Homemade Chinese Chili Oil (la jiao)

  How I love you, la jiao In my humble and spice obsessed opinion, Chinese chili oil, aka la jiao, la meaning spicy and jiao meaning oil, is a must-have for anything noodle related in China.  Mixed with black vinegar, it is a great dipping sauce for a big plate of steamed dumplings or even…

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Foolproof Minted Peas

  Mint and Peas? I don’t know about that… Although it may not seem appetizing at first, fresh peas sauteed in mint, butter and garlic is quite a heavenly vegetable dish.  I’m quite a fan of minted peas myself and can not fathom a plate of fish and chips without them.   How this recipe…