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”
The variety of businesses in Thailand operating on a shoestring are truly amazing, and street markets have a tendency to pop up out of thin air. For awhile I was a regular at a gym located on Sukhumvit, the famously long, busy road that winds through many important and popular places in Bangkok. Though less so lately since the government is on a mission of clearing them up, hawkers plying an endless range of products Continue reading “The Right Way to Make a Healthy Green Juice (Or Smoothie)”