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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.

May 2018 Recipes

It’s May and we’ve got two great recipes for you to try.

  • Chinese Barbecued Pork, p. 173
  • Auntie Betty’s Cellophane Noodles, Mushrooms, & Barbecued Pork, p. 172

You’ll want to start off making the barbecued pork, since it’s an integral ingredient in the other recipe. When we made barbecued pork as part of the first go-round of Wok Wednesdays, cooking our way through Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, the response was incredible. People LOVED it, and many WW members said it went on to become part of their regular meal rotation. The recipe makes more than you need for Auntie Betty’s Cellophane Noodles, but I’m guessing your extras aren’t going to last very long.

Show us your barbecued pork! Post a photo on our Facebook group!

Keep on wokkin’!

April 2018 Recipes

No fooling, our April recipes are here! We’ve got a quick and easy stir-fry that takes advantage of great spring produce, and a delicious homey stir-fry that will warm you up on those last few chilly spring days. This month we’re making:

  • Martin Yan’s Mandarin Five-Flavored Boneless Pork Chops, p. 188
  • Auntie Yi’s Stir-Fried Garlic Spinach, p. 138

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group for all the great photos, discussion, and of course the giveaways.


March Recipes

March has certainly come in like a lion for most of the East Coast of the US! Hopefully firing up your woks will keep you warm! Here are our recipes this month:

  • Scallion and Ginger Lo Mein, page 124
  • Bernadette Chan’s Stir-Fried Beef and Tofu, page 94

As always, head on over to the Facebook Group to participate in the discussion, share your photos, and enter our monthly giveaways.