Monday, February 23, 2015

OMG a Recipe: Embracing Feast Mode and Eating One's Feelings

So I think I can finally talk about The Incident, that fateful Sunday in the Year of Our Lord, 2015, on the Sunday of Superb Owl, when the beloved Seattle Seahawks played so valiantly... and lost. It still hurts to think about that afternoon. Not like arm-caught-in-a-combine hurt, but a mild, wincing pain nonetheless. I had prepared all this special food for this special game -- Special Sandwiches, that became Sandwiches of Sadness. I couldn't let all that effort go to waste, so please indulge me as I Eat My Feelings...with an egg on top.

Eating my feelings... with a fried egg - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mixed Plate: Eye of the Tiger - SWFE 2015 is Coming!

This week's post is going to be a short one, as in -- yep, this is it. But I have a good excuse; been busy with work, trying to get ahead of things since I'll FINALLY be visiting my folks in a few weeks (haven't seen Dad in over a year!), and of course the ratio of vacation-to-work time is, it probably takes about a month to prepare for taking off for a week. At least, that's how my fuzzy math works. But, more importantly, I'm preparing my appetite for this year's Seattle Wine and Food Experience, which is happening THIS WEEKEND (Feb 21-22). This year, they have a preview night party, a champagne/seafood themed soiree fittingly called POP! I'm keeping my eye on the prize, and will be at Sunday's Thunderdome Main Event: SWFE. If you haven't already gotten your tickets, get thee to the Interwebs and get thy card of credit out, it's a delicious way to combat the winter blahs. I've attended the last couple of years, and you can see some of the tasty bites and sips I've had the pleasure of om-nomming, on previous posts.

Tasty seafood "martini" from a SWFE sneak preview - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, February 9, 2015

UnRecipe: What Up Shorty - Asian Cooking Shortcuts

Cutting corners on making traditional Asian cuisine?!!! All the Tiger Moms out there want to beat me with a bamboo cane for daring to suggest such a thing. They already lament my not being a doctor, or marrying a doctor, or not having six overachieving children who are on their way to becoming a doctor. Hell, I don't even hold chopsticks right. But whatever, my Wasabi Mom doesn't care, she loves her little underachiever no matter what. If anything, Mom would appreciate this post, because it's not about specific recipes, more about ways to make-do and cook with what you have, Asian-style. 

My version of Dan Dan Mein, using (gasp) spaghetti noodles - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mixed Plate: Misadventures in Food Photography

I wouldn't call myself a food photographer, more of a dabbler who's lucky enough to get paying gigs now and then. So, while I was tempted to call this post something like "Food Photos 101," I felt like that wasn't very genuine since I still don't really know what the hell I'm doing, I'm just plunking along like everyone else, learning as I go, which I think is a much fairer assessment of what I do. In my Plunking Along (TM), I learn a few tricks and rely on methods, which may or may not be news to anyone, but if anyone wants any helpful tips for taking food photos, here ya go.

Expectation vs. Reality - the dark, sinister expose behind food photography :P - Photo by Wasabi Prime