29 October 2021

Soondooboo Jigae

The final #Foodtober prompt for 2021 is “my favorite food.” For me, that’s soondooboo jigae, Korean soft tofu stew. It’s easy to make, filling, full of immune boosting food and super delicious.

28 October 2021

Cuban Mojitos

A little taste of Cuba for a hot summer day.

27 October 2021

Quick Thin Crust Pizza

Friday night is pizza and movie night at the Dragon house. After a couple years of experimentation with different flours and techniques, Papa Dragon stumbled across the basis for this dough recipe on the back of a bag of all-purpose flour. It’s quick and easy and we can all make our own pizzas exactly the way we want them.

22 October 2021

Gyoza

Gyoza are super easy to make. This recipe is a simple filling that can be easily adjusted to taste: more spicy, more garlicky, more veggie-y, however you like it.

21 October 2021

Peanut Noodles

Or, how to make a quick dinner for a bunch of people with a minimum of time, effort and ingredients.

19 October 2021

Kimchi

All my favorite brassicas (cabbage and kale, mainly) thrive in cool fall weather. Radishes, carrots, ginger, peppers and garlic are abundant this time of year too. Put all those together and it’s time to make kimchi!

18 October 2021

Winter Squash Soup

This coconut squash soup is the quintessential taste of fall for me. From October to March, it’s serves as simple comfort food here at the dragon house.

15 October 2021

Spoons & Ladles

Just some worldbuilding spot illustrations – a forged iron ladle, a carved bamboo measuring scoop, and a hardwood serving spoon.

14 October 2021

Herbs & Spices

Once the evening temperatures start dropping October, I harvest as much as I can from our summer garden. This year, we grew sage, lavender, oregano, basil, mint, hibiscus, and bay leaves. I bundle the harvest herbs into bunches and hang them from a string in the kitchen to dry out. The hibiscus flowers and mint we use for tea, especially in the summer.

13 October 2021

Sauteed Morels

Springtime in Michigan is hunting season for morels. Good mushroom hunters know where to find them but you’ll have to find your own secret spot. Even if you don’t love mushrooms, spending an hour or two in the woods just as nature is waking up from the long sleep of winter is a meditative treat of birdsong and fresh air.