Martian Rainbow Pancakes

Finished Pancakes

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Slow Cooker Japanese Pork and Ramen Noodle Soup

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Korean Bibimbap Recipe

Korean Bibimbap ingredients

How to make Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice and Vegetables) Bibimbap is one of my favorites so I recently decided to try to make it myself. I first tried it at a little Korean restaurant about 20 years ago in South Oakland, Pittsburgh  when I went to the University of Pittsburgh for my undergrad degree.  The restaurant was called "Winners".  There was an entrance that was sort of obscure where you had to walk down a stairwell that went into the basement restaurant. My friend Dave and I would go there and always order bibimbap and cover it in hot sauce while we drank roasted barley hot tea.  I have such fond memories of that place that it made me a little sad to see Winners got only 2 & 1/2 stars on Yelp but on the other hand, I have to admit, the comments are sort of true from my memory. It was a crazy little dungeon-like place, that sold a lot of malt liquor "40's" but still, I thought the food was great.  Please let me know if you have ever been to Winners.  (Dave are you out … [Read more...]

Rainbow Blueberry Muffins

Rainbow Blueberry Muffins

My daughter, Crescentia, and I made these muffins this morning just by adding food coloring to blueberry muffin batter.  (She thinks the pink ones taste the best. : ))  We just put a couple of spoonfuls of batter in a bowl (for about 2-3 muffins), mixed a drop of food coloring in, and then put it in the muffin pan after each different color was made.     … [Read more...]

Ginger Green Tea with Basil


  This is a great cold remedy.   Ingredients:   7 large basil leaves 1 cup of sliced fresh ginger 10 tea bags of green tea 14 cups water sugar and milk for serving   Directions:   1. Boil 14 cups of water in a large pan.   2. Peel ginger with a peeler and slice.   Whole Ginger:   Peeled and Sliced Ginger:       3.  Add Ginger, basil, and tea bags to boiling water.  Boil 15 minutes.   Basil:   4.  Strain tea into a large pitcher.  I put a small strainer right on top of the pitcher.  Discard tea bags, ginger, and basil.   5.  Serve tea hot or cold.  Add Sugar and milk if you like. … [Read more...]