Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Easiest Dinner Ever: Stir-fry

To me, teaching someone how to make stir-fry is like teaching someone how to make toast. It’s something so easy and natural for me that it probably runs in my blood. But, I tend to forget, not everyone grew up … Continue reading

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Hosting Thanksgiving in a Foreign Country

I love Thanksgiving. Let me repeat that. I lovvvvve Thanksgiving. Since most of my Christmases were spent with the Asian half of my family, Thanksgiving represented the precious one time a year when I could eat what most of the … Continue reading

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Bunga Bunga Mungo Beans

Mung beans – or mungo beans, as I grew up calling them – have nothing to do with Bunga Bunga parties, as far as I know. I’m not even sure why I put that in the title of this post. … Continue reading

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Chilled Noodle Salad

I love noodles. Asian noodles to be specific. If I could, I would work them into every single meal in some shape or form. This dish does exactly that by turning them into a “salad” – along the same lines … Continue reading

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Black Forest Cake – “Schwarzwälder kirschtorte”

Schwarzwälder kirschtorte – literally “Black Forest Cherry Cake”- is THE granddaddy of cakes from the Black Forest region of Germany. (Please don’t mention German Chocolate Cake…it really isn’t German. Think about it – since when do coconuts grow in Germany?). … Continue reading

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