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How I Learned to Do Without 5 Common Kitchen Appliances — Life in the Kitchen | The Kitchn

 

There are certain kitchen essentials we can’t live without — whether those are the tools that are simply indispensable in daily cooking, or the special notes that make our favorite room of the house more beautiful. Somewhere in the middle there’s a blurry area where those necessary kitchen items fade into ones that make cooking a little easier and more convenient. But they’re not necessary, of course, and at various times of my adult life there have been a handful of common kitchen appliances that I’ve done without. Here’s how I learned to live without some appliances that, at other times of my life, I’ve taken for granted!

Source: How I Learned to Do Without 5 Common Kitchen Appliances — Life in the Kitchen | The Kitchn

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5 Reasons Why I Collect (and Actually Use!) Vintage Kitchen Tools — The Tools We Love | The Kitchn

If you visit my kitchen, in addition to all the new gadgets and tools you’ll find me testing, you’ll also see a fair number of vintage pans, tools, and gadgets. Over the years I’ve been collecting a strange assortment of vintage goods from the kitchens of my family members, flea markets and thrift stores, and Etsy. Here’s why I love adding old things (that are new to me) to my kitchen.

Source: 5 Reasons Why I Collect (and Actually Use!) Vintage Kitchen Tools — The Tools We Love | The Kitchn

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Tomato with Egg

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A weird thing happened in Los Angeles last week.  We saw clouds.  It was gloomy for like three straight days.  It even rained for almost a full five minutes.  That got me thinking about comfort food and I started rummaging through my fridge.  I started pulling out a few stray tomatoes I forgot I had in the drawer, half an onion from a previous recipe, and the last lone egg in the carton.  By themselves, each ingredient is not enough of anything, but together they can make a nice Chinese comfort food dish. Continue Reading

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Just Eat It on msnbc

A great documentary about how much food we waste and how it affects the planet.  I try my best not to waste food but this goes beyond the personal level and to the corporate level.  It’s all about perception.  A bruised banana is still good to eat, but tons get thrown out everyday because they won’t sell.  -tgp

Americans toss out the equivalent of $165 billion in food annually. Don’t miss the premiere of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story April 22, 10 p.m. ET on msnbc.

Source: Just Eat It on msnbc

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Welcome to the beginning

Hi,

First and foremost, thanks for visiting.  I’m a American born Chinese living in Los Angeles.  This site is an idea I’ve been playing around with for a while.  The idea behind this site is where I can dump my recipes and recipe ideas and showcase them to you (the viewer).  Posts may not be limited to recipes and pictures but can include reviews of restaurants, products, tastings, or anything I feel on putting up on this page.  This webpage helps me vent creatively.

The name of my webpage is i8i8andi8.  It’s a play on this phrase, “I ate, I ate, and I ate.”  Thanks to the ever-growing internet, names are hard to come by, especially if you want to have whole words that mean something to the subject matter.  The happy coincidence is that the 8’s in the name is lucky in Chinese culture and the recipes here might mostly be Chinese or Asian inspired.  The name is not terribly hard to remember, but is going to be a pain to describe.

Thanks again, and await more to come.