Sunday, December 24, 2017

Raspberry Champagne Cake

This is the third one I have done.  I called this one "Raspberry Beret" Champagne Cake, in memory of Prince.  I have another one in the works, and it will be served on Christmas day.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Three Ladies

This is one brand of rice I buy in Asheville.  You can get it at one of the Asian markets.  I usually go to Kim's Oriental Food and Gifts.

Monday, November 27, 2017

More Caramel Cakes

For Thanksgiving I made a caramel cake, using the same Southern Living recipe I like.  A few days after Thanksgiving, I made a second caramel cake.  I gave most of it to my friends.  This second one I had some orange zest.

the one for Thanksgiving

and then this one

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 you 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