I said good-bye to a friend last week. She had been with me for nearly as long as I’ve lived here in Thailand, accompanying me on nearly every significant market trip. She was predominantly light blue and green in color and composed of an inexpensive Continue reading “Ode to a Favorite Market Bag + a Splendid Poached Chicken Recipe”
“You can eat spicy?”
I am still amused at how often I am asked this question by Thai people. If I had 10 THB for every time it happened I’d have Continue reading “Chicken Avocado Burgers (Made with Jalapeno Powder)”
Thai outdoor markets offer an astounding bounty: beautiful mangosteens, pineapples, mangos, guavas and papayas. All kinds of Thai classic cooked dishes as well. Raw meats and seafoods, veggies, Continue reading “Treat Your Salad Right – How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette”
Pre-Thailand I thought lemongrass was exotic. Now I know better. It’s difficulty level to grow here is actually one step higher than weed. It surpasses “weed” status only because Continue reading “5 Ways to Use Lemongrass in the Kitchen”
Is there anything better than perfect guacamole and chips, or carrot sticks if you’re in a grain-free mood, at the end of the day alongside an icy margarita or beer to chase them down? Continue reading “How to Make Great Guacamole”
April is the hot season in Thailand. That means temps of 100+ degrees F (38 degrees C), day after day after day. Spring fever has a new meaning under these conditions. Continue reading “Summer Survival: Make-Ahead Frozen Cucumber Coconut Daiquiris”
It can be a challenge to drink several glasses of water a day. Nutrition experts say you need to take your body weight in pounds, divide it in half and drink that many ounces of water. That equals… Continue reading “Upgrade Your Water-Drinking Habit with Ginger-Lemongrass Tea”
Fish sauce is a marvel of Thai food.
In the beginning I was shy.
Nowadays though, I’m an indiscriminate, joyful user. Continue reading “Fish Sauce Appreciation & Blasted Broccoli Recipe”
I’ve been Kon-Marie-ing my house (more on that later, if it ever ends) and today tackled the bookshelf in my kitchen, which was overflowing with cookbooks. Since moving to Bangkok over a decade ago, the number of Thai cookbooks had quadrupled. It was time to rid myself Continue reading “Review: Simple Thai Food”
Looking for a virtuous and indulgent way to spend a Saturday with a couple of girlfriends in Bangkok? Or perhaps you will soon find yourself with a free Saturday in Bangkok at one end of a business trip and just want to treat yourself right for the day? I’ve got you covered: Continue reading “Bangkok Guide: a Self-care Saturday”