Homemade Sauerkraut: A Journey and a Recipe

I have been fascinated lately by probiotics. They are so very important to overall health and I can’t seem to get enough of them. I hate spending $10 on the really good, fresh, organic kimchi and sauerkraut when I’ve been eating some with every meal. It breaks the budget. I began looking into my own […]

Kitchen Gadget Series: Citrus Squeezer

I have a little hand citrus squeezer that is fine to use for one or two limes/lemons, yet I tend to buy a bunch of citrus and squeeze it into juice to fill a container for easy use during the week. When I have to process a dozen or so fruits, I pull my big, […]

For the Love of a Celadon Tea Set

When last we traveled to Vietnam, I fell deeply in love with a tea set. My husband recognizes and has come to terms with this affair of the heart — after all, he is served delicious tea in said set.

It all began with a typhoon.

Our visit to Vietnam in November, 2013 […]

Autumn Curry

I love going to my local Farmer’s Markets! There is something about seeing, smelling, and touching all the foods of the season — freshly picked and brought to this festival of the senses — that really grounds me in the present. For this moment, and this moment alone, this particular vegetable is at its peak. […]

Why I Read the Book Before Seeing the Movie

I’m a visual reader. For me, this means I truly see the action unfold in my mind as my eyes read the words on the page. I’m a slow reader, I read only a little faster than I do aloud. For me, though, that time is truly captivating. I am the characters, I paint the […]