Dinners for Two

So the cat’s out of the bag.  There’s a new fella in my life.  You know, the one with the serious ice cream habit?  Among the uncanny number of things we have in common is a shared opinion that appetizers and dessert are probably the best parts of any meal.  I don’t think that inContinue reading “Dinners for Two”

Welcome to the Land of Long White Cloud

The flight from New York to Auckland, New Zealand is very, very…long.  It takes anywhere from 18 to 24 hours, depending on your layover times, and it’s disorienting because when you arrive, it’s 16 hours ahead of New York time, so you lose two days in travel.  Lucky for me, my friend V had madeContinue reading “Welcome to the Land of Long White Cloud”

Ushering out the Dragon

Well, the year of the Dragon did not waste any time fulfilling its promises of change.  A lot of old things in my life finally broke, ended, or just plain died this year.  It started promptly on January 1st with my ex (a dragon himself) moving out, marking the death of a relationship that hadContinue reading “Ushering out the Dragon”

From Tragedy, a Bittersweet Reunion

Today, I’m writing from the heart rather than my stomach: When she was only 3 years old, my aunt Wan Ying was separated from her family.  During World War II, my grandparents fled unrest in their home of Rangoon, Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar) by temporarily returning to my grandfather’s home village, just outside the Guangzhou, China. Continue reading “From Tragedy, a Bittersweet Reunion”

Easy Pickled Jalapenos

Forgive me father for I have sinned (I imagine the late James Beard to be looking down at me with disdain from his kitchen in the sky).  It has been two weeks since my last post, and in that time I have twice eaten takeout pizza, and once I even had Taco Bell.  But itContinue reading “Easy Pickled Jalapenos”