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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs

This extremely easy and tasty dish will please anyone who likes succulent chicken thighs with crispy skin.
The marinade gives the chicken wonderful flavor and color. 306 more words


New(ish) Cat Furniture

We got some pre-owned cat furniture recently from a person whose cats had both passed away (ages 15 and 19, I think) and who is going to move before re-catting.  6 more words


Sticky, sweet and spicy Chinese style ribs

When you fancy a Chinese takeaway the lure of the ribs on the menu tends to be strong… well at least in my mind anyway. Try making your own so you can make them as sweet, savoury or as spicy as you want- or all three! 326 more words


Guilin rice noodles for breakfast

My 2014 posts on Guilin rice noodles (Guilin mifen 桂林米粉 master stock and noodle staging) are two of the most viewed posts on this blog. 688 more words

Featured Food Discoveries

High Contrast Cats

We have one (nearly entirely) white cat and one (nearly entirely) black cat. Naturally, when they were on our bed with its dark purple sheets and white comforter they were arranged like this:

Later on:


Pulled Pork Chow Mein

The lady in my life taught me that Chow Mein, was a wonderful thing to behold.

Boy, was she right!

We go through loads of it, but this one is the best recipe I have come up with when trying to create it for ourselves. 361 more words


Kittykin Family Portrait (Sort Of)

It’s not often I get all five kittykins (that is, Meringue and her four children) in one photo with all of them more or less facing the camera. 8 more words