recipes

Potstickers with Pork and Garlic Chives

January 22, 2016
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So a lot happened in the last week. Our LG washing machine of 8 years broke down and the quote to fix it was more expensive than a new machine so what to do next was a no brainer -> Buy a new machine YAY! It took me awhile to find a machine to my liking […]

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Chicken And Shrimp Wontons

January 3, 2016
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Short Version: Craved wontons. Made wontons. Ate wontons. Yum. (Click here for the recipe.) *     *     *     *     * Medium Version:  We are a dumpling loving family. Well, Li’L Ginger still has a ways to go in her dumpling loving journey but she’ll get there. It’s in […]

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Celebrating the UAE’s 44th National Day at Al Barza Restaurant with Emirati Cuisine

December 2, 2015
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When I first moved to Dubai in 2007, there weren’t any restaurants (except maybe hole in the wall cafés) serving Emirati cuisine. So I started my Emirati cooking project to teach myself what local food could taste like. I say could because at the time, I had no idea if I was making the recipes […]

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Brining Thanksgiving Turkey

November 12, 2015
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“I don’t brine my meat. Ever.”  That’s what J. Kenji López-Alt of Food Lab writes in this article on “The Truth About Brining Turkey.” I love reading Kenji’s food science articles. He does some pretty in-depth scientific food experimentations to determine things like what makes a perfect chocolate chip cookie or a perfect fried chicken wing. But despite what Kenji […]

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When Life Gives you Cucumbers…Make Bread and Butter Pickles?

June 18, 2015
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For the second time in two months Scotch and I have been gifted more cucumbers than we know what to do with. I’m talking kilos and kilos of the stuff. Thanks to a generous work client who owns a farm in the neighboring Sultanate of Oman (he periodically drives to Dubai to distribute his produce to friends). […]

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Fresh Corn Obsession and Rediscovering Time for Myself

September 13, 2013
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I did it! I posted a food photo on my blog since who-knows-when!? No, I still haven’t picked up a camera since June and still relying on my iPhone cam but better than nothing I think. I took this picture to blog about my obsession with fresh corn lately (as opposed to canned or frozen […]

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Second Blogaversary for Ginger and Scotch

May 1, 2013
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I have been blogging for nearly 6 years but this week marks the 2nd blogaversary for Ginger and Scotch. I know I am supposed to reflect about the past year and today’s overcast and rainy weather (a rare treat for Dubai!) should be highly conducive for introspection. But my absence from blogging for all of […]

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Shrimp Mac ‘n Cheese

February 16, 2013
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V-day came and went, Here’s the recipe I should have sent. It was an icy cold, blustery night. Snow drifts nearly two feet high covered most of New York City and more snow was still falling. I was at Scotch’s apartment in Astoria, Queens waiting for his flight to arrive from Edinburgh where he had […]

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