Saucy cucumber side-salad*

Saucy cucumber side-salad*

*This is actually a Chinese dish called liangban huanggua 涼拌黃瓜, which more literally translates to “cucumbers [tossed] in cold sauce.” But although the dish is best served cold, its nature is downright firey. Spicy. Saucy, even, because this dish can and will sass you back…

Cold bean salad

Cold bean salad

Sometimes it’s simply too hot for cooking, but you need something more substantial than cold cereal, or hummus and carrots, or whatever else your “too hot/lazy for fire” go-to meal is. Enter the cold bean salad, or as some people call it, “cowboy caviar.” Fuck…

Winter-Proofing Chrysanthemum Tea

Winter-Proofing Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum is a lovely daily brew, but because it is slightly cooling, I like to add warming herbs when I make it in winter. In addition to goji, which I always brew into it for taste and to benefit my eyesight, my go-to winter addition…