All posts tagged: homemade

cooking with daddy: episode 003

My love for food, cooking, and a good joke- I’ll blame my Dad! 😉  In this special Father’s Day post I’m cooking tilapia two ways with Daddy! Fresh is best so Daddy bought four live medium sized tilapia and had them scaled and gutted. We finished the prep by trimming off the sharp fins and cutting three shallow slits on each side of each fish. First up: fish escabeche! This recipe is good for two medium fish. Whisk together the sauce: 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup water For the veggie topping: 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 onion, sliced 1 carrot, julienned 10 ounces crushed pineapple + juice 1 red bell pepper, julienned Above sauce Heat oil. Sauté garlic for one minute. Add onion and sauté for two minutes. Add the carrot and pineapple plus juice. Simmer for 6-8 minutes, stirring halfway. Add the red bell pepper and sauce. Sauté for one minute and done! Set aside. For fish dish number two we used …

mealtime at kleinefreuden. 

My crafty lady crew is the fanciest, especially when we let our ceramicist friend be in charge of mealtime. Welcome to Kristin’s! She’s got classic style and throws the best mealtime parties. You can check out her lovely ceramic pieces here, too. Ooh la la! Whether it’s a sit down meal or a casual night with friends, there is loveliness spewing from all the places. There are always homemade breads, an assortment of dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and a whole lot of love & fabulous lighting. #nofilter Heirloom silverware. Handmade drinkware. Freshly squeezed juices. Mealtime is an event with these ladies. There’s always excellent conversation, fresh flowers, and, of course, photo opportunities. It’s safe to say that when I come over I feel like I’m on vacation at a bed & breakfast. Thank you Kristin for always welcoming friends into your home and making us feel so cozy and loved! How do you entertain your crafty crew? Share below. 

cooking with daddy, episode 001.

I don’t cook as awesome as my Dad yet, but I definitely picked up a lot of his cooking techniques and am continuing to learn. Every time I visit home, I like to watch him cook, and ask a lot of questions. In this episode of Cooking with Daddy, we’re making savory breakfast – garlicky shrimp, sweet potatoes with maple aioli, and sautéed alugbati (it’s similar to watercress). It’s fancy, but so simple! Baked sweet potatoes with maple aioli Sweet potatoes have become a staple in my parents’ home in the last few months. They are great source of Vitamin A, fiber, and potassium. Heat the oven to 400°F. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes; then, place on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes; no need to rotate/flip. While baking, make the dipping sauce. You’ll need about a 1:1 ratio of mayo to maple syrup. For two potatoes, about 1/4c of each mayo and syrup is plenty. Garlic shrimp Get some butter lovin’ melted on a pan (about 3 …