Pancit! One of my first Filipino dishes I have ever had. My husband is of Filipino decent and his Mother and Lola would make us this for dinner. I love the lightness of the clear cellophane noodles and all the flavors that make up this delicious dish from a far away land.   IMG_4385


1 pound pork, chicken or beef cubed
1 can vegetable soup
1 can of corn kernels
1/2 cup peas
1//2 cup sliced baby carrots
1 small bunch bok choy
1 green cayenne chili
1/8 cup soy sauce
1 package cellophane rice noodles
1 small red onion
1 garlic clove
Olive oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
Pure sesame oil
Cracked black pepper
3 green onions diced
Sriracha aka Rooster Sauce (optional)

Pour olive oil in hot, large frying pan and stir fry meat until brown on both sides. Remove meat and add to pan; chopped garlic, onions and chili, stir fry until onions are translucent. Add corn, peas and chopped boy choy to stir fry. Add, meat to pan, stir fry and add soup, vinegar and sesame oil. Add soy sauce and black pepper to taste.
Boil cellophane noodles for three minutes, drain and add to stir fry, toss. Top with green onion and for me, Sriracha for more heat. Enjoy!


Oh ye Easter Egg

Oh ye Easter egg
how loverly art thee
I’m sorry to say
your time hath runneth out
for you have now been deemed~

Deviled Eggs

The simple, deviled egg made from no less than my children Easter eggs. This is the only way I can get them to eat the colorful, lonely eggs at this point. Now, I am not going into how to boil an egg. I will leave that up to your expertise or Martha Stewart. Here is my rendition of the deviled egg.

6 boiled eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon diced chives + 1 teaspoon diced chives for egg topping
1/8 teaspoon tabasco sauce

Peel eggs under cold, running water. Dab dry on paper towel and slice eggs lengthwise.
Scoop egg yolk out of halves and mash together in bowl with mayonnaise, mustard, salt and tabasco sauce. Dice chives and fold into egg mixture. Spoon approximately one tablespoon into each egg half. Top off each filled egg with remaining diced chives.

Hello World!

Hello dear friends, Welcome to my new blog. The postings here will be about life and all the things I love. I’ll be covering: cooking,wine, gardening, sewing, creating art and raising kids. Generally, whatever I happen to be in the mood for at the time I write! Have fun and enjoy! Lulabell