Category Archives: Foods of the World

If That’s a Dandelion, Then it Must Be Spring

I have a small stack of brand new cookbooks next to my corner in the living room (you know, big comfy chair, and all my ‘control’ devices close at hand). These were given to me at Christmas time by my … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cultures

This photo of Merida Urban Adventures is courtesy of TripAdvisor The Mercado in Merida, Mexico Sandee and I moved to Florida -from New Jersey- in the early ’70s – and we took Melissa along with us.  It took us a … Continue reading

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Asian Markets, Sprouting Up Everywhere!

One of my great joys is to wander the aisles of a well stocked Asian grocery in fascination of the seemingly endless amount of ingredients and foods of which I apparently know nothing.  I often jot down the names I … Continue reading

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The Well Traveled Pancake, in Yet Another Guise

Last week, I read Joanna’s well written post, http://zebbakes.com/2011/06/23/soup-and-pancakes/  on what she delightfully calls, Swedish Evening Pancakes.  I love the concept of dishes which can’t be tied down to a particular meal or time of day, such as for example, … Continue reading

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Steamed Char Siu Bao – ‘Manapua’ in Hawaiian

The concept of Hawaii as one of the 50 U.S. states, gives most Americans mixed emotions – we all know it’s just too nice for its own good!  And we know that it’s the haunt of the ultra rich – … Continue reading

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Asian Comfort Food – Char Siu

Been a little while since my last post, but not all my chosen fault.  About the beginning of the month, I had cataract surgery, but admittedly, these days, that’s not much of an excuse – my Doc tells me it’s … Continue reading

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And In the End, the Vegetables Will Inherit the Earth.

I was browsing through some restaurant reviews on Yelp recently and was especially struck by one from an incensed dinner guest at a relatively new place in Eugene, Oregon – the primary issue of this reviewer was that the chef … Continue reading

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