Father’s Day Dish: Black Bean and Garlic Clams

Father’s day in the Argenplath family isn’t a huge deal – we don’t normally do anything too special except maybe have a slightly more seafood-y dinner at home. It’s hard to eat out with my parents sometimes because Argenplath Mama is a pretty good cook (I don’t know why I am not so good – probably spoiled by her cooking) and we always end up having the “I could do a better job” conversation in the car afterwards, so instead she goes out and buys a lobster and/or other seafood and whips up dinner. This year for Father’s Day we did have lobster but I wasn’t around to catch all the ingredients and measurements that went into the coconut cream sauce. It was delicious though!

Lobster in coconut cream sauce

Lobster in coconut cream sauce (One day I will get the Argenplath Mama recipe!)

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Learning to Make Lo Bak Goh (Chinese Turnip Cake)

As I mentioned before – I have a mad love for Chinese turnip cake (aka lo bak goh/luo bo gao/蘿蔔糕) and that my Aunt makes a ridiculously delicious version. Well, after a short visit with her the other day, she invited me to come over and document the Chinese turnip cake process! I was all over this because that means there will be goodies to take home afterwards (yay edible results!). Just a reminder of what Chinese turnip cake looks like:

Chinese Turnip Cake

Chinese Turnip Cake (from Beijing Beijing)

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What a Fine Pickle We’re In…

Spring might be in the air – I can’t be sure though since we had an April snow storm on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, but everything melted really quickly and the sun is back out now. Of course not before I grabbed some “snow day” photos and made myself a little army of snowmen.

Snow day photos

Snowy morning and a few members of the snowman army (Earl, Junior & Bradley)

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