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February 2019 Recipe Schedule

Happy Lunar New Year! It’s time to usher in the Year of the Pig with two delicious new recipes. This month we’re cooking:

  • Virginia Yee’s Beef Short Ribs with Scallions, p. 187
  • Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts and Scallions, p. 146

As always you can join in the fun, the discussions, and the giveaways in our Facebook group!

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January 2019 Recipe Schedule

Holy cow time really does fly! It’s already 2019, and with the advent of the new year (in the west) we get started on a whole new cycle of recipes! This month’s recipes are:

  • Cousin Kathy’s Lion’s Head, p. 175
  • Aromatic Vegetarian Fried Rice, p. 123

Don’t forget to post photos of your recipes and join in the conversation on our Facebook page.

Happy New Year and best wishes,

Matt & Grace

November & December Recipe Schedule

We’re keeping things nice and easy for this busy holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to go slow.  Even though we’re only doing one recipe each month, you can use any extra time you have to catch up on some of the recipes you may have missed!

November

  • Lee Wan Ching’s Broccoli with Ginger Sauce, p. 140

December

  • Lee Wan Ching’s Sizzling Pepper and Salt Shrimp, p. 104

We’ll keep the discussion flowing over on our Facebook page, so make sure to join.

And remember, a wok makes a great holiday gift! We love supporting The Wok Shop, they’ve been great supporters of our group over the years.

October Recipe Schedule

Summer has come and gone and we’re in full on fall mode! With the weather cooling down its time to turn to some heartier dishes. This month we’re making:

  • Cousin Zane’s Sichuan Beef, p. 95
  • Curried Cauliflower, Napa Cabbage, & Carrots, p. 179

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group so you can enter in all of our giveaways for the month, including a chance to win a copy of Georgia Freedman’s “Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province”.

August 2018 Recipe Schedule

Summer is just flying by, and we thought we’d give everyone a bit of a “summer vacation” when it came to the recipe schedule this month.

This August we’ve got only one recipe – Shrimp Dumplings Spring Moon on page 206. The recipe calls for making your own dumpling dough (instructions also on page 206), so you can consider both of them our August assignments. Making dumplings is one of my favorite kitchen tasks, and it’s great to do with a crowd, so this might be a fun recipe for a dinner party!

If you don’t feel like taking a break you can revisit some of these great summer stir-fries, perfect for taking advantage of the abundance of summer produce and giving you less time in front of the hot stove on those sweltering August days:

  • Liang Nian Xiu’s Moon Hill Corn and Beans, p. 132
  • Florence Lin’s Slow Stir-Fried Red Peppers, p. 143
  • Susanna Foo’s Mango Chicken, p. 78
  • Spicy Garlic Eggplant, p. 144
  • Helen Chen’s Pork and Cucumber, p. 83

As always, post your photos on our Facebook page!

July 2018 Recipes

July is here and we’ve got two great recipes this month:

  • Stir-Fried Chicken and Shallots, p. 68
  • Mama’s Fuzzy Melon with Dried Scallops, p. 178

Make sure you check out the pinned post on our Facebook group for some notes on fuzzy melon and dried scallops. Both should be available at most Asian grocery stores, and the dried scallops can also easily be found online.

Happy wokking!

 

June 2018 Recipe Schedule

Can you believe we’re halfway through the year! Summer is a great time for stir-fries with all the fresh produce showing up at stores and farmers’ markets around the country. This month we have two great recipes that take advantage of great summer veggies.

  • Chicken with Garlic and Sugar Snaps, p. 75
  • Susan Lin’s Summer Long Beans and Eggs, p. 140

A note on long beans – you can find them in almost any Asian grocery store and even some larger specialty or organic groceries stores. Check your local farmers’ market too, many farms are now growing this Asian speciality (you may see them listed as yard beans or yard-long beans). Long beans can be either dark green or light green, but look for ones that are vibrant and don’t have any aging spots on them.