Gilding the Lily since 2006


Marionberry White Sangria

My recipe for marionberry white sangria is up at the Oregon Raspberries and Blackberries website. Check it out! (And in case you geek out on berries like I do, I also wrote their history section.)

Homemade Mustard

Learn how to make your own delicious mustard at my fermentation class! A post shared by Heather Arndt Anderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on Jun 21, 2018 at 11:59am PDT Got two new mustards starting their lil adventure: black mustard with Weissbier (“ebony and ivory”) and white mustard […]

Wherein I Overcome My Fear of Frying

How the Sausage is Made

I think it’s been a few years since I made my own sausage. It’s fun to do things the old-fashioned way sometimes, but I think I’ll leave it to the professionals next time! You can see my sizes are pretty irregular (sausage is a tricky […]

Still Galloping

Whoa, the article I wrote about the Galloping Gourmet won an MFK Fisher Award! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve won an @lesdamesintl MFK Fisher Award for my article “Before There Was Guy, There Was Graham,” published in @taste last December. It’s my first food […]

How Marmalade Killed the Morning Whiskey

Why did we stop drinking whiskey before breakfast? I tackle the topic for Extra Crispy!

Illustration by Finn JD John

Green Curry

Homemade Thai green curry, made mild for younger palates: handfuls of cilantro (leaves and stems) and Thai basil; galangal, turmeric and ginger; garlic and shallot; makrut lime leaf, lime zest and juice; cumin and coriander; fish sauce, shrimp paste, and palm sugar. It’s simmered in […]

Congee, Fully Loaded

Further adventures in “rice is totally breakfast:” ginger-scallion congee cooked in good homemade chicken broth with Vietnamese ham, poached backyard egg and bok choy, topped with shaved salt-cured duck egg, fried shallots, chile oil and cilantro. It’s somehow both calming and stimulating, and so satisfying. […]

Tuna Noodle Casserole, This Time With Extra “New”

Shrimp & Grits

Or, “corngee.” I haven’t posted about it yet, but I’ve been on a bit of a jook kick lately! This one is kind of silly but makes perfect sense: it’s a mash-up of Lowcountry shrimp and grits with greens and Vietnamese-style congee (cháo). I cooked […]