Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup for French Fridays with Dorie & Food Revolution Day

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup / Patty's Food

  Today is my second day home from vacation and I’m running around while trying to get to the giant pile of laundry on top of my washing machine.  Today is also the cook’s recipe choice for  French Fridays with Dorie and Cook & Share Food Revolution Day.  I think Dorie’s spicy Vietnamese chicken noodle […]

easy thai basil ginger-pickled cucumbers

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I love the scent of vanilla sugar.  This morning I topped off my canister of vanilla scented sugar with a new bag of sugar from the market-just smells so good!  I am a baker at heart, but today it’s all about chilled spicy pickled cucumbers.  This easy recipe is perfect for a Summer picnic.  It’s […]

Coconut Lemongrass Braised Pork for French Fridays with Dorie

Okay here’s another one that I wasn’t going to make because my husband is not a fan of pork.  I thought about subbing in chicken or fish but decided on cubed pork loin because it really sounded good in this recipe and guess what??  Not a big surprise, it was good!  This is a recipe […]

Thai Style Corn Pancakes with Fresh Chunky Tomato Salsa

Once again I have been inspired by the herbs in my garden.  This morning the Thai basil looked like it needed a haircut. I thought about making some sort of refreshing herbal beverage but the corn pancake idea won out. My husband, Scott loves corn and bless his heart, anything made in a frying pan! […]

Avocado and Orange Salad with Radishes, Pumpkin Seeds and Thai Basil

I’m just going to give a few reasons why I love Portland, Oregon. The first reason is the inspiration for my avocado and orange salad. In Northern California avocados are flooding our markets right now, just begging to be brought home to our kitchens so that we can enjoy them in salads, sandwiches, soups, sauces […]