Kabocha

Kabocha is the Japanese winter squash. It’s one of my favorite vegetables and it’s next on my list of foods to introduce to baby.  I make a new batch of baby food once a week on Saturdays (when Aunty Joni visits), so I went to Foodland today to pick two: one for baby and the …

Goya Goodness

Thanks to the kindness of my friend Jan, I had a goya-lovin’ evening in the kitchen today. She had lunch in Chinatown with friends and offered to pick up some bitter melon for me.  This particular variety of bitter melon (smaller and darker) is commonly used in Okinawan cooking. It’s elusive and you generally won’t …