Food and Drink

Corn cheese is served alongside grilled beef, kimchi and lettuce. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Planning barbecue with all the bells and whistles

Expect kimchi, lots of side dishes, piles of rice, marinated meat for the flame and cold fruit for dessert

 

English muffins are surprisingly easy to make and so much better fresh. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Special breakfast for a special day

Eggs Benedict are made even more delicious with homemade English muffins

 

This green goddess salad is full of fiber, protein, and nutrition, and when paired with some pita crackers or tortilla chips makes a complete and satisfying meal. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Greens to get through the day

This green goddess salad is full of fiber, protein and nutrition

 

Mushroom and prosciutto tortellini are ready for freezing or boiling. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

When you can’t do Legos, make tortellini

This homemade pasta may be time intensive, but produces a delcious, cheesy meal

Mushroom and prosciutto tortellini are ready for freezing or boiling. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Earl Grey and lavender cupcakes are elegantly decorated. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Cupcakes to celebrate community and connection

These beautiful Earl Grey and lavender cupcakes are elegant and refined

Earl Grey and lavender cupcakes are elegantly decorated. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
This berry cream cheese babka can be made with any berries you have in your freezer. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A tasty project to fill the quiet hours

This berry cream cheese babka can be made with any berries you have in your freezer

This berry cream cheese babka can be made with any berries you have in your freezer. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
These poppy seed muffins are enhanced with the flavor of almonds. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

The smell of almonds and early mornings

These almond poppy seed muffins are quick and easy to make and great for early mornings

These poppy seed muffins are enhanced with the flavor of almonds. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
These simple lemon almond snowball cookies are mildly sweet and delicate. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Lemony sweet Easter treat

These lemon almond snowball cookies are mildly sweet and delicate

These simple lemon almond snowball cookies are mildly sweet and delicate. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
This Korean rice porridge, called dak juk, is easy to digest but hearty and nutritious, perfect for when you’re learning how to eat. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A comforting meal for new beginnings

Rice porridge is a common first solid meal for many, many babies around the world

This Korean rice porridge, called dak juk, is easy to digest but hearty and nutritious, perfect for when you’re learning how to eat. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Eggplants, garlic, lemon juice and tahini make up this recipe for baba ghanouj. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

When making a good example is hard to swallow

Preparing baba ghanouj despite a dislike of eggplant

Eggplants, garlic, lemon juice and tahini make up this recipe for baba ghanouj. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Tantanmen, a 30-minute ramen dish, doesn’t sacrifice flavor or wholesomeness for speed. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Ramen that satisfies

Tantanmen features a milky, nutty broth and can be on the table in under 30 minutes

Tantanmen, a 30-minute ramen dish, doesn’t sacrifice flavor or wholesomeness for speed. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
A cheesecake is ready to be served.

Making a cheesecake that’s all it’s cracked up to be

Sometimes, even if you do everything right, your dish will fail

Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
A cheesecake is ready to be served.
Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
This French onion frittata is delicious and not too filling.

A light meal to fuel fun family outings

This French onion frittata is delicious and not too filling

Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
This French onion frittata is delicious and not too filling.
Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
This basil avocado dressing is creamy, sweet, tangy, and herbaceous — great for use on bitter greens like kale and arugula.

Memories of basil and bowling with Dad

This dressing is creamy, sweet, tangy, and herbaceous

Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
This basil avocado dressing is creamy, sweet, tangy, and herbaceous — great for use on bitter greens like kale and arugula.
This beef and barley stew is both comforting and nourishing — perfect for when your fingers are frozen and your cheeks are chapped. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Drape yourself in warmth with comforting stew

Nourishing beef and barley stew is perfect for cold days

This beef and barley stew is both comforting and nourishing — perfect for when your fingers are frozen and your cheeks are chapped. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Meat- and vegetable-filled dumplings, fried eggs and nori stew in hot meat broth in this recipe for mandu-guk, or dumpling soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Dumplings for dragons

In Korea, the Lunar New Year is one of the major holidays, and families gather to cook and play games over a long weekend

Meat- and vegetable-filled dumplings, fried eggs and nori stew in hot meat broth in this recipe for mandu-guk, or dumpling soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
A creamy, rich and filling is ensconced a puff pastry crust in this French chicken and mushroom pie. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A meal to warm frigid days ahead

On colder days I cook more caloric meals for my own family at home to keep our body fires roaring

A creamy, rich and filling is ensconced a puff pastry crust in this French chicken and mushroom pie. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
These rhubarb dream bars are equally sour and sweet and are delicious served cold or hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Sweet treats propel afternoon skiing

A sweet treat makes ski practice days that much more special for him

These rhubarb dream bars are equally sour and sweet and are delicious served cold or hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
This decadent brioche dough is made rich with eggs and warm milk. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A breakfast baked with love

Rich egg-filled brioche dough makes perfect French toast

This decadent brioche dough is made rich with eggs and warm milk. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Chicken Katsu Curry. (Photo by Tressa Dale)

Chicken Katsu Curry brings back memories

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Chicken Katsu Curry. (Photo by Tressa Dale)