My Name is (also) Yeh: What I’ve been Reading, Watching, and Listening to

First of all, grad school is going swimmingly. Thanks for asking. I’ve actually had the time to lead a balanced existence, which is completely shocking. Except for Thursdays, Thursdays are THE WORST (the day when I have all of my TA-duties).  Here are a few of the things that I’ve been doing on not-Thursdays:

Reading: Molly on the Range

My favorite food blogger just came out with her first book: Molly on the Range. I first discovered Molly when I was trying to think of a name for my own blog… so of course “My Name is Yeh” was one of the first names that I had to cross off of my list of options. I feel like she is a kindred spirit who I’ve switched places with because I grew up in farm-country, went to school in NYC, and now find myself in the suburbs… her life took the opposite path; she started as a Yeh, and I married into the name; she makes gorgeous cakes… and I have bloody fish to dissect… ugh.

I’ve never laughed so hard at a cookbook, nor have I ever been so thoroughly convinced that I need to keep a full jar of tahini in the fridge at all times. You know, just in case, because apparently it can go with anything.   Continue reading “My Name is (also) Yeh: What I’ve been Reading, Watching, and Listening to”

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Cold Sesame Noodles

I love nuts and seeds; this dish really delivers on both counts. Using only pantry ingredients, these noodles are our stand-by contribution for potlucks (we clearly don’t know many people with nut allergies…) and mountain-top picnics with friends.

This is pretty-solidly a Level 1 recipe (see my last post in which I sort basic Chinese ingredients into three different levels), so it’s a good starting point for beginners. Continue reading “Cold Sesame Noodles”