Sunday, August 6, 2017

Kai Cha Om

Acacia Shoot Omelets

I made this after our most recent return from Thailand.  I got the Acadia at an Asian market in Asheville.  

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thai Dessert (FROZEN)

If you live near an Asian market and you want to try a traditional Thai coconut dessert, you can go that route. They're tasty this way, but if grew up eating them like I did or if you have traveled to Thailand, it's another level.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cherries anyone?

Cherries are in season.  They have been very good, or so-so.  When they are good, they are really good.  Serve them up on some Blue Ridge china or in a silver bowl!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup)

I made a big pot of Tom Kha Gai the other night.  May last all week!  This is simply one of Thailand's signature dishes.  Click here for a recipe.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Although my home country (Thailand) is renown for its wide variety of fruits, my adopted country (United States) has several standouts.  Cherries, strawberries, watermelon, peaches and grapes are some favorites of ours.  Another one we really love is cantaloupe.  I cut them like this every time.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Gai Wan (Sweet Chicken)

This dish is typically made with pork.  I made it with chicken instead.  Delicious.  And I made some boiled rice.  Click here for a good recipe.



Monday, November 21, 2016

Thai Lemon Tea

I made this refreshing Thai Lime Tea (Cha Ma-Nao) a few weeks ago.  I used some tea I brought back from Thailand on my last trip.  However, you can find good brands at your local Asian grocery store.  If you visit Thailand, especially when it's hot, I would recommend Cha Ma-Nao.  You can get it on the street and in most restaurants.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

I baked this cake for my own birthday!  We ate some of it, and I gave lots to my friends.  
Click here for the recipe.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Easy Cheese Danish

I followed Ina Garten's Easy Cheese Danish recipe, and then altered it some.  I added some mixed berry jam, apricot jam and some flaked almonds.  Turned out nice.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Khai Pa Lo (Cinnamon Eggs)

This is a favorite dish in Thailand, and you can find it anywhere.  Great served over rice.  After trying it a few times, I think I have finally got it down pat.  Although I have cooked it with chicken in the past, this time I used pork shoulder and pork belly.   Click here for a recipe.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Another Caramel Cake

Actually did this one on Thanksgiving, using the same Southern Living recipe.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cream Puffs

I used the pastry recipe here.
And I used this filling recipe.
Add rum to the cream for extra goodness.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Easy Peach Cobbler

We don't really grow peaches in Thailand.   I guess the ones I've seen were imported.  But in the USA, in the Deep South, where my husband is from, peaches are popular and locally-grown.  This summer we ate a bunch.   They were very sweet, and all grown in South Carolina.  Click here for the cobbler recipe I used.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Caramel Cake

I baked this caramel cake for my husband on his birthday back in June.  It was my third time trying one.  He said this one was pretty close to perfect!  I used Southern Living's recipe.

Update (10/4):  I just recently baked another caramel cake, using the same recipe.