My recipe caveat: I only sort of use recipes or measure things. I certainly look at a lot of recipes, but I consider them jumping off points rather than strict guidelines. That’s part of the fun of cooking and how discoveries are made and ingredients that are lying around get used! However this means that most of these recipes are more like sort-of recipes. The measurements and cooking times may not be perfectly exact – in fact they can’t be because everyone’s stove, cooking environment, and sense of taste is different! – but I hope they will provide usable guidelines and inspiration for creating your own dishes. And always remember, you know your tastes better than anyone else does, so if you really like a spice, add a bit more, if you can’t handle much sourness, add a bit less lemon or vinegar, and so on. Take charge!