pearl onions, so made Beef Bourguignon, eaten with egg noodles. Carrots tossed in at the end for additional veg. Memories of my Mom's cooking - Chicken, Mung Bean Noodles, Lap Cheung, napa cabbage, and Salted Fish ( Ham Yu) in clay pot. Love Romano beans! Good fresh cl
  19. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Here are the two kinds of dried shrimp I have on hand. Used the larger ones for Joongzi last month. Can't remember what my niece paid for the shrimp meat. She was shocked at the price, but for her favourite auntie, any price 😉 The large pieces were bulk, so no label. The smaller ones listed water, salt, sulfite Size comparison.
  20. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    My hubby would say DEFINITELY!
  21. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Not sure how to describe the difference. I think the little ones may have been dried with their shells and so are a little bit crunchy if eaten out of hand? These are definitely peeled then dried. I can eat these like jerky! Splurged on a couple of Cornish game hens, stuffed with wild rice pilaf. Sides were local corn and sauteed water spinach Had a chicken breast and a few shrimp to use up. Coated with fine Panko crumbs and pan fried. More of the lovely local corn and
  22. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    We were under yet another tornado warning today! Luckily, it didn't fully develop. The air was stifling outside, so no playing in the dirt today. I cranked up the a/c, turned on the fans, and had another day in the kitchen making something from my Mom's recipes. Daughter and s-i-l are home, so I made one of her childhood favourites: Char Siu Baos Marinated 5 lbs of County style pork ribs and cook them up on the BBQ. Diced along with onion and sauteed in hoisin sauce. Made up 24 steamed baos! My Mom's recipe made exactly 24!
  23. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    There was not taste to the baby abalone. I was yearning for the larger baby ones we enjoyed in Seoul a couple of years ago. They were amazing! But the little shells will make a pretty wind chime.
  24. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    July and August has been crazy times with the weather. We've had 3 devastating tornadoes very close to our city. There were many properties destroyed, but most tragic of all, was the one last week. Two teenagers were killed when their truck was thrown and tumbled into a field. This on top of the uncertainty of life with Covid-19 is weighing heavily on every one's mind. Our province, and specifically, our small city of around 48,000 people had 72 days of no cases of Covid, then this last 2 weeks, we've had 67! Many of us seniors have been living carefully within small bubbles, but we do mis
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