I hate thieves! Last week, I discovered someone had stolen one of my popular posts and used it as their own content on their website, while generating ad revenues with pop-up ads. And that’s not the worst part. The owner of the site pulled in my content using a hidden iframe so people think they’re visiting unihomemaker.com when they’re not. I mean, how often do people actually pay attention to the URL address they click over? I think this all originated from Pinterest. I had to file a DMCA complaint with Pinterest and the thief’s web hosting company out in Germany. Luckily, both parties took action and shut this guy down quickly! Has this happened to anyone before? Care to share your story with me?
It has been chilly here lately so last night I decided to make a big pot of stew. Chris picked up some Angus Beef (stew meat) from Harris Ranch at the market. The first thing I thought was how expensive this stew meat was. But it was totally worth it. It made the best beef stew ever! I didn’t think you can tell the difference but with this meat, you can.
I made this dish for Nelson and Kimi a couple of weeks ago when they came over for dinner. Nelson is on a diet with minimum carbs or no carbs. Since I have to have a little carb, I made this dish to please everyone’s dietary needs. At the end of the night, there was absolutely no leftover —it’s that tasty. So tasty that I made it again last night. It’s best served with warm crusty bread. I love it when the sauce gets absorbed by the bread and gives it all that flavor. Instead of using canned diced tomatoes in this stew, I thought roasted mini heirloom tomatoes would give it a bit more elegance and flavor. Enjoy!
It’s been cold and miserable here lately with the rain. And there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of stew (or soup) during those times. I love butternut squash and sun-dried tomatoes in this stew. Not only does it make it look pretty but it’s also delicious. I served it with rice but it’s equally tasty with some warm crusty bread!
It has been quite chilly here the past few days. So chilly that a pot of soup was in order. I love this soup. I remember having it at a friend’s house for dinner when I was 10 years old. And in my early 20’s, I learned this recipe from Kimi. I remember one time I made this soup and E added a dried bay leaf to it —it threw this entire soup off and not in a good way. Suffice it to say it went into the trash. If you want to alter this soup in any way —please do not add a bay leaf in here. The flavor of this soup comes from the oxtail and the veggies. There’s no need for any herbs or spices. Bottoms up!
Earlier this year, Chris and I visited Ann Arbor and we stopped by a Korean diner in Kerrytown for lunch. Chris ordered a bacon wrapped hot dog deep fried with kimchi on it. It was pretty interesting! It inspired me to make my own at-home version so here it is —slightly healthier. I don’t normally eat hot dogs but when you get the organic kind with no nitrates or additives you feel better about eating it.
I had a bad time management day yesterday. Chris and I didn’t have dinner until almost 9:00 p.m.! But this stew was well worth the wait. We had it over garlic rice. Bon appétit!